Adventures in garment construction. (Plus random thoughts, photos of interesting places and stuff I've made!)
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Thursday, 23 March 2017
Adding laces to boots
I had some Khahki knee high boots which were a bit tight in the leg for wearing over trousers as I had planned.
They are a good tone with my hair though so I decided they were worth keeping.
cut up the back elastic section with scissors and applied fray check. I
decided to use a length of twill tape down each side (with a twist at
the bottom). I measured the length and unpinned the twill tape, then I
used the stitich on my Janome which sews a little circle eyelet and
spaced these every 1.5" down the tape, fray checked, and cut open with
my dinky buttonhole cutter (it has a tiny circle which was perfect and a
straight for normal buttonholes) then sewed the twill tape on and then
laced up with some purchased boot laces.
I can now make them whatever tightness I like on the leg and easily get leggings or whatever underneath. Success.