Tuesday, February 19, 2013

How To-zday Given the Boot{stuffers}

I can not, in good conscience  take complete creative credit for today's craft.  A friend of Thing 1 gave her a store bought set, & I was inspired to make my own.  I have a few pairs of boots that tend to dip & sag when left to their own devices in the closet-- & when I remember to, I jam them full of papers to help them hold their shape & protect the leather from creasing.  When Thing 1 showed me her gifted boot stuffers, I knew I had to get sewing {& slapped myself on the forehead for not thinking of it myself}.  They are much easier to insert & remove than wadded paper, & they look nicer to boot~*


The boots in question, paper {I used shipping paper} & pen to make the pattern
Enough fabric to cut 4 {2 pieces per boot}
Stuffing {I used the plastic bags we had accumulated from days we forgot to bring our shopping bag to the store}
Cedar chips-- not necessary, just a nice touch

The rest is easy~*

It took me, oh, maybe 30 minutes to make them {including time spent foraging around for the supplies in my craft closet}.  Easy peasy, lemon squeezy~*
The Bass boots, that I purchased over a decade ago on sale & have adored ever since, will be shapely & uncreased for another ten years.  Now to get back to sewing another set for the beautiful black riding boots my Mom gave me~*

Have a crafty Tuesday!