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I made some Sweater Boots out of an old sweater and some flat shoes.

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Comment by JaQ's JunQ on November 15, 2010 at 12:07am
AAaah, okay. Thanks for clearing that up Tawny! Now I wish I hadn't thrown away those old beat-up slippers. My problem is I wear them outside and I can't go outside without getting caught up in gardening! (Not good for slippers). Still, I plan to try this and will post when I'm done.
Comment by marilyn on November 14, 2010 at 5:37pm
@ Susan. I was thinking more like the (soles) material for slipper socks. I found something like it at Sewbaby but it comes in sheets which is great for my 2 yr old. But for the adult size it seems too expensive. I wonder if someone sells by the yard.
Comment by Tawny B. on November 14, 2010 at 5:30pm
Yeah, the tutorial is a bit tricky.

Basically it's like sewing. You sew right sides together. So in this case you take the shoe and glue the sweater right sides together with the shoe. This will make the sweater kind of fit around the bottom of the sole backwards. Then you can bend the shoe and turn it right side out. You could also fold the bottom of the sweater under like a hem, line it up how you want it to look when it's done and then glue it to the sole. That way you would have proper visualization of the process (and no need to turn right side out afterward).

I kept the entire shoe so that I would have a stable thing to walk on and could wear my boots outside. I didn't cut any of the shoe off. When I pull the boots on, I just slip my foot into the shoe :)

Thanks! I like my version the best too!
Comment by JaQ's JunQ on November 14, 2010 at 4:20pm
Okay, I checked out the tutorial and there is one part that is confusing to me...
The gluing of the shoe to the sweater. She says turn it inside out, but doesn't really give any more details on that part. I wish it was a video. :-/ Are the original shoes INSIDE the boots? Is the shoe part cut off? Heeeelp!
Any tips about doing that part?

P.S. I thought your version was the best! :-D
Comment by Tawny B. on November 14, 2010 at 9:11am
For these sweater boots, I just used a cheap pair of flat shoes for the soles. I got two pairs for $20 and wore one pair to a wedding and then never again. Perfect because you can glue the sweater right to them and they bend enough to turn the boot right side out when you're done. It worked really well. I can even wear them outside like regular boots!
Comment by Susan on November 14, 2010 at 8:35am
marilyn, if you have an old leather coat, or something made out of leather you can cut up, use it and cut the soles out from that. recycle baby!
Comment by Patricia on November 14, 2010 at 8:22am
Love these, I too have very cold floors and end up wearing my socks 24 -7 these would be a whole lot better
Comment by JaQ's JunQ on November 13, 2010 at 3:28pm
SO CUTE! My house is freeeezing in the winter (even though I'm in CA) and I am going to make some of these for sure. Thanks so much for sharing!
Comment by Miss Creative on November 13, 2010 at 8:50am
What a great idea, well done
Comment by marilyn on November 12, 2010 at 6:03pm
I love these. I planned on making slippers for my family for x-mas but cant find the right type of material's for the soles :(

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