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Transform your knee high boots to booties
I liked that shoes, but as a knee high they were kind of too sparkly for me so I decided to make an ankle high from them.

That is my first tutorial so sorry if I made any mistakes.

Posted by Maria M. from Wrocław, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland • Published
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  • How to revamp a pair of revamped shoes. Knee High Boots Into Ankle High Boots - Step 1
    Step 1

    Decide how high you want your boots to be. Then OPEN THE SHOE ZIPPER, add about one inch to your desired height and cut rest of the boot off. Remember to DO NOT CLOSE THE ZIPPER, because this zipping stuff will fall out.

  • How to revamp a pair of revamped shoes. Knee High Boots Into Ankle High Boots - Step 2
    Step 2

    If your shoes are lined like mine, you have to get rid of the lining on that additional inch you’ve added to the desired height of the boot. Mine are studded so I had to remove the studs on that inch-wide area.

  • How to revamp a pair of revamped shoes. Knee High Boots Into Ankle High Boots - Step 3
    Step 3

    Next you have to shorten the zipper to desired height of the shoe. Rip out the additional inch of the zipper and cut it off.

  • How to revamp a pair of revamped shoes. Knee High Boots Into Ankle High Boots - Step 4
    Step 4

    Then use cord and needle to secure the zipper. Just stitch a kind of rectangle on the zippers last 3 “teeth” on its both sides. It will look better if cords colour matches the colour of shoe, but unfortunately I didn’t had a navy one so I used grey one.

  • How to revamp a pair of revamped shoes. Knee High Boots Into Ankle High Boots - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now heat the glue gun and glue this additional inch of shank inside the shoe.

  • How to revamp a pair of revamped shoes. Knee High Boots Into Ankle High Boots - Step 6
    Step 6

    Wrap the boot with a scrap of fabric and secure it with laundry clips so the glue could get it well. The fabric prevents the shank from dents that the clips could make. Leave it like that for a few minutes.

  • How to revamp a pair of revamped shoes. Knee High Boots Into Ankle High Boots - Step 7
    Step 7

    Take off the laundry clips and scraps of fabric from the shoes. Enjoy your new ankle boots! :)

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Maria M.
Maria M. · Wrocław, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, PL · 1 project
@Chastidy R. - Yes, If there's no zipper you just skip this two steps. I'm glad you like it Happy
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Chastidy R.
Chastidy R.
If you don't have a zipper you skip steps 3&4 right? Btw great tutorial!
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Maria
Maria · Houston, Texas, US · 115 projects
I loved your idea so much I tried it today. This is a genius! Happy
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Trickypixie1208 P.
Trickypixie1208 P. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 12 projects
I am thoroughly impressed! I have some boots I had no idea what to do with cause my calfs are a bit to big but the shoe fits perfect and I LOVE ankle boots..amazing <3 and your tutorial was great
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Maria M.
Maria M. · Wrocław, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, PL · 1 project
Thanks for all the favs Happy
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Queen A.
Queen A. · Melbourne, Victoria, AU · 11 projects
What a great idea!
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