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Removable Non-Stretch Boot Covers Tutorial WIP

Here are my construction notes for removable boot covers. Of course, this can apply to any bootcover. I did not want to sacrifice a boot, so I looked up a lot of tutorials and combined them into this. Scroll down for the non-heel version.

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I placed the boot over the fabric and traced it and left a big margin (3"). Then I sewed along the red dotted lines.
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After sewing the front together, I clipped the curves.
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After taking the edges in, it looked like this.
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I cut out a rectangle to around the heel and then sewed the sides onto the main piece.
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I sewed elastic onto the bottom of the boot cover and made sure it was wide enough to encompass the sole of the shoe.
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At this point, I was done with most of the bootcover so I went on to the details. I cut out crosses that had to be sewn onto the main boot piece and boot flaps.
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I sewed velcro onto the ends of the bootcover. The ends of the bootcover should overlap so that the velcro can stick to each other.

Finished Bootcover

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That should be it. The bootcover should be able to slide onto the boot through the elastic on the sole and close with velcro in the back. I used safety pins to keep the bootcover on my boot since it kept slipping off.
Asuna and Yui
Photo by Sang Le Cosplay Photography

Boot Cover Variation: Non-heeled and Taller Than Shoe

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I needed a boot for my Shirayuki cosplay that was in the middle of my calf, but the only shoes I had were either too short or too tall, so I decided to make a boot cover for my shorter shoe. I added interfacing to make the part not supported by the shoe stand up.
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I put the shoe on the fabric and traced around it, leaving a 3 inch margin. Then I cut out two copies of the boot cover and pinned it together.
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I pinned the boot cover together and slipped it over the boot. There was overlap over the bottom, so I cut it off, leaving a 1 inch margin. I folded it in and sewed it down. I also sewed the 2 pieces of boot cover together.
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My boot cover needs to be taller than my shoe, so I ironed on interfacing onto the part not supported by the shoe. I overlapped it so that some interfacing would be inside the shoe too. This can be done before sewing the bootcover together, but I forgot.
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I slipped the boot cover on and pinned elastic band on the bottom. I used 3 elastic bands. Then after sewing that, I pinned velcro onto the back of the boot. A zipper works too, but I already had velcro in my supply drawer. The velcro does leave a line down the back of the boot, so it's not as "invisible" as the zipper, but velcro is generally cheaper.
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Finished boot covers. After my photoshoot, I threw them in the wash.

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