Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Making your own boot socks from an old sweater


There isn't much I love more than a good re purpose project.  

Fabric and supplies for crafts can get so expensive, so I love to use things that I get cheap at garage sales, or things that I have on hand fo free yo!

Remember this ruffle skirt I made eons ago from some of my hubby's old t-shirts?


Or this scarf.  Again, out of old t-shirts from my hubby's goodwill pile.


I made this dress from a pillowcase that my mom sent me that she picked up at a garage sale.


We had LOTS of free time last week during our snowstorm, so I cleaned out my closet. 
I found this sweater that I haven't worn in a few years


and this camisole, that I got in my cousins Goodwill pile (she let me scavenge through it before she sent it off..thanks Betsy!).


I put the two together and decided to make some boot socks.


All you need is a sweater.  It's a bonus if the sleeve is a little tighter on one end.



I cut the sleeve off just before it attached to the body of the sweater


I was left with these two leg warmers but I knew they could be better


I really liked the lace on this cami so I cut it off.


I pinned it where I wanted it on my socks and hand stitched the lace down


And there you have it!


Boot socks for free!
My belt?  Oh, stay tuned for that tutorial later on this week.
You can find the tutorial on making your own skinny jeans here.





10 comments:

Julie said...

Super cute!! I love the added lace!!

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The Stuff of Success said...

Very cute - thanks for linking to The Stuff of Success. I will definitely have to try making a pair of these!

Dusty McRae said...

Super cute and thanks for the directions I will definitely be making these for my daughter.

Nicole said...

I noticed your boot socks in church on Sunday when I was standing behind you! Very cute....

Chandy said...

New to your blog, wow! That looks great! I think I will show this to my daughter, she loves doing things like that. Thanks!

Rebekah Markewich said...

Great idea!

JK said...

Awesome Idea!!

Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor said...

What a great way to repurpose!! I love them!! So cute. Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.
Jill

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Genius! You'd pay an overpriced fortune for these and they'd be half as cute.

Joanna @ To a Pretty Life said...

Those are adorable. I've recently decided I like the boot-sock trend, although I've never tried them over jeans, just leggings. Now I wish I'd kept that old wool sweater instead of sending it to goodwill! I love your belt too!