September is the beginning of boot season for most people. You know the months when you pick your entire outfit based around which boots you want to wear. Tell me I am not the only one.
When looking for a new way to enhance some of my classic boots for the long winter months, I found adorable boot socks…with outrageous prices. On closer examination of the socks I found that they looked like a couple sweaters I was ready to give away. And thus the homemade boot socks were born!
How to make Homemade Boot Socks from an Old Sweater.
Old Sweater, Sewing Machine, Pins, Fabric Scissors
1. Make sure your sweater is clean and dry. Lay it out flat.
2. Cut the arms of both sweaters off and slip them onto your legs to get the fit right. Pin them into place where you want to sew them.
(Aren’t my daughter’s feet so cute??)
3. Hem the raw edges with a sewing machine. If you don’t have a sewing machine or just want to get the project done quickly use fabric glue or hand stitch it.
4. Throw on your favorite skinny jeans, slip your new homemade boot socks on and you are ready for a night out. That’s an order!
Homemade boot socks make great thrifty presents for friends, too. They can get up to $30 a pair so free sounds pretty good! Dig through your closets, make yourself a pair or two and get ready for the start of boot season!
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