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.
For more refashion inspiration, click here:
These are cute and very comfy looking. I definitely want to make a pair! Or maybe several for gifts. Thanks.
Thank you, Barbara! Great idea to make slipper gifts. Have fun!
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! 😉
Awwwwww….. Thanks, Meg!
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.
Thank you so much for your nice comment!
Thanks Beth. A great idea! Maija
You are so very welcome, Maija!
Thanks Beth. A great idea! Maya
Slippers are my favourite cold weather footwear! These are terrific and the sweater pattern you used is perfect, love them!
Thank you, Karen! Here’s to winter filled with toasty toes!
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.
Thanks for sharing!
Great idea, I love it! Thanks for the tutorial.
You are so very welcome, Maria!
Thank you Beth for another great idea and tutorial, I love the slippers!
You are so very welcome, Debra! Thanks for your nice comment!
Reblogged this on Bag Lady Boutique.
Thanks for sharing!
Your upcycling ideas are just amazing, fresh and unique. Keep them coming 🙂
Thanks for making me smile this morning, Barb!
So cute and look cozy too. I am with you on the occasional pj day!
Thank you, Julie! Here’s to those pj days!
These are adorable!
Thank you, Jessie!
I am so glad you did this tutorial as I have been looking for a easy slipper pattern. Thanks for sharing this!
I’m so happy this was timely for you, Karen. Have fun!
Great tutorial. I look forward to making a pair or three. 🙂 I pinned to Pinterest.
Thanks for pinning!
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!
Thanks so much for your nice comment, Ruth!
those slippers are gorgeous – I’m definitely going to make pair ! thanks for the chance to win your book !
Have fun with this!!!
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.
That’s a great idea, Evelyn!
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! 🙂
Thanks for pinning, Kelli! And good luck with your new adventure!!!
I am dying to make these cute slippers! I’ve already got the sweater all picked out.
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 😃
Thanks for pinning, Deborah!
Just pinned this great tutorial! Thank you. I look forward to adapting your idea toward a pair of gent’s slippers. Very best wishes…
Thanks so much for pinning!
Cute!! Cute!!! Love the slippers, what a great idea!!! Your tutorials are always so much fun, thank you!
What a pretty pair of slippers. Tutorial was very interesting!
Thank you, Vicky!
Another fun idea! Thanks for sharing. I pinned the tutorial.
Thanks for pinning, Margie!
It’s snowing here today. Perfect inside project for me. Thanks! I pinned: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/121386152432841191/
Thanks for pinning, Tabitha! Have fun!
I definitely am going to make these, thanks for the tutorial. Here is the link to my pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/406379566351477783/
Have a great day!
Thanks so much for pinning, Dawn!
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.
Oh, it makes me happy to know you have been using the zip bag tutorial, Ursula! Aren’t they so much fun to make!
Ooh, I have just the sweater for this – and your step-by-steps give me confidence! Pinned @ ldsiess
Thanks for pinning, Linda!
Thanks so much for pinning!
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: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/124974958385845290/ and would love more ideas!
Thanks so much for pinning! Have fun!
These are the cutest… 🙂
Thanks Beth for another ingenious tutorial. Love these cozy looking slippers. I left a comment over at eHow and pinned here:
Thanks so much for pinning, Trish!
Pinned this on my “crafts for grownups” board. What a great idea!
Thanks so much for pinning, Sue!!!
Pinned! You are an inspiration and I would love to win your book, so many fun projects!
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.
a.k.a. “Jo H”
Thanks so much, Jo! It does take a long time, but it’s so much fun for me and I LOVE doing it! Have fun with this project!!
They look so comfy and warm, so doing this 🙂
YAY! Have fun, Alexandria!
Hooray for a great tutorial and giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!
Thank you, Jennifer!
Pinned these comfy slippers! I love this as I too am not a knitter. Why knit when you can sew it faster?
Thanks for pinning, Elizabeth!
Pinned and will attempt today!
Thanks so much for pinning, Rachel!
Id love to win a copy!
These slippers are superb, and thank you for such a detailed tutorial with clear step by step photos!
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!! 💝
What a nice thing to do Christie. I bet the residents love you! Happy New Year.
I can’t wait to try and make the slippers.
I’d love to see a picture of your creation, Monica. Enjoy!