Learn how to make DIY fleece slippers. Add pom poms or tassels to this one-sew sewing project. It's a quick and easy gift.
My feet are always very cold in winter. Even if it's not very cold, I'll still get cold feet. I have to wear socks and slippers to keep my feet warm.
I figured out how to make a very simple, warm, ONE-STITCH DIY fleece slipper! You can add details like pom poms or pom poms for a special detail.
These are the perfect handmade gifts because it would be easy to make a lot at once!
One of the best things about these slippers is that they make perfect scrap fabric projects. Each slipper is just a square of fabric and you can ignore the details if you want. This is a great way to use up those random pieces of fleece!
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My kids just thought I was making them warm slippers, but these are perfect for dusting the floor and picking up bits of yarn. It's amazing what sticks to fleece after walking all over the house. Don't tell them they clean my floor every time they wear them!
Pom poms and tassels are so fun to make with leftover yarn. I love turning my small amount of yarn that can't be used for anything else into pretty details.
I knew my son would want something a little more masculine, so I made him some DIY faux fur pom poms. He likes that!
DIY slippers with fleece fabric
- Fleece – 1/3 to 1/2 yard – this is a large quantity as scraps can be used
- Pompoms, tassels, felt balls, etc.
- Optional: elastic
- Sewing tools
Measure from your heel to your toes. Add 2 inches and remember this measurement.
Measure from the heel around the top of the foot to the heel. Add 1 inch and remember.
Cut out a square that measures the length of the foot plus two inches. The diagonal from corner to corner will be similar to the measurement around the heel.
When you cut out the square, cut it at an angle so that the stretchiest part of the fleece goes from one corner to the other.
Pull from corner to corner to find which diagonal has the most stretch. These corners will ride up around the foot, so fold the fleece right sides together and pin it at the corners.
Pin the sides together on one side that will become the bottom of the slipper. Pin the other sides together, but only halfway between the corners. You will start sewing halfway.
Start halfway and sew a straight stitch to the corner. Curve the corner, then sew directly to the bottom. Curl 2 inches from the tip to the crease and finish with a backstitch.
Trim any stitches where there are sewn curves to reduce bulk.
Turn the slipper right side out. Fold the top point over the top of the slipper. Add the pompom, tassel or felt ball to the point on the top of the slipper. You can also sew the pleat to the top of the slipper to keep it in place.
Optional: Add elastic under the fold around the ankle to keep the liner in place. My older kids and I didn't need rubber bands, but my youngest daughter did.
Make lots of quick and easy slippers to give as gifts!
If you make DIY slippers using this tutorial, I would love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and identify me!