Believe it or not, December is only one day away. If that cold hasn't struck your hometown yet, it will soon enough. Unlike in the summer, no one will give you strange looks for covering yourself in an endless pile of sweaters and quilts for the next few months. For those of us planning on going into full hibernation mode this winter, it's important to prepare the coziest setup possible early on so that the cold doesn't catch us by surprise and leave us shivering under a thin blanket.
We all have a favorite piece of winter apparel that, as wonderful as it was, doesn't fit as well as it used to. Instead of throwing it away, Jen at Drawings Under The Table came up with a clever way to warm up your feet without saying goodbye to your old clothing. Check out the images below to learn about how you can make your very own slipper boots.
You'll want to start by tracing an outline of your foot on a piece of paper. Don't worry, it doesn't need to be exact. In fact, you may want to make it a little large for added comfort. After all, it's not like you're going to be running a marathon in these things.
After that, simply use those outlines as a guide to cut the sole pieces out of the sweater. Use the sweater's body-area so you have plenty of room to work.
Next, stick one foot through each sleeve. Pull the wrist opening up your leg to the desired length. Finally, cut the sleeve off of the sweater, leaving a hole that is roughly the shape of the soles you cut in step two.
Connect the leg pieces to the sole pieces with pins, then use yarn to blanket stitch them together.
Blanket stitching is easy once you get the hang of it. Click here for more detailed instructions.
Now, slip on your brand new slipper boots and enjoy! Short blankets are no longer a problem when you have these in your closet.
Via: Jumble Joy | Drawings Under The Table