Unfortunately the faux leather started to peel away from those second hand beauties so they were put out to pasture until I could come up with a fix to get them back in rotation.
Fortunately my refashionista brain came up with a quick & painless way to transform those worn out kickers into stylin’ buttoned booties!
I snagged the boots and a selection of hoarded fabric belts.
*This was one of those times where a project totally changed mid-refashion. My original idea was to wrap & attach the belts around the boots to cover the worn areas but what worked so well in my head simply didn’t in reality so I put on my thinking cap and began again.
I chopped the boots to my desired height getting rid of most of the wear and tear, hooray!
Grabbed a wide fabric belt from my stash, cut it to size and hand stitched the pieces around the chopped tops to bind and cover the raw edges.
Snagged my jar of brown buttons and stitched a few over the remaining shabby areas + a few more for extra fanciness!
Are you digging my fast and fancy faux leather cowboy boot fix as much as I am?
Get the how-to behind what I did with the chopped boot tops right here