As a mom and designer I’m on my feet for most the day and we just moved into our new home that has wood floors, including my studio. I was always wearing flip flops and now that it’s getting cold I found myself putting on flip flops with socks…yikes. I saw these Dritz Espadrille Soles and had an idea to create a “house boot” I could wear around the house that still had a comfortable sole but a sock like cover on top. Almost like an Ugg boot but not so heavy and eco-friendly! I dug through my pile of giveaway clothes and came across this old sweater my boys had out grown. It had a raglan sleeve that when cut was the perfect boot shape. It also happened to fit perfectly around the size 8 sole. You can also use these espadrille soles to make flats, slippers, moccasins, and sherpa boots. They also have them in toddler sizes so I’m going to have to make some for Louie’s Booties one of these days.
Get the details below to make your own upcycled sweater boots.