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How to Make Flip Flop Flannel Elf Slippers

Okay, peeps, time for a confession. I thought flannels were a type of panty. Go ahead, you can laugh.  My Ouma always used to ask us where her flannel panties were. But she said “flennel”. We’re Afrikaans so it makes sense if you’ve heard our accent, which is, apparently, one of the sexiest in the world. So when Marie from The Interior Frugalista suggested flannel for our next IBC challenge I was a bit stumped. What on earth could I make with a pair of “flennel” panties 😀 Thank goodness the sweet ladies of the IBC helped me out, so here’s my take on this month’s challenge, a pair of DIY flip flop flannel elf slippers.

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So much better than “flennel” panties 😀 And you know what? They’re the bestest slippers I’ve ever owned. And I’ve had a few pairs in my lifetime. See here’s the thing, I wear my hubby’s slippers all the time when I’m out in the garden. They’re my anti doggy doo-doo weapons. And these flannel slippers don’t just look cool, they’re soooooo comfy too and they haven’t let a single doo-doo slip past them either. It’s those flip flop soles that keep them safe and slip-proof 😉

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But, before I get to the tutorial let me quickly tell you a little more about the IBC (Int’l Bloggers Club). We’re a bunch of bloggers from all over the world who get together every month to make something using a common theme. Last month our theme was Halloween and we made vampire wings for Sargeant Skullie. It always surprises me how we all interpret the same theme in so many different ways. I’m betting no one else made flennel flannel slippers 😉 You can see what everyone else did with their challenge at the bottom of the tutorial.

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What you need to make flip flop flannel elf slippers

  • Flannel fabric. I stole my hubby’s pajama top 😀
  • Fleece or furry fabric
  • Adaptable slipper pattern (download it free here)
  • Sewing machine
  • Contact glue
  • Ribbon or thick wool
  • Batting or stuffing
  • Flip flops or cheap shoes with a rubber sole. Make sure to get a pair that’s one size bigger than what you usually wear.

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How to make flip flop flannel slippers

First things first, we need to get the flip flops ready. Cut the tops off using a pair of scissors. We only need the sole portions.

Pssst. Don’t throw the top portion away. They can be used to make this adorable fairy garden bridge 😉

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To figure out how to adapt the free pattern you’ll need five measurements:

  • M1 – Place your foot on the sole and measure the distance from the bottom of the sole over the bridge of your foot.
  • M2 – Measure from the front of the sole to about 1.5″ (4 cm) from where your foot joins your leg.
  • M3 – Measure how wide your leg is around your ankles.
  • M4 – Measure from the bottom of the sole to the top of your ankle.
  • M5 – Measure the length of the sole from toe to heel.

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Sorry about the weird-looking toes, it’s my Mom’s fault 😉 Use M1, M2, M3, M4, and M5 to adapt and draw up your pattern.

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And cut two flannel outers per elf slipper.

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Sew along the dotted lines (as shown in the pattern) and test if the slipper fits comfortably. Adjust where necessary. Trim the seam allowance around the pointy elf toe portion, so you get a sharper point.

The pattern pieces sewn together. #pattern #shareapattern #flannel #diy #craft #acraftymix #handmade #freeslipperpattern #slippers

Making the fluffy slipper inner

Cut two inners per slipper and add an additional 4″ to create a “rollover”. I don’t typically follow patterns so I used the already sewn flannel outers to cut the fluffy, soft inners 😉

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Place the inner fluffy bits right sides facing and sew along the dotted lines (shown in the pattern). Flip the flannel outers inside out and slip the furry inners, or lining, inside the flannel outers. You should end up with the furry side facing inwards. Lordy, I hope that makes sense, but you’ll see what I mean as soon as both the inners and outers have been sewn 🙂 Hand sew the bottom of flannel outer to the furry inner.

Add the stuffing and sew closed. #pattern #shareapattern #flannel #diy #craft #acraftymix #handmade #freeslipperpattern #slippers

Add batting or stuffing between the inner and outer until firm and the pointy toe stands upright.

Adding the flip flop slipper sole

To finish off the flip flop flannel elf slippers, we’ll be gluing the slipper top to the flip flop soles we cut earlier with contact adhesive.

Getting ready to glue the slippers to the flip flops. #pattern #shareapattern #flannel #diy #craft #acraftymix #handmade #freeslipperpattern #slippers

Use an ice-cream stick or skewer to spread the contact adhesive all around the sole and the bottom edge of the flannel slipper.

Use and ice cream stick to put contact adhesive all around the outer edge of the flips flops #pattern #shareapattern #flannel #diy #craft #acraftymix #handmade #freeslipperpattern #slippers

Carefully align the two and stick down. To hide any ugly join marks, glue a piece of ribbon or wool all around the edge.

Make your own super comfy flip flop flannel slipper with a pixie twist. Includes free pattern. Share a Pattern #pattern #shareapattern #flannel #diy #craft #handmade #freeslipperpattern #slippers

Add more stuffing if need be before rolling the extra furry bit over the flannel elf slipper outer and hand stitch to secure.

Make your own super comfy flip flop flannel slipper with a pixie twist. Includes free pattern. Share a Pattern #pattern #shareapattern #flannel #diy #craft #handmade #freeslipperpattern #slippers

Make two fluffy pom-poms and sew onto the pointy toe to complete the elvish look.

Make your own super comfy flip flop flannel slipper with a pixie twist. Includes free pattern. Share a Pattern #pattern #shareapattern #flannel #diy #craft #acraftymix #handmade #freeslipperpattern #slippers

Do they look elf-ish or pixie-ish?

