I've been in search of boot knitted boot socks for a while now. I havent been able to find any that I liked so I decided to make my own. Now, I cannot knit or crochet so I did the next best thing. I went to the thrift store and bought a sweater for $1.99 and used that. I got a cable knit sweater, that is the style I was looking for, not necessarily what you need-- any sweater will do. I started by cutting off both sleeves, trying to cut along the seam for minimal sweater sheading.
I cuffed the sleeve and ran a stitch with my sewing machine along the bottom of the sleeve (where your hand would come out. I then cut the other end down to size and folded it over and ran a stitch to prevent the sweater from coming unraveled.
|On the right is the cuffed semi-finished boot sock, left is the cut sleeve|
Once I finished both socks I picked what button I wanted and sewed it in place. I had no brown buttons so I painted large green buttons. I first sanded them down, painted, then applied a layer of mod podge.
Let me just say--I am a beginner sewer, if I can make these; anyone can make these!
What you need:
1 sweater (mans or womans)
Needle and thread
2 (at least) buttons
Sewing machine (optional)