DIY Boot Pillows
(Those pillows that hold your boot shape so the leath-a doesn't crack.)
Remember that lady on Project Runway who always pronounced leather "leth-A" ?
She cracked me up. So New Jersey. Love it.
My favorite boots in the world: Jackie Button by Frye and my Hunter wellies.
Granted Wellies aren't "comfy" but here in England they are functional for sure. I'll wear them on the school run, I have no shame.
My Jackie Buttons though....those babies are stylish and comfortable. I feel almost cow-girl-ish in them, which I secretly love. I get down to some Dixie Chicks honey. Oh yes ma'm, that's me singing away in the car next to you ;) Country twang and all.
(Even though I have no intrinsic twang as I'm not from Dixieland. Boooooo.)
Ok, let's get on with it then...
1. Cut your basic shapes: 17" long and 6" wide for tall riding boots. Cut four pieces. Mine don't match because I was using up old fabric remnants.
2. Cut two 4 inch pieces of ribbon and fold them in half. Pin to the right side of pillow piece with raw edges aligned. If you want, baste it on . (Only attach ribbon to TWO pieces, one each boot pillow.)
3. Add other side of pillow piece and pin in place. Sew around the entire perimeter at 1/2" seam allowance.
Leave the bottom open for turning.
Clip the curves if you're feeling high end.
4. Turn right side out.
5 & 6. Stuff it......mine are filled with scraps and polyfill combo.
7. Sew opening shut.