So ever since I saw these burberry boots from the Fall ’10 collection I’ve been obsessed with finding my own version, ie. cheaper and flat. BUT after searching high and low I can’t find any! I’ve seen many similar styles but they are all either heels or just ugly so I’ve taken it into my own hands (like any true DIY-er) and made my own. I took the boots I got from Common Sort last year and jazzed them up with shearling inserts. Check out how incredibly easy it is to make your own!
- Shearling (currently on sale for $12/m (down from $40) at Fabricland)
- pen/chalk for tracing
- sewing machine
- Cut a large piece of shearling and place it in your boot to trace.
- Use a pen to trace around the boot- keep in mind that you may want to extend the shearling to the front of your boot where your laces are.
- Add a seam allowance, I used 1/2″ and cut.
- Fold sides in and pin. Then fold (cuff) the top of the shearling down and pin where side fold is.
- Sew down the sides making sure to catch the top- this creates an open “cuff” that will fit over the top of your boots. By sewing down the sides you make sure that only shearling will show and not a raw edge showing the suede (in my case leopard suede).
- Done! Hopefully the pictures help illustrate this DIY- it’s a bit hard to explain. Let me know if you have any questions!