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Picture of Sew Warm and Comfy Teddy Bear Slippers
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Last November I was headed up to the woods near Whistler and really needed a warm pair of slippers. So I made some bootie slippers from the sleeves of an old polar fleece jacket.  They where definitely warm and comfortable, but they looked too plain.  Since then, I spruced them up a bit by adding a teddy bear face and a paw print on the soles.
 
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Step 1: Materials:

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  • An old polar fleece jacket with elastic cuff
  • Felt
  • Leather
  • Foam
  • Embroidery thread
  • Thread, scissors and sewing machine

Step 2: Measure and cut sleeve

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The best way to measure how much of the jacket fabric to cut is to stick your foot right into the sleeve. Pull the cuff up your leg to just above the ankle, then measure the point where your big toe is. Allow about a half and inch extra for the seam.

Step 3: Sew sleeve

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With the sleeve turned inside out, I sewed the open end together in a curve (see image below) and cut off the excess fabric.   Turn them right side out when you are done.

Step 4: Fold and sew at the ankle

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When you put the slippers on at this point, you will find that there is some bunching of fabric around the front of the ankle.  What I did about this was to fold over this excess material and sew the edge of the fold to the slipper starting from the heel across the top of the slipper to the other heel.  See pictures for more clarification.

Step 5: The sole

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I added another layer of fleece and a layer of foam for the sole giving the slippers greater comfort and durability.
  • I used an old pair of slippers to trace the shape and size of the sole onto cardboard (you could trace around your foot too).
  • Then use the cardboard to cut out the shape from the polar fleece and foam.
  • I trimmed the foam so that it was slightly smaller then the fleece.
  • Pin the foam and fleece in place (foam on first and fleece on bottom), and sew onto the slipper with a whip stitch.
AlmiraD8 months ago

awesome... so creative : )

i like to make one for my self and my kids.

AlmiraD8 months ago

awesome...so creative : )

super cute
tinker2343 years ago
wow if i could make pokemon charter faces on these my sister would want them but then agin there so cute
lcb19734 years ago
WoW love this, have suddenly got an addiction to this website! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! METHINKS MY KIDS ARE GETTING SOME FOR XMAS NOW
Laura.D4 years ago
I love these slippers I've made 2 pairs and am just putting the faces on now. So comfy and warm. Thanks so much.
ChrysN (author)  Laura.D4 years ago
I'm glad you like them!
Recycled material into slippers + Teddy bear face = Creative & Cute

Add in the bottom paws & you've reached Crafting Awesomeness!

*votes*
ChrysN (author)  naturaldesignchick5 years ago
Thanks!
sunshiine5 years ago
These slippers are sooooooooo cute!  Nice job!
ChrysN (author)  sunshiine5 years ago
Thanks!
Very cute! And they look very warm and cozy : )
pie popper5 years ago
oh!! they are so cute! i'm gonna make some with the next sweater!
E X C E L L E N T!!!!!
ChrysN (author)  porcupinemamma5 years ago
Thanks!
Absolutely adorable and great attention to detail!
 
ChrysN (author)  AngryRedhead5 years ago
Thanks!
Creativeman5 years ago
Very nice, good work ChrysN. Cman
ChrysN (author)  Creativeman5 years ago
Thanks Cman!
uais5 years ago
VERY QLL ! Ill try to make one of this with ABS rubber on bottom for my son:) thanks for idea!  
KMOM145 years ago
Great way to upcycle an old fleece jacket into cute slippers!
gulten5 years ago
beatiful
That's awesome!
ve2vfd5 years ago
Ok total win!  Those are way too cute! :D