Sew a Pair of Felt Slippers

Keep your friends and family warm this holiday season by gifting a pair of cozy handmade slippers.
Cozy White Felt Slippers

Cozy White Felt Slippers

Keep your friends and family warm this holiday season by surprising each of them with a pair of cozy handmade slippers. Our step-by-step instructions with attached template makes this handmade gift a snap.

Photo by: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - A Greener Christmas, 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

These cozy homemade slippers make an ideal gift for a child, but find out his or her shoe size first so that the slippers will fit properly. The templates are based on a child’s 12 1/2 shoe size, so enlarge or reduce the template accordingly. Use soft material, such as a shrunken woolen scarf, so the slippers feel really comfortable.

Materials Needed:

  • thick felt for the soles, in two different colors
  • shrunken woolen scarf or pieces of colored felt for the uppers
  • pins

Step 1

Cut out two left feet and two right feet from the thick white felt. Then cut out one left foot and one right foot from the red felt.

Printable Template for DIY Felt Slippers

Printable Template for DIY Felt Slippers

Cut out two left feet and two right feet from the thick white felt using the free template: http://img.hgtv.com/HGTV/2010/12/03/RX-DK-Felt-Slippers-new.pdf. Then cut out one left foot and one right foot from the red felt.

Photo by: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - A Greener Christmas, 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 2

Cut one left and one right upper from the scarf using the other template. You should now have three cut-outs for each foot, and two uppers.

Paper Template for Handmade Felt Slippers Pinned to Old Scarf

Paper Template for Handmade Felt Slippers Pinned to Old Scarf

Cut one left and one right upper piece from an old scarf using the template: http://img.hgtv.com/HGTV/2010/12/03/RX-DK-Felt-Slippers-new.pdf. You should now have three cut-outs for each foot and two uppers.

Photo by: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - A Greener Christmas, 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 3

Pin the right upper to one of the white right soles and sew the two pieces together at the edge with white wool using running stitch.

Sew Felt Slipper Pieces Together With Running Stitch

Sew Felt Slipper Pieces Together With Running Stitch

After the pieces are pinned, a white wool is used in a running stitch to sew them together to complete these handmade slippers. Pin the right upper piece to one of the white right soles and sew the two pieces together at the edge.

Photo by: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - A Greener Christmas, 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 4

Align the three felt soles, pin them together and sew together using colored wool and blanket stitch. Repeat with the left slipper.

Use Red Wool and Blanket Stitch to Finish DIY Felt Slippers

Use Red Wool and Blanket Stitch to Finish DIY Felt Slippers

Align the three felt soles, pin them together and sew together using colored wool and blanket stitch. Repeat with the second slipper.

Photo by: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - A Greener Christmas, 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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