DIY Rudolph Slippers!

 

DIY RUDOLPH SLIPPERS

This easy DIY sewing project can be made for any size shoe!  All you need to do is trace the shoe (or foot) size and create!  Easy peezey Christmas fun! Also makes a great gift!

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As always, there is a video tutorial on the ceceliasspot channel and here is the link… 

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Baby Slippers Tutorial! this has a pattern for baby slippers if you don’t want to trace a shoe or foot

And there is the written format below.  ENJOY AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

 

First, what you need for this project:

  1. Non-skid fabric
  2. Fabric colors (I used cotton and fleece)
  3. 1/4 or 1/8 elastic
  4. Sewing tools, googley eyes, red cotton ball, and any accessories you would like to add

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  1. Next, trace your subject’s shoe or foot (if you are using their actual foot add 1/2 inch all the way around).

 

2. Trace the top of your childs shoe to make the front of the slipper. Cut four of these pieces. Then trace the back and cut 4 of these (add 1 inch to the long length side so you can overlap)

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3.  Take pattern facing pattern and sew the two front pieces together only on the straight side as shown (do this for both slippers).

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4. Trim excess and turn right side out, iron right side out and sew across the top you ant on outside (this makes it look nicer.

5. Take pattern facing pattern for both back pieces and sew across one long side for both slippers.

6. Take your elastic and cut it about 2.5 to 3 inches shorter than the length of the back piece and pin it and pull it tight while sewing across to the end. This is still on the wrong side. Sketch

7. Flip the fabric over the elastic with right side out and iron and then sew right below the elastic and down the sidesSketch2

8. Freehanded antlers by looking at a picture of antlers. cut 4 sew around except bottom and stuff it.

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9. Check sizing and put front and back piece pinned together with pattern facing down (right now you should only see (the side that is up) what will be on the inside when you are finished done).

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10. After pinning the front to the back and the antlers in between the front and back piece, sew across front to attach front and back piece

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This is what it should look like now.

11. Line up the sole two pieces with the patterns on the outside (not the usual, but it doesn’t matter since its on the bottom) You can see it in the back there with the nonskid on top.

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12. Line up the sole with the top piece (nonstick sole facing upwards to the reindeer face) by finding the middle of the front and back (you can fold to find this). Then sew all the way around. And turn right side out and WAH-LA!!IMG_0398 - Copy.JPG

I sewed on the red cotton ball nose and hot glue gunned the eyes on.  If you have a little one then please don’t use googely eyes since they might try and eat them!

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Baby Slippers Tutorial!

In one of my last tutorials, I showed you how to make a super cute sleeper.  Now, here are the matching slipper shoes!

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What you will need:

  • Fabric of choice
  • 1/4 or 1/8 inch elastic
  • Thread color of choice
  • Optional: buttons or bows

I used a free pattern from marked crafts- > shoepattern

So lets get started!  here is the video tutorial and below that is the written and picture format.

 

  1. Cut your pattern out and decide on your color/colors you want to use (you can use two colors!
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  3. Cut out your pieces- there should be 4 of each piece
  4. Take your upper pieces (the two sided rounded pieces) and place them pattern facing pattern as usual.
  5. Then sew the non-rounded part only (the bottom of it)
  6. Turn right side out, then iron you piece down with the right sides out and sew a nice little line across the outside where it is sewn together.

 

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7. Take your heel pieces (the long rectangles), and place the pieces facing eachother (as usual) and sew just down one long side IMG_2292IMG_2293

8. Cut your elastic to 4 inches long (2 pieces).  Pin it to one end of the sewn heel piece.

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9. While sewing stretch the elastic and sew using your zigzag stitch across the length of the fabric

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10. It will be curled up as shown above.  Turn right side out.  Pin and sew below the elastic and all the way around the whole piece to make it look nice and then trim as needed.

11. Place sole pieces together with patterns facing eachother, use a basting stitch (set your stitch to longest number and do not backstitch).

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12. Pin together the heel and the front piece, adjust it to be the appropriate size for the baby/infant you are making it for.

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13. Sew straight across where you already have the previous sewn line from the front piece.  Then trim the rest off.  This makes a nice neat line when you are finished.

14. Find the middle of the sole and the middle of the top part.  You can do this easily by folding in half.  Line them up together and pin.  (the back of the sole is the smaller part). Have the top part the wrong side still out to pin. IMG_2301

15. Now sew all the way around! Almost done!  Doesn’t it look so cute?

16. Trim the excess fabric being careful not to cut too close to your thread line.

17. Now turn right side out!  And WA-LA you are done!  You can add a button, ribbon, or any other accessory you want!  Great JOB!  Lets see those pictures

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