DIY: 3 Easy Steps for Perfect Boot Socks

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by Cassy Krueger

As soon as the trees are ready to sport their fall colors, I’m ready to sport my fall boots.  I love pairing them with a cozy pair of tall socks, but I always find that thick socks leave little breathing room for my feet.  I thought it would be simple to create a DIY footless sock (much like the oh-so-fabulous leg warmer) to get the look without the hassle, and I was definitely right.  So simple!

Here’s what you’ll need:

-An old sweater you never wear.  If you don’t have any you want to cut up, check out Goodwill on State Street.  Look for a sweater with good sleeves—and by that I mean sleeves you can imagine as a cute pair of socks.  Use your imagination here!

-Scissors

-Buttons, lace, etc. for decorating if you so choose

-A pair of cute fall boots!

Step one:

Pull the sleeve of the sweater over your calf until it sits as tall as you’d like your socks.  I put mine on so that the end of the sleeve (the part not attached to the rest of the sweater) is at my knee because it’s already nicely hemmed and that’s the part of the “sock” that will stick out of the boot.  I know it looks ridiculous but it’ll be over soon, I promise.

Step two:

Mark a spot near your ankle where you want your sock to end.  Or, if you’re impatient like me, just start cutting while it’s still on.  You should end up with something that looks like the photo above.

Step three:

Match up the second sleeve on top of the already cut sleeve.  Cut the second sleeve at an equal length to the first.

Step four (optional):

You can add flair if you want to.  With the color and texture of the sweater I used, I chose to leave it alone.  If you want to add buttons, all you need is a simple sewing kit.

That’s it!  Now try them on!

They look pretty ridiculous by themselves, but…

They look awesome with boots on!  And no one will know that your feet aren’t suffering for fashion.  (I won’t tell if you won’t tell.)

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