November 15 ~ Warm those Toes

on November 15 | in Handmade Holidays | by | with 56 Comments

You can warm toes of all ages with these innovative slipper and baby shoe tutorials! Create the slippers now and set them aside to embellish later with the help of our tutorials on November 26th.
Cloth Baby Shoes
Joanna’s Cloth Shoe Tutorial is a well-loved resource for anyone who wants to make soft and beautiful baby shoes. Visit Joanna’s blog, Stardust Shoes, and find more of her inspiring tutorials via her collaborative relationship with Michael Miller Fabrics (look under Tutorials and Patterns in the right sidebar). There’s also a cloth shoe Flickr group for you to browse.
Recycled Slippers
Nichola shows how to repurpose woolen fabric in her Recycled Slipper Tutorial. The tutorial is on the collaborative sew green site, home to lots of great information about sustainability, “green” crafting, the environment and much more. You can also find lots of Nichola’s inspiring ideas on her blog nikkishell, her popular Wardrobe Refashion site and her mix tape zine.
Cozy Towel Slippers
Cat runs the Cut Out + Keep site and created this Cozy Towel Slipper Tutorial to help you make some soft (and soon to be well-loved) slippers for your very own.

Pattern Recommendation

If you’d like to try a pattern, we suggest this one.

Boot Slippers Sewing Pattern

Fabric Recommendations

Here are just a handful of fabrics we love for these projects:

Beth’s choice Kristin’s choice Lauren’s choice
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More Handmade Holiday ideas:
14 ~ Dress the Kids
13 ~ Placemats
12 ~ For the Table
11 ~ Reading & Writing
10 ~ Ties & Belts
9 ~ Fabric Ornaments
8 ~ Whimsy
7 ~ For Your Purse or Pocket
6 ~ Blankets for Baby
5 ~ Tote Bags
4 ~ Lunch Bags
3 ~ For the House
2 ~ Pincushions & Pins
1 ~ Aprons

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56 Responses to November 15 ~ Warm those Toes

  1. thanks for the GREAT post! Very useful…

  2. carol says:

    *eyeing my old towels, deciding which will become my new slippers*
    I would have never thought of that!

  3. 23rdspiral says:

    would never have thought to make my own slippers – you guys are fab

  4. Lynne S says:

    very cute

  5. layla says:

    I particularly like the recycled ones, and I appreciate the link to sew green – I’d like to start doing just that!

  6. Anna says:

    Well, I think those are so cute. And I’m all for recycling old thigns to make new. Holds a memory, and make is special for someone else as well. My 6 month with be getting some homemade shoes for sure.

  7. Heather says:

    Oh how wonderful! I think I’ll have to make a few!

  8. Sandy says:

    there’s nothing i like so much as toasty slippers. I’ve made a pair from the Stardust tutorial and they turned out so cute. I’d love to make a pair of recycled slippers for me!

  9. Jenny says:

    Adorable baby shoes & I love Beth’s fabric choice!

  10. Heather says:

    Those baby shoes are so adorable! I love the boot slipper pattern too!

  11. Letty says:

    Very nice, I always have cold feet!

  12. SM says:

    Thanks for the patterns. I’m looking forward to making slippers for Christmas. I have made slippers slightly non-skid using dimensional fabric paint in patterns on the bottoms. However, I just read this article that describes coating the bottom with silicon caulking.

  13. Cindi Hoppes says:

    Thus far, these are one of my favorite items. Every member in the family could wear these. Thanks fro the tutorial! I appreciate it. Take care, Cindi

  14. Deb G says:

    making slippers is on my to do list!

  15. Ekioart says:

    That kids slipper pattern is perfect! I can’t wait to whip up a couple of pairs for my kiddos. ^-^

  16. Carolyn says:

    Wow, I never thought about making slipper…….the wheels are spinning……LOL

  17. Tina M. says:

    Oh so adorable 🙂

    Thanks for the tutorials!

  18. Rose L says:

    I love the baby shoes. I hope my local fabric store has the bonded fleece – or do you guys carry it?

  19. Concha says:

    I would have never thought of these… thanks for all the info!

  20. Thank you for all the work you’ve done putting this together, it is a great resource, and I have recommended it to many people. Perfect timing!

