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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

Picture of 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!

I look forward to the pattern. Great job. I am all for recycling/

Super cute! I fond lots of patterns by image searching (DIY slipper patterns) I'm going to make some soon. Thanks =)

so cool i want to make these now

Craftielady2 years ago
very cute
kpaget3 years ago
I love these, they sort of remind me of medieval type shoes. :)
downunda_oz3 years ago
I'm loving these for around the house! Especially on our cold tile floors! Any chance you could post the pattern if you've got one figured out :)
wobbler4 years ago
Why not just cut the top shapes out this shape in order to save resewing it back together?
Thetis wobbler3 years ago
Sure you could.

But then you wouldn't get the funky seam down the front of the slipper for that great medieval look!
Where is the pattern?
These are beautiful. I love the trim.
I've just published an instructable about how to turn an old wool jumper into slippers which you might find interesting. (not quite as stylish as yours though!).
dancing_sam4 years ago
Thanks for this instructable. I have just finished a pair, and after fiddling around with a pattern for a while, am very happy with them. I used leather (from a thrown out sofa) and a double layer of old, thin sweatshirt for the soles, with a thick woollen jumper for the upper, with a bit of old t-shirt for the trim. It made the sewing and pinning tricky, and I zig-zagged all the edges to help avoid unravelling of the woolly stuff. Hopefully they will last a while. Thanks!
AnaLou5 years ago
I have a thin rubber mesh pad that I bought at a hardware store, that would be great for the bottoms of these slippers. This thin rubber mesh pad was originally purchased to keep my rugs from slipping on my hardwood floors. Bet it would go through a good sewing machine or serger.

Great Instructable. Easy and fun! Very cool.
I LOVE this idea! I just had two problems solved with one guide; a mysteriously shrunken wool sweater and wool slippers that gave out on me. I was going to try to fix them, but now I'll just make some more! Thanks!
this is great. I have been felting an old poncho to make slippers from. Any chance you have the sizing worked out for the patterns yet? my feet are mighty chilly
these are sUper cute! and i love the idea of using an old mousepad for the sole = ]
Marysewfun7 years ago
That looks neat - and easy enough. Would be especially great with a pattern download with maybe small, med, large foot - just for starting. I like the idea, and I imagine you might be able to put a very narrow elastic in the top (binding). Thanks for the detailed instruction.
wow my mom bought something like this...she could've just made a pair.. haha! nice job
ccesclk7 years ago
What about using an old mouse pad for the sole. Would that work??
almostgotit7 years ago
I thought of also trying some vinyl or oil-cloth (or some nylon fabric, cut from an old jacket, so long as we're recycling- yeah!) for the bottom layer of the sole (for waterproofing and a little toughness) with a soft fleece or wool layer next to the foot. I also wonder what might give it a bit of traction too, e.g. for an older person who needs to avoid slipping? Ironing or sewing something onto the sole before sewing the sides on? Some store-bought slippers (or "slipper socks") have those little dots of rubbery stuff applied right to the fabric on the bottoms of the soles..
nikkishell (author)  almostgotit7 years ago
How about some of those non slip dots you can buy to stick to the bottom of furniture legs to stop them sliding about? You could sew them on before sewing the slipper together. You could also try painting puff paint onto the sole.
kjyp7 years ago
Where is the pattern to make these slippers. I need a pattern in order to make them. please post a pattern that your able to cut out. Can anyone help me I need a pattern to trace and cut these slippers. email me at galadriel@surfglobal.net
nikkishell (author)  kjyp7 years ago
At the beginning of the tutorial it shows you the shapes you need. You need to trace around your own feet and make the side pieces fit this size. Sorry, i don't have the ability to upload a pattern to print and cut out at the moment.
Dorkfish928 years ago
These are great! I just made a pair today while I was taking care of my little sister and was board. I'm not very good at sewing, so I just folded in the edges instead of adding the bias binding. Thanks!
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Yay! These look so very cozy.
barnes8 years ago
I know very little about sewing, but I think I am going to try this! My old slippers became my dogs favorite chew toy, so I'll try these out before winter rolls around.
nikkishell (author) 8 years ago
Thanks for the reminder jessiep :) ve2vfd~i hope your feet stay toasty warm!! thanks Mirela!
jessiep8 years ago
Be sure to add a link in your Instructable to your slippers' Etsy page, so it can be included in the Sew Useful Contest.
mirela8 years ago
Thanks for the tutorial nikkishell! I like this pattern!
ve2vfd8 years ago
Wow, you are a genious!!! :)

I'll make myself a pair to wear inside my fire boots in winter to keep my feet toasty! (we already wear what we call a "bama" slipper inside the boot, but they are not warm enough on a cold winter night.

Real wool + a nomex liner inside should be super comfy!

PS: this is a "bama": http://www.latulippe.com/client/produits/medium/10862.jpg