DIY BOOT SOCKS: SEW EASY!
Um, why hasn’t anyone told me the magical power of boot socks? Hmmmmmmm. Normally, when I wear my knee-high boots (or as I like to call them: hooker boots), I’m usually wearing tights or tucking in my skinny jeans. I never really thought about boot socks until one day I found myself running around in a skirt and my boots. The day was still kind of warmish so I opted not to wear tights (I probably couldn’t find a clean matching tights) so I wore my normal low-cut socks underneath my boots.
My legs kind of felt naked without tights or jeans. Over the past year, I’ve noticed the simple tutorials on DIY boot socks and the accompanying pretty pictures, but I never thought I needed boot socks. The second time I decided to wear a skirt and a brand new pair of brown hooker boots, I immediately knew I needed boot socks to complete my outfit. I felt matching tights would be too formal for a casual dinner with friends, and I NEEDED boot socks in five minutes (I picked the outfit at the very last minute).
So, how did I make my very first pair of boot socks in less than one minute? The other four minutes were spent taking off the boots, sliding the socks on, putting the boots back on again, and adjusting the socks for maximum awesomeness. With Charlie’s permission, I took a pair of his white crew socks and cut them right above the heel line. Boom! Done! Days later, I completed the boots socks with a zig zag stitch to keep them from fraying. But for one night, the one-minute boot socks worked beautifully in a pinch.
Now, I’m absolutely in love with boots socks. I. LOVE. THEM. To me, even Charlie’s old plain white socks just added a little something to the boots-skirt combination. Down the road, I plan to incorporate a little bit of lace and a few buttons on future boot socks. When I shared my newfound love for boot socks to Charlie, he asked why not just buy some knee high socks? Because I would be spending money on something that I could easily make from old shirts and sweaters.
Plus, big and knitty socks will make the calf area just fatter (harder to zip the boot) and really warm (hello, sweaty legs). Fake boot socks will eliminate the extra padding and the tropical temperature, but yet keep the knee area warm and fashionable. This winter, I am determined to successfully refashion a sweater into a nice warm skirt! I know I can do it! And now, I can use the sweater sleeves to make boot socks! I feel warm and fuzzy knowing I can create two refashions from one sweater. I love great ideas.
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