  21. Kari says:

    Those cloth baby shoes are adorable! So many possibilities with fabric choices and they don’t look like they need much fabric. Thanks for sharing!

  22. Lauren says:

    I am in love with the cozy little cloth baby booties! Super cute.

  23. stacy says:

    Such a cute pair of slippers!

  24. Akhila says:

    Great and super cute baby shoes. Having already made a stack of pin-cushions from one of the previous tutorials, I cannot wait to make a pair of baby shoes.

  25. Karyn says:

    Make your own slippers — who thinks of these things?! What wonderful ideas. Very creative.

  26. Carol says:

    Towel slippers – brilliant! I’ve never seen these.

  27. Missy says:

    Pretty sure I’m going to have to make these for stocking stuffers!

  28. Jean says:

    These are so cute- now I have to try to make a pair of baby shoes!

  29. andrea says:

    love the towel slippers, great idea… thanks so much!

  30. andrea says:

    love the towel slippers, great idea…

  31. Oiyi says:

    Love the baby ones.

  32. Heather says:

    Love the baby shoes! Luckily, I have plenty of babies here to try them out!

  33. Amy says:

    Wow, I have so much wool in my stash, waiting to be recycled. Those wool slippers are a great idea!

  34. Nancy says:

    Your blog and tutorials are awesome. Thanks for sharing with us.

  35. Mindy says:

    I am in love with Beth’s fabic choice!!

  36. Lil' d says:

    I would have never have thought to make slippers – now I can even make some more suitable for the pathetic excuse for a winter that we get in California!

  37. Amy says:

    I never would have thought of sewing slippers, but those look fantastic!

  38. Loopy says:

    These are too cute!!! I have some grungy towels I LOVE…reborn as comfy shoes!

  39. Samantha says:

    These are great! My husband has been begging for some homemade slippers, and maybe I can even make them in time for Christmas! Thanks for all the great references.

  40. Jennifer says:

    What a great idea. The way my children grow making these shoes will save alot.

  41. melissa says:

    awww…baby toes!

  42. Julia D says:

    My feet are cold ’cause I have no slippers. Sweet towel slippers for me coming up!!! This is very exciting!

  43. Cocoa says:

    I LOVE the baby shoes! I’m so glad you posted these links. Can’t wait to make some for my little guy.

  44. Vickie says:

    I have been wanting to try to make slippers! I really am going to try it this year!
    Thank you for the inspiration again today!!!

  45. Amy Penrose says:

    I know a special little baby that is going to have some cozy feet this winter!!! That cloth baby shoes tutorial is awesome!!!

  46. Helen says:

    I’m definitely making those baby shoes from Stardust Shoes – so cute and so many possibilities! Shame my two are just a bit too big for baby shoes now!

  47. Debra says:

    I am going to have to so make some Cozy Towel Slippers!!!

  48. Katie says:

    This is one of the best resources. I’m SO glad I discovered your blog!!

  49. Teddi says:

    Slippers from old towels – what a great way to “use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without!” (an old saying from my grandpa). I can’t keep up with all the fabulous tutorials being listed here but I’m furiously saving, downloading and bookmarking! thanks to all the talented ladies willing to share! Keep them coming!…

  50. Yvette says:

    Fun fun fun! Thanks for all these wonderful tutorials!

  51. Ashley says:

    These are great for colder mornings! I can’t wait to get started.

  52. mama k says:

    love those cute baby shoes!

  53. Wow…..such great ideas to do!!! The cloth baby shoes are really sweet and i love the idea of recycling the old slippers….i guess i’m gonna do that here at home….hihi

  54. Nicole says:

    You probably already know this but your handmade holidays efforts are mentioned on the Adorn magazine blog! Congrats, nicely done!

  55. Jess says:

    I’ve been looking for slipper patterns, this is perfect, thanks!

  56. Woo hoo! More great tutorials! I love Kristin’s fabric choice.

    Lots more tutorials to keep your toesies warm over on my blog.

    I’m too excited about tomorrow’s tutorials for the crafter…can’t wait to see what you briliant divas come up with! Thanks for all the continued inspiration!

    With friendship,

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