FLEECE SLIPPERS

Leah Far­quhar­son shares how to make a sim­ple pair of snug­gly slippers from soft wool blend felt, lined in faux fur for a touch of luxe.

Simply Sewing - - CONTENTS -

YOU WILL NEED

Main fab­ric: wool felt: 50x65cm (20x30in)

Lin­ing fab­ric: plush or faux fur, 50x65cm (20x30in)

Iron-on fleece: 30x30cm (12x12in) Match­ing thread

Ba­sic sewing kit

NOTES

You will find the tem­plates needed on the pull-out pat­tern sheet pro­vided with this is­sue. The small tem­plate is for a UK shoe size 5-6, and the larger tem­plate is for a UK shoe size 7-8.

Use a 5mm (¼in) seam al­lowance.

CUT­TING OUT

Step one Trace around the slip­per sole tem­plate for your size and cut it out to make the pat­tern. Step two Cut out the fol­low­ing pieces:

Main fab­ric:

Soles: cut four pieces us­ing the tem­plate, flip­ping the tem­plate so two are mir­ror images.

Up­per: 7x61cm (2¾x24in).

Lin­ing fab­ric:

Soles: cut two pieces in the same way as above. Up­per: 7.5x61cm (4x24in).

Iron-on fleece:

Soles: cut two pieces in the same way as above.

MAKINGTHE SLIPPERS

The fol­low­ing in­struc­tions are for one slip­per. Re­peat them to make the sec­ond us­ing the tem­plate right side (RS) up for one slip­per and the mir­ror im­age pieces for the sec­ond.

ASSEMBLINGTHE SOLE

Step one Press the iron-on fleece sole to the wrong side (WS) of one of the felt soles.

Step two Place the lin­ing fab­ric sole RS up on top of the fleece and tack all three pieces to­gether.

MAKINGTHE UP­PER

Step one Place the outer up­per and lin­ing up­per RS to­gether and stitch to­gether along one long edge. Trim the two fab­rics close to the seam. Step two Fold the lin­ing over the outer seam so they’re both fac­ing RS out but with the lin­ing over­lap­ping the outer by 5mm (¼in) .

Step three Top­stitch along the edge close to the seam to hold it in place.

Step four Tack the other long edges of the outer and lin­ing to­gether.

ATTACHINGTHE SOLETOTHE UP­PER

Step one Lay the up­per across the toe area of the sole with lin­ing sides to­gether and pin into place. Trim the up­per to match the sole.

Step two Con­tinue to pin the strip all the way around the sole to form the slip­per up­per.

Step three Over­lap the ends of the up­per in the toe area and trim away any ex­cess.

Step four Stitch the up­per into place.

LININGTHE SOLE

Step one Pin an­other main fab­ric sole on top of the stitched up­per.

Step two Stitch to­gether around the edge, leav­ing a turn­ing gap in the heel.

Step three Turn RS out, tuck the edges of the turn­ing gap to the in­side, and hand stitch the open­ing closed us­ing a whip stitch.

Step four Work a few hand­stitches at the toe to stitch the over­lap­ping up­per pieces to­gether.

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