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1  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: sweater boots! on: December 27, 2005 09:47:49 AM
I gave it a shot just now and here's what I came up with.
I had this giant pink sweater that I tried to frog but since it was MuyMalWorld (walmart) quality it wouldn't frog in bigger than 3 foot stands.  Well then I had these shoes with pink soles.  I'm thinking of putting some chain around the ankle or something.  The leg is my son's.  I thought he would die!

those are looking tight!  kudos to the little man for braving the terrors of the pink boot.  oh, and what's frogging?  hope the holidays went/are going well (for those doing the hannukah thing).
2  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: sweater boots! on: December 20, 2005 10:09:43 PM
hey folks!  ok, here goes:

so did you handstitch??? i don't have a sewing machine - so i really hope i can do this...
oh - how long did it take ya???
no more questions... for now Smiley

i handstitched the sweater to the acutal shoe, but i used the sewing machine to sew up the tube/leg of the boot.  the actual project took not too long--about 4-6 hours total, spread over a week or so, but the first boot took longer cause i was feeling my way around. 

So, I have these...Sandals Cheesy And I like the wedgy look of them, and I don't really like them haha, they need a new look.  How do you suggest going about doing this?  Here's some pics of them if it helps.

Maybe, I could sew it to the actual like flat of the shoes like, the black part that's all squishy Tongue  Also, would you suggest cutting off the strappy things?

hm, i'm not sure.  well, i'm pretty sure you should keep the straps, cause the sweater won't keep the shoes on your feet.  as to the whole sewing on issue, perhaps you should try to sew through the cork?  like, bend a needle and hook it through?  i don't know that you should sew the sweater onto the footbed, cause it might look funny?  but, i can't visualize it, so i am very possibly wrong.

i'll check back soon, so post again if you have (more) questions.  thanks to everyone for all the postive feedback, and happy crafting.
3  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: sweater boots! on: December 19, 2005 09:16:34 AM
they're awesome ....do they need to be orthopedic shoes? can you foresee any problems using different types of shoes?

nah, you should be able to use any shoe you desire.  just make sure that the leather/whatnot is soft enough to be pierced by a needle.  i picked othropedic shoes cause a) they're inherently comfortable, and b) it's kinda fun to make over an extremely ugly shoe.

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Hooded jacket. on: December 18, 2005 10:49:42 PM
oh man, i dig.  love the thumb holes.  and the hair.  thinking aboot gettin dreads myself.
5  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: sweater boots! on: December 18, 2005 07:44:49 PM
all right ladies and gents, i gots the goods.  ok first step:

cut out a square of sweater fabric that should fit around the shoe.

ok, prep the shoe for sewing by cutting out the top (if that's applicable) so you can reach all the nooks and crannies of the shoe.

then, start to sew the square to the shoe, right above the sole.  make sure to sew the finished edge of the fabric, or the edge will be all scraggly.

when you've sewn all the way around the shoe, turn the fabric inside out and sew up the edge, creating a tube.

after that, guess how you want the top of the shoe to look and sew up along the pins.

cut off the excess

turn the fabric so that the right side is facing out and voila!  you have the sweater boot of your dreams!

here they are on my loverly legs.

this was the lady who kept you all waiting.  you can't blame me, hm?

ok, so if you have questions, just post and i'll be checking back.  oh!  and post your finished boots!  i wanna see how they turn out!  so, sorry for the wait and happy crafting.
6  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: sweater boots! on: December 18, 2005 03:03:34 PM
whoa, i'm really sorry, i've been looking after my 2 year old sis, so i couldn't finish em, but i'll do them soon, no te preocupes.
7  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: sweater boots! on: December 14, 2005 09:40:25 PM
hey, sweet!  i'm so excited that you guys are excited.  i'll finish up the other boot and photograph my progress, ok?  it might take a coupla days, though. 
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Girly ruffled tops with yokes and such on: December 14, 2005 09:35:15 PM
those are so hot.  i love the femeninity mixed with casual vibe.  i'm such a t-shirt junkie, and i get bored with my ole plain janes.  yay new idea!
9  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / sweater boots! on: December 14, 2005 09:22:02 PM
you can take a stinky old pair of orthopedic shoes and holey sweater:

and turn it into this:

what it looks like without a leg:

just sew the sweater into a tube attached at right above the sole, then turn it inside out and pin/sew to fit.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: hand bleached horsey shirt! on: October 26, 2005 10:26:31 PM
wow, that is fantastic.  i'm such a t-shirt junkie and try to redo mine a lot.  mostly cutting, but this is so sweet.
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