Update: I really, really appreciate all of the new visitors coming over from Pinterest, but before you leave a comment asking me where I got my boots or the lace to make this project, please take a moment to actually read the post (especially if you are a no-reply blogger or anonymous). All of the information is right here in the post~
Here's what you need:
-extra wide elasticized lace
-thread and needle
-sewing machine or serger
-scissors (not shown, why do I always forget one thing??)
-optional: buttons, bows, ribbon, etc.
1) Wrap your lace around your calf, just under your knee. Don't worry about doing it over top of your pants, you're going to wear these on top anyway.
2) Cut two lengths of lace to fit.
3) With right sides together, sew or serge the raw edges of your lace together.
|Please ignore the messy stitches.|
My serger was on a rampage.
4) Iron your seam towards one side and turn right side out.
If you want to stop now you can and there you go, you've completed the whole thing in about 60 seconds flat!
If you want to add a little bit more interest, read on.
5) Decide if you want your seam to be on the inside of your leg or at the back and then add some pretty buttons or bows or other embellishments. Just make sure to keep it towards the top of the sock so that it won't cause any discomfort inside your boot. Flat buttons work best. I put mine on the side but you could put them right down the seam at the back too!
This is also a great scrap buster if you just have a bit of lace left over from another project. Have fun making your own and have a crafty week~
**Update: a few people have asked where I got my boots....they're actually a few years old but I'm pretty sure I picked them up at a shoe store in Canada called Spring. I don't think they have them anymore but there are a few styles that are similar~
The lace is from the bargain bin at my local fabric store. If you don't live where I live this is pretty useless information. So just do a google search on "Wide Elasticized Lace" or go to Wholeport (link in my sidebar), sometimes they have it.
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