I love the look of boot socks. I figured that my favorite boots deserved some boot socks to go with them. Where on earth would I find a cheap pair though? Turns out you can make your own boot socks from old socks! This is a great way to save money.
So, I found two pairs that I thought would work:
-one long pair of soft, bunchy tan socks (tall socks don't require any cutting). They look pretty dorky here, huh?
We'll start with the tan socks, because they are simple. Just find some tall socks that will hang out over your boots a bit. You can bunch them up at the top like I did here.
No use spending money on boot socks when you might already have something in your drawers that will work!
The green socks required a little more work than that.
First, I hand sewed the tops down so there there would be a fold to add some character and also some thickness.
You can see the type of threading I did below. It was fast and easy!
Next, I sewed buttons to the folded top area. I found four buttons that were a close enough match. Then, I cut the bottoms off. Why did I cut the socks, and not just wear them how they were? They were too short to come over the boots. They look pretty rough, but they turned out cute!
That's all there is to it. Below is a picture of how the boot socks look underneath it all. I guess it's kind of like wearing a mock turtle neck.