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Boot Socks – No Sewing Required

I’m typically not one to wear all of the latest styles when it comes to clothes. Some would call me conservative, I like to call it classic. 🙂 I’m not sure if boot socks have been around for a long time or if they are a trend but lately I’ve been seeing them everywhere and I think they are so cute.

Boot Socks – No Sewing Required

Now, I’m not going to pretend that I was the first person to come up with this idea. Just do a search for ‘DIY Boot Socks’ and you will find several posts similar to this one. But what I will tell you is that I made mine last year and the idea for them was conjured up in my own mind. No internet searching was done prior to my idea, so I was pretty proud of my own little DIY moment.

My husband had two old cashmere sweaters sitting in the closet.  My original plan was to make pillow covers out of them. But after a year or so of procrastination (I’m good at that) I took a look at the sleeves and thought that they would make great boot socks.

Now, I realize that the title of this post includes “No Sewing Required” but there was some sewing done on my version. Remember, I’m working with a man’s sized, slightly stretched out sweater. So, like I do with all of my tailoring needs, I took them to my mom who cut the sleeves off near the shoulder, then cut them up the middle and overlapped the fabric and sewed one straight line from bottom to top. But don’t be confused by that. If you’re working with a woman’s sweater, with just one simple cut near the top of the sleeves, they’ll be ready to wear.

Take a look in your closet or purchase a gently used sweater from a second hand store and make a pair of your own. You could even embellish them with buttons or lace. I wear mine scrunched, as you can see in the pictures, but you can easily straighten them by cutting them at the bottom to a shorter length and pulling them down. At any rate, I’m sure you will love them as much as I do! And besides being cute, they are functional as well. They keep my legs really warm. 🙂

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