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Cozy Slippers From Sweaters!





-old sweater

-2 pieces of 12"X 8" felt (maybe larger if you have a really big foot)

Creating The Footbed

Step 1: Trace your foot onto a manilla folder.  Clean up the shape till you like the way it looks.

Step 2: Cleanly cut out.

Step 3: Next trace the pattern onto your pieces of felt. Trace the pattern twice per piece of felt, as we'll need two piece per slipper- one for the sole and one for the midsole.

When you're done you'll have 4 foot shaped pieces of felt:

Step 4: Now place the foot pattern onto the sweater with the heel 1 1/4 - 1 1/2" away from the bottom edge of the sweater. Draw and arc around the pattern that is 1" above the toes and then extends straight down. (Don't worry that there is more allowance on the sides; it's supposed to be that way!) 

Step 5: Cut out.

Flip the pattern over and repeat steps 4 and 5 for the other foot.

Step 6: Use double stick tape to stick to stick the felt piece onto the sweater.

Step 7: Then repeat on the back side. Take your time to try to lineup the two pieces of felt as precisely as possible. (It will make the sewing look much prettier!)

Step 8: Place on your sewing machine with good side facing up and stitch all around.

**This step can also be handstitched. I'd suggest using a contrast color embroidery thread, so that it will become part of the design.

Preparing the Plug

Now we'll make the plug. (This is the part of the slipper that will be on the top of our foot, with footbed sewn all around it.)

Step 1: Cut off each of the sleeves 5" from the bottom.

Step 2: Stitch the sleeve opening shut.

Step 3:Round the other end. When you've finished this, the plug will look like an egg with a flattened bottom.

Now you have all the pieces and are ready to assemble the slipper!

Sewing It Up

Step 1: Place the the plug over top of the foot bed with good sides together. The pointed area of the plug should be lined up with the center top of the foot bed. Tack stitch together at the point.

Step 2: Pull the plug back 1" from where it would rest naturally and tack stitch the left and right corners onto that place.

Step 3: Make two more tack stitches. One at the midpoint between the point and corners stitches on the right and then on the left.

Step 4: Starting from the left side, moving right, stitch all around, evenly distributing the excess material from the footbed as you go. (It should be much easier to do this thanks to the tack stitches you did in the previous steps.)

Step 5: Flip right side out, then make two snips on either side of the heel that go almost all the way to the felt. 

Step 6: Fold the two side pieces to form the back of the slipper. Insert the center flap into the slit at the bottom.

Step 7: Close the back by running two rows of stitches up the back about an itch apart. Then sew straight across the bottom to close the slit.

Adding A Collar

The last step in finishing the slipper is to add a collar. This will give the edges a clean finished look and keep the slipper from being so floppy.

Step 1: Cut all around on the bottom of the sweater. Trim to about 2" high and cut in half. (If you can cut in half right on a side seam, even better.)Then put a little double stick tape on each piece.

Step 2: Fold in half around the top edge of the slipper and tack stitch a few place to keep it from flipping up. And that's it, they're ready to wear!

I was left with a good amount of extra sweater, which I've turned over to my kiddo, Ophelia. Ophelia is a wiz at making amazing stuffed animal from all things scrap.I look forward to  updating this in the near future with what she created from the remnants.

Think warm thoughts. The spring will be here before we know it:)


*manilla folder



*double stick tape

*needle and thread

*tailor's chalk

*sewing machine (optional)

Socks From Old Sweater




Keep your feet warm this winter by making homemade tall slipper. Turn that fluffy old sweater from the closet into a daily cozy embrace for your feet. Before getting to work (although a few minutes of cutting and knitting sounds more like hobby than work), make sure you have:

• old sweater
• cardboard
• marker
• darning needle
• yarn
• pins
• a pair of scissors


The first thing to do is tracing your foot, with the help of a marker, on a piece of cardboard. Using the cut-out shape, place on the low side of the sweater and use the scissors.
Next, put your feet (from the end to the collar) in each of the sleeves of the sweater. Use the scissors again to cut, after you decided how long do you want the slipper to be. To finish, just knit the foot material to the end of the sleeve you just cut off. You can use white yarn to give it a more festive look. Enjoy the warmWinter:



How To Make A Beautiful Scarf 



Why should you spend about 50$ for a scarf from a fancy shop, when you can fashion your own right at home with a cost of only 7$?! The DIY community is always thinking about how to save extra bucks and replacing the often industrialized versions of clothing with homemade ones. For this you infinity scarf you will need 2 long tubes of fabric. This is what you must do. Use the pictures as guidelines, as it is very hard to explain in words.

1. Fold in the middle of each piece of fabric and overlap them on top of each other to make a couple of loops;

2. Grab the ends of the top (purple in our case) loop by reaching arm underneath the crook of the blue or bottom loop;

3. Take the ends of the top loop and pull them back through the crook of the bottom; lay them over the bottom crook;

4. Make sure the knot is in the middle by straightening and cinching;

5. Spread the ends of the top loop away from each other;

6. Grab the tails of the top ends by reaching between the top and under the bottom crook;

7. Pull the top ends back through the bottom loop and continue to pull through in order to lay them over the bottom;

8. Pull all of the 4 ends to cinch the knots tighter and shift to make them compact;

9. Make the knots uniform and nice looking by adjusting or twisting until you are comfortable with the result.

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