DIY Boot Socks From An Old Sweater

Today I want to share my version of DIY boot socks from an old sweater.  These cute ruffly socks can run anywhere from $20+ at various local stores and Etsy.  I made a pair for roughly $7 with leftover lace for additional pairs.

You will need the following supplies:

An old sweater with sleeves that will fit over your calves.  When looking through your closet or at the local thrift store, make sure to check the sleeves, this is a very important detail.

Coordinating lace (I bought two yards because it was on sale but you only need about 1/4 yard)

Coordinating Buttons (optional)

Scissors

Needles and thread

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1. Cut the sleeves off around the armpit area. You can always trim the sleeve to make them shorter if they are too long for your calves.

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2. To keep the cut raw edge from fraying, fold the fabric over twice and sew ImageImage

3. I cheated on this next step and used my sewing machine.  But if you don’t have one, you can easily sew the lace to the cuff of the sleeve.

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4. Add buttons or additional embellishments

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5. And you’re done! New boot socks from an old sweater in 4 simple steps.  These would be great for yourself or as stocking stuffers for the holidays!

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Oh!  And every once in a while you will stumble upon a sweater that already has the perfect sleeves to be revamped to boot socks!

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