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Topic: DIY Vintage UGG Boots Tutorial!  (Read 29961 times)
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« on: March 09, 2005 10:17:56 PM »

Hello fellow craftsters!  Good-bye over worn $300 trendy UGGS!

Now you can make your own "Fashion Flair Boudoir Boots.

http://www.angelfire.com/indie/cedu/diy/diy_boot_004.jpg

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You will need:
 - 1 yard 36 inch wide fabric
 - 1 pair of soft slipper soles
 - 5 yards 1/2inch seam tape
 - Matching sewing thread
 - 2 sheets of brown paper at least 12 inches X 16inches
 - Pencil
 - Ruler
 - Scissors
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Suitable fabrics: Quilted Nylon or cotton; upholstery fabric.
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THE PATTERN:
http://www.angelfire.com/indie/cedu/diy/diy_boot_001.jpg

Making and altering the pattern:
The pattern here is for shoe size 7 1/2 .  Rule one sheet of paper into a grid of 1 inche squares.  Copy the pattern from the graph (figure 1) onto your grid, one square on the graph being equal to one square on the grid.  Cut out the pattern.  Measure carefully the length of your foot by drawing carefully around it on the second sheet of brown paper.  The length from the tip of the big toe to the heel corresponds to the straight line from A to B on the pattern.

To make the pattern larger.
Cut the pattern along line E to F.  Lay the pattern onto the clean side of the brown paper and spread the two sections until Line A to B is the correct length.  Redraw the curves as shown in figure 2 and cut out the new pattern.
To make the pattern smaller.
Cut the Pattern Along line E to F.  Overlap the two pattern sections until line A to B is the correct length. Lay the pattern onto the brown paper (clean side), redraw the curves as shown in figure 3 and cut out the new pattern.

http://www.angelfire.com/indie/cedu/diy/diy_boot_002.jpg This is figure 2 & 3.

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MAKING THE BOOTS

Cutting the fabric. Fold the yard in half right sides together.  Pin the pattern to the top of the folded fabric and cut around the shape leaving a 1/4 inch seam allowance.  Unpin the pattern, and cut the other boot in the same way from the remaining fabric.

Joining the fabric. Place the fabric peices together in pairs, right sides facing, and machine stitch from B to C and from D to A with 1/4 inch seam.

Machine stitch these seams again over the previous stitching to strengthen them.  Press the seams open and snip the seam allowances on the curves.  Cover each seam with tape and slipstich the edges of the tape to the fabric, hiding the raw edges of the seams with the tape (FIGURE 4 aka below)

http://www.angelfire.com/indie/cedu/diy/diy_boot_003.jpg

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Joining the fabric to the soles.


Pin and baste the fabric to the soles matching the toes and heels and edges.  Using a fairly long stitch, carefully machine stitch the soles into place with 1/4 inch seams.  Machine stitch the seams twice as before.  Open out the seam allowances, cover with tape, and slip stitch the edges to the fabric and soles. (FIGure 5 aka above picture).

Finishing the boots.

Make the top edges of the boots neat by turning 1/2 inch hems covering the raw edges of the fabric with seam tape and slip stitch into position.  Turn the boots right side out.
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cassiemarie
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2005 10:45:34 PM »

Wow! I know have the perfect idea of what i should do with that odd sized piece of fake fur that i have laying around! haha -- these are awesome! thanks!
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2005 10:53:41 PM »

that is cool! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2005 03:38:18 PM »

AWESOME!

I'm going to have to make a pair of these for sure!
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2005 03:56:55 PM »

this rules!i was looking at shoes cause mine are tattered and they all sucked so bad and were over my budget (over five dollars) but this looks like it could be made cheap if wanted. yea!
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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2005 07:18:35 PM »

Wow, I really like this idea. UGG boots are ugly anyways... you might as well make boots that don't look like everyone else's.
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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2005 09:20:34 AM »

Now you can make your own "Fashion Flair Boudoir Boots.

If only I had a boudoir...preferably draped all in red velvet, with vases of peacock feathers everywhere...  Cheesy

Seriously, that is the best name ever for an item of clothing.  I will have to make a pair, solely to be able to tell people that I'm wearing Fashion Flair Boudoir Boots.
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tiamaria
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2005 10:28:37 AM »

love them !! must go buy fabric to make them with. I want something girly. These would make great gifts for craftsters grannies and other old dears.
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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2005 06:40:02 AM »

Can just see those done with the multi-coloured fur we have at work,  probably have to make 2 pairmy daughter will probably fight me for them.  Oh jeeze then her friend's will want a pair too.

Just what have you done to me???   as if I don't have enough to do

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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2005 05:10:16 PM »

The turquoise ones look like oven mitts for your feet!
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