DIY Projects & Crafts Sewing Stephanie's Sewn Felt Slippers Inspired by moccasins, each of these slip-ons is constructed from a single piece of felt, available in an array of colors. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on August 20, 2018 Share Tweet Pin Email What You'll Need Materials Slipper Template 18-by-18-inch piece of 3-millimeter wool felt Chalk pen or pencil Thread, such as silk or heavy-duty polyester Sewing kit Instructions Print slipper template. Enlarge or reduce template so it's the length of the sole of a flat shoe the recipient wears. Cut accordingly. Trace template outline onto felt with chalk pen. Cut out slipper and T-shaped slit, following template. Fold felt in half lengthwise, and stitch around the toe and open side, leaving the shorter heel edge open. Pinch heel closed, then sew from the top of the heel down. Leave 1/2 inch open for smaller sizes and 1 inch for larger sizes. Cut into the felt (1/2 inch for small sizes, 1 inch for large ones) to create a flap at the heel as shown, below center. A small flap of fabric should be left sticking out. Tuck tag in, then sew shut. Turn slipper inside out. Round off the tag with scissors, fold up, then sew to outside of slipper. Fold the cuff at the ankle, then sew cuff edge to slipper. (To accommodate a wider foot, trim a deeper curve along the top of the opening.) When sewing your second slipper, remember to flip felt so your T-shaped slit is on the opposite side.