10.01.2012

Boot Socks for Less than $5

I love this new trend of boot socks. I think they are super cute and gives an outfit a little extra something. However, I do not want to spend $30-$40 to buy a pair! I saw a pin on Pinterest about making your own boot socks out of an old sweater (I didn't pin it, so I don't know the original source) and thought that was a brilliant idea! So this morning, in less than 10 minutes, I made my own boot socks to wear to church.

I bought a cable knit sweater from Goodwill for about $3. Here's a little tutorial for how I turned it into some super cute boot socks.

Step 1: Cut sleeves off. **This could be your only step if you want! Just wear your socks with the cuff side on the top side of your boots. For me, I wanted to hem the bottom part so they wouldn't fray. However, I don't sew, so this is a no-sew way to do it. I used Heat n Bond, which I had on hand. You can buy this at any craft store.

Step 2: Turn the sleeves inside out and cut your Heat n Bond to the length you need. 

Step 3: Follow the directions on the Heat n Bond. It says to place it on the fabric with the paper side up and press your iron to it for about 2 seconds. 

Step 4: Fold your sleeve over to make a hem and then iron as the directions say (press iron for 8-10 seconds to seal the bond)


 Step 5: Put your sweet new socks on and pretend like you paid a lot of money for them! **This is still the "cuff" part of the sleeve on the outside of my boot because it looks better. 

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18 comments:

  1. I just ordered some of these from Etsy! I wish I would have seen this prior to purchasing them. Stopping by from Sugar Bee Crafts - feel free to check out what I linked up this week.

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    1. Trisha, I love your blog! I am your newest follower!

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  2. These are adorable and I love the re-use of the sweater. Well done! Got to you from Sumo's just so you know. :-)

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  3. love it,, now I need to go buy some new boots. Thanks for sharing

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  4. So cute and crazy simple! I'm all about saving time and money at www.saving4six.com

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    1. Thanks Carrie! I love your blog and am now a follower!

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  5. I have seriously been wanting to do this! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

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    1. Danelle, you totally should do it! It is so easy and they're so cute when they're done!

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  6. I'm so glad that I'm following you! What a clever idea. Thank you so much for sharing this on TT&J:)

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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    1. Thanks Katie! I just checked out your website and it's so cute! I'm now following you.

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  7. I LOVE this idea!!! Thank you so much for sharing it! Pinned with full credit for future reference! I found you from the DIY Project Parade on the DIY Show-0ff!

    Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations
    http://shonaskye.blogspot.com

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    1. Wow Kristy, thanks! I love it when my posts get pinned!

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  8. Very fun!!! I'm featuring you Katie! XO, Aimee

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    1. Wow, Aimee, thanks!!! I checked out your site. It's amazing!

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  9. I love this! it looks so easy I can't wait to try (if only the weather would get below 70). New follower.
    Danielle @ www.thesweetpeapod.blogspot.com

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  10. Oh - thanks for this idea! Was looking to buy some for my mother-in-law's birthday, but I may just make some for her!

    makingitfeellikehome.blogspot.com

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