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Make your own cute and cosy ballerina slippers in all sorts of colours.
I got the idea from the book Tilda's Hus. I tried their pattern but they kept falling off my feet. I made my own pattern so my feet will stay warmer and the slippers stay on my feet

http://www.littleforesthandmade.blogspot.nl/

They're quite easy to make, I'm not an experienced sewer at all. I only got my sewing machine about 4 weeks ago. Give it a try!

(I hope the instructions are clear, it was quite difficult to write them in Enlgish.)

Posted by Marieke from Netherlands • Published September 28, 2008 • See Marieke's 165 projects »
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  • How to make a slipper. Slippers - Step 1
    Step 1

    The patterns are suitable for a size 39-41. Simply adjust the pattern if your feet are bigger or smaller than that.

    (excuse my crappy photoshop skills... I ajusted the pattern again)

  • How to make a slipper. Slippers - Step 2
    Step 2

    a) Fold the fabric and pin pattern A on it as in the picture. Cut out with an extra 1-2 cm seam allowance. Remove pattern from fabric.
    b) Do the same with the toweling fabric.
    c) Pin the sole pattern B on the toweling fabric and cut out with an extra 1-2 cm cm seam allowance. Remove pattern from fabric.
    d) Pin the sole pattern B on the sole fabric and cut out with an extra 1-2 cm cm seam allowance.

  • How to make a slipper. Slippers - Step 3
    Step 3

    This is what pattern A and B look like after you've cut them out. You'll have 2 x pattern A (outside fabric and toweling fabric) and 2 x pattern B (toweling fabric and special strong sole fabric like jeans or leather).

  • How to make a slipper. Slippers - Step 4
    Step 4

    Pin both patterns A (the fabric for the outside of the slipper and the toweling fabric) on each other, the fabric facing down. Sew them together in the inside circle (where you see al those pins).

  • How to make a slipper. Slippers - Step 5
    Step 5

    Put you project down like the picture and sew the heel from top to bottom.

  • How to make a slipper. Slippers - Step 6
    Step 6

    Pin the toweling sole to the inside of the slipper and sew them together.

  • How to make a slipper. Slippers - Step 7
    Step 7

    This is an extra picture for step 6.

  • How to make a slipper. Slippers - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now pin the sole to the outside fabric, like this and sew them together. Leave and opening of approximately 4-5 cm and turn your project inside out through that opening. Hand sew the opening.

    If the fabric is all crinckled after turning it inside out, simply spray/nozzle (hope I choose the right translation)some water on it and it will turn smooth again. Mind you, this only works if the fabric has never been washed before.

  • How to make a slipper. Slippers - Step 9
    Step 9

    Done! Now you can decorate it with pompons, ribbons, beads and whatever else you like.

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annika.b.samuelsson
annika.b.samuelsson · Uppsala, Sweden

I dont found the pattern

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sharron.smothermon
sharron.smothermon · Florence, Alabama

Is there anywhere to get the pattern. I love this

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Rellijac J.
Rellijac J. · , · 24 projects

Bedankt, Marieke. The explanations are very good. I appreciate it.

Rellijac

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Jaggs
Jaggs · Hendersonville, North Carolina

Thanks for the pattern...wished I had seen it before I bought a book of patterns.

Jaggs

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tatty.craft
tatty.craft · LINCOLN, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom · 5 projects

yaaay this is great!! i have the spotty pink fabric and i'm needing some new slippers <3 thanks very muchh

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CalendarGirl
CalendarGirl · 15 projects

Thanks so much for this great tutorial!
I added a llink to your project on my blog. I hope you don't mind!!!

http://callen-upcycle.blogspot.com

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Pam M.
Pam M. · Down By The Bay, Ont, Treaty 9, Canada · 1 project

Wow thanx for sharing this would be awsome to make for xmas I have alot old cloths i can use for this project !!!

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PJ
PJ · Avondale, Arizona, US · 96 projects

I have to try this, hope they turn out good as yours.smile.

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rabbitje
rabbitje · , , Netherlands · 41 projects

hoi ik heb ze al een keer gemaakt en ik wilde er nog een paar maken maar heb je het patroon veranderd omdat de lijn anders staat. past hij nu nog steeds voor maat 39-40?

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Mary L.
Mary L. · Friendship, New York, United States

Thank you for sharing.Adorable.

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