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!


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.

Fleece Slipper Pattern Womens 7 by learncreatesew

Fleece Slipper Pattern BALLERINA Womens 7 by learncreatesew


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 




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

NEW SIZES: (Patterns have not been tested. Sizing approximated.)

Youth 2/3:

Women’s 9:

44 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 🙂

      • Monica Christman says:

        Don’t know if you’ll get this but I was wondering on adjusting to sizes are smaller to make it more like little kids sizes I actually adjusted percentage on my printer will that work for you or do I need to do it the way you said in your tutorial ?

      • SewEvermore says:

        Thank you for your question! Adjusting the size of the pattern on your printer may work just fine, although I haven’t tried it. I would start with the pattern that is closest in size to what you need. Then scale it slightly. Scaling may help the pattern be closer to the size you are looking for, but it may not be possible to get both the correct length and width using that method. I would scale the pattern to create the correct slipper width, and then adjust the length as shown in the video. That way you can be assured that the foot opening isn’t too narrow or too wide. As you adjust keep an eye on the shape of that opening to make sure it has an appropriate size and placement for the wearer. If there is a lot of length adjustment needed for tiny feet, you may need to split the adjustment length between the adjustment line on the pattern and trimming at the toe to keep the opening large enough. I hope it works well for you, happy sewing!

      • Joyce says:

        Excellent pattern. Instructions and video. Easy to follow and turned out great. I’ve made them for the kids stocking stuffers for Christmas instead of the usual socks. I am so appreciative of sewers like you who share their talents with us. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

  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!

  9. Barb Lenihan says:

    This is a wonderful pattern and the video was TERRIFIC! I just finished making slipper that were twice the work! So glad to try these! What else do you have? Thanks, thanks, thanks. God Bless…

    • SewEvermore says:

      Thank you so much for sharing! I am so glad you liked the slippers 🙂 If you go to the Free Patterns menu on the learncreatesew.com website you can find a large variety of free project patterns and instructions including bags, holiday, crafts, and more. There are also a few simple projects and skill videos under the Learn to Sew menu. I hope you find more fun things to sew!

  10. Penny says:

    Your fleece slipper pattern is fantastic! I have sewn four pairs already in Youth Size 4. Last night I printed the other classic styles and plan to cut more today. The slippers I make will go to Sew for Kids sites on the Pine Ridge, Rosebud, and Yankton Sioux Reservations in South Dakota. Is it possible for you to set up patterns for other kids’ sizes? Thank you!

    • SewEvermore says:

      Hello! I am so glad you enjoy the pattern 🙂 I will see what I can do about creating more sizes. Are there any sizes in particular that you need? Happy Sewing!

      • Penny says:

        I would appreciate Youth 2 /3 and a women’s 9, that would cover the sizes I need for the Marty Indian School Elementary — thank you!

      • SewEvermore says:

        Hello! New patterns for Youth 2/3 and Women’s 9 have been uploaded to the website. They are on the fleece slipper page below the instructional videos. I did not test them but used my best guess for sizing based on the same measurement charts I used for the other patterns. I hope they work well for you. Happy Sewing!

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