Wednesday, November 7, 2012

DIY Boot Socks

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?
 -...and these old, green shorter socks (I cut and sewed on these.)

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.


  1. that looks great! yes...definite character!! love the look!
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    1. Thanks so much! I really enjoyed reading your newest entries. Following back.

  2. Hahaha! Love those and so easy to make. I also really like the boots themselves, btw. I'm visiting after connecting on Facebook and I'm now following you via Twitter and Pinterest. Have a wonderful weekend,


    1. Thank you Renee! I'm returning all the nice follows. :)

  3. I've been seeing these all over etsy and I can't believe what people will pay for them. I'm short, so when I wear boots, I can't wear ANYTHING above them or my legs look absurd! Found you at chic and crafty party.

    1. I know! Isn't it crazy how expensive they are? Thanks for visiting :)

  4. Love them, but where did you get your boots, they are super cute!

    1. Thank you! I got them at Marti and Liz. Have you heard of it? It's here in Tennessee, but not sure if it's a chain or not. They are Gianni Bini (sp?).

  5. This is a fabulous tutorial, thank you for sharing! I wanted to let you know that I Have added this project to my What Can You Make with a Pair of Socks Round Up. If you would rather I delete your project from this round up please let me know.

    Thanks and have a fabulous Day!

  6. I have one sets of dark booties, the posterior is studded with modest dark gems. I wear it with pants and dresses all through fall and summer. I am hoping to put resources into another pair for spring and summer. best work boots