Gussied up rubber boots

Added May 3, 2011

by runningwiths...

Winnipeg, Canada

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Description

My little girl is probably accustomed to hand me downs by now. However, getting her big brother’s boots might be a little much. I thought I would try to give them a little girl touch. I was leafing through the March 2011 (I think…) BurdaStyle magazine a couple of months ago and found a picture of colourful rubber boot gaiters (I am calling them gaiters for lack of a better word). I couldn’t quite figure out how their version would stay on, so I decided to modify it. I remembered I had 4 hook and loop wrist bands left over from an event last year, waiting for a project, so I had an epiphany. I wanted to make sure that they would stay on for play time but be removable for the inevitable cleaning up required. I hot glued the loop side out of two of the wrist bands, one around the top of each boot. Then I stitched the hook side out on the gaiters. Fold over the tops and voila!

I bought the fabric as a remnant last year. I remember when I bought it, the clerk gave me a puzzled look and asked if I had a plan for the fabric. I smiled and said no, but I couldn’t pass it up. I love remnant bins, you never know what you find. I am one of those crafters that does better with stuff on hand for random ideas I have, rather than searching the stores when inspiration arises. However, that leads to a lot of stuff on hand! My daugher picked out the buttons. I didn’t do button holes, but rather, I used snaps.

Material Notes

small amount of quilting cotton, fusable interfacing, narrow double fold bias tape, 2 snaps, 2 buttons, 4 pieces of hoop and loop (could use 2 pieces of hook and 2 pieces of loop), about 10" each.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring
For
Children
Garment Type
Other
Style
Casual, Other
Material
Cotton

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