Today I’m going to show you how I went about making bunny slippers out of house hold items, trust me it’s not as hard as you think!
This post is for Eszwho is awesome and won the name my camera competition. She asked for a post about how I turn something ordinary into something awesomely cute. I thought what better than turning something old and useless into something cute?
So today’s tutorial is going to be about how to turn some old socks and a pillow into… cute bunny slippers!
What you need for this version of making bunny slippers:
First put your foot on the cardboard and trace around it with your pen.
Do one for each foot:
Now draw around the shape you made, leave around a 1cm gap and make the shape more rounded and even. This will be the base of your slipper so you want room to wiggle and move around a bit ^_^
Cut out the larger shape.
This is what you end up with!
Now grab your old ankle socks, this works best if they are the thick and kind of squishy like those sports socks.
Put the cardboard bits you cut out into the socks.
You should fit the heel of the cardboard into the heel of the sock, it should end up like this:
Next you should cut up your pillow to get some stuffing out! If it’s a really old pillow it will look kind of gross like this…
So what you need to do is shove the stuffing into the bottom side of the cardboard. That means the side that doesn’t have the sock hole on it will end up thick and squishy.
This is what it should look like from the side…
The hole part of the sock is in the bottom of the picture above. Now take your needle and thread and sew up the hole ^_^
Just like this:
Now you have the bases of your slippers!
Ok next part! Get one of your other socks and put your foot on the base you just made. Lay the leg part of the sock over your foot like the photo below and cut it out so you have enough of it to sew to the base.
Keep the fabric as a tube because later we’re going to stuff it. This is roughly the shape it should be:
Put a little stitch at the toe of base and the top part we’re about to sew on. This is just to keep it in place and make sure it doesn’t move around, if you would prefer just add some pins.
Put the top part on the side of the base that doesn’t have any stuffing on it. We are going to sew it on the wrong side so we can turn it inside out and hide the stitching later. So pick a side and start sewing around.
Keep sewing all the way around to the other side until you have around a 4cm gap left. Now grab some stuffing and shove it into the upper part.
Now sew up the last little part and you end up with something like this:
Turn it inside out and the padded bottom should be where your foot will go and the padded front should be enough to cover your toes.
Now make the other one!
And now it’s time to make some ears for our bunny ^_^ Get another of the knee high socks and cut the top and bottom off so you’re just left with a tube.
Cut down the folds and then in half so you end up with 4 parts.
Take each of these and fold them in half and cut the top into a bunny ear shape.
Sew around the edges…
Then turn them inside out and stuff them too.
This is what you should end up with:
Decide how you want to place them on your slippers, I want them to be nice and pointy so I am going to put them close together.
Turn your slipper inside out and sew on the ears.
When you turn it back out the right way it should look like this:
Clean up any loose threads you have.
And decorate them! I embroidered little faces on to the bunnies and then using some stuffing I made a little cotton tail to sew on the back ^_^
And there you go! This is how they look when they’re on ^_^
So you just made slippers out of old junk around the house, congrats! Pretty cool huh?
And you know the best part? They are awesomely comfortable because of the padding and they stay on well because of the elasticity of the socks!
What do you think?
Thanks again Esz, I hope you like it 😀 Let me know if any of you give making bunny slippers a try!