Step 1: Supplies
Step 2: Forming the Gaiters
Wrap the t-shirt around the calf and over top of shoe. Tape enough to hold in place.
Start adding strips of duct tape to leg. 6"-8" strips work best. Smooth onto leg overlapping itself and work up the entire leg. Make sure to cover shoe tops. You can cut away excess later.
Step 3: Cutting and Edging the Gaiters
Use the ruler to draw line down the side seam. Carefully cut through the t-shirt/tape on the line, this will be where the zipper is placed.
Once off the leg, trim top and bottom to neaten and wrap all edges with duct tape. Trim away any excess t-shirt from the inside that will be flopping around.
Step 4: Attaching the Zipper
In order to straight pin the zipper onto the gaiter, soak a Q-tip in sewing machine oil and rub the pins. This will allow the pins to easily slide through the glue on the tape.
You will also need to rub the oil from the Q-tip on the sewing machine needle repeatedly to be able to sew through the duct tape without gumming up the needle.
Sew the zippers to the gaiters.
Step 5: Adding the a Zipper Flap
You now have a pair of windproof, waterproof, and foxtail resistant gaiters! It also helps protect pants from Poison Oak on hikes!