Monday, December 9, 2013

Faux Fur Boot Cover Up

I have a pair of boots that I call my "fake Uggs" that I've owned for years. I used to wear them a ton, but in recent years I've found new favorite boots, and now they've been sitting in my closet, lonely and forgotten. When I pulled out my fall gear recently, I found my sad little fake Uggs and decided they needed a makeover, stat.

I was inspired by all of the awesome fur lined and fur covered boots I've seen around. I really wanted a pair but didn't want to pay the hefty price tag so like the crafty girl I am, I found an easy and super cheap way to give my old boots a new look.

Here are the boots before they got the faux fur treatment:

Booooooring, right? Dig into your closets for some old boots, and let's get funky with some fake fur!

SUPPLIES: 1/4 yard faux fur, suede cording, a pair of boots, sewing machine and basic sewing supplies.

First, measure your boots at the widest part of the boot (at the top) and the skinniest part near the bottom. Also measure the length of your boot from the top of the foot to the top of the boot and add an inch.

Next, cut out two pieces of faux fur in the measurements you wrote above. Beware, fake fur will get allllll over the place. I learned this the hard way, and I was blowing fake fur out of my nose and picking fur out of my clothes for a few hours after. Unless you like that sort of thing, it would be a good idea to have a small vacuum handy while you're cutting. You'll thank me later.

With right sides together (RST) fold one of the long edges down 1/2 inch. Pin and sew. Next, fold your cover up in half with RST and pin along the short edge. Sew to make a tube.

Try your cover up on your boot to see if it fits properly, then make any changes needed before you move on. I ended up tapering my cover up a bit since the top of the boot was quite a bit wider than the bottom, making the cover up look a really baggy. You want it to be pretty fitted for it to look its best.

Finally, you'll want to complete the look by wrapping suede cording around your boot. Start by wrapping your cording around the back of your boot and crossing it in front. Continue wrapping and crossing your cording until you reach the top, then tie the remaining cording in a bow. You can leave it plain or maybe even add some beads.

Easiest shoe makeover. Ever.

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  1. I really like this idea, and it's a great tutorial! I have fake Uggs that need a little love, too.

  2. Super fun!!!! I <3 the faux fur:) Pinned and Merry Christmas


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