These children's slippers will warm up their little feet and give them confidence in their steps.
In fabric or in leather, with flowers or with stripes: it's up to you to decide!
The pattern is available in different sizes, from 25 to 30 (Europe), 7.5 to 12 (UK), and 8.5 to 13 (U.S.).
- Fabric: 1 type for the upper, 1 type for the lining, and 1 type for the solesNB: Use different weights of fabric according to the season for which you are making the slippers. If the shoes are being made for children who are already walking, a sole of leather or suede (lined with cotton) is suggested to avoid the risk to slipping.
- Assorted sewing thread
- 2 buttons
- Flat elastic
- Basic sewing supplies
- Sewing machine
Make the parts
- NB: The patterns go up to size 30 (Europe)/size 12 (UK)/size 13 (U.S.), but the form is easily adapted for all little feet.
- Cut out the fabric:
- for the upper, 4 times (2 for the outside and 2 for the lining).
- for the back, 4 times (2 for the outside and 2 for the lining).
- for the sole, 2 times.
- Sew the 2 outside pieces for the upper together, right sides together, along the less rounded side, 5 mm (1/16 inch) from the edge.
- Turn it right side out, press the fold, and sew it at 3 mm (1/32 inch) from the edge.
- Sew a zig-zag stitch along the unsewn side to hold the 2 layers together.
- Sew the 2 pieces for the back together, right sides together, along one of the long edges, at 5 mm (1/16 inch) from the edge.
- Turn it right side out, press the fold, and sew at 3 mm (1/32 inch) from the edge.
- Sew at 1.5 cm (5/8 inch) from the sewn edge so that you can slip an elastic through it.
- Sew a zig-zag stitch along the opposite side to hold the 2 layers together.
Assemble the slipper
- Baste the upper and back to the slipper to the sole, right sides together, aligning the front and back of the slipper. In this inside-out mode, the fabric that forms the back of the opening will fall on the outside of the front section.
- Sew 5 mm (1/16 inch) from the edge and turn it right side out.
- Pass a flat elastic through the back part of the slipper. Overlap the 2 ends of the elastic and sew them solidly together so that the fabric gathers slightly.
- Sew a button solidly onto the upper, passing through all of the layers, including the elastic.
- Make the second slipper in the same way.
- No lining: use thick cotton or wool fabric, depending on the season. You'll need to adjust the back part to be able to pass an elastic through it.
- All leather: without lining and with exterior seams.
- If the slippers are a little too big, make a dart in the upper.
- To make the back fit higher on the ankle, make the back rectangle larger (see the commentary by Tomlou on Emmanuelle's blog).
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