INSIDE: How to make DIY kid pirate boot covers for Halloween or dress-up time. Easy tutorial using felt fabric and gold coins.
Do you have a pirate lad or lassie at home? A little guy or gal running around yelling “arr” and “shiver me timbers” and talking about gold doubloons?
Why not make them a pair of super cute, super easy and super fast pirate boot covers using a piece of felt!
Cover their existing rain boots and add some gold coins and send them on their way to battle the seas and hunt for treasure. Yo-ho-ho and away they go, like this…
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How to Make Super Easy Kid Pirate Boot Covers
Let’s Batten Down The Hatches:
– Standard sheets of felt (I used two 8.5×11″ pieces)
– Sewing machine (here’s a basic sewing machine should you not have one)
– Black thread + sewing straight pins
– 4 x Gold Coins
– Fabric glue (this is some of my favorite glue)
How to Make Slip-On Kids Pirate Boot Covers
I used my son’s existing rubber rain boots. You could easily do this over running shoes.
Avast! Step #1: Wrap a piece of felt around the boot with the ends meeting at the back of the boot.
Wrap tightly and hold in place with some sewing pins.
Aye-Aye! Step #2: Slip the pinned cover up and over the boot. Blimey! You have lots of choices at this point…
You can sew the felt together (as I did) or use my all-time fave, fabric glue. Once secured, slip the felt cover back over the boot and fold down the excess felt to resemble a cuff.
Glue on Gold Doubloons for Easy Fast Kids Pirate Boots
Arr! Step #3: Lots of options here, me landlubbers, to dress-up the pirate boots. I chose to use fabric glue to add gold doubloons to the outsides of the boots.
Other ideas include adding ribbon and a buckle, or adhering iron-on pirate patches available at any craft store.
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