Introduction: Toasty Slippers
These slippers are made from recycled woolen blanket, recycled fleece fabric and scraps of brightly coloured fabric from my stash! I have a pair with red polka dot binding, they are so comfortable and keep my feet nice and warm.
Step 1: The Pattern
This pattern will be available for download once i have worked out different sizings. The pattern has a seam allowance included.
As you can tell, this pair is for my friend Justine!
Step 2: Cutting Out the Pattern Pieces
I will show you the steps for making one slipper, you will do the same for the second slipper but reversing everything, we don't want 2 left feet do we?!
You will need:
~an old woolen blanket, mine was found at the thrift store for around $5
~some warm recycled, i have used fleece also found at the thrift store
~ a scrap of colourful fabric big enough to make bias binding
From the woolen blanket cut 1 sole piece and 1 of each side piece.
From the fleece cut one sole piece.
Step 3: Sole
Pin the soles together and baste around the edge.
Step 4: Slipper Top
Sew the top pieces together with a 1cm seam allowance then trim seam allowance and press open like you see in the photo.
Step 5: Slipper Heel
Sew heel edges together with a 1cm seam allowance, trim the seam allowance and press open.
Step 6: Sewing the Slipper Together
pin the slipper top to the slipper sole wrong sides together (so the fleece inner will be on the outside), using a 1cm seam allowance. Trim the seam allowance.
Step 7: Turn
Turn the slipper right side out and press the seams. Trim the opening to your desired size, making sure you can fit your feet inside.
Step 8: Cutting the Bias Binding
From your scrap of colourful fabric cut some strips on the bias. Mine are 3cm wide but you can make them wider if you like.
Step 9: Fold Your Bias Binding
Fold your bias binding in half and press. Open up and fold one edge towards the centre, press again.
Step 10: Attaching the Bias Binding-step 1
Pin the unfolded edge of the binding to the outside of the slipper. Sew around with a 5mm seam allowance. Trim the seam allowance.
Step 11: Attaching the Bias Binding-step 2
Fold the binding to the inside of the slipper and pin. Slip stitch into place folding under the end of the binding to give a neat look.
Now make the other slipper in the same way but reversing the pattern.
Step 12: All Finished!
The finished slippers. Now put them on and keep your feet toasty warm!
Step 13: My Slippers
My slippers have red polka dot binding.