The Cutest DIY Kid’s Boot Socks Ever

In Beauty & Fashion, Cooking & Crafting, Parenting by Jen48 Comments

My kids go to a public charter school where they wear uniforms. I like the uniforms and feel that they cut down on a whole world of problems for both families and children. My girls also enjoy adding cute and fun accessories within the dress code. Today I wanted to share with you these adorable DIY kid’s boot socks I have started making that my daughters are now in love with.

There is no end to the possibilities with these and truthfully they take only about 30 minutes with little to no sewing skills to make!

What You Will Need

  • An old sweater- I picked up an old sweater at Goodwill for $1.99. It was kind of a raunchy halter that I would never let my girls wear, but the sleeves were cute and that’s the important part.
  • About 1 to 2 yards lace
  • A needle and some thread or a sewing machine
  • Buttons for embellishment

Step 1

Place the sweater flat and cut straight across the sleeve.

Step 2

Stretch the sleeve out. The daughter I made these for wasn’t home so I stretched it out. P.S. Thank you very much to the daughter who just said my legs look like sausages in this picture…

Step 3

Turn the sleeve inside out and fold down the top and widest part of the sleeve. Then tack down this top cuff. Make sure that you use even stitches and thread that matches so that it can’t be seen on the outside. You can either hand sew or use your sewing machine. I hand sewed because I was enjoying a nice kid free moment watching Sherlock and didn’t want to leave the couch.

Step 4

With the sleeve still inside out, take your lace and pin/ sew it about a quarter inch from the top. Make sure to not have the seam so tight that it makes it hard to fit a foot/leg back in! My 7 year old actually did the stitching during this step and she did pretty good! Once the lace is applied, turn it back right side out.

Step 5

This is the last and final step. Pick out your embellishment buttons. This can be absolutely any color you want. My daughter picked red for Valentines Day!

Voila now you have boot socks!

The great thing about these boot socks is that your possibilities are pretty much limitless because you can make as many different styles and colors as you want. Once my girls started wearing these to school the requests for how to make them started flooding in. With even a few kindly paced hints that these would make fabulous birthday presents for their friends!

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      Thanks Janine! I am not even remotely a real seamstress. I can thread a needle, sew buttons and hems and ittty, bitty little jobs like this that require about 50 stitches total. Anything more than that and I am maxed out!
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  1. How stinking cute is that?! What a GREAT idea! When are you opening your etsy shop? I’d like you to cut off the sleeves of a cream cable knit sweater and add wooden buttons. Bill me!
    Kristen recently posted…Why We Love The BachelorMy Profile

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      Yep I hear you, once I made this skirt that was supposed to be no-fail and I failed. I sewed the waist together. I closed the other end up and turned it into a pillow. You are impressed by sewing prowess now aren’t you?
      Jen recently posted…The Cutest DIY Kid’s Boot Socks EverMy Profile

  2. Hi Jen, I do miss the fact that Greek schools don’t have a uniform or dress code. I think that uniforms give children a sense of pride for their schools and as you pointed out reduces problems.

    I think these boot socks are quaint and pretty. And there’s nothing wrong with your legs, my first thoughts were that your daughter has very long legs…If only my legs were that long…I’ve got short dumpy ones
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      Silly lady, there is nothing short and dumpy about you!

      The daughter in the picture is in 1st grade and she is the tallest 1st grader at the school. My husband and I are wondering how tall she will get. She is already almost as tall as her brother who is 3 years older!
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