Make your own Sweater Shoes | DIY

November 27, 2013 - 2 minutes read

If you ever want to throw your old sweater away, think again. There are many other uses for it than lying around in a garbage dump. For instance, you can make a cosy pair of slippers from it. With a little bit of creativity, there is no limit to how this DIY project can turn out.

You will need:

• Old sweater

• 2 pieces of 12″ x 8″ felt (maybe larger if you have a really big foot)

• Double stick tape

• Sowing kit

That’s how we make Sweater Shoes!

The process is fairly easy and you start with tracing your foot. You can use a folder for this. Round the trace so the final shape is suited for a slipper. Then, cut out and use the resulted material to trace onto both pieces of felt. The pattern should be applied twice per piece of felt, because you will need 4 pieces, 2 for each slipper- one for the sole and one for the mid-sole.

Afterward, place down your sweater (don’t use the sleeves) and draw an arc around the shape of slipper, 1 inch above the toes and then extends straight down, on it. Stick one felt on the freshly-cut piece of sweater and another felt on the other side. Make sure they are aligned. Sow the pieces on the material.

Next, use the remainder of the big chunk of sweater to make a plug out of the sleeves. Cut a piece of it and sow it shut, and round the other end of the sleeve by using a pair of scissors. It should look like an egg with a flattened bottom. Place the plug over the top of the felt-slipper, lined up with the centre top of the foot bed. Stitch it together (that’s why you were supposed to cut a bigger piece of sweater than your actual foot-shape).

All done! You are now the proud owner of a pair of cosy slippers made out of an old sweater.

Sweater Shoes

How to make your own shoes

Credits: AhsanUllah Khan

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