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Boca Raton, Florida, US
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A simple project to repurpose shoes or boots!

Well I had bought two pairs of boots like.. a year ago - a black and a white pair - because they were for cheaps! I've noticed I don't really wear my white ones as often as I used to - they're kinda boring now, I guess? - so I decided to make some panda boooots x3
P.S. Sorry there are so many steps - I just like being thorough ^^;

(Sorry for crappy main project image, haw haw)



  • How to make a boot. Panda Boots! - Step 1
    Step 1

    Collect suppliiies~

    A 10x10" piece of fabric is more than enough,a comfortable piece - though if you only have little pieces, that's fine, too.

    You can recycle pieces of paper and be sure to have a marker that you'll be able to see without it sinking through the fabric.

    Cloth scissors AND regular scissors. Or a pair of regular scissors to taken it all over, you know? Never cut paper or anything other than thread/cloth/yarn with cloth scissors - do as I say, not as I do! Haw haw

    Liquid FUSION Clear Uerthane Glue. Originally I was gonna use gorilla glue but it was all dried out and then I learned that it bubbles up anyways, so not a good idea! I got this other glue at Michael's for 6 or 7 dollars and it sounds pretty legit. So far so good - hopefully it has longevity. ( Haha, tablespoon.)

    (P.S. The ingredients says 2 boots because you need one for each foot! =D )

  • How to make a boot. Panda Boots! - Step 2
    Step 2

    Roughly trace the toe of the shoe and then map out the face you want - cute! You can get some cute face ideas by searching "panda" on CU+K!

  • How to make a boot. Panda Boots! - Step 3
    Step 3

    (You might need to open up the picture to see the eye shape I made - you don't need to, make this your own!, it's just to show you what I did) Cut out the shape right to the edge - you don't need any seam allowance! Eye holes are not necessary (especially if you end up finding googly eyes on a whim).

    Double-over a piece of your fabric that has enough room for your eye piece. Have the fabric folded right sides in and either hold it down really well while your cutting or pin it all together and cut around it.

    You need four of these in total so you need to do this step two times.


  • How to make a boot. Panda Boots! - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use the eyehole you cut out of your pattern to mark spots on the backs of your cloth and then gently pinch the fabric through the circle halfways and follow the semicircle.
    ( The shiny side of my fabric is the right side)

    Be sure to do this to all four eye pieces.

  • How to make a boot. Panda Boots! - Step 5
    Step 5

    Get another piece of cloth that you can fold in half and draw out a little nose and mouth, or just a nose, or just a mouth! Be sure you give yourself enough to hold onto while you're cutting them out.

    You need two of these in total, be sure!

  • How to make a boot. Panda Boots! - Step 6
    Step 6

    Kind of a tricky part - ears!
    If you don't want ears, you don't have to do this step, but I think they're really cuuuute.

    The initial shape is a half circle with two angled rectangles with an empty upside V in the middle. Fold along the dashed line and then tuck the two sides together - when you glue the fabric down like this, the ears will stand up!

  • How to make a boot. Panda Boots! - Step 7
    Step 7

    Cut out four of the ears shapes! I ended up doing the fold-over technique again, haw haw.

  • How to make a boot. Panda Boots! - Step 8
    Step 8

    Whew! More than half way there! This is what you should have so far:
    4 black eye pieces
    2 noses/mouths
    4 ears pieces

    Get your glue and paper clips ready~

  • How to make a boot. Panda Boots! - Step 9
    Step 9

    Glue the upside down V shut and try to make the edges as close to a straight line as possible.

    Put a paper clip over the glued edges to hold them together. Do this to all four ear pieces and set them aside - they'll need to dry for about an hour (two, if you want to be sure!).

  • How to make a boot. Panda Boots! - Step 10
    Step 10

    --> Elapsed time: About an hour or two. During that time, glue on all your pieces and maybe even your googly eyes if you want them =o

    Fold the flat edges forward, right sides together, apply glue to the edge.

  • How to make a boot. Panda Boots! - Step 11
    Step 11

    Press and hold the glue-ee edge to the boot and keep applying pressure for 5 minutes or so - if you take your fingers up, it'll come right up! =o

    Repeat for all the other ears.

  • How to make a boot. Panda Boots! - Step 12
    Step 12

    You did it! Yeyyyy!

    Another good idea would be to weather-proof these~
    They sell weather-proofing spray =o Probably at Home Depot or something.

    Hope you enjoyed thisss~ <3

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ErsatzEpiphany · Seattle, Washington, US · 105 projects
Oh my... these are too cute! I might need to get a pair of white docs Happy
Nice work!!
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 372 projects
Boo_its_Brittany · Long Beach, California, US · 182 projects
Soooooo effin cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute!
I rly wanna make some
Lucifer A.
Lucifer A. · Boca Raton, Florida, US · 7 projects
No, they're not Doc Martins, haha - I wish I could get some Docs T--T So expensiiive..

These are the boots I bought a year or so ago:

Yeyy! They're still 25 dollars! =D
They should have them in black, too~

Hope this helps!
Luna's acesorios Lucii desu(L)
Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
awesome!!! well done, like it a lot!;-D
xXxyou'll never find mexXx
so theyre not dc martens??????????
Emily C.
Emily C. · Fort Worth, Texas, US · 4 projects
Lucifer A.
Lucifer A. · Boca Raton, Florida, US · 7 projects
No, Soda Pops =O
That's why they were so cheap, haha.
They're pretty convincing, though!
Czeux Von Czeckeslovenisk
Czeux Von Czeckeslovenisk · Huddersfield, England, GB
they docs?

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