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Hoodie Boots

lhor-hoodie boots

Five years ago, I would def say no to this kinda shoes. Not that I don’t like it…mostly because I’m too shy to wear it here in Indonesia. But hey, there’s always a start for everything right? I choose the start on Feb. At the time I was browsing my outfit and thought nothing’s good enough to wear. Then my mind mumbling…why don’t add a touch of boots?? Boots always a push-up to every clothes. I would just wear a plain shirt with jeans and a boots will def make it stunning. So boots it is. But my feet can’t handle any shoes, so I decided to make one. The idea itself based on a tutorial I found on the net few months back. I forget the link, but you can find it under “sweater boots” keyword. Have fun πŸ™‚


What we need to make this simple boots are: used fabric (hoodie & sweater make the best boots!),Β sewing kit, hot glue gun and a pair of flats.Β That’s it! simple simple πŸ™‚

*ps. forgive the blurriness, I’m taking all pics using only my phone in night hours too. Bad Rena, bad!

lhor-hoodie boots

1. Any tutorial I found online using sweater as the main material. But I’m using hoodie instead. It’s easier to find and a lot easier to make. But downside is, hoodie doesn’t stretch as much as sweater do. I don’t mind though…First thing to do is cut both hoodie sleeves. We’re gonna use the upper part as the shoe bottom cover.

lhor-hoodie boots

2. Next, prepare your flats. Measure the height you desire, then try inserting your flat into the sleeve. To make your boots fit perfectly, try putting it on. Then pin your sleeve following your leg. Make sure to left extra 1/2 to 1 cm so your boot won’t be too tight.


lhor-hoodie boots

3. Trim the excess fabric. Then sew along your pins. Leave the bottom open because we will glue what’s left from the fabric to our flat’s body.

lhor-hoodie boots

4. Now let’s grab that glue gun and shoot those fabrics into the flats! It’s fun, really :p
Anyway, as seen in pic #3, you’ll have excess fabric from the sleeve at the bottom. Fold that excess inside (to between your flat & outer side of the boot), then glue it onto the flat’s body using glue gun. Make sure to dry up the glue before you do anything else to your boots.

diy hoodieboots

5. You can always do extra decor to your boots. I add two buttons which I found on my hoodie to my boots. Just trim the part where the buttons are, then attach it to the boots opening. You can never be too creative for your own creation, right πŸ™‚

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  1. An-Anna
    An-Anna July 13, 2018

    This is great. I think I’ll use this for my Star Trek cosplay!

    • rena
      rena July 13, 2018

      Hi, thank you for stopping by πŸ™‚
      Would love to see the cosplay, must be awesome!

  2. lexie
    lexie February 5, 2016

    I found this while trying to save my suede boots and this is a great way to have a new one! I just have a question though, the excess fabric that has been glued to the soles of the flats- did you kept them just glued? or covered it up with rubber soles or something?

    • rena
      rena February 7, 2016

      Hi Lexie, thanks for stopping by πŸ˜€
      Actually I didn’t glue the excess fabric to the soles, instead I glue it to the upper-part/body of my flats (tutorial no.3). So the excess fabric stay hidden beneath the boot’s body, while the soles became our boot’s soles.. Hope it helps & have a great time with your project, I’m sure it’ll be great! πŸ˜‰

  3. Johnd893
    Johnd893 May 17, 2014

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  4. Maeve
    Maeve September 22, 2013

    I love this DYI project. Your boots came out great and you look great. You’re way too cute to feel shy! So rock those boots because boots are made for walking and that’s just what they’ll do.

    I love your site. Keep up the good work and stay beautiful!!


    • rena
      rena September 23, 2013

      Thank you so much for the kind words, Maeve πŸ™‚ It means a lot!
      GBU, hope you stay beautiful as well πŸ™‚

  5. SRL
    SRL April 16, 2013

    As far as the shoe fitting into the arm hole part.

    • rena
      rena April 19, 2013

      Hello, thank you for stopping by and try the project πŸ˜€
      Too bad I don’t really pay attention to the hoodie size since i got it from flea market. But I wear shoe size 7. When I made mine, my shoe was bit too small for the arm hole so I had to trim its excess…I think bigger hoodie make better boots since its generally easier to trim excess than to try fitting a shoe into smaller hole…Hope it helps & your boots turns out great! πŸ™‚

  6. SRL
    SRL April 16, 2013

    Can I ask what size hoodie you used and what size shoe? Mine don’t seem to coordinate as well as yours do.

  7. Gwen
    Gwen February 12, 2013

    I absolutely love this! I’m definitely trying this πŸ™‚

    • rena
      rena February 13, 2013

      I’m sure it would be great! would really love to see your boots πŸ˜€

  8. Marion Quitasol
    Marion Quitasol January 15, 2013

    I would definitely try this! But I’ll try to find a hoodie which best fits a boots. Love your idea! πŸ™‚

    • rena
      rena January 16, 2013

      Thank you! You’ll love the boots since it’s so comfy…anyway, i think stretchy hoodie will be more comfortable to slip on, mine is not stretchy so i need little effort to put it on :p
      Good luck on your project πŸ™‚

  9. Svenja
    Svenja December 25, 2012

    Loving it, loving it, loving it!
    Now all I have to do is find the right Hoodie or Sweater to do this … and the right pair of flats … SO doing this!

    • rena
      rena December 25, 2012

      Hi Svenja, thank you~
      I’m really exited to see how it turns out for you, I actually browse through thrift stores for the hoodie. It was fun! :p
      If you made one do share with us, I’d really love to see it πŸ™‚

  10. Aparna
    Aparna December 19, 2012

    These are so great! I cant believe that they were handmade. Great job!

    • rena
      rena December 20, 2012

      Hi Aparna,
      Thank you so much! You have a nice blog too πŸ™‚

  11. Anonymous
    Anonymous December 16, 2012

    Wow. Love this! Really like the hijab as well πŸ™‚

    • rena
      rena December 16, 2012

      Thank you so much! The hijab is actually a crocheted shawl & very comfy too πŸ˜‰

    • rena
      rena December 15, 2012

      Wow, thank you so much for stopping by & for the kind words πŸ™‚

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