Thursday, January 6, 2011

Knee High Boots to Calf Boots makeover

These are my knee high boots. I ordered them online several years ago, maybe 6. I had to order them online because you just can't find some shoes in stores in wide width.
I loved them! Then I had another baby.
You see, my feet grow a half size every time I have a baby. I used to be a 7ish, and now I am an 8 1/2. Not only did my feet get bigger but so did my calf's. I haven't worn these boots in about 4 years.
I was about to give them to Goodwill when I thought, "I wonder if I could make them shorter? If I am just going to give them away I may as well try. There is not harm!"
So I did!
These are not leather, some faux stuff. So I measured the boot, drew a straight line and cut.
(sorry... I forgot to take a before picture)

The cut is pretty clean and it won't fray so I am not worried. I will have pants on anyway so it is not such a big deal.

I have to put some stitches in the zipper to keep it from separating but they are pretty much done!
It was worth a try, and it worked out!


  1. Great idea thinking to cut them down! Thanks for linking up!

  2. Awesome! I would have been too chicken to try!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!


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