Thursday, March 17, 2011

DIY Sherpa Boots? Oh Yeah!!!

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I know it's not green or shamrock themed, but I had to share my latest project:  DIY Sherpa Boots!  Microsuede on one side & fluffy sherpa on the other = soooo wonderful to wear.  I had this two-sided fabric left after I made some cuddly baby pants a while back.  I wanted an ideal project and then it hit me when I was staring at my winter boots.  Make some of my own!!  Except these are for indoor use, so they are the ultimate slippers.  


First I looked over my winter boots, measured for height, width & angles and made pattern pieces for the front & back leg, heel, top and sole.  Then I cut out the fabric:



I also cut out extra sole pieces from some non-skid fabric.  I sewed the heel to the back leg and the top to the front leg and then sewed these sides together with the seams facing out so the sherpa would show out the sides.


Then with right sides together, I sewed the upper boot and sole pieces together.  Folded down the cuffs and TA-DA:


These babies have become my new favorites for lounging.  So comfy and way better than my old, less-than-stylish slipper socks.  I also made these slip-on baby shoes for my little love bug:


I added a little cupcake ribbon for a dash of color.  The fabric totally takes the hard wearing an active 18 month old can throw at it and with the non-skid fabric soles, she's got the traction she needs too:


These have definitely made this long winter more bearable and with my "always cold" issues, I will probably be wearing them well into summer;)


Sharing these creations with my FAVE LINK PARTIES too so check them out HERE!

38 comments:

  1. WOW, these are impressive and could pass for the real deal! I think you could really market off this idea - ESPECIALLY the baby booties. Oh my goodness, love it (:

    Matching Mom/Daughter pairs? The wheels in my head are spinning FOR you! Haha.

    -Robin

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  2. These are fabulous! I NEED a pair! Now, off to dig through my stash....

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  3. I cant' believe you made those! I never would have thought to make my own slippers! I love them and they looks sooo comfy! Great job!

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  4. There look very comfy ! Love them !
    Anna

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  5. wow ~ i am super duper impressed! love these!!!

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  6. Very Cute. I was actually thinking of how I could make some of these for my baby. I had some Sherpa left over from another project. Looks like you did the hard part for me. I can't way to try this out. Great Job!
    Please link up at our link party
    Amy @SistersoftheWildWest.blogspot.com

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  7. Love, love, love these!! Great work!

    =)
    Monica
    ellabellabutterfly.blogspot.com

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  8. ohmygosh! Move over uggs! <3 how flipping cool!!!!

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  9. Those are so cute and looks so cozy! I'd love some shoes like that to wander around the house with in winter. :D

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  10. Oh, and thanx for stopping by to link this up at my party this weekend!! :)

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  11. So cute! you can never have enough of those, they look so comfy!

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  12. Cheryle these are AWESOME! I was thinking when I first opened the page "I wish someone would make a tutorial for adult sized ones." LOL
    I'd love to have you share this at my VIP party today @ http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/03/vip-party-7.html

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  13. Love them...they look so comfy

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  14. Those look SO comfy! Great job!

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  15. Amazing!
    Shannon@shannonantonysclutteredcloset

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  16. Thanks so much for sharing this! This is a fabulous gift idea. I have looked at these slippers in stores before and they are insanely expensive.

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  17. are you kidding?! these are DARLING!!! love! i wish my little man was a GIRL so he could wear matching booties- lol

    we'd love for you to link this up w/ us this weekend :)
    lollyjaneboutique.blogspot.com

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  18. That's awesome! I wanted to make some fleece boots for slippers this winter but never got around to it. I guess I'll have to bookmark this for next year since I already have the ac running!

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  19. AWESOME!!!

    Thanks for linking up I featured your post in my wrap up! http://tidymom.net/2011/im-lovin-it-wrap-up-3-20-11/ Happy Spring!

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  20. oo nice! i love them! I totally want to make some of those!

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  21. LOVE the sherpa touch! :D I've made boots this way before; my fave being made from a striped, felted wool blanket, but never done with that super yummy fleece inside! :D

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  22. These are SO great!!! I bet they're so comfy too!! Thanks so much for sharing on Fancy This Fridays!

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  23. AMAZING! these boots look great - as do the mini baby boots to match! :)

    I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
    http://jembellish.blogspot.com/
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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  24. OMG! I love this! My daughter is going to LOVE LOVE this when I make this for her! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  26. They look super comfy and snaggly. You are such a multi-talented crafter !

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  27. Love them. They look comfy! Thanks for linking with air your laundry Friday!

    xoxo,
    Jami
    www.freckledlaundry.com

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  28. I understand your cold issues! I think these will be on my must make list for next winter.

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  29. love the sherpa boot slippers, too comfy looking! Thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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  30. Hi
    Just wanted to let you know that I “ Featured” you on Santa’s Gift Shoppe Blog Hop today for your great project & inspiration! Be sure to grab the “I was featured” on Santa’s Gift Shoppe Button/Code for your sidebar! You deserve it! Thanks so much..If you’re not a follower already we’d love for you to join us. I usually put more about you/your blog but am having problems w/blogger. Have a WONDERFUL Week!!
    Barb

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  31. I bet you could just slip your feet into some farm/rain boots now, sherpa slippers and all, and you've got a very cozy warm winter boot! I'll have to make some of these!! Brilliant!

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  32. That's a great idea Kim - I'm totally going to do that when winter comes around again!

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  33. I love these! I need to keep my eye out for fabric like that.:) Awesomeness!
    Shiloh
    everydaygameplan.net

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  34. cheryl, i just love these boots/slippers. what exactly name of fabrics etc. did you use. i am not a sewer persay. i would love more details so i could attempt to make them! what size did u make for your, maybe you could post pattern? just a suggestion.

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    1. The fabric is a sherpa that has microsuede on one side & synthetic sherpa on the other (you can find it at Jo-Ann in the faux fur section - using a half-off coupon makes it really affordable). For the baby/toddler booties I used a pattern from the book, Sweet Booties. I made my own in size 7 by measuring and tracing sections of a pair of outdoor Ugg-style boots I had. As these are large pieces to try to line draw and scan into printable sheets and foot sizes vary so much I can't really post a downloadable free pattern for these - it would take A LOT more time than I have available. Hope this info helps.

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  35. These are amazing! Can't believe we didn't see them before. Thank you for sharing such a cute pattern!

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  36. Awww bummer for no pattern :(. Its easier to alter a pattern than make one. Hope you post your pieces someday

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