Super Cute Spa Slippers!

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Spa Scrubbie and Tropical Bath Tea Soak
Personalized Body Spa Wrap

It has been such a blast hearing from those of you that have been inspired to take some time this week and pamper yourselves! I hope that you have found time for a facial, manicure or a pedicure or you will soon.

If you’ve done a pedicure this week or are planning one soon – I have the perfect thing for your pretty pampered feet!
Spa Slippers!

These lightweight little slippers have velcro closures and are perfect for a Spa afternoon! They are also soooo easy to do!

You’ll need:

1/3 yard fabric – I found this waffle weave fabric at Joann’s
1/4 yard Fusible Fleece
1/4 yard Heavyweight Interfacing
small piece of lace (optional)
velcro for slipper top

To make a pattern for the base of your slipper, grab a pair of flip-flops that fit you well. Trace the flip-flop onto a piece of paper.

Cut this piece out, then cut out a second piece with 1/2″ seam allowance added all around it.

I’ve also provided you with a pattern for the top portion of the slipper. Click here to download it.
This pattern should fit from a 6 – 8 slipper. If you need a larger top piece, just add length to the straight sides of both the top pieces.

With your larger slipper base pattern, cut 4 out of the cotton fabric. With the smaller slipper base, cut out 2 from fusible fleece and 2 from heavy weight interfacing.
For your top pieces, follow instructions on the patterns.

It helps to set them in sets – right side and left side.

Begin with two of the long top pieces. If you are adding lace, sew it on to the curved side of the long flap.
Trim your fusible fleece about 1/2″ all the way around. Iron it to the back side of the pieces you sewed the lace to.

On the other two long pieces, sew strips of the loop side of velcro.
(I’m all about using what you have, and I had narrow velcro – so I did two strips. You could definitely buy wide velcro and just do one strip.)

Place these pieces right sides together. So the lace is facing the velcro – for each long flap.
Sew around three sides with a 3/8″ seam allowance, leaving the straight side open.

Turn the flaps right side out. Topstitch around the seams 1/4″ away from the seam.

Repeat these steps for the small flap, except you will be sewing the hook portion of the velcro to the TOP of the flap.

Pin the flaps on either side of the top of a base slipper piece, just above the middle of the slipper. Sew the straight sides to the slipper base with a 1/4″ seam.

Iron the fleece pieces to the underside of the slipper bases you just sewed the flaps to.

Get ready to sew your slipper base together. Layer it so that the top (with the flaps) faces the right side of the other base piece. Lay the heavyweight interfacing on top of the fleece.
Sew around the base with a 3/8″ seam allowance, leaving a hole to turn the slipper right side out. You will just be catching the interfacing a little. You just want it sewn enough to hold it in place.
Make sure you fold the flaps in so that you don’t sew the wrong parts in the seam.

Turn the slippers right side out and press them flat.
Open up the flaps and lay them flat. Sew a 1/4″ topstitch all around the base of the slipper. Make you turn under the part that you left open for turning, and that it is sewn closed as you do the topstitch.

And that’s it!! Now you have super cute Spa Slippers to match your headband and scrubbie. Aren’t you stylish! :)

So I ask you all the time – what do you think?? That’s cause I really want to know.
What do you think? ;)

I hope you’re enjoying the week! Come back tomorrow for our last amazing day (this week has FLOWN by – and don’t forget Saturday is our big linky party! Make sure you stop by and link up all YOUR fabulous Spa ideas!

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17 Comments

  • Reply January 27, 2011

    Stephanie

    You girls just keep putting out some awesome things. I think these slippers are great! What a fantastic job you have done!

  • Reply January 27, 2011

    kara

    SO fun!!! Who would have thought you could DIY spa slippers??? Only you :) Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply January 28, 2011

    Nelly

    these look SOOOO COMFY!! wow! i love love the color choices, nice soft calming colors! Great job!

  • I LOVE these!! What an easy project… and would be AWESOME in a basket with some home made foot scrub and the lavender & rice eye pillow. )

  • Super cute and cozy! I’m loving this waffle weave fabric. Very chic for spa treatments!

  • Reply January 28, 2011

    Lona

    I’m not a slippers kinda gal, but these look very cool!

  • Reply January 28, 2011

    Samantha

    These slippers are perfect! I love the waffle fabric, they really do look spa like! Popping over from tatertots and Jello!

  • Reply January 28, 2011

    Mindy B.

    Thank you so much for helping to put together the Blog spa. All the tips, tutorials and giveaways were amazing!

  • Reply January 30, 2011

    jan

    I MUST make these!

  • Reply January 30, 2011

    marti

    I’m thinking that a dishtowel would work great for these……

  • Reply January 31, 2011

    Cheryl

    I’ll have to look for that fabric for sure! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

  • Reply February 2, 2011

    Amanda

    Featured! :) And saw you linked up for Blogger of the Month! Good luck! :)

  • Reply February 6, 2011

    Dovile

    Wonderful DIY idea! I also will try to make them. At this time I’m making felted slippers…

  • Reply February 7, 2011

    Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17

    Everything you make has such a wonderful look, and your tutorials always make me feel capable and inspired! Thank you so much for sharing this on “A Little Birdie Told Me…” Tuesday!

  • Reply February 9, 2011

    Zoe

    OMG I am in loveee with your spa range! thank you for sharing, love it and am on the look out for projects like this for gifts, treats to the self :0) and to use up my remnants

  • Reply February 23, 2011

    Katherine

    Love these. I am going on a cruise soon, and making these will saving me buying a pair on board just for walking around the cabin. Thank you.

  • Reply August 2, 2011

    Victoria

    These are so fun! What a great project!! It’s perfect for a spa party! I linked this up on my blog today: http://vixenmade.blogspot.com/2011/08/spa-at-home.html

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