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Turn an old towel in to a pair of cosy slippers.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1114 projects »
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  • How to make a slipper. Slippers - Step 1
    Step 1

    Draw around your foot on to a peice of paper. Make a template that is slightly larger than your foot, this will be the shape of your slippers.

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

    Draw out your slipper on to the towel, remember to flip the template over for the left and right foot.

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

    For the soles of your slippers, you should use a tougher fabric such as fake leather. Cut out one left and one right foot of these.

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

    Cut your template in half and then draw out a wider peice of towel for the hood on the foot. You will need 2 left and 2 right hoods.

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

    Sew the right hoods together, leaving a small gap, fold inside out and sew up the open gap. Repeat this for the left hoods.

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

    Attach the hood to the towel sole with pins.

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

    Sew the hood on to the towel sole, removing the pins as you go.

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

    Pin the fake leather sole, wrong side up on top of the towel sole, so that the hood is on the inside.

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

    Sew around the base, leaving a gap at the end. Fold inside out.

  • How to make a slipper. Slippers - Step 10
    Step 10

    Fill with stuffing and then sew up the gap.

  • How to make a slipper. Slippers - Step 11
    Step 11

    Decorate with ribbons and gems.

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Tpmike
Tpmike
Lovely slippers...
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1397 projects
Thanks Love
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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
Hi, do you think the denim would work instead of the fake leather? I don't have any fake leather Happy
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1397 projects
Yeah, any heavy duty fabric would probably work well!
Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
Ok, thanks! And did your sewing machine struggle to sew it, because it looks really bulky in step 7 especially :/
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1397 projects
It wasn't too bad actually. I used a heavy duty sewing needle though!
Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
Haha, ok Happy thanks!
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PinkRuffles
PinkRuffles · Bremen, Bremen, DE · 6 projects
i would really love to make them...but i dont posses enough leather...is there anything else i can use?
Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
I was thinking about denim maybe?
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tula t.
tula t. · Sydney, New South Wales, AU · 2 projects
ALWAYS WANTED TO MAKE THESE!!!... was looking everywhere for a nice pair of slippers thanks to u I CAN MAKE MY OWN.....
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Holly W.
Holly W. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 5 projects
I Love, Love, LOVE this idea! I have an old sweater I'm going to try this with and when I'm done I'll post a picture! Wow, thanks for a fabulous idea for gifts around the holidays! H.
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Ginger Ginger.
Ginger Ginger. · Australia, AU · 16 projects
wow , this is really amazing- how did you go sewing the towel with your sewing machine was it easy and do yu need a specialsewing machine to be able to sew towel?
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Nandha c.
Nandha c. · 11 projects
i have to try this Happy
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Marsha B.
Marsha B.
These look cute and cuddly warm. First time I've ever seen a pattern like this one. Good idea!
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Tiffany S.
Tiffany S. · North Carolina, North Carolina, US · 1 project
I think I'm gonna be making some of these for Christmas!
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Walkyria

Very interesting handmade.
I loved it!
Congratulations.
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