I've been in love with the chunky socks peeking out of boots trend all winter. I was going to knit my own little boot toppers, but then I thought that sounded like a lot of work, when most of it would be hidden inside my boots. So I decided to cut off the sleeves of a sweater instead! How's that for easy?
I doubt I'm the first person to come up with this, but I'm sure everyone does theirs differently. Here's how I made them:
I took this great thrifted sweater, chosen because I liked the sleeve cuffs. I chose thick ribbed cuffs so that I could fold them over.
I cut off the sleeve at the shoulder seam, so I would be able to decide later how long to make them.
Next, I tried on one of the sleeves and marked with a pin where I wanted to cut. I cut mine at about the ankle, but you could make these as long or as short as you want.
Then I took off the sleeve and cut straight across where I had made the mark. I matched the other sleeve up and cut in the same place.
You could really stop here, since the cut edge is hidden inside your boots. I decided to do a quick zigzag stitch at the bottom though, just to make sure it doesn't unravel.
TaDa! The finished boot topper! I have more sweaters and I'm planning on making lots of these! The finished look is adorable!
Have you made anything yourself lately?? Any patterns or tutorials you would like to share?
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