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Felt Branch Slippers




The templates for the slippers can be adjusted to fit different shoe sizes.

Make our Felt Butterfly Slippers.


  • Slipper template
  • Card stock
  • Heather-brown and salmon felt
  • Fusible webbing
  • Craft knife
  • Pins
  • Iron
  • Disappearing-ink pen


  1. Step 1

    Download slipper templates (2 slipper tops with branch outline, 1 left sole, 1 right sole, 1 branch), resizing as desired; print onto card stock, and cut out all templates.

  2. Step 2

    Cut equal rectangles of heather-brown felt, salmon felt, and fusible webbing (leaving 1 side of paper backing on), each large enough to accommodate 2 slipper tops.

  3. Step 3

    Stack brown felt and fusible webbing (paper side up).

  4. Step 4

    Lay slipper-top templates side by side on stack. Using a pencil, trace templates, marking notches A and B as indicated on templates.

  5. Step 5

    Place branch template on 1 traced slipper top, using marked points to position properly, and trace. Repeat on second traced slipper top, flipping branch template to trace a mirror image. Cut out branch designs, slicing through webbing and felt with a craft knife.

  6. Step 6

    Carefully remove paper backing from fusible webbing; webbing should stay in line with cut edges of branches. Stack salmon-felt rectangle on webbing, and flip over (keep branch shapes in position). Iron, following webbing manufacturer's instructions, with brown side up. Lay slipper-top templates on fused felt, and align notches A and B with tips of branches and leaves. Trace with a disappearing-ink pen. Cut out slipper tops, cutting through notches.

  7. Step 7

    Cut equal rectangles of heather-brown felt, salmon felt, and fusible webbing large enough to accommodate 2 soles. Stack layers, with webbing in middle. Iron, following manufacturer's instructions on webbing. Lay templates for both soles side by side on fused fabric; trace with disappearing-ink pen. Cut out soles.

  8. Step 8

    With a sewing machine, sew closed the vertical seam at back of each slipper top with a zigzag stitch (do not overlap fabric; instead, align edges, and stitch).

  9. Step 9

    Pin 1 sewn slipper top to 1 sole, brown side down. Starting at heel, sew around perimeter of slipper, leaving a 1/4-inch seam allowance. Repeat to finish second slipper.

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Reviews (23)

  • kanjin25 26 Sep, 2012

    You can use puffy fabric paint on the bottom...

  • neumanneve 6 Dec, 2011

    Are these slippers WASHABLE?? My experience with felt is that it is not washable, and I would certainly want to wash them occasionally. Please, someone, help with this question!

  • kaiksnoras 19 Nov, 2011

    You can sew a non-slip bottom out of shelf liner as well.

  • 1Toffy 24 Nov, 2010

    Actually my Lexmark would not give me the entire page enlarged but I only got partials in larger print.I suggest printing a copy then cutting it out and taping one piece in the center of the paper then try copying again at 225% for what looks like about a 4-5 year old child. I am going to trace my foot in a sock and see if I cant adapt the pattern to that then go from there for sizing. Seems like taping one piece in the center of a paper then copying it in the higher percentage should work.

  • sweetiepye 20 Nov, 2010

    To make them non-slip, look in sewing notions, or do a search for slipper soles. Hancock Fabrics carries Slipper Grippers that can be cut out. They also have serveral different suede slipper soles in sizes.

  • mooremakes 28 Oct, 2010

    If someone could impart their wisdom I would be extremely grateful! I have printed out the template on a regular printer and from there when to the copy machine, set the resolution % to the desired size...and when the copy comes out it is only HALF of the slipper template. Is there a way for me to tell the copy machine to print each slipper on multiple pages so I can get the whole template?
    Thank you!

  • felecia_19 5 Aug, 2010

    I bet you could also add some cabinet lining to the bottom and make them non-slip but...I love the colored glue idea also! I'm going to take some regular socks add some non-slip stuff and sew felt embellishments on them for a quick craft!

  • VandaCarvalho 29 Jun, 2010

    I loved this idea! They look so cute!

  • foxmom1971 17 Jun, 2009

    Another good place for felt in a lot of colors is

  • Katea30 13 May, 2009

    For the person who said they couldn't find colors has a huge selection of felt colors.

  • rosebud5548 16 Feb, 2009

    I'll also make jewelry cases for my antique jewelry

  • katri 25 Nov, 2008

    can anyone tell me how much felt one needs for an average-sized pair of women's slippers? I want to order some felt...

    Thank you!!

  • geeneebee 18 Nov, 2008


    Go to the Dec. 2004 red felt slippers how-to page, and download the template. It has a shoe size to enlargement percentage conversion table on it along with the shoe template. Good luck.

  • JennGreen 17 Nov, 2008

    Anyone have tips on copy the template for the different shoe sizes? FedEx Kinkos had no idea how to do it!

  • bwaybabe802 11 Nov, 2008

    This looks like so much fun! and great gift idea too!

  • momx4 9 Nov, 2008

    To make the slippers non-slip you could purchase colored glue and apply to bottom in whatever shapes you'd like. I used to do this my son's socks when he was younger. You may have to reapply before you wear out the slippers due to wear and tear.

  • pmaupin 5 Nov, 2008

    Any ideas on how to make the non-slip? Thanks.

  • pmaupin 5 Nov, 2008

    Any ideas on how to make the non-slip? Thanks.

  • bettyj200 22 Oct, 2008

    To open the butterfly template, I opened the page for the branch slippers and typed over the word branch and over the 6 type 7. Worked for me

  • bettyj200 22 Oct, 2008

    try this link for butterfly template

  • foxmom1971 16 Oct, 2008

    I love these! Just to let everybody know has the felt to make these. They have awesome customer service, I get all of my felt from them, and they have really fast shipping. Can't wait till the template is up so that I can make some of these for Christmas gifts!

  • rJoz 12 Oct, 2008

    Can the sizes for Childrens slippers be added?

  • gardening_eden 11 Oct, 2008

    Hey there, Martha web people. Could you fix the link for the butterfly slippers template? I'd really love to make a pair. Thanks!