Monday, January 28, 2013

DIY Boot "Socks"

My mother-in-law l-o-v-e-s her boots.  For her birthday I made her these boot socks/cuffs after seeing them for sale on etsy for $20 a pair.  (I found the idea and tutorial on making them here.)

First, I found 2 sweaters at my local thrift store.  (One was brand new from Target!)  I specifically looked at the sleeves on the sweaters to make sure they were wide enough to wear as a sock, and looked to see if the cuff would work in a "sock-like" setting...  

After washing the sweaters, I cut about 6 inches of each sleeve off each sweater.  

Then, I sewed a hem to the cut edge so it would not fray.

And...that was it!  
Total cost for 2 pairs of boot socks: $7.    

 I thought they looked pretty cute with skinny jeans and boots, but without the bulk of wearing knee socks.  (They probably look good with leggings, too, but my preggo self has me avoiding anything that tight right now...)

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  1. Tricia, this is such a great idea! I really need boot socks, but they're kind of expensive, and I've been holding out. Not sure if I'm crafty enough to do this, but I want to give it a go!

    Also, if I can help out with a guest post in the next few weeks/months, I'd love to!

  2. there no end to your talents?! : ) Those are amazing! And if I could thread a needle... But I will show them to my artistic daughter, Madison. She will love the idea! Have a great Monday, Tricia.

  3. They turned out great! Very impressed!!

  4. I have been wanting to make some of these too! I found your sight via New Nostalgia. I have a very similar situation, living away from family. You blog looks cute and I'm your newest follower.

  5. Very cute! Great use for those sleeves and cuffs.

  6. Love these. What a great gift!!! Pinned:) New follow for you. Follow me too at

  7. This is SUCH a great idea! All those too small sweaters I have no pass on at the thrift store? Never again. I discovered your blog through a link up...I look forward to reading more!

  8. I just made a scarf from a sweater...the sleeves were to small to do this with though. I was sad! Check out my scarf, you could use the rest of the sweater for this!

  9. I love this look and was wanting to try making my own pair, I didn't know it was that easy! We would love it if you would link up at our new linky party: Two Girls and a Party Hosted by:
    Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life
    Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    We hope to see you there!

  10. Love them! And a great price! I've got two sweaters in my craft room waiting for this to happen to them! I've gotta get on it before winter is gone!

    Jenna @

  11. I've been wanting to make some of these. Thanks for posting about it!

  12. awesome diy since the ones made by hunter are pricey!

    popping over via frenchcountrycottage and hope you'll stop by when you have a moment.

    smiles to you and happy weekend.


  13. I love love boot socks but they are really pricey. I cannot wait to make these, they are soo cute!! Thanks for linking up!

  14. So cute!! Great job. I need to do something like this. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!

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