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.



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