Don'cha Want Shoe-Booties?




Introduction: Don'cha Want Shoe-Booties?

About: I am married with two children. Spring, summer, and fall are my very favorite times of the year. I enjoy working in the yard, sewing, cooking, quilting, gardening, and creating. I do this to keep my sanity.

Don'cha have some ol' sneakers float'n around the house that you've not thrown away because they're sooo comfy?  But you just can't wear 'em because of your significant other's constant nagg'n about how nasty they look?  Well grab those good ol' sneakers and give 'em an overhaul with Shoe-Booties.  

This fashionable sneaker bootie will transform those ratty old comfy tennis shoes into a sporty new look with half the cost of a new pair that would take months to break in.  Using a few child's play scissor skills, some old shoes, three hats, sewing pins, sewing machine (or other appropriate sewing system), some thread, and glue gun with glue sticks those old sneakers will give you another ten years of team spirit like never before.

Wear 'em at the game while sport'n your team; the local bowling ally; or even your cousin Jeb's wedding.

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Step 1: Supplies

1 Pair of worn out shoes
3 Matching team caps 
Glue gun and glue sticks (glue sticks not shown)
Matching thread
Sewing machine optional
Sewing pins

Step 2: Remove Tags

Remove tags

Step 3: Remove Button

Cut a small hole in the top of the cap to remove the button.

Step 4: Trim Seams

Cut the seams down as shown, to allow enough room to insert foot.

Step 5: Folding and Pinning

Fold down the triangle shapes as shown and pin into place.

Step 6: Sew the Hem

Sew along the top edge as close to the edge as possible removing pins as you sew.

Step 7: Trimming the Extra Fabric

Trim off the triangle shapes close to the stitching as shown.
Repeat step 6 to add strength.
There will be two seams.

Step 8: Gluing

Glue the booties to the shoe using glue as shown.  You could use an idustrial strength glue like Gorilla Glue, super glue, or some other form of adhesive.  Upon retrospect, we thought about using  a snap gun and installing snaps to the bootie for more flexible styles.

Step 9: Final Thoughts

Comfy Sneakers are carefully chosen, groomed to perfection, and most difficult to part with once their beautiful exterior begins to fade into the background of the nagging "you're going to wear those?" 

Knowing that you can transform the exterior appearance in a spirited way without sacrificing the footprint in the soul of the shoe, Don'cha want Shoe-Booties?

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    7 years ago on Introduction

    How clever and cool. I like how they turned out, but I had to do a double take, because I didn't even realize at first that you used baseball caps! That's awesome. They should be called "Hat booties", or "Baseball Cap booties". ;-)


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for the idea! Olga looked great in them! Have a super day!