How to Make Slippers From Jeans

By: Nancy Minsky
Updated April 17, 2023
How to Make Slippers From Jeans
How to Make Slippers From Jeans

If you are looking for a great homemade gift idea, this homemade slipper pattern will do the trick. Easily created from an old pair of jeans, this upcycled sewing idea is as easy to make as it is clever. You are going to be amazed at the results when you learn How to Make Slippers from Jeans.

Plus, these DIY slippers are extra comfy. Old jeans are an amazing combination of comfort and sturdiness, making them a perfect material for brand new slippers. These easy homemade slippers are going to be the talk of the house when you make them as homemade Christmas gifts.

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Interesting. I like the idea but they definitely remind me of the '80s. I would try to make them look a bit more modern, perhaps by using a darker-dyed jean.

its a must try !

These look especially easy, comfy and cute! Though I prefer slippers that cover my ankles, I guess I could wear them with socks. And I have a box full of denim to recycle. I will try making a pair of these for my sister in California also. May have to make my own pattern though since it printed out way too small but even that looks doable.

Easy, Affordable, cool and fun way to upcycle an old pair of jeans with your spare time over the weekend! Will definitely try this!

Great pattern and idea! I like the fact that you can easily toss these in the wash, yet they are sturdy enough to hold their shape! A great way to up cycle denim fabric from jeans or even to make from similar fabrics you may have on hand. I love adding the cute touch of a bow or button to the top for some added flare!

Love these slippers now that the holiday season is over I am going to make them for myself.Thank you for pattern and some of the lovely ideas I get from you,you never seem to run out of ideas which is great.

I really love these slippers from jeans they look so comfy and the tutorial is so good. I have got to make some of these for gifts for my daughter,grand daughter and me and then I will do some for others but first I need to get first one done. I love that they are made from upcycling the jeans which is a great thing. Anyone make these yet?

love these slippers,quick Christmas stop slipping use the material for babypajama bottoms sold in yards.

One of my crochet patterns calls for plastic canvas to be used within slippers, carefully cutting the curves so they round slightly and using foam (they sell at craft stores and major retailers in craft section) can then wash okay. I know one of my fav slippers got totaled when I washed them---wasn't even any point of drying...entire insides clumped SO knowing that has made me bit wiser now that I am making my own instead.

irelly like this for the kit's

going to make these--one pair a month-- for Christmas gifts for the whole family. Awesome and I know the guys will like them ...but without the bow! cool

I just finished mine and I already love them!! My feet sweat easily in regular house shoes, but since these are cotton denim, my feet stay warm and dry. I have wide feet, size 8, so had to make many adjustments to the pattern. For the sole I used a craft foam sheet topped with a piece of 1" thick foam cushioning, them just a simple layer of batting for the upper. I didn't use the iron-on fusing at all, and mine have plenty of body. After making the first shoe I realized it would be easier to leave the outside edge open to slip in the foam in the sole, and stitch that up by hand. That was way easier than trying to stitch around the toe as the pattern tells you.

WOW! Great Idea! I've recently grown out of several jeans (the jeans didn't shrink, I did) and this is a great idea! I think I'll adorn it with some leftover leather strips, moccasin style. Thank you so much!!! :D

Does the iron-on-fusing go on the inside of the upper piece against the foot, or the top of upper piece that will be showing? I'm thinking on the top upper piece that's showing, that way the part against the skin is soft and comfy...Cheryl

for the foot bed, crafting foam makes a nice "memory foam" type feel if you double it. Judy

I used the plastic from bacon package instead of cardboard and foam for the "wadding" so far have washed them twice and did NOT dry in dryer they are very wearable and took on vacation!!

@orquidia3 3330895, We suggest you contact the pattern designer directly for help. The designer is specified in the byline. I hope this helps! --editor of AllFreeSewing


The pattern instructions claim the woman made the prototype pair for herself. She must have smaller feet than some of us. She also said you would have to adjust the size for your own feet. To adjust for sizing: Stand on a piece of printer paper and get someone to help you with drawing a line around your own foot. This will help create a sole pattern in your own size. After that is done, you might find you need to adjust the size of the upper pattern, but that can easily be done by comparing it with the size of your new sole pattern at the front of your foot. The original pattern designer said 2 cm, was allowed in her pattern for the seam, but if you're not comfortable, working with metrics, you could allow 1/4 inch by American measurements. Anyway you do it, just make sure that the pattern pieces have enough extra in them to allow for the seams


I had no problem printing intructions or pattern,others must have over looked somthing. I think this is a neat idea. nana

Hey Marcia, I tried the link and it seems to be working fine. Make sure you allow the page to load completely, sometimes pictures take a while to load. -Editors of AllFreeSewing

Have no problem getting the instructions; it is the pattern which doesn't want to come up.

The pattern instructions will not come up on this project; have no trouble on most other projects, so what is wrong with this one?


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