Not sure how many years I’ve had these slippers but they are old. They are worn very thin and not doing a good job this winter of keeping my feet warm.Buying new slippers right now is not on my priority list, so I decided to take one of these apart and use it for a pattern to make a new pair of slippers. I wasn’t wearing this bright pink sweatshirt any more, so it became fabric from which to cut my slipper pattern pieces.I also had on hand some Insul-Bright fabric which can be used for clothing, home decor, hot pads– basically anything with fabric that needs a layer of insulation. I cut a piece of this for insulation in the middle of each slipper bottom to protect my feet from the cold tile floors.For the soles, I cut a layer of sweatshirt fabric, Insul-Bright and imitation fleece fabric left from a project. The rest of the slipper was fleece fabric and sweatshirt fabric. I don’t think my sewing machine could have handled any more layers. I finally got them sewn together and my feet are toasty warm.
Have you transformed an article of clothing lately? Before you get rid of a garment, be creative and ask yourself what else it might become and recycle by transforming it into something new and useful to you.