How to Make Cloth Boots

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How to Make Cloth Boots
Boots made from chenille can be chic, fuzzy and warm. (Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

If you have tile or hardwood floors, you know how chilly the floor can get in the winter. Cloth boots can make very warm foot coverings or slippers for the colder months, and they make great gifts for family members or loved ones. Making a pattern for the boot is fairly simple. You can tailor your boots to the wearer by using recycled sweaters, elaborate decorations or comfy flannel.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Cloth
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Pencil or pen
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Pins

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    Boot Pattern

  1. 1

    Trace your feet onto the paper. Draw a line down the middle of one of your foot tracings.

  2. 2

    Draw a line about 1 inch outside the shape of your foot. Make this shape a smooth oval. Cut out the oval. Fold the oval in half from toe to heel.

  3. 3

    Place the oval onto another sheet of paper, and tape it to the paper so it does not move around. Draw two vertical lines, one from the centre line of the heel, and one from the intersection of the two lines at the instep of the shoe pattern. Connect the two lines at the top with a horizontal line. The height of the vertical lines depend on how tall you want to make your boots.

  4. 4

    Draw a curved line attaching the vertical line from the instep to the outside of the shoe, near the toe of the boots.

  5. 5

    Cut out the boot pattern, trace it onto another piece of paper, and cut out. Set both aside.

  6. 6

    Repeat this process for the other foot tracing.

    Making Boots

  1. 1

    Lay the boot pattern onto the fabric you want to use for your boots. You should have four pattern pieces.

  2. 2

    Pin the pattern to the fabric, and cut out the pattern shape from the cloth. If you want to use a different kind of fabric to line the boots, repeat this step with your liner fabric.

  3. 3

    Use a needle and thread to sew together the two pieces of fabric from the inside. Sew together the two piece of liner fabric from their inside. Sew the liner fabric to the inside of the boot.

  4. 4

    Flip the fabric boot inside out once you have finished sewing it.

Tips and warnings

  • Some fabrics that work well for cloth boots are chenille, fleece, flannel, wool or velvet.
  • You can recycle a fleece sweater from a second-hand shop to use for the fabric of your boots.
  • Add embellishments to your boots, such as sewing on ribbons, bows, iron on appliques, adding pom poms, or folding over the top of the boot and sewing it down.

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