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My feet are cold, a lot.  I don’t wear slippers too much because they don’t stay on.  One day while surfing the web, I came across a pattern for slippers.  No directions, no explanations, just a pattern and pictures of the finished product.  (The pattern can be found here:  http://www.sewnews.com/articles/Cozy_Toes.)   Today I had some free time and I already had the supplies gathered up from my fabric stash.  So I made these warm slippers, and since there was no directions, I did it my way, which meant a lot of trial and error.  So here we go.

Step 1:

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Supplies:
½ yd. warm and soft fabric for lining the slippers
½ yd. upholstery fabric for the outside (left over from another project)
Large hand sewing needle
Size 10 crochet thread (color to compliment or contrast with upholstery fabric)
Sewing machine
Pattern, found here:  http://www.sewnews.com/articles/Cozy_Toes.) 
Tape
Paper scissors
Fabric scissors
Marker
Straight pins

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After printing off the pattern, use the paper scissors and cut out the pieces.  Carefully match the colored lines and tape the pieces of the sides and the sole together.  I noticed that there was no seam allowance to the pattern.  So I choose a side that would allow me to sew the seams and still fit my feet.

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On the wrong side of the lining, lay down the pattern pieces and trace them on to the fabric.  Make sure you get a right foot and a left foot.  Trace 4 of the side pieces and again, making sure that you trace a right side and a left side, for each foot.   The top of the foot also needs a right foot and a left foot.

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Cut out all the pieces.

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Repeat the above with the upholstery fabric.

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If you don’t want to do this next part by hand, use your sewing machine and sew ends of the two sides together to make a loop.  Repeat of the other foot.

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Put the lining fabric on top of the upholstery fabric (wrong sides together) for all parts.
 
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diane47815 months ago

Awesome instructable! So easy to follow. Thank you

mslaynie10 months ago
I've been looking for a pair of slippers that I like, that would fit my giant feet, and that wouldn't be terribly expensive. This looks like a way to be all three!! Thanks so much for sharing this, it rocks!
lvaladezjr10 months ago
my feet are screaming for those!! Great job!!
gman2000watts10 months ago
Thanks! I can't find a 15 slipper anywhere!
dash211 year ago
Good job......smart one
chabias1 year ago
Good job getting these done without instructions. They look SO comfy!
clewis211 year ago
These came out great!
HelenaTroy1 year ago
nice idea, will give these a go.

lol reminded me of something I saw ages ago, I googled for it and ...
http://suereadsthenews.blogspot.co.uk/2008/06/beautiful-slippers-made-from-sanitary.html
nanaverm1 year ago
I like your "by hand" approach, so you don't have to try to fit the pieces into a sewing machine. For longevity, it would be good to spray something for a backing on the soles, if you can't find a heavier-duty fabric for them.
ClareBS1 year ago
Excellent, clear instructions and good looking slippers. I tried making them from another website and they were awful, these look great.
rippa7001 year ago
Love them. Great instructable - well done. I'm off to hunt for material..
It is easy enough to add a 1/4 inch seam allowance to the pattern so that you can sew these on a sewing machine. I also like the suggestion from shazni that you sew them with the right sides together and then turn them inside out for a nice finished edge. Thats what I would do for the sides and the top of the slippers.

Thank you for making this excellent ible for these slippers!
Very good tutorial. Great explanation. This looks very much like a pair of mukluk slippers.
Nahual1 year ago
My future Moccasins. Thank you!
shazni1 year ago
This is nice and comfy looking ...but i have a suggestion...rather than keep the wrong sides together...why not keep the right sides together ..sew it and turn it over...that way it would have a neater finish like the original...also...slip in an elastic between the fabric and sew at the back instead of gathering...that way it would be easy to slip on and off...this is of course my opinion... :-) as I sometimes..tend to go over board.
craftknowitall (author)  shazni1 year ago
Sounds like an Instructable to me. Looking forward to seeing your version. Thanks for commenting.
Love these!!! Would be perfect for my stepmom, who is always cold!
These are killer! I want to make some this weekend!
Oooh, those look so soft!
blkhawk1 year ago
They look so comfy!