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bromimeoke
« on: July 10, 2011 01:51:31 PM »

This isn't really a clothing post or a shoe post, just a "plain-to-cute" spiffing up post. I went shopping looking for cute rainboots but most of them only matched one or two things in my wardrobe. So I bought a simple black pair with buckles on the side. And I now these boots are made for walking! Grin

To make the cuffs, I simply measured around the top of my boot and added 2 inches for seam allowance. Then I took that measurement for the length and about 8-10 inches for the width. I sewed up all the rough edges and in the end had a tube of fabric. Then I just tucked about half/most of the 8-10 inches into the boot and rolled the rest of it over the outside. (I recommend putting the liner on your leg inside out, stick your foot in the boot, then slip the cuff down inside, roll it over, then adjust as needed.) If you make it long enough, they can cover buckles and such, or you can whip up some cute bows to slip onto the buckle straps like I did! (You should be able to find a basic bow tutorial on Craftster if you need help. Smiley ) Fast, simple, and super cute! Very easy for a beginner and easier to sew than a full liner.



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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2011 02:01:45 PM »

That's a really cheerful idea for a rainy day, thank you.
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2011 02:03:14 PM »

Great idea!!!! I'm moving to Vancouver in the fall, and have been wondering what to do about my lack of rainboots. I was thinking I'd get a cute patterned pair, but this is so much more versatile. Make a pair of liners to match everything you own! I wonder how hard it would be to somehow glue/sew strips of velcro into the boot to keep the lining solid but still removeable, so you don't have to put the liners on your feet separately?
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2011 02:43:20 PM »

I think it only fair to tell you that I'm stealing this idea.
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bromimeoke
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2011 10:14:19 AM »

Great idea!!!! I'm moving to Vancouver in the fall, and have been wondering what to do about my lack of rainboots. I was thinking I'd get a cute patterned pair, but this is so much more versatile. Make a pair of liners to match everything you own! I wonder how hard it would be to somehow glue/sew strips of velcro into the boot to keep the lining solid but still removeable, so you don't have to put the liners on your feet separately?

I wouldn't try sewing the velcro, because the boot is made of rubber material, but gluing could work. Just put the softer side of the velcro in the boots and the rougher side on the cuff, so it doesn't rub your leg raw.  Smiley
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