We’ve had quite the cold snap here lately, and none of that new fangled in-floor heating (our home was born in 1925). My daughter was in dire need of new slippers, so we combed through pinterest and came up with these. We found a free printable pattern at Prudent Baby (the pattern is here). Or you can simply trace around your foot on a piece of paper and use the Prudent Baby free pattern as a basic guideline.
The foot/sole pattern says to cut:
2 Jiffy (see the Prudent Baby post to see what this is)
I ignored that and did (working with what I already had):
For the horseshoe shape (place the pattern on a fold) I cut:
For the upper boot:
2 sweater (I cut about a 4-5 inch height and made sure the length would be nearly as long as the inside line of the entire horseshoe piece). It’s good the use fabric with a bit of give in it (like wool and fleece).
What you need:
- an old sweater, wool works well.
- pair of old blue jeans
- fleece for slipper lining
- Tulip Dimensional Fabric Paint
- pattern (see above)
Place pattern pieces, thinking of how to get the most out of your sweater, fleece and denim. If I had a bigger sweater, I would have probably made the upper boot section taller – maybe 8 inches – to keep the drafts out.