Remember my fabulous thrifted two-steppin’ cowboy boots from a Wild West Thrifty Thursday?
Unfortunately the faux leather started to peel away from those second hand beauties so they were put out to pasture until I could come up with a fix to get them back in rotation.
Fortunately my refashionista brain came up with a quick & painless way to transform those worn out kickers into stylin’ buttoned booties!
Here’s what I did:
I snagged the boots
and a selection of hoarded fabric belts
*This was one of those times where a project totally changed mid-refashion. My original idea was to wrap & attach the belts around the boots to cover the worn areas but what worked so well in my head simply didn’t in reality so I put on my thinking cap and began again.
I chopped the boots to my desired height getting rid of most of the wear and tear, hooray!
Grabbed a wide fabric belt, cut it to size and hand stitched the pieces around the chopped tops to bind and cover the raw edges.
Snagged my jar of brown buttons
(why yes, my button stash is sorted & stored by colour in baby food jars)
and stitched a few over the remaining shabby areas + a few more for extra fanciness!
Yeehaw from the front and back!
Completely awesome from the sides!
Are you digging my fast and fancy faux leather cowboy boot fix as much as I am?
Get the how-to behind what I did with the chopped boot tops right here:
+ Check out the 3 groovy DIYs I created from a pair of faux suede boots:
= why I love being a Refashionista!