Loafers and penny loafers, have gotta be up there with one of the most classic shoe styles around! Unisex and versatile, this shoe is the ideal trans-seasonal style for year-round wear.

Download PDF loafer slider patterns

To help you get started, we've made a downloadable flat loafer slider pattern in sizes EU 35 - 44 (that's UK 2 - 11), which you can print at home. Once you've nailed this style, you'll know the fundamentals of making loafers and can totally create loafer sliders of your own design. ;)

In an effort to make shoemaking a more accessible craft, we've made this downloadable shoe pattern easily printable from home, and have included a step-by-step instructions to help you along the shoemaking process.


The PDF shoe pattern is available for instant download and prints on sheets of A4 or Letter size paper. All you have to do is print at 100%, cut out the patterns, and tape together any that have been broken up to fit on the page.

What you'll need:

  • Upper and lining materials of your choice.
  • Matching polyester thread.
  • Scissors.
  • A domestic flatbed sewing machine, with a denim or leather needle.
  • Water-based glue and a safety beveler, which you can find in our Beginners Shoemaking Tool Kit.
IMPORTANT: The full step-by-step assembly and sewing instructions is included within the PDF. 
To give you some inspo, why not check out our 'Get Inspired' project where we made the neatest pair of slide on loafers. 😎
Loafer Slider Get inspired project
If you make a pair of handmade mules of your own, we'd love to see! Send us your pics via Instagram: @icanmake_shoes. I can't wait to see the amazing shoes you make! 💖

learn shoemaking for yourself

If you are wanting to dive a little deeper into the world of home shoemaking, my Online Footwear Masterclass is one of the most popular shoemaking courses in the world!! 🌍 (Casual brag! lol)
The online footwear masterclass
The course covers how to make shoes from scratch including heels, flats, boots, sneakers, sandals, and more. The thing that really sets this course apart from others is that it's specifically designed for total beginners and requires very little in the way of tools & equipment, there's even a bonus module on how to start your own shoe brand.
To make getting started even easier, the course comes with a FREE Shoemaking Starter Kit, delivered to your door, anywhere in the world! 🌍
Happy Shoemaking,
Amanda xx