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DIY Boot Socks and Scarf

January 26, 2014

Sweet sweater turquoise

Sweet Sweater Boot Socks….I have lost my mind over these adorable little DIY Boot Socks! They are so CUTE I want to make them for all of my granddaughters….and daughters….and any one else…well, maybe not…but they are so simple you can make them for yourself with little or no sewing experience….in fact,  today I helped my oldest granddaughter make a pair for her little sister. One of her first sewing projects and she did fantastic!

All you need is an old sweater, preferably one in good shape. I found several at GoodWill and Salvation Army. They looked almost new.T Since I am in the South, I refrained from using wool…we just don’t have really cold weather…please ignore this week’s weather maps…~as a rule ~ we don’t have very cold weather… so, I bought mostly cotton sweaters, some acrylic and some with a little wool, tho not much.

Being on the frugal side, there was plenty of sweater left to make an infinity scarf! So this tutorial is for the boot socks and the scarf!

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All you need is a sweater you don’t mind cutting up, lace trim of your choice and buttons.

sweet sleeves

First you will need to cut the sleeves off. Make sure you are cutting straight and not angled at top of sleeve. Just cut straight across. that’s it.

Turn your ‘sock’ inside out. Choose your lace and sew it along the edge, with the right side up. The cuff will be turned down when you finish and you want the lace facing the right direction.

sweet sweater boot socks striped

turquoise boot socks

Turn the sock right side out and fold cuff down. Sew buttons in a row along the outside of each sock.

turquoise boot sock

Some of my stash of buttons….

button stash

c This is a pair of Boot Socks I made last week….cute, huh?

sweet boot sock

Hannah sewing buttons on her little sister’s boot socks!sweet sweter boot socks hannah

See how adorable the scarf is? And might I say, this little twin set will fit her big sister , too!

sweet boot sock above knee

I love that these are long enough to wear over her knees! So Cute!

sweet sweater scarf

And for the scarf.  Simply cut straight across body of sweater, below the arm hole. Then cut one of the side seams open. Fold with long edges together, top sides facing each other. Sew the long seam. Then turn so that it is right side out. Sew up one of the ends with the machine and then insert into the other end so that you have a circle. Turn the hem under and sew the two together by hand.

sweet scarf

Isn’t it precious….or is it just my model?  hummmmmm ~

So, now,  all you need is an old sweater, some trim and buttons….such an easy DIY project!

sweet sweater socks tourqoise

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  • God Life Happy Wife

    This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing. I’m visiting from SITS Sharefest. I’m definitely going to make these not only for myself but for my 3 year old daughter. I love how easy they are to make. ~Sherri
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    February 15, 2014 at 11:16 pm Reply
    • admin

      Yes, Sherri……they are easy and comfy and cute… Thanks!

      February 16, 2014 at 1:33 pm Reply
  • Akaleistar

    The boot socks are adorable! Happy SITS Day 🙂
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    December 16, 2014 at 11:23 am Reply
    • admin

      Oh, Thank you…thanks for stopping by, too!

      December 16, 2014 at 6:15 pm Reply

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