Friday, January 6, 2012

Fun Find Friday-Boot Socks

Another great Fun Find Friday these boot socks are so cute. I saw them on Pinterest and wanted them instantly. However they are way out of my price range. So what do I usually do when I see something I can't afford...I make it myself.

Unfortunately this was totally an experiment so I didn't make a tutorial. But here is what I did. I took a pair of over the knee socks ($2.80 at Forever 21) and some lace I already owned. I cut the side of the socks about 3 inches down. Then I fit the lace into the cut and around the top of the socks. I started by sewing (with the right sides together) the lace to the top of the socks stretching the sock top tight to account for stretch and comfort when I wear them. Then I proceeded to sew the cut back together with the lace in between. Add the buttons and you are done.
I love the color and style. I think that I would make a few adjustments if I did this again, like ruffling the lace to give it more of the look in the picture or maybe using elastic thread. But all and all I think they turned out pretty nice. Especially for under $3.00.

8 comments:

Heather said...

I want a pair!!! CUTE!!

Rachel said...

This is such a good idea(and cheap...bonus)!
Visiting from Show and Tell Friday, Rachel

Amber Branconier said...

so cute!!

Maureen said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE them! Seriously fabulous, thank you so much for linking up to Fresh Fridays on Release Me Creations...I definitely have my eye on these for Freshest of the Week!

OhioMomPatriot said...

Adorable! I am going to have to make these for my daughter. Thanks for sharing!

Ann LeClercq said...

Soooo making these! They are awesome - thanks for sharing!
Ann @ Suburban Prairie Homemaker

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

How fun! I need some now to go with my taped boots! http://craftingintherain.blogspot.com/2012/01/duck-tape-covered-boots.html

Amie {Kitty Cats and Airplanes} said...

I think they turned out beautifully!!