Baby it’s cold outside! Why not whip up a pair of snuggly boot toppers to get you though the winter? These could not be easier and they are practically instant gratification! All you need is an old sweater you don’t mind cutting up.
First measure the top opening of your boots. Mine are about 16 inches. Then measure around your calf at the point that your boots come up to when you’re wearing them. Mine measures about 14″ with narrow legged jeans on. You’ll want your boot toppers to measure somewhere in between in circumference. If they are too snug, they won’t roll over the top of your boots. If they are too loose, they will be all bunchy inside your boot. No good.
Next, find a sweater with some nice ribbing. You can use the bottom edge of a sweater or in this case, a big open cowl neckline. You’ll need approximately double the total length of your boot/calf measurement x about 6″ in width. I’ll need my sweater piece to be 30″ long (2 x 15″) and 6″ wide. The entire width doesn’t have to be ribbing, some can be the lower part of the sweater but you’ll want a knit that has some give to it.
Next cut your sweater piece it into 2 lengths measuring your approximate calf/boot top circumference. Fold one piece in half and sew the ends together. Repeat for the second piece.
Slide the topper over your tights or jeans so that the seam allowance is on the outside and the uncut edge of the ribbing is at the top.