Make your own super comfy flip flop flannel elf slippers. Includes free pattern. Share a Pattern #pattern #shareapattern #flannel #diy #craft #acraftymix #handmade #freeslipperpattern #slippers #easysew #easypattern #freepatterns #elfslippers
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And my tootsies are all warm and toasty too 😉 plus they’re doggy doo-doo and slip-proof with those rubber soles.

Make your own super comfy flip flop flannel slippers with an elfish twist. Includes free pattern. Share a Pattern #pattern #shareapattern #flannel #diy #craft #acraftymix #handmade #freeslipperpattern #slippers #easysew #easypattern #freepatterns #elfslippers
#easysewingpattern #easysewingproject #diyslippers

If you like the idea of making your own super comfy flip flop flannel elf slippers, don’t forget to pin it for later.

Make your own super comfy flip flop flannel elf slipper. Includes free adaptable pattern. Share a Pattern #pattern #shareapattern #flannel #diy #craft #acraftymix #handmade #freeslipperpattern #slippers #easysew #easypattern #freepatterns #elfslippers
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Sharing is caring 😉

Make your own super comfy flip flop flannel elf slipper. Includes free adaptable pattern. Share a Pattern #pattern #shareapattern #flannel #diy #craft #acraftymix #handmade #freeslipperpattern #slippers #easysew #easypattern #freepatterns #elfslippers
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And if you prefer to buy rather than DIY

Don’t forget the see what my friends from the Int’l Bloggers Club have done with their flannel challenge. Their links should be down below.

IBC Flannel Chellenge October 2019

Northern Feeling | A Crafty Mix | Faeries and Fauna

Unique Creation by Anita | Raggedy Bits | Interior Frugalista

Until next time, I hope you have a lovely crafty week. Thank you for popping in for a visit.

Made with love by a Crafty Mix

Categories:   Craft Tutorials, Int'l Bloggers Club


  • Posted: December 21, 2019 07:57

    Decor Craft Design

    Super cute, Michelle! I would love to have a pair :)
    • Posted: December 22, 2019 06:01


      They're really comfortable too 😉
  • Posted: October 26, 2019 11:03

    Barbara Chapman

    These are adorable, Michelle!!! When I pinned, I added a few more hashtags for you: cosplay, fallfashion, winterfashion, sewing, sewingpattern. Thought that might bring a few more folks your way! <3 We have Red Ribbon Week next week at school and these might be fun to make to wear since I thought about being Robin Hood. ;) Happy fall to you, Barb :)
    • Posted: October 26, 2019 11:53


      😍 Thank you soooooo much Barbara. I always struggle to figure out what kind of hashtags to use and really appreciate you going to all that trouble. And these slippers will look so cool as part of a Robin Hood costume. I hope you have loads of fun making them and enjoy your Red Ribbon Week at school
  • Posted: October 23, 2019 16:28


    These are so fun! Love the uniqueness
  • Posted: October 22, 2019 19:29

    Mary Kalpos

    Absolutely adorable Michelle. The elves will be so proud to wear this when helping Santa get the toys ready for Christmas.
    • Posted: October 23, 2019 05:01


      Oh lordy, I hope Santa doesn't have to deal with doggy doo doo's too 😂 Thanks so much Mary
  • Posted: October 22, 2019 17:45


    Michelle, you are so talented and creative coming up with these adorable elf slippers! And I didn't realize how funny and serious you can be at the same time about your doo doo weapons! So hilarious!
    • Posted: October 23, 2019 05:03


      🙊 Thank you Gail. We have a big garden and big dogs so dodge the doo doo's is a regular thing for us 😃
  • Posted: October 22, 2019 15:09


    Unbelievable. Seriously, is there anything you can't do?? I'm in awe. When I get my jaw off the floor, I'm going to go pin these, but it may be a while. Amazing...
    • Posted: October 22, 2019 15:28


      Put me in the kitchen and I'm a quivering, mess of pure uselessness. Unless I have to wash the dishes. I can wash dishes 😉 Oh and anything to do with music. I sing really, really badly. Even our fur babies run away when I start singing 😂
  • Posted: October 22, 2019 10:18

    Linda at Mixed Kreations

    Your elf slippers are adorable! Everyone needs a pair of doggy doo proof slippers. Even if you dont have a dog you never know when the neighbors dog is going to stop over and leave a present. Lol
    • Posted: October 22, 2019 12:09


      LOL, I never thought of that Linda. We all stay behind high fences so the next door fur babies will need to learn how to jump 😃
  • Posted: October 22, 2019 00:32

    Anita Holland

    OMG, You blew this challenge out of the water. These are so creative and unique. Hopefully Hubby survives the winter with no PJ top. But at least your feet will be cute and warm.
    • Posted: October 22, 2019 07:32


      I'll be there to keep him warm if he does get cold 😉
  • Posted: October 21, 2019 22:05

    Sam - Raggedy Bits

    These have got to be the cutest slippers I ever did see!! Am pinning so I can make some when our winter rolls around next year! Love the flannel you chose Michelle!
    • Posted: October 22, 2019 07:39


      Thanks so much Sam, I had fun trying to figure them out and it's actually a pretty easy pattern 😊
  • Posted: October 21, 2019 18:48


    Oh my word girl, these are the cutest elf slippers EVER! Wow, not only are you uber-creative but the lady can sew too! These would make such fun Christmas gifts.
  • Posted: October 21, 2019 16:58


    Aw give me all the elf slippers in the world! These are so fantastic Michelle, thanks for the detailed tutorial, you are such a genius!
    • Posted: October 22, 2019 12:06


      🤗 You're most welcome Katrin, I'm glad you liked the tutorial and the slippers
  • Posted: October 21, 2019 16:48

    Julie Briones

    So smart, and cute! Love these flannel elf shoes! Pinned!

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