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A fashionable use for sweater scraps!
I cut up an oversized men's sweater to make my Kitten Kap, and used the arms to make leg warmers but I was lazy and didn't add elastic to them so they were always falling down. I never wore them, and then I stumbled upon the Sweater Boots project by Naimh O. and gave it a twist to make it my own!
I am So. Happy. with this design.
I pinned the arms (or leg warmers, past and present lives don't matter I guess!) while they were around my legs, and then sewed along the pin line, removing pins as I went. Then I pinned along the sole where I wanted the hot glue line to be.
I lined the cuffs with elastic, but I got lazy near then end and hot-glued the buttons on to the cuffs. These can be worn pulled up or scrunched down around the ankles.
I'm already warming up! Hope you like, and thanks to Naimh O. for being my muse!

~Zoe

Posted by ZanyDays from Twin Falls, Idaho, United States • Published See ZanyDays's 112 projects »
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  • How to make a pair of sweater boots. Sweater Boots - Step 1
    Step 1

    Pin the fabric around your leg.

  • How to make a pair of sweater boots. Sweater Boots - Step 2
    Step 2

    Sew along the pin line, removing one pin at a time. I used a wide zigzag stitch for extra stretch.

  • How to make a pair of sweater boots. Sweater Boots - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut off the excess fabric.

  • How to make a pair of sweater boots. Sweater Boots - Step 4
    Step 4

    Next I stretched the fabric dow snuggly over the soles and pinned where I wanted the fabric to be glued to the sole.
    This is the inner sole.

  • How to make a pair of sweater boots. Sweater Boots - Step 5
    Step 5

    And this is the outer sole.

  • How to make a pair of sweater boots. Sweater Boots - Step 6
    Step 6

    Trim off with about half an inch of allowance.

  • How to make a pair of sweater boots. Sweater Boots - Step 7
    Step 7

    I placed a pin in the very tip of the fabric as my start position for gluing.

  • How to make a pair of sweater boots. Sweater Boots - Step 8
    Step 8

    Glue in short segments all the way around, using your pins as guides for where the fabric should attach to the sole. Remove pins each segment.

  • How to make a pair of sweater boots. Sweater Boots - Step 9
    Step 9

    Press the fabric down gently onto the hot glue.

  • How to make a pair of sweater boots. Sweater Boots - Step 10
    Step 10

    Pre-trim

  • How to make a pair of sweater boots. Sweater Boots - Step 11
    Step 11

    Trim close to the glue line for a neat finish.

  • How to make a pair of sweater boots. Sweater Boots - Step 12
    Step 12

    Next, carefully flip the shoe inside out. I had to bend mine nearly in half, but just be gentle and shimmy the fabric off the heel end first and the toe will follow.

  • How to make a pair of sweater boots. Sweater Boots - Step 13
    Step 13

    Right side out boots.

  • How to make a pair of sweater boots. Sweater Boots - Step 14
    Step 14

    I wanted my boots to scrunch and to pull snuggly up over my calves, so I cut some elastic and sewed it to the inside of a 3 inch cuff. After the elastic was sewn I folded the cuff up toward my thigh. The elastic is covered by two inches of fabric and the natural sleeve "cuff" sits against my skin, covering the elastic inside the new cuff.

  • How to make a pair of sweater boots. Sweater Boots - Step 15
    Step 15

    I chose this button for the accent.

  • How to make a pair of sweater boots. Sweater Boots - Step 16
    Step 16

    But since it only had a single loop with which to attach it to the fabric, I knew it would be floppier than I wanted. So I hot glued it to the fabric instead of sewing it.

  • How to make a pair of sweater boots. Sweater Boots - Step 17
    Step 17

    And pressed it firmly until it was secrure, while it was on my leg.

  • How to make a pair of sweater boots. Sweater Boots - Step 18
    Step 18

    Button glued.

  • How to make a pair of sweater boots. Sweater Boots - Step 19
    Step 19

    Now the boots can be worn as knee highs.

  • How to make a pair of sweater boots. Sweater Boots - Step 20
    Step 20

    And as scrunchy boots! =)

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leheq999 l.
leheq999 l.
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