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on: November 28, 2017 09:24:48 AM 
Started by craftADDchick, Message by craftADDchick
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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...


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!)

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!

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