Fleece Slippers

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!

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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!

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Flowers were the first addition 🙂

We also played with contrasting binding. My mom made this cute pair with purple binding.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

SUPPLIES:

  • 1/2 yard fleece fabric (or less)
  • Coordinating Thread
  • Decorative Buttons (Optional)
  • 3 Dimensional Fabric Paint – To make the bottoms non-skid (Optional)
  • Fleece in different colors for trim and decoration (Optional)
    • Reviewer Tip: If you need the slippers to be securely non-skid you can use non-skid grip fabric for the soles (1/4 yard)

FREE PATTERNS:

The pattern is a woman’s size 7 but can be adjusted slightly for other women’s sizes.

Fleece Slipper Pattern Womens 7 by learncreatesew

Fleece Slipper Pattern BALLERINA Womens 7 by learncreatesew

UPDATED PATTERNS:

I had a few requests for patterns in different sizes, since the one I created originally only works for sizes in a close range to the women’s size 7.

I used a measurement chart to create adjusted sizing. THESE PATTERNS HAVE NOT BEEN TESTED, but you are welcome to give them a try if you like! I would select the size closest to your size and then adjust as shown in the instructional video.

Fleece Slipper Pattern Snug Classic Fit Child 11

Fleece Slipper Pattern Classic Fit Youth 1 

Fleece Slipper Pattern Classic Fit Youth 4 

Fleece Slipper Pattern Classic Fit Womens Size 10 

DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS:

QUICK OVERVIEW:

Also! A special thanks to my mom for being my photographer and pattern tester for this project!

31 thoughts on “Fleece Slippers

  1. pennyhammack says:

    All I want is a list of suggested supplies. This is the third box I’ve opened and there appears to be even one or two more. (email, second headlined free sewing pattern which contains minimal information, third with tutorial links to patterns {i think}). All but the original email take an inordinate time to load.
    As pictured the slippers are not practical. The fleece soles would slip on any smooth surface. I’m currently wheelchair bound but I do have to put my feet on the floor occasionally and these would slip and slide all over the place.

    • SewEvermore says:

      Thank you for your feedback! I will add a list of supplies to the web page. All that is required for the slippers is approximately 1/2 yard of fleece fabric and coordinating thread. You can also add 3 dimensional fabric paint to the soles to make them non-skid or you can use non-skid fabric for the soles (as suggested by another viewer, Criss Bass. Thanks Criss!) You can also add buttons or other scrap fabrics, such as fleece in other colors, to decorate the slippers. Thanks again 🙂

  2. janet says:

    thank you for this wonderful free pattern. it was one of the best instructional videos i have watched in a long time. concise instructions and so well presented. thank you!!!

  3. Marie-Elena McCann Baker says:

    Thank you so much !! I have some sherpa lined flannel and will put the slipper grippy stuff on the bottoms! Yeah!
    Great job!

  4. Beverly Campbell says:

    Do you have the instructions printed? I’m on limited bandwidth and youtube videos use a lot. Also my computer and my sewing are in two different rooms. So it’s hard to follow and sew at the same time. This pattern is one I would love to make. Thank you for making it available.

    • SewEvermore says:

      Thank you for letting me know! Unfortunately, I only have the video instructions available at this time, but I will keep what you’ve shared in mind and see if I can have more printed instructions available in the future. Thanks so much for the feedback!

      • Judith Taylor says:

        I too have limited internet bandwidth and would really like to see written instructions. also my ADD doesn’t let me watch a 30+ minute video on how to do something that should be simple.

  5. Susanne Jølst Larsen says:

    Hej tusind tak for, at kunne hente gratismønstre😊. Tips til skridsikring af såler er, smør gummimælk (latex) på. Kan også sætte, som prikker

  6. Karen J says:

    These are so cute and great for those of us who can sew but not knit or crotchet. I feel like I hit the jackpot because I am making them for my daughter and she is a size 10! I really like the ballerina version. Thanks for the free pattern and tutorial!!

  7. Louise says:

    I noticed your pattern pieces say cut 2 for top and 4 for base. Is that an error?? Your video only shows total of 4 pieces! Thanks for the pattern I have cut out the ballerina and added a bit of length and width. It’s really a good scrap buster project. I’m going to cut a third bottom out of that sole grip. See how it goes. Thankyou again

  8. Louise says:

    What a fool I am of course a pair of slippers would be better then one. da! Lol. This should be April fools in stead of Valentine’s Day it’s got to be all that heavy wet snow I shoveled today and more to come! Thanks anyways!

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