Saturday, September 19, 2015

DIY Lace Boot Cuffs

Well, Fall is officially upon us! My most favorite season. It's time for jeans with boots and comfy sweaters. I have been seeing some really cute boot cuffs floating around Pinterest lately. I jumped on the tall boot with jeans bandwagon last Fall but haven't yet accessorized them properly. After looking at all the amazing options I decided I NEEDED some lace boot cuffs. My poor poor husband! I hauled him and our son to THREE fabric stores on my quest to acquire stretchy wide lace. Do you know how hard it is to find wide stretchy lace in the rural Midwest? People let me just say it is hard. I struck out all 3 times. So, I gave up and was just going to have to look online. Well, our last stop of the day was Wal-Mart. I decided to look and see if they had any boot cuffs. They only had short boot socks. Sigh. Can a girl catch a break? Well the boot cuffs happen to be with the ladies under things and I happened to walk by an end cap when I had a crazy idea. You just never know when or where inspiration is going to strike. Here is what the end cap was full of;  

Stretch lace in a manner of speaking. So, I called my husband over and said, "I have a crazy idea!" His response as usual was, "Oh no!" This is because I have so many. I told him I had found my wide stretchy lace and wanted to experiment. Being the ever so supporting loving husband he gave his stamp of approval (not without laughing a lot first) and into the cart they went. I also told him, "If this works I am coming back and buying one of every color!!" There is no doubt in his mind that I will follow through. So, here is how to make your very own pair of lace boot cuffs out of "Cheeky" Lingerie. Buy the largest pair so you have more material to work with.

1. Cut along the seam on both front and back. Don't forget to cut out the finished seam. This gives you 2 boot cuffs. (The above photo is what they look like after being cut.)

2. Fold in half and pin. Sew a straight line and then sew a zig zag stitch over it for reinforcement. Turn right side out and rock those new boot cuffs!! If you want you can add buttons or bows or flowers or whatever you want. Color options are endless.

Total Cost: $2.97 + tax 
Total Time: Maybe 10 minutes

Happy Accessorizing!

P.S. I will be going back for more colors!!