You can make slippers that are comfy and fit a tight budget by using scraps and things you have around the house. Use a non-slip sole material to make safe slippers. The no-slip sole is probably the most expensive part of sewing slippers. Do not avoid no-slip fabric, it can make the slippers too slippery to wear.
There are plenty of free patterns available online to make slipper-making an affordable project or that can add inspiration to a commercial pattern.
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Elf Costume Shoes
A fun way to entice the kids to actually wear their slippers is to make the slippers fun to wear. A jingle bell added to the toe adds to the fun.
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Slipper Patterns to Purchase
Sew Thankful has a variety of slipper patterns for purchase. The Footprints cozy slipper pattern makes a wonderful gift for home crafters.
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Free Pattern for Fabric Slippers
You probably have fabric sitting in your stash that you could use to make these slippers using this free pattern. Make these cozy slippers for house guests or as a get well gift for a loved one. Make matching slippers for your bathrobe with this pattern.Continue to 5 of 14 below.
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Old Flip-Flops Turned Spa Slippers
This is a very cozy pair of slippers. Grab those end-of-season flip-flops and convert them into great Christmas gifts.
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Take a look at this tutorial that turns inexpensive flip flops into a pattern for some really nice slip-on slippers. These can make a great gift.
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Frog Slippers for Adults and Children
These are called "frog slippers" not because it looks like you are wearing a pair of frogs on your feet, instead the cutting pattern looks like the top view of a seated frog. There are two forms of patterns—child and adult-sized—that are available.
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Recycled Jeans Footwear Pattern
Take those worn-out jeans that you have used for years on your legs and convert them into new comfy footwear for the house.Continue to 9 of 14 below.
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If you put a non-slip bottom on these, this makes an easy slip-on that would be much appreciated by loved ones in the hospital.
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Although these are called bedroom slippers, they can be comfortably worn all throughout the house.
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These detailed instructions for a custom-fit will guide you through all the steps to make one-piece, soft-sole, center-seam moccasins.
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Felt Button Slippers
This felt slipper pattern would be great for a group project for the Girl Scouts, 4H, and other youth groups. This is an easy slipper that anyone can make.Continue to 13 of 14 below.
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These step-by-step instructions and free pattern for ballerina-style slippers will guide you through the process.