Mary Jane Felt Slippers

Easy to make, fun to wear, these Mary Jane Slippers are always going to be here!

Mary Jane Felt Slippers

What you need

puffy paint for soles
red felt for button


1.) I made the soles by just tracing around my foot.

Mary Jane Slippers Pattern

2.) Sew the “heel” onto the outersole.

3.) The top I made by pretty much cutting a whole sheet of felt into that shape and then trimming the back from there.

4.) Sew the backs of the top.

5.) Sew the top onto the soles.

6.) Sew the top strap on.

7.) Make a “button” (real or otherwise) of your choice.

8.) As for the bottoms, I used glitter glue, but others have recommended puffy paint. I think this may be a better choice.

There’s two things I would recommend doing (that I didn’t think of until after). On the first outside layer of the soles, I would just sew across the straight part of the “heel” -and then the curved part will get sewn when you sew on the top. Also I would leave a hole so that you can stuff something soft into the two layers (like pillow stuffing).

This project was contributed by madamebutterfly

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  1. Great idea! I’m modifying by using only felt for the bottom and puff paint to paint a cute design. For the top I used extra felt for weight and covered it with fabrics of my choice. Then I used a decorative piece of ribbon for the strap and cute buttons for the sides. All together probably spent $12 on supplies and have enough to make about 10 pairs!

  2. I can’t wait to make these. Maybe I’ll make some for my friedns presents. thanks so much. Luv Oscar xx

  3. These are sooo cute! Just felted 3 – 97 cent sweaters from the thrift store and am going to make a pair today! I think I’ll use the stuff at the big box hardware stores that they use to coat tool handles… it’s rubbery and sticks to everything. That way I can run the ‘sole’ up around the sides a bit and keep them tough for outside and a bit more waterproof…

  4. this is such a cute idea!!!! i love them but im just a little bit confused, what did you do around the back of the foot?? are they supposed to be like ballet flats?? thanks soo much!!!

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