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
I placed the boot over the fabric and traced it and left a big margin (3"). Then I sewed along the red dotted lines.
After sewing the front together, I clipped the curves.
After taking the edges in, it looked like this.
I cut out a rectangle to around the heel and then sewed the sides onto the main piece.
I sewed elastic onto the bottom of the boot cover and made sure it was wide enough to encompass the sole of the shoe.
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.
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.
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.
Sang Le Cosplay Photography
Boot Cover Variation: Non-heeled and Taller Than Shoe
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Finished boot covers. After my photoshoot, I threw them in the wash.
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