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CLOTHING => Shoes: Completed Projects => Topic started by: craftADDchick on November 28, 2017 09:24:48 AM



Title: These Boots Were Made for Standing Upright! (AKA Boot Inserts from Pool Noodles)
Post by: craftADDchick on November 28, 2017 09:24:48 AM
I have a pair of boots that I don't wear often, and I hated that they were flopping over in the closet. So, I made myself a pair of boot inserts to keep them upright.


Here's how I made them...

Materials:

A pool noodle (I bought 2, but I ended up using about 3/4 of one)
Duct tape
Scissors (kitchen scissors worked really well)
Fabric (shoe or boot themed, even!)
Thread

Step 1:



Stick the pool noodle into a boot to measure the height that the inserts need to be.


Step 2:



Cut 3 pieces of pool noodle the same length. Then, cut one of the pieces in half lengthwise.


Step 3:



Duct tape one of the half pieces along the length of one of the other cut pieces of pool noodle. Repeat for the other pieces. Check to make sure that they fit into your boots.


Step 4:



Measure the length of the pool noodle from the hole in one end, to the hole on the other end. I included the holes in my measurement to make sure I had a long enough piece, and then I added 1" for seam allowance on each end (I did 1/2" seams).

Measure the circumference of the pool noodle, and add 1" for seam allowance. Note, make sure to measure at the widest part, and check both noodles. I only measure one noodle in a random spot, and one of the inserts was a snug fit. Fortunately, pool noodles are squishy.


Step 5:



Cut out 2 pieces of fabric that fit your dimensions (mine were 10" X 17").


Step 6:



Fold each piece in half the long way, right sides together, and stitch down the long side, and across one short end. Trim the corners and turn right side out.


Step 7:



Slip (or carefully wiggle the fabric over) the noodle into the fabric tube.


Step 8:



Fold the raw edges over and pin to hold in place. I folded mine like I was wrapping a present. Hand stitch the folded ends in place.

Stick them inside your boots and admire how upstanding your boots are!



Title: Re: These Boots Were Made for Standing Upright! (AKA Boot Inserts from Pool Noodles)
Post by: TheMistressT on November 28, 2017 10:39:29 AM
Cool noodles!


Title: Re: These Boots Were Made for Standing Upright! (AKA Boot Inserts from Pool Noodles)
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on November 28, 2017 10:40:00 AM
What a clever project!  I made a pair for some boots but had to stuff them...tight!  What a pain!  I have a few more pair of boots that need to be kept in tip top condition !  Thanks for sharing!


Title: Re: These Boots Were Made for Standing Upright! (AKA Boot Inserts from Pool Noodles)
Post by: bethntim on November 28, 2017 10:54:13 AM
I too suffer from "floppy boot syndrome" what a great way to keep them upright


Title: Re: These Boots Were Made for Standing Upright! (AKA Boot Inserts from Pool Noodles)
Post by: Patraw on November 28, 2017 01:24:13 PM
I only have winter and hiking boots, which, as they're fairly rigid and not very tall, fortunately never droop, but I like the solution you came up with for your boot problem and how you prettied them up with the fabric covering.

And I lol'd at your thread title--I've been listening to Antonia Banderas' Puss in Boots rendition of Nancy Sinatra's classic song on a Shrek CD I picked up the other day!


Title: Re: These Boots Were Made for Standing Upright! (AKA Boot Inserts from Pool Noodles)
Post by: craftADDchick on November 28, 2017 04:13:47 PM
Thanks, everyone!  And, itís funny, alwaysinmyroom, I never even thought about using stuffing!

The pool noodle was purchased at the dollar store, and the fabric is from the $2.99/yd store, so the whole project cost around $4 (with tax).

And, Patraw, now Iím going to have to seek out that version of the song!


Title: Re: These Boots Were Made for Standing Upright! (AKA Boot Inserts from Pool Noodles)
Post by: pottermouth on November 29, 2017 06:49:32 PM
Neat! Crafting something useful for $4 is a win-win. Thanks for sharing!


Title: Re: These Boots Were Made for Standing Upright! (AKA Boot Inserts from Pool Noodles)
Post by: craftADDchick on November 30, 2017 03:56:00 PM
Thanks, pottermouth! And, because I bought 2 pool noodles, I have another one to make something with!


Title: Re: These Boots Were Made for Standing Upright! (AKA Boot Inserts from Pool Noodles)
Post by: pottermouth on December 01, 2017 05:34:28 PM
Buy more boots!


Title: Re: These Boots Were Made for Standing Upright! (AKA Boot Inserts from Pool Noodles)
Post by: craftADDchick on December 01, 2017 07:00:04 PM
Buy more boots!

Hahahaha! The thought did enter my mind that I could use a brown pair :)