With the weather getting colder and my old ones looking really ratty, I decided to make myself a new pair of slippers.
Here’s my old ones…shame on me for waiting so long!!!
I found the tutorial and pattern HERE a couple of years ago. They’re easy to make once you decide on what materials you want to use.
I made some changes as to the materials I used and a couple of construction steps, as follows:
For the Sole, I used flannel backed leather (dark green) I had on hand. It’s heavier than the non-slip stuff. Instead of batting I used heavy fleece and then some light green flannel for the lining sole piece. I didn’t use a shoe sole insert either. NOTE: Make sure you cut a RIGHT and a LEFT piece.
To make it easier to sew to the outer fabric pieces, I zigzagged the leather and fleece sole pieces together along the edge.
For the outer fabric I like to use quilted fabric. It’s heavier and more insulating than plain cotton fabric. I also cut the front inner curve about 3/4” wider to cover the top of my foot more.
It’s easier to sew the outer fabric piece to the bottom (sole) if you run a gathering stitch around the toe area to “ease” in the fabric…the outer piece is larger around the toe area than the bottom (sole) piece.
I didn’t leave an opening in the casing for inserting the elastic. Instead, I just opened the inside back (heal) seam, inserted the elastic, stitched the elastic together and then hand stitched the opening closed.
Once you make a pair, it’s easy to remember…I don’t even know where I put the instructions. I just keep the pattern pieces. I did have to alter the pattern just slightly…unfortunately I’m closer to a size 10 than a size 9…ugh!