April Showers Bring May Flowers! – DIY Rainboot Liners

3 Apr

A free rain boot liner tutorial by American Felt and Craft

Rain is cold, rain boots are not warm, fleece is soft and warm. Can you see where I am going with this?

Having just bought my family their first sets of rain boots I found it odd that while they are indispensable in certain climates they are oddly not made for warmth. As they say necessity is the mother of invention. These little rain boot liners warm little (or big) tootsies right up and remind us what all that rain is for. So it’s simply a bonus that they are quick and easy to make AND they use up all those little scraps of felt you have been squirreling away all winter!

Should you find a rainy afternoon to whip up a pair or two of these rain boot liners please remember to send us pictures! We would LOVE to see them and send you a thank you coupon for your next order from our store.

Happy Crafting-

Andie

For this project you will need:

Rain boots (try to find a pair without the back tab or handles or just cut them off)

Fleece – amount depends on the size of the rain boots you are creating liners for, I used less than 1/2 a yard for these children’s size boots.

Scraps of felt in various colors, I used:

Hot Pink

Lilac

Pink Tutu

Bubble gum

Peaches and Creme

Buttercream

Honeydew

A sewing machine

Buttons and or rhinestone, sequins

Needle and thread

Scissors

Step 1:

Trace your boot and sole onto paper. You will only need to trace one boot and sole to create a template.

Step 2:

Add 2 inches to the top of your boot template and straighten out the bottom edge, leave other dimensions as is, this will allow you enough room for the seams.

Step 3:

Cut out the templates from fleece, you will need 4 boot pieces and 2 sole pieces.

Step 4:

Using a sewing machine stitch around sides of boot leaving the tops and bottoms open.

Step 5:

Pin sole piece into place, be sure to flip the direction of the sole for the other boot so feet will fit comfortably. Sew into place as shown.

Step 6:

Fold top over 1/8″ and sew.

Step 7:

DO NOT REVERSE BOOT LINERS: Place your boot liners inside the boots, pushing down all the way to insure they sit correctly. Lightly mark the line where the liner folds over.

Step 8:

Using the template provided below cut out flowers for your boot liners. The amount you will need depends on the size of your boots but for these I cut 2 of each template in each color felt.

Flower 1:

Cut 4-8 petals (template A) for each flower you are making.

Step 1: thread needle through 1 petal piece as shown.

Step 3: without cutting thread or knotting thread remaining petals through

Step 3: Pull tightly and bring threaded needle back through the first petal creating a circle with your thread.

Step 4: Pull tightly and knot, add center with buttons, rhinestones, or sequins.

Flowers 2-5

Remaining flowers 2-5 are assembled by stacking templates together.

In left to right top to bottom order:

UL: D & F

UR: B & B

LL: C, G & F

LR: D & D

Step 9:

Turn rain boot liners right side out. Hand stitch down flowers along top edge taking care not to go below your marked area (as a side note these flowers are actually upside down because they will be flipped but that won’t matter)

Step 10:

Turn rain boot liner inside out and place inside your rain boots. Flip top over so flowers show.  Repeat with second rain boot liner.

Enjoy!

Templates

Click to enlarge

All images copyright American Felt and Craft all rights reserved for personal use only.

Enjoy your new rain boot liners

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One Response to “April Showers Bring May Flowers! – DIY Rainboot Liners”

  1. Tracy June 8, 2011 at 7:40 pm #

    Great idea so cute, I wish I had some of these when I lived in Seattle.

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