Easy Step by Step Tutorial for making groovy Boot Cuffs
Well, since it’s too cold for me to work in my felting studio, I decided to play around with upcycling old sweaters.
The first project in this series is Boot Cuffs! My daughters love them but the selection at the store is somewhat lacking. The sweater selection at the local thrift shop, however, is not.
- Lisa C. added Easy Diy Boot Cuffs! to Loopy Biker T-shirt ReVamp 14 Jan 23:46
- Lisa C. favorited Easy Diy Boot Cuffs! 14 Jan 23:45
- Hollie P. added Easy Diy Boot Cuffs! to saving for later 23 Aug 12:55
- Karen D. favorited Easy Diy Boot Cuffs! 10 Jan 02:57
- Grimgirl101 favorited Easy Diy Boot Cuffs! 07 Nov 17:08
- Buttercup favorited Easy Diy Boot Cuffs! 28 Aug 13:00
- Julia A. added Easy Diy Boot Cuffs! to Clothing Accessories 12 Mar 08:02
- Samantha C. favorited Easy Diy Boot Cuffs! 09 Mar 21:43
- gypsy abru added Easy Diy Boot Cuffs! to how to costume 03 Mar 03:17
- Lucinda D. favorited Easy Diy Boot Cuffs! 25 Feb 15:47
Start by measuring your sleeve. The length of the cuff is really up to you but obviously, the taller the boot, the longer the cuff should be. The part you fold over the top of the boot needs to be at least 3-4″. These are for tall boots so I made the whole thing about 12″ long.
Cut the sleeve about 2″ longer than the final cuff size. That way if the knitting ravels, you have plenty of excess.
Next, place pins next to where you will sew as a guide.
Using either a sewing machine or needle and thread, sew along the pinned guide, all the way around the sleeve. Make sure you only sew through one layer of the sweater, not both. If the sweater you’re using is thin, go ahead and hem it by folding over appr. 1/2″. This one is very bulky and I didn’t want a thick seam which might be annoying to wear.
To help prevent raveling, sew a second line next to the first.