Hey, I am back with a new repurposing post! In case you missed my introduction in the Sweater Mittens post, I am Valerie. I am a Mom to 5 kids ages 19, 15, 5, 3, and 1 with a grandbaby due in June. We live in west Michigan and help run a family hobby farm. We do our best to raise our food and repurpose what we can to keep a small footprint. We try to live as frugal as possible so that I am able stay home with our kids. With so many kids we have all extra circular area covered, from starting 4 H this year to sports and volunteering at an animal rescue.
With all the cut up bits of sweater layering from the sweater mittens I made, I figured I had to find something to do with them. Slippers can to mind first because my feet are ALWAYS cold. These upcycled sweater slippers are the perfect solution!
~ Old Sweater
Directions: Cut the wrists off the sweater. The length of your cut from the wrist determines the length of the ankle of your slipper. I like 4-6 inches. Cut both sleeves together so they are the same length.
Lay the sweater flat and fold in half. Trace the foot for the slipper or use a shoe to determine your size. If tracing a foot allow ¾ to 1 inch, for shoes only allow ½ inch. You should have 4 layers. Cut all layers at once. Lay out the pieces so you have a slipper for each foot. Turn your fabric so the right sides are out. You are NOT sewing the foot of this inside out.
Stack the top slipper pieces and fold in half, cut a semi circle out. This will be your foot hole. Pin the sleeve to the inside of the hole. Sew this seam. Trim excess seam as needed.
Place the bottom on your slipper and pin edges together. Sew around the perimeter. Remove pins. Trim any excess fabric from around seam.
Using a large needle and yarn, stitch around edge of slipper.
Ta-Da, upcycled sweater slippers!
**Note, for added thickness in the sole of these slippers stack multiple layers for the bottom piece. OR you can add a felt layer, just cut in the same shape as the bottom layer of sweater
And there you have it! You’ve successfully turned an old sweater into slippers! I’ve been wearing these cozy things non stop for the last couple weeks and I’ve got to tell you my toes have never been cozier!
Thanks so much for this Awesome upcycle project Valerie! I’m definitely going to be on the look out for a sweater to turn into my very own cozy upcycled sweater slippers!