June 29, 2013

Gwen's Rain Boot Cuffs

By Leah Morrow
 Add Pizzazz to your dreary old leopard print rainboots - Gwen-style.


Step 1:: Measure the circumference of the top of your boot . Transfer this measurement to a piece of paper and add 2x the height you want your boot cuff to be. Add a 1/2" for seam allowance to all 4 sides.


Step 2:: Use your custom pattern to cut out the fabric for your cuff and the lining


Step 3:: Gwen made her's detachable (just in case she had a more casual occasion), by adding an adhesive velcro to the boot and sewing regular velcro to the cuff


Step 4:: Next, interface your fabric so it isn't floppy. Stitch your lining and exterior pieces together (right sides together, stitch all 4 sides but leave a hole to flip it right side out, then flip it right side out, press your seams flat, and top stitch around the cuff to close opening you left). Stitch your velcro on the bottom inside of the cuff.


 Step 5::  Press a fold at the desired height. 


Step 6:: Gwen added elastic across the back to keep the cuff tight around her calf and covered it with an adorable bow.


Go get wet!