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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Flannel Pads (Tutorial)
1. First you will need to draw the pattern. See Step 2. Or print off the pattern found in the Plaid Boot Socks.
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 not the cute printed fleece you make blankets with. It is called Needle Punched Fleece. It can be purchased at JoAnns. Other helpful supplies are glue stick, sewing needle and thread, and scotch tape.
Pattern for Flannel & Fleece
Flannel 1/8 yd, you may use Felt instead
Sewing Fleece 1/8 yd
Glue Stick (optional)
Scotch Tap (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” You can 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 and trim it up to make your own patterns, or purchase the Plaid Boot Cuff pattern, as it has a printable pattern. Please check to make sure the pattern measures correctly, as some printers will reduce the size.
3. Use the paper pieces as a guide to cut out 4 pieces of flannel and fleece. I like to use scotch tape to hold the pattern pieces in place. Just cut right through the scotch tape.
4. Use a glue stick to glue the fleece on to the flannel pieces.
5. 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 on the flannel pieces. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Pin the rest of the Toe pad on the slipper.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. Continue to sew completely around the flannel pad. How easy is that?
13. 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.
14. Pin the heel pad a couple/three rows below the cuff.
15. Pin the pad all way around, molding it a “little” as if it is on your foot.
16. 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.
17. 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.