Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wool Slippers Craft

This Christmas Scott and I decided to make our gifts for our sisters. I found these slippers in Martha Stewart's magazine. I had to wait until now to post this Christmas craft cuz, you know, they would have seen their gift. These slippers would be very useful in the coming winter months too. Aren't they cute? 
Directions below..

 Sewn Slippers

Tools and Materials

Sewn Felt Slippers How-To

  1. Print slipper template. Enlarge or reduce template so it's the length of the sole of a flat shoe the recipient wears. Cut accordingly. Trace template outline onto felt with chalk pen. Cut out slipper and T-shaped slit, following template.
  2. Fold felt in half lengthwise, and stitch around the toe and open side, leaving the shorter heel edge open.
  3. Pinch heel closed, then sew from the top of the heel down. Leave 1/2 inch open for smaller sizes and 1 inch for larger sizes. Cut into the felt (1/2 inch for small sizes, 1 inch for large ones) to create a flap at the heel as shown, below center. A small flap of fabric should be left sticking out.
  4. Tuck tag in, then sew shut. Turn slipper inside out.
  5. Round off the tag with scissors, fold up, then sew to outside of slipper.
  6. Fold the cuff at the ankle, then sew cuff edge to slipper. (To accommodate a wider foot, trim a deeper curve along the top of the opening.)
  7. When sewing your second slipper, remember to flip felt so your T-shaped slit is on the opposite side.

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