DIY:: Boot Snuggies and a Cowl

Boot snuggies (i don’t know if they are called that, but that’s the name that comes to mind, so lets go with it) are a great way to dress up your boots, and add warmth without extra bulk, like leg warmers and long socks can sometimes do. I have seen them for as much as 36 bucks (yeah right!) so I thought to myself:

“hey self, you can probably just make those and they would be just as snazzy as those Steve Madden ones”

So I did.

If you have an old sweater with holes ready for tossing, why not re-purpose it into a few fall/winter accessories for  practically free?!
This no sew DIY involves simply cutting your sweater and adding some pretty detail to create a snuggleicious (occasionally I make up words) cowl and cute boot-toppers in under a half-hour!

First, cut off the sleeves of your sweater just before the armpit. Then trim the bottom off at a place that seems good to you. For mine, I cut just above the ribbing. Try and do a nice clean, straight cut.

You can just wing it if you wanna, but I slid the sleeve up my leg and pinned it while it was on for more precise cuts for my ribbon thread.

the bottoms of these don’t matter much, because they are just getting hidden by your boot. You can trim them to any length you like and create a custom fit. The ribbon is nice, because you can tie it as tight as you like, keeping the look you want without it sliding down your leg into the boot!

For the cowl:

You can tie the ribbon off, or leave it long and pretty like I did! You can play with the ribbon threading to adjust the “scrunch” however you like.

So simple <3

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43 Responses to DIY:: Boot Snuggies and a Cowl

  1. Katie B says:

    These are sweet! I have so many boot socks Pinned and have no idea wear to get them with out ordering! This is great.

  2. libby says:

    So simple and so classic looking! love!

  3. lacy says:

    Soooo cute!!! I love clever people so I can copy them!!! Thanks for posting this!!

  4. marissa says:

    I love this idea, it turned out so so cute! I’d love it if you’d link it up at my party at

  5. Christine says:

    I just made some of these yesterday! Yours are so cute with the ribbon on them. I actually have the wrist cuff at the ankle and I stitched some elastic onto the top. Fun stuff, I cannot wait to wear mine…..

  6. Alyssabeths says:

    Love how these turned out, my daughter will want a set!

  7. Love these – a great way to change up the look of your favorite boots. Mine get a lot of wear in the winter time!

  8. carla says:

    so creative – i love this! i have new boots for winter (and old sweaters – lol), so i can’t wait to try this out….it’s the perfect naptime craft!! :)
    now following you – have a great week!
    carla :)
    Mrs. No-No Knows

  9. wow. pretty much the most ingenius thing ever. cheers for being awesome!


  10. Love these! The ribbon adds such a nice touch. I have so many old sweater that I was going to donate, but now, plan on “socking”…

    Sharing this at my sewing folder on the pinterest.

    If you have a moment, please share this at my Creative Juice Party. Hope to see you there!

  11. Jamie says:

    So cute. Adding the ribbon is such a great idea. Love the cowl too. I love your blog. I’m your newest follower.
    Would love to see you DIY Home Sweet home.
    P.S. I have a linky every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and link up.
    P.P.S. I have another giveaway going on right now. Would love you to stop by and check it out.

  12. Stephanie says:

    This is so unbelievably cute and easy! I’m not a sewer so I actually think this is something I can make!!

    New follower :)


  13. I just love your sweater upcycle. Those boot toppers are so stinkin cute! I’d love it if you would stop over and link them up on my Awesome Inspirations link party! We are having a sweet giveaway as well!

    seriously love the softness of that white sweater scarf

  14. These are so cute! I just made some leg warmers from a sweater and was wondering what I should do with the rest of it! A cowl’s a great idea! And I love the touch of ribbon! I’m your newest follower from tt&j! Have a great weekend! xo, Reannah

  15. kara says:

    LOVE this refashion! Amazingly beautiful and simple! Thanks for sharing. Visting from TT&J and want to invite you to link up to my fashion linky! It’s called DIY Diva Thurs and we party every Th-M :)


  16. Dar says:

    Comin’ to you via RG’s What we wore…
    I totally love the boot snuggies! Sounds like a perfect name to me. I’m off to find some sweaters!

  17. Julie says:

    Oh holy adorable! Love the ribbon detailing!

  18. Cute, Love the ribbon in them!

  19. Funkytime says:

    looks great!!! and so simple!
    I would love you to share your wishes for Christmas here!

  20. Love these! I’ll be featuring these this thursday for Make It Wear It. Please grab a featured button if you’d like!

  21. Julie Locy says:

    These are sooo dang cute!! Love the girlyness of the ribbon! I’ll be combing thrift stores for sweaters to make these out of in the near future. Thanks for sharing this! Jules

    • Julie Locy says:

      I searched through my old sweaters today and found a white cashmere one that I never wear cause I don’t like the way it fits. The arms were too small to go around my calves, so I had to make mine out of the front and back of the sweater using the ribbing along the bottom of the sweater as the top of my Boot Socks. I did the ribbon like yours and they turned out adorable….wearing them right now. I’d like to post on my blog tomorrow morning about how I made them from the body of the sweater rather than the sleeves. Since I was inspired by your blog, I plan to post a link to your blog. Hope this is OK (I’m really new to this whole blog thing) Thanks again for sharing!! Jules

  22. These are adorable! I love the warm, cozy, girliness of these! I will be trying this soon! (maybe today)

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  24. kara says:

    I featured you! Happy Thanksgiving!


    PS- Please link back to DIY Diva Thursdays party :)

  25. Allison says:

    Hey stopping by from follower fest. Thanks for sharing this great DIY. I am dying to try both of them, just have to find an old sweater to use! Merry Indie Christmas!

  26. Lisa @ MMT says:

    So cute! I want to try making these too! Stopping by from the follower fest.

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  28. Ashley says:

    I really adore these, do you sell these at all? I am going to be featuring them at my party tonight. Thanks for linking up!

    • Colleen says:

      Aw, Yay! That’s exciting, can’t wait to see! :) And no, I don’t- but I do have a hard time not cutting every sweater I own and making a ton more.

  29. michelle says:

    LOVE em! Can’t wait to make some and thank you so much for sharing!

  30. Carrie says:

    These are so cute! I found you from Ashley’s feature on this DIY and had to try it! I did tonight and I plan on showing them off tomorrow on my blog, which of course I will link back to this post! Love this idea!

  31. Lacee says:

    Those are just adorable! I recently made some boot leg warmer thing-a-ma-doos too from some old sweaters form the goodwill. New follower here from the blog hop! Thank you for linking up with us :)

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