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Sunday, January 8, 2012

DIY: Boot Socks

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) 

Happy crafting!


  1. Very clever! I love how you recycle things!

  2. Thanks! I love up-cycling things and repurposing things to make them new and fit my home my style!