I love adding flannel pads to the bottom of my crocheted slippers and socks! It brings the level cozy to a whole new level! It’s easy to add them to any pair of slippers or socks, and I will show how to do this!
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I do love making Slippers and Boot Socks. After I designed the Plaid Boot Socks, I thought it was time to show you how to easily add Flannel Pads to your own Slippers. You can find a free version of the plaid boot socks here. -> Plaid Boot Socks
I think Sonya Blackstone’s Moose Slippers would be perfect to add Flannel Pads to!
Check them out here-> MOOSE SLIPPERS
Flannel Pads (Tutorial)
1. First you will need to draw the pattern…and I will show you how! Then all it takes is a little bit of hand sewing, and I will show you how to do that too…You can do this! Here is what you need.
A note on the Fleece. This fleece is a sewing product and is not the the cute printed fleece you make blankets with. It is called Needle Punched Fleece. It can purchased at JoAnns. Another helpful product that isn’t pictured is a glue stick.
Pattern for Flannel (I will show you how to make the pattern)
Pattern for Fleece (I will show you how to make the pattern)
Flannel 1/8 yd, you may use Felt instead
Sewing Fleece 1/8 yd
Glue Stick (optional)
Sewing Needle and Thread
Slipper’s or Socks. They are best made by you of course!
2. If you are making the “Plaid Boot Cuffs” or any of my “Lumber Jack Socks” Stop before adding the cuff, and flatten out the foot and trace around it with an ink pen or marker on a piece of paper. You can use a fine tipped marker, but a fine tipped ink pen is just as good.
3.It does not have to be perfectly traced. Notice it looks a little bumpy…that’s ok.
4. I know it looks a little bumpy, but this is all you need. Mark the toe and heel.
5. Use scissors to cut out the sole that you traced on the paper.
6. Fold the paper sole in half and make a crease.
7. Cut the paper sole in half, using the crease as a guide.
8. The sharp corners of the paper pattern pieces need to be rounded and cut off. You can use a pen to draw a rounded corner, or just eyeball it using scissors to cut the corner off on one side.
9. After you cut off the first corner of the toe or heel, you will want the other side to match. In a gentle manner, so that you don’t crease the paper, fold it in half and use the first rounded corner as a guide to cut the opposite side.
10. There! That looks good! Both pieces are rounded and ready to be traced again. Trace a second set of rounded pieces on another piece of paper. Don’t forget to write “Front of the Toe” and “Back of the Heel” on the paper pattern. You will use this second set that you have traced to make the pattern for the fleece or padding.
11. After you have traced the second set, you can cut them out or leave them on the paper, for now. Then use a ruler on the second set to mark ½” from the edge. Do this all the way around the second heel and toe piece.
12. Your pieces should look like this. Cut the pieces out along the dotted line. Remember they are the pattern you will used to cut out the fleece. Make sure to make notes on them as you can use these pieces over and over. Mark your pieces just as they are in the picture. Don’t forget to mark the “Front Toe and Back Heel”.
13. There you have it! 4 pattern pieces, two for the flannel and two for the fleece. Remember to mark the “Front Toe” and “Back Heel”.
14. Use the paper pieces as a guide to cut out 4 pieces of flannel and fleece. Match them together.
15. Use a glue stick to glue the fleece on to the flannel pieces.
16. Take your pads to the ironing board. Be careful not to burn your fingers. Proceed to fold over and iron the edges of the flannel over top of the fleece pieces.
17. TIP: I wrote Toe and Heel on the fleece, and then used a pin to mark the “back” of the heel and the “front” of the toe with a pin. I used an ink pen, it is really light but if you look close you can see where I wrote “Toe” and “Heel” on the fleece.
18. It’s time to place the toe pad on the slipper. Flatten the slipper and with the bottom of the slipper facing you, find Round 1 of the Plaid Slipper, or the Toe of your slipper you are working with.
19. Now it’s getting exciting! Pin the front of the “Toe” flannel pad in place. It needs to cover Round 1 of your slipper sock. Note: Give the crocheted portion that will be under the pad a slight stretch, to make sure it isn’t bunched up underneath your flannel pad.
20. Pin the rest of the Toe pad on the slipper.
21. Whip the pad in place using matching thread and a sewing needle. You can always use contrasting thread, or a size 10 crochet thread. I use an embroidery needle when using crochet thread.
22. For good coverage that will hold the edges in place, insert the needle at a 45 degree angle, tucking in the pointy edges for a smooth look.
23. Continue to sew completely around the flannel pad. How easy is that?
24. Now that you are finished with the toe, it’s time to sew the “Heel” flannel pad in place. Flatten the slipper, so that you are looking at the bottom. Center the heel piece over the heel of your slipper sock.
25. Pin the heel pad a couple/three rows below the cuff.
26. Pin the pad all way around, molding it a “little” as if it is on your foot.
27. It’s ok if the edges unfold a little while you are pinning, as you can easily tuck them under when sewing the flannel pads in place. Note: Give the crocheted portion that will be under the pad a slight stretch, to make sure it isn’t bunched up underneath your flannel pad. Proceed to sew around the pad just as you did the “Toe” pad.
28. Woo Hoo! You are finished with one slipper! Doesn’t it look great? Now it’s time to do the same thing for the second slipper.