Rugged Sweater Boots DIY

Wednesday

You better believe I've been craving a pair of boots like this ever since I first saw the trend. I'm a sucker for a good pattern, so when I found this knitted fabric, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. 

Supplies: Boots with some type of pattern within the leather. Your fabric can be something like an old sweater, knitted fabric, or thin canvas; sturdy fabric that's not too bulky.
Pantry Supplies: Thick leather or fabric glue, paint brush, scissors.

Begin by applying glue to the areas you want to cover with fabric. I worked by small sections so that the glue was fresh when I went to apply the fabric. You'll want to leave the edges free of glue so that you can fold the edges of the fabric after you've attached it to the boot. // Begin applying the fabric to boots. Make sure you have enough fabric to wrap all the way around the boot so that all the rough edges can be covered. // Once you've completely covered the boot in fabric, cut off the extra edges, leaving 1/4 inch around the edges. Fold these edges inward and glue them all along the edge of the pattern on the boot. This gives the final product a clean edge.

This chilly weather has inspired a lot of warm, cozy projects lately. What projects are you creating for the cold season?


35 comments:

  1. Love this idea! And now your boots are even more fabulous then before. Love the DIY
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  2. How pretty! You are so darned creative!!

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  3. i saw these DIY on another site, looks soo effective i cant wait to try it!

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  4. This is such a great idea!! So creative!

    - k

    www.boardwalksandboulevards.com

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  5. I'm not usually a fan of the "sweater boot," but the pair you made is so cute!! You've convinced me!
    Leopard and Lavender

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  6. Just amazing!!!!

    http://www.frenchinlosangeles.com/

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  7. adorable! one of these days, i'm going to have a marathon of your diys!

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  8. Those are totally cute!

    Christen
    http://www.anunordinaryhello.com

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  9. Your DIYs are always so creative and end up looking so nice!

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  10. great DIY! happy halloween :)

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  11. WOW! Amazing! This is such a great idea!

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  12. Such a brilliant idea!
    Kinda like the rug too though...

    x Sari

    www.alittlehummingbird.com

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  13. I have had this in my DIY folder for a few months now ever since I saw an adorable pair on Fab.com way out of my price range. Yours turned out terrific!
    xo Hannah

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  14. Lovely!

    Valentina
    http://valentinaduracinsky.blogspot.com/

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  15. Oh I loooove it! So dang cute! :)

    ~Phuong
    http://classypeach.blogspot.com/

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  16. LOVE these!! you did a great job!

    Sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com

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  17. Oh, these are adorable! I have a vintage 60's pair, and I *adore* the pattern, but they're wedges. :/ I hate wedges.

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  18. cute boots and i love your blog! mind to check out my blog? maybe we can follow each other :)

    www.thebeautyyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  19. u r so creativee! i love how it turns out <3

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  20. It turned out nice! Must try this! :) Thanks for sharrring! :D

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  21. Great idea!

    xx
    http://www.eugenemarseille.com/

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  22. hi Kinsey! :) Amazing idea!!!
    Please stop by my blog if you have time, I am hosting a giveaway http://jasminblancboutique.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/giveaway-earth-jewelry-set-for-him-and.html as a herald of my new collection! :) Would love to have you!
    xx,
    Erika

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  23. Very cute. X

    http://your-girl-is-lovely.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. Those turned out so cute! What a great idea.
    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  25. Great idea,I love this trend!!Kisses from www.stylepicture.blogspot.com

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  26. okay, those are just adorable. seriously, gosh. xo

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  27. Very nice find on that fabric! The boots look fab :)

    Alli xx

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  28. You got my mind running with ideas! Love it. Thanks for the inspiration Kinsey!

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    I would advise anyone who offers any type of instructions in their blog to check Listia for stolen intellectual property and report it here:
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    1. Thank you for letting me know! I really appreciate it.

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