Bell Slippers

Prepare homemade or store-bought slippers for the holidays with the addition of bells. Following a European custom, we have filled ours with presents.

Bell Slippers

Photography: Stephen Lewis

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2001


  1. Trace templates onto two pieces of felt

  2. Cut the traced templates out of the felt (for a scalloped upper, use scallop-edge scissors to cut out inner curve on U-shaped piece, or hole punch a pattern around upper if desired).

  3. Sew from midpoint of toe of upper and sole to midpoint of heel. Repeat on other side.

  4. Trim extra felt.

  5. Embroider swag design with embroidery thread or sew on bows.

  6. Sew on bells.



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