A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
News: The December Craft Challenge has been announced. Read all of the details here and get to crafting!
Total Members: 314,959
Currently Running With Scissors:
316 Guests and 5 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: These Boots Were Made for Standing Upright! (AKA Boot Inserts from Pool Noodles)  (Read 1096 times)
Tags for this thread: boot_inserts  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
1+
 
craftADDchick
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 11220
Joined: 15-Sep-2006


View Profile available for personal swaps
« 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!

THIS ROCKS   Logged

The choices you make today determine the choices you will have tomorrow.

51/50: 50+ Crochet Wash Cloth Along- Finally!!! Now for the + part Smiley
TheMistressT
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

There's not much in this world that can't be improved by either chocolate, bacon or glitter.
Offline Offline

Posts: 8230
Joined: 10-Jun-2007

Dahlin, I'm so glamorous I cry glitter tears.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2017 10:39:29 AM »

Cool noodles!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My blog, Suddenly Surrounded by Taxidermy
Pinterest
My Etsy: Bubble Off Plumb Productions

'16 FPs: 50
'17 FPs: 72
'18 FPs: 84
alwaysinmyroom
Craftalongs Moderator
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Make All Things, especially from stash
Offline Offline

Posts: 36948
Joined: 12-Feb-2006

Keep on crafting!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 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!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

50 Projects 2018 59/75
PINTEREST
355 days until retirement!!! Beach here I come!
Need some supplies?  I am destashing..maybe I have what you need! PM me!
bethntim
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 1213
Joined: 13-Jun-2006


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2017 10:54:13 AM »

I too suffer from "floppy boot syndrome" what a great way to keep them upright
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Patraw
Offline Offline

Posts: 2500
Joined: 08-Apr-2014

Punk'd by Pinkie Pie again.


View Profile
« Reply #4 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!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
craftADDchick
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 11220
Joined: 15-Sep-2006


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2017 04:13:47 PM »

Thanks, everyone!  And, its 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 Im going to have to seek out that version of the song!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

The choices you make today determine the choices you will have tomorrow.

51/50: 50+ Crochet Wash Cloth Along- Finally!!! Now for the + part Smiley
pottermouth
Crochet Moderator
Vintage Crafts Moderator

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 5142
Joined: 26-Feb-2008

I like Kit-Kat, unless I'm with 4 or more people.


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2017 06:49:32 PM »

Neat! Crafting something useful for $4 is a win-win. Thanks for sharing!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

craftADDchick
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 11220
Joined: 15-Sep-2006


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #7 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!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

The choices you make today determine the choices you will have tomorrow.

51/50: 50+ Crochet Wash Cloth Along- Finally!!! Now for the + part Smiley
pottermouth
Crochet Moderator
Vintage Crafts Moderator

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 5142
Joined: 26-Feb-2008

I like Kit-Kat, unless I'm with 4 or more people.


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2017 05:34:28 PM »

Buy more boots!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

craftADDchick
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 11220
Joined: 15-Sep-2006


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #9 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 Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

The choices you make today determine the choices you will have tomorrow.

51/50: 50+ Crochet Wash Cloth Along- Finally!!! Now for the + part Smiley
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Freezer Paper Stencil
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Tiny Needlework Succulent
Deck Those Halls!



Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org, © 2009-2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands