I know this project is a little unexpected. I wasn’t planning to make fleece slippers. The idea has been sitting around in the back of my head for a while, but I hadn’t had great success in making a pattern that worked for me.
Thank goodness this week my mom came to stay with me 🙂 The subject of slippers came up and since she wanted to make slippers it got me started on this project again, and I am very pleased with how it turned out!
We just wanted a simple fleece slipper. Something casual and easy to make.
Of course, then we had to make them cute and add decorations!
Flowers were the first addition 🙂
We also played with contrasting binding. My mom made this cute pair with purple binding.
After cuteness, we moved on to comfort. The first addition for comfort was two layers of fleece for the base! My mom’s brilliant idea! This really made a difference. It made the side seams less noticeable, hid all raw edges, and added a layer of cushion as well.
We also found that each of us preferred a different style of slipper. While my mom loves the classic snug fit with a lot of coverage, I found that the high opening wasn’t what I was used to.
So, we altered the pattern. We decided to add a second style, ballerina fit, with a larger opening and longer band. We then added an optional mary jane strap, just for cuteness.
In the end, while we hadn’t planned to spend several days making slippers, it was totally worth it. We both love our homemade slippers!
The project is fairly easy. You just need to be comfortable working with fleece and using a zigzag stitch.
The pattern is a woman’s size 7 but can be adjusted slightly for other women’s sizes.
Also! A special thanks to my mom for being my photographer and pattern tester for this project!