This winter, my trusty hand-knitted and felted wool slippers finally wore through (after four years of use). So I've been thinking for a while that I should make myself a replacement pair.
Yesterday I finally got the motivation (thanks Mom!), and dug up some felted sweaters to use.
These couldn't be easier.
I used this pattern. Since the heel calls for elastic, (and felted sweaters are stretchy already), I cut the back of it at an angle -- One inch shorter at the top, slanting down to the pattern at the bottom. I also made the toe much thicker (that is, the resulting hole for your foot is much smaller) because I wanted them to cover more of my foot.
I only cut one layer -- no lining. I sewed up the back of the slipper, then the top to the bottom, turned them right side out and put them on. I didn't even finish the foot opening, since felted sweaters don't really ravel.
I love instant gratification. And they're comfy!
(As a side note, these are not actually sewn, I needle felted them with my super cool needle felting machine -- even more fun!)