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Offline sk8great

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How do I make my own boot covers?
« on: January 27, 2013, 08:31:03 PM »


I wanna make boot covers like the one above. How do I do it?
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Re: How do I make my own boot covers?
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2013, 09:40:45 PM »
Found these instruction online if you don't have a pattern.
http://au.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100609005632AAhVyic

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Re: How do I make my own boot covers?
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2013, 09:47:38 PM »
Found these instruction online if you don't have a pattern.
http://au.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100609005632AAhVyic


Thanks :D I'll attempt to do it!
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Re: How do I make my own boot covers?
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2013, 10:28:44 AM »
Would love to see your finished product!

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Re: How do I make my own boot covers?
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2013, 12:35:15 PM »
I am not sure if the boot cover pictured indeed functions a boot cover, very difficult to do all the details on stretchy fabric.


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Re: How do I make my own boot covers?
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2013, 01:08:29 PM »
I think perhaps it could.  I've done saddle shoes that worked just fine, and I think I could copy these.  Another way to do it would be to have a piece of velcro run up the heel instead of a seam, kind of like those heavy boot warmers some coaches wear.

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Re: How do I make my own boot covers?
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2013, 01:37:37 PM »
Another way to do it would be to have a piece of velcro run up the heel instead of a seam, kind of like those heavy boot warmers some coaches wear.

Excellent idea!

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Re: How do I make my own boot covers?
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2013, 04:37:36 PM »
I am not sure if the boot cover pictured indeed functions a boot cover, very difficult to do all the details on stretchy fabric.

I think the details could be done and still maintain the stretch - I just did a pair of "cleat" style boot covers that didn't require any extra openings to get on and they even had non stretch laces used. I did 8 pairs of "converse" sneakers for our winter show but I painted them and they were not as detailed as these. Velcro is a good option though - I did a pair of pirate boot covers with velcro up the back - worked great on the skate but didn't stay up her leg as well.
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Re: How do I make my own boot covers?
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2013, 05:11:30 AM »
Another way to do it would be to have a piece of velcro run up the heel instead of a seam, kind of like those heavy boot warmers some coaches wear.
When I was a kid "everyone" had fake fur boot covers (including me!), with the Velcro closure. I don't know when those stretchy covers of modern days came out, but it was definitely not back then.