These Felt Baby Slippers are my latest go-to handmade baby shower gift. I like them because they are a quick-but-personal touch that I can easily add onto a more utilitarian registry gift. Sure, they are more cute than practical, but they are so cute!
Faced with lots of new babies coming into my life and armed with some beautiful new felt, I designed these Slippers to be even quicker to sew up than my original Felt Baby Shoes. Three simple pieces come together in a snap with a pretty zigzag machine stitch. Make a pair or two, or three, or four! -Molly
To make the four-pair set pictured you will need…
- 2 pieces of De Witte Engel’s FrescoFelt in Marble (Please note that DeWitte Engel’s FrescoFelt is no longer available. We recommend using 1 piece of Wollfilz’s 1mm Wool Felt in its place.)
- 1 piece of De Witte Engel’s FrescoFelt in Vintage
- 1 piece of Wollfilz’s 1mm Wool Felt in Salmon
- 1 piece of Wollfilz’s 1mm Wool Felt in Coral
- A 110-yard spool of Gutermann’s Cotton Thread in color 1040
- A Felt Baby Slippers template printed and cut out
You will have enough felt to make a few more pairs using the brightly colored felt as the toe and sole pieces, if you like. If you would just like to make one pair of slippers, you will need two pieces of felt (in two different colors). Or, if you want to make a pair in just one color, you will only need one piece of felt.
4 inches long by 2 ¼ inches wide to fit a baby 0-3 months
Pick out two pieces of felt, one for the Toe and Sole (this will be Felt 1) and one for the Heel (this will be Felt 2).
From Felt 1 cut:
- 2 Toes
- 2 Soles
From Felt 2 cut:
- 2 Heels
Transfer marks A and B onto the wrong side of the felt pieces with a pencil or an erasable fabric marker.
Take one of the Heel pieces and line up its Mark A with Mark A on one of the Sole pieces. Pin the two pieces together at this point.’
Pin the bottom edge of the Heel piece around the bottom edge of the Sole, as shown above. Use lots of pins!
Take one of the Toe pieces and line up its Mark B with Mark B on the Sole piece. Pin the pieces together at this point.
Pin the top edge of the Toe piece around the top edge of the Sole, as shown above. Remember to use lots of pins so the Toe piece lies flat against the Sole.
The Toe piece will overlap the Heel piece, as shown above.
Zigzag stitch around the pinned perimeter of the shoe, making sure to catch the edge of the Sole as you go. Backstitch at the beginning and end of the seam.
Repeat all of the steps for the second shoe and you’re done!