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.
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:
A sewing machine
Buttons and or rhinestone, sequins
Needle and thread
Trace your boot and sole onto paper. You will only need to trace one boot and sole to create a template.
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.
Cut out the templates from fleece, you will need 4 boot pieces and 2 sole pieces.
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.
Fold top over 1/8″ and sew.
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.
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.
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
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)
Turn rain boot liner inside out and place inside your rain boots. Flip top over so flowers show. Repeat with second rain boot liner.
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