It is really easy to add a special touch to plain slippers – make them a wonderful personalized gift that your special someone will absolutely love!
Skills Required: Beginner. You can choose to make these with or without a sewing machine. This makes these personalized slippers perfect for a beginner crafter.
Hi guys! It’s Ashlee from My So Called Crafty Life! Today I am here to share a fun personalized gift DIY with you, appliqué slippers.
It is really easy to add a special touch to plain slippers to make them a wonderful personalized gift that your special someone will absolutely love! These would be a perfect Christmas gift, birthday gift, or even a Mother’s Day gift.
So grab a pair of slippers from the store and dress them up with these fun handmade patches.
DIY Personalized Slippers
Here’s What You Need:
- Slippers (I bought mine from Forever 21 awhile ago)
- Fabric scraps
- Steam-a-Seam Double Sided Adhesive Interfacing
- Sewing machine and coordinating thread
- Permanent fabric glue
So, the first thing you need to do is draw your letters or shapes onto the top of your steam-a-seam sheet. Decide how large of an area you have and mark it off loosely then draw in your shape or letter.
Tip: if you feel your drawing skills aren’t good enough, just print a letter off of the internet or type one in word and print. You have a lot of options for creating your own template besides hand drawing.
Next, cut out a piece with your letter or shape on it. Then remove the top paper and lay the steam a seam sheet behind your fabric scrap. Then lay the top paper on top.
Cut out your the letter on your fabric scrap and then discard the top paper. Remove the backing paper off of the back.
Lay the letter onto the scrap of felt with the letter facing up and the sticky side on the felt. Iron.
Stitch either by hand or machine over the letter. Clip excess threads. Trim the felt around the letter so that you have about an 1/8″ border of felt.
To finish the slippers, you will need to add your patch. Place a generous amount of your permanent fabric glue onto the back side of your felt and fabric patch.
Glue the patch onto the slippers by pressing the patch onto the top of the slipper. Wipe off any excess glue with a damp rag. Let the slipper dry and then they are ready to gift.
I absolutely LOVE how these slippers turned out! I made a pair for each of the gals in my family, and myself too!
You can do the letters like I showed you, or you can easily made shapes for your patches too like the heart slippers with the paint by number fabric.
I have already washed my slippers and they are holding up great! I love them and hope you will add this DIY to your list of handmade gifts this year! I think you’ll love making them as much as I did.
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