So I grabbed my daughter a cute pair of brown boots to wear through fall and winter, the next step was to grab a pair of pretty boot socks or boot cuffs to peek out. I could not find them anywhere local, looked online and they were just too darn expensive, or buying on Amazon they would take 6 weeks or more to arrive so -new plan. I thought that surely I could whip up something myself so I headed to my favorite store Hobby Lobby and wandered around the fabric aisle thinking what I could use because while I loved the adorable knitted boot cuffs 1) I don't knit, and 2) I can barely sew. Lucky me I found a pretty simple lace in the embellishments and ribbons about 6″ wide and lo and behold it was stretchy!! Yes, I CAN do this. But of course they needed a little bit of flair so I also grabbed a pack of brown buttons, I wanted these suckers to go with everything.
Seriously, these were sooo easy to throw together and came out so cute I am considering making a pair for everyone for Christmas! I even found the supplies on Amazon for you in case you don't want to get out of your pj's to go grab them-they are in much larger quantities so you can make a lot! (Or save some for another post I will be sharing on how to use this lace) The tutorial is ridiculously simple and can be modified to make for adults as well.
DIY Boot Cuffs
optional- sewing machine
This is really embarrassingly easy…
Wrap lace around your models calf- you want it just a bit tight.
Mark it, cut it.
Cut the second piece to the same size.
Fold lace piece in half, “wrong side in” and yes there was a wrong side on my lace.
Hand sew or run through your sewing machine as close to the edge as possible, reversing to reinforce on each end . I didn't even pin it, since it was such a quick sew i just matched up the edges and took my time.
Flip inside right, determine where you want buttons, mark lightly with a pen, then sew on buttons- exactly opposite of the seam you created so the seam runs inside the leg.
That's it, this project literally took me about 10 minutes to complete. I didn't even have to learn how to knit-score!
Then all you have to do is slip them on over the legs before you put on boots, adjust to where you want them, and pull on boots. They are machine washable, I recommend hanging to dry.
This project became really special to me as it was the first sewing project my 4 year old did with me. Somehow, even with my lack of sewing skills, guiding her little hands as they helped the fabric through the sewing machine just felt so right and incredibly sweet.
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