Keep your friends and family warm this holiday season by gifting a pair of cozy handmade slippers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Align the three felt soles, pin them together and sew together using colored wool and blanket stitch. Repeat with the left slipper.
Excerpted from A Greener Christmas
© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2008