What you'll need:
• felt (the nicer/thicker the felt the better)
• large needle
• two pins
First, take a look the old article. It has the instructions and measurements for making your pattern. Remember, this a men's article, so if you're a gal you'll have to figure out what US men's size you wear here.
1) Once you get through the hard part, making the pattern, trace it on to the felt and cut out. Then, flip it over and trace on more felt to create a mirror image of the pattern.
2) String your needle and start stitching from the tip of the toe to the side.
3) Pull needle and yarn through to the middle and leaving 4", snip.
4) Do the same on the other side.
5) I had to trim down my pattern. For some reason the width was right, but the length was out of control. I had to extend both of the back slits up to 1/2" away from my heel.
6) Take both the side flaps and wrap them around your heel to see how much to trim.
7) Trim off the excess, as they simply need to meet in the middle of the back of your heel.
8) With the two side flaps still wrapped around the back of your heel, wrap the middle flap up and trim the excess off as well. Pin in place.
9) Use the yarn to stitch the flaps in place.
10) Follow picture.
11) Still using the same piece of yarn start stitching up the side of your shoe.
12) Stitch this piece of yarn all the way up to where the two pieces of the shoe meet and again make a big stitch towards the middle of the small top piece, pull through the same point as step 3.
13) Trim to the same length as the string already pulled through from step 3. Now tie the two bit of string from both side in a bow. You can use them to tighten and loosen your shoe.
14) To finish mine off I stitched around sides, being careful to stitch AROUND and not through the yarn that runs from the back of the shoe to the front. If you do this you may not be able to adjust them anymore.
Mine were made of the only felt I had, and I'll probably just rock them as slippers around the house. If you used really nice, thick felt you could slap a leather sole on them and wear them outside.
Tomorrow's post: DIY Shaggy Scarf