Nothing beats a warm pair of slippers on a cold winter morning! Crafters are recycling old sweaters, vintage fabrics, and warm felt into some of the warmest styles for our tired and chilly feet. Why not treat yourself this holiday season and snatch up a pair!
I absolutely adore these “Toebitter Socks” from Etsy seller Zerkahloostrah. Constructed from recycled salmon hued lambswool, the artist describes their design as a “modern take on traditional Japanese tabi socks”. If these don’t match your pajamas be sure to check out their shop for a wide array of colors and sizes.
Creative Babies, another Etsy seller, has created these lovely “Vintage Linen Slippers”. Self-described as a “sustainable-oriented crafter” the artist has constructed them from a vintage floral linen towel, natural gray cotton, and comfy fluffy batting. A modern take on the classic slipper, these are a great addition to your lazy Sunday routine.
And you can’t forget the babies! What’s more timeless than a pair of booties as a gift? Handmade by Remnant Clothing, this luxurious pair is constructed of recycled pink cashmere. Browse the shop for more wool accessories including hats, scarves, and bags.
If you can handle a needle and thread, and know your way around a pair of scissors, then make you own! Just gather some warm sweaters or fabric, a couple simple sewing notions, and follow this easy pattern from Martha Stewart. This pattern makes use of felt fabric, but I can tell you from experience that it can be adapted to knits also.
Plan on making your own slippers? Show us, we’d love to see your results!