DIY: Sweater Slippers


Most days I wake up and when my feet hit the floor, I’m accomplishing things. Whether it’s laundry and dishes, heading to work, or creating some content for eHow, there is always something on my agenda. Most of the time, I love being busy, it’s who I am. But there are those days, like yesterday, when I force myself to stop, slow down, and breathe. I didn’t even get out of my pajamas. Gasp!

There was something very comforting about giving myself a day off and wearing these soft, handmade, sweater slippers all day long.


And no, I didn’t knit them. Knitting and I haven’t become friends yet. I made them from an old sweater a few weeks ago and I gotta say, they are so cute and comfy, I wish I could wear them everyday!



If you’d like to make a pair of upcycled sweater slippers for yourself or for someone you love, click here for the full tutorial.


And if you’d like to win a copy of my new book, The Refashion Handbook, just pin the tutorial and leave a comment. The winner will be announced next week.

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Stay comfy,


About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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87 Responses to DIY: Sweater Slippers

  1. Barbara says:

    These are cute and very comfy looking. I definitely want to make a pair! Or maybe several for gifts. Thanks.

  2. Meg F says:

    These slippers are AMAZING! I love them! I am in need of a pair anyway, and to get them, I am DEFINITELY going to have to make them! It will be SO MUCH more fun than buying them (LOL)! You come up with such amazing things! Thanks for doing what you do! 😉

  3. Anonymous says:

    I am reminded of how Mom (Germaine) made clothes for us, often from the fabric of discarded coats, and other, now called re-cycled and up-cycled, fine pieces of perfectly good fabric. Beth Huntington is an inspiration for me, and perhaps you, to stop sending stuff to the landfill. With all of the talents Mom passed down to my sisters and I, I find myself validating all needle crafts and fibre arts, in a way that I’ve never done before. You’re part of that Beth.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Thanks Beth. A great idea! Maija

  5. Maya says:

    Thanks Beth. A great idea! Maya

  6. karen atlas says:

    Slippers are my favourite cold weather footwear! These are terrific and the sweater pattern you used is perfect, love them!

  7. Reblogged this on Fundstücke aus dem Internet and commented:
    Schon wieder so eine genial einfache Upcycling-Idee – mit ausführlicher Anleitung samt Erklärung, wie man am eigenen Fuß den Schnitt abnimmt im Link.

  8. Great idea, I love it! Thanks for the tutorial.


  9. Debra B says:

    Thank you Beth for another great idea and tutorial, I love the slippers!

  10. bagladyboutique says:

    Reblogged this on Bag Lady Boutique.

  11. Your upcycling ideas are just amazing, fresh and unique. Keep them coming 🙂

  12. julie Stanford says:

    So cute and look cozy too. I am with you on the occasional pj day!

  13. Karen M Roth says:

    I am so glad you did this tutorial as I have been looking for a easy slipper pattern. Thanks for sharing this!

  14. SAB says:

    Great tutorial. I look forward to making a pair or three. 🙂 I pinned to Pinterest.

  15. Ruth Lutz says:

    Wonderful tutorial – I absolutely LOVE slippers and can always use more pairs! Your creativity is inspiring and when I see your posts in my mailbox I can’t wait to see what you are sharing today! I would love to win a copy of your book – it would be well used!
    Ruth L

  16. daisyandjack says:

    those slippers are gorgeous – I’m definitely going to make pair ! thanks for the chance to win your book !

  17. Evelyn**Link says:

    Ooh these are cute! I’ve been needing some new nice slippers for around the house. I will be making these, but I’ll make them look more like Toms, with the from longer than the one in the picture.

  18. I pinned the ehow tutorial and I need this book the most!! Remember I got a sewing machine for Christmas! 🙂 These are so darn cute – I bet you made them in about an hour – I’d be thrilled to make them in a week! 🙂

  19. I love your slippers and feel a slipper making project aBeing added to my project list (definitely pinned for later)…. I’d love to win a copy of your book too 😃

  20. R Jones says:

    Just pinned this great tutorial! Thank you. I look forward to adapting your idea toward a pair of gent’s slippers. Very best wishes…

  21. Gail Young says:

    Cute!! Cute!!! Love the slippers, what a great idea!!! Your tutorials are always so much fun, thank you!

  22. What a pretty pair of slippers. Tutorial was very interesting!

  23. Margie says:

    Another fun idea! Thanks for sharing. I pinned the tutorial.

  24. Tabitha Klucking says:

    It’s snowing here today. Perfect inside project for me. Thanks! I pinned:

  25. Dawn Jones says:

    I definitely am going to make these, thanks for the tutorial. Here is the link to my pin:
    Have a great day!

  26. Ursula says:

    I love your ideas of using old to make new. I have also made lots of zip bags using your tutorial as a guide. Thank you.

  27. Linda Davis Siess says:

    Ooh, I have just the sweater for this – and your step-by-steps give me confidence! Pinned @ ldsiess

  28. duchick says:

    I am all about repurposing old things and have several old sweaters boxed away for just this purpose! This is such a cute idea! I’ve pinned it here: and would love more ideas!

  29. UtaC says:

    These are the cutest… 🙂

  30. Trish F says:

    Thanks Beth for another ingenious tutorial. Love these cozy looking slippers. I left a comment over at eHow and pinned here:

  31. SueBE says:

    Pinned this on my “crafts for grownups” board. What a great idea!

  32. stephanie lyons says:

    Pinned! You are an inspiration and I would love to win your book, so many fun projects!

  33. jenny_o says:

    I don’t know how you keep doing it, Beth – you come up with the most useful and attractive things made from recycled clothing. My feet are hard to fit, so making my own slippers is a very appealing idea. And I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating – your tutorials are second to none. So easy to follow. That must take quite a lot of time, so thank you for having the patience to do such a good job.

  34. They look so comfy and warm, so doing this 🙂

  35. Hooray for a great tutorial and giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

  36. emadethis says:

    Pinned these comfy slippers! I love this as I too am not a knitter. Why knit when you can sew it faster?

  37. Rachel says:

    Pinned and will attempt today!

  38. debbie says:

    Id love to win a copy!

  39. These slippers are superb, and thank you for such a detailed tutorial with clear step by step photos!

  40. Christie says:

    This would be wonderful to make for the Residents, where I work. I’m excited to make my first pair!! We love to REPURPOSE clothes!! 💝

  41. Monica Mckenny says:

    I can’t wait to try and make the slippers.

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