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.
- 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)
The pattern is a woman’s size 7 but can be adjusted slightly for other women’s sizes.
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.
Also! A special thanks to my mom for being my photographer and pattern tester for this project!