How to sew slippers – 12+ slipper sewing patterns and free slipper sewing tutorials! Perfect winter sewing projects to keep cozy!
I never, ever have bare feet in my house because I hate the feel of dirt or dust and it would be impossible to keep my floors 100% clean with two kids home 24/7 and three pets. So, it’s socks in summer and cozy slippers in winter and I wear through a pair about every 2 years! I thought I should dig into my upcycle pile this year and DIY instead of shop, you can keep reading to figure out which pattern I tried first and see all the other slipper sewing pattern options I rounded up at the same time!
Check out these other posts while you’re here:
- 15+ diy fabric basket, bin, & tray patterns
- The secret for making time to sew with young kids
- How to make a blanket out of sweaters
- 40+ ways to upcycle sweaters into something new
- If you don’t have a sweater to use, check out my tips for shopping to refashion!
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How to sew slippers – 12+ slipper patterns & tutorials
I used this pattern! It has weird sizing but worked fine, pretty straightforward and a cheap way to use up an old felted sweater and remnants from this leather coat upcycle project.
Upcycled Sweater Boots
A longer version with different techniques, these look super cozy.
Fleece low slippers
These look furry and quick to make, with a freebie pattern and tutorial.
A sweet freebie aimed at kids but would be cute for adults too, made from fleece!
The cutest little kid slippers I've seen yet! Monster feet!
How to Make Fabric Slippers
A more classic slipper style using woven fabrics, these look like perfect summer slippers with a free pattern & tutorial!
Comfy Cozy Slippers
These look super cozy with a sherpa lining, great for gift giving.
Free Slipper Sewing Pattern for Women
Another quick and easy freebie from a blogger friend!
Shiver Me Socks
I love that these are fully lined, no seam bumps, another freebie that looks super comfy.
Rocky Mountain Slipper Boots
This shop has a pattern for woven and for knit, including with a zipper if that makes slippers comfier for your leg shape!
Upcycled Crossover Slippers
I had to include this nifty design, I love the shape and they're designed to be made from old sweaters.
Forest Friends Slippers
I've sewn this one! Keep scrolling to read more about my fox version I made a few years ago!
- These one-pattern-piece slippers are so unique and cool, from Johanna Rundel.
- The sweetest wool elf slippers, with a tutorial to make them for any size, on Maya Made.
Want to see more details about those sweet forest friends slippers?
In the past I was a part of a sewing collective for Betz White (so I was gifted this pattern and paid for my post) – you can check out all her lovely patterns and work on her website and I jumped at the chance to play with this adorable slipper pattern because I am a sucker for a woodland animal and always up for an upcycle. Orange wool sweaters are harder to find than you might think – so I ended up cannibalizing a previous cowl scarf project for these little critters.
The pattern covers a big range, with three options to cover Kids sizes 8-13, Youth sizes 1-6 and Women’s sizes 5-9. The diagrams are clear and easy to follow, giving you hand sewing tips for the face with the rest of the slipper being machine sewn. I used my serger because kid slippers tend to take a beating when they’re yanked on and off all the time.
The sweater I had to work with had a cable knit, which seemed to prevent it from felting up as nicely as the examples in the photos – they feel a little more like slipper socks than slippers. I couldn’t find any matching wool felt so I just used snippets from the sweater for the ears and tail.
Showing off the foxy tails!
My son was pretty amused to have fox faces peeking up at him, and these will definitely fit the entire winter. The pattern suggests using puff paint on the bottom for a non-slip backing; you could also upcycle some suede or leather or use this non-slip fabric from Dritz. I think appliqueing the suede or non-slip fabric on the bottom sole would be best – I used the Dritz stuff in the bottom of some footie pajamas and it felt really rough right up against the skin.
Friday 17th of November 2017
Absolutely endearing. Do you know, by chance, if there is an adult pattern of the same? Thank you for sharing these.
Stephanie - Swoodson Says
Friday 17th of November 2017
Hi! This one pattern includes Patterns are sized for Kids sizes 8-13, Youth sizes 1-6 and Women’s sizes 5-9 :)