Fur Boots! For the Glamourous Christmas Morning Look.

fur bootsThese fur boots are not meant for walking, but rather for sitting pretty by the window while you watch the snow fall — or at least, this is how I picture it.  I imagine you sitting by the window with your favorite book or your new iPad (hopefully reading this blog post). I picture your mom, daughter or granddaughter opening a Christmas present with a beautiful pair of these fur boots inside.  With a big smile on her face, she puts them on, a perfect Christmas.fur boots

Fur boots like these are perfect for keeping your feet warm and your carpets clean. They are knee high to cover more of your leg so you can wear leggings or just a short dress and still keep you warm around the house.

For this project, I am using grommets to lace the boots.  I will be recycling an old ugly sweater I haven't touched for years, I recently found it in the back of my closet.  We all have one lying around, so don't be afraid to put it to better use.

I will also be using the leftover faux fur I got from making the scarf with the pompoms last winter and the faux fur mini tote bag.

Materials

Tools

  • Kam Tool
  • Sharp pointy scissors (preferable), craft knife or blade (Optional)
  • Jersey Needle #14
  • Walking Foot (Optional)
  • Hole Puncher

How to sew the fur boots in time for Christmas

Before you start, I really suggest you review this article called Tips for Sewing with Fur that Every Beginner Should Know.sewing with furThis article will really help you to successfully accomplish this project.  In my instructions below, I will assume that you know what I am talking about when I ask you to cut and sew the fur.  If you want to decorate the fur boots on the outside as in my picture, follow the same technique I use when making and attaching the embroidered patches on velvet in this article.

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How to download the pattern

Use Adobe Reader.  Print on Landscape and on Actual Size.  Never scale the pattern. You will have to cut away the margins of the pages to be able to tape them together correctly.

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You can download the pattern for these Fur Boots from our account at Craftsy.

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Pattern Layout:fur boots

Finished Measurements

These fur boots come in three sizes: S/M, M/L, L/XL and are intended for indoor use.

Height: 18″

Sole Length: 10.5″, 11″, 11.5″

Skill level

The pattern consists of four pieces, and the project is for intermediate sewers with knowledge and experience in sewing with both faux fur and sewing with knits.  Please read this article on how to work with fur before attempting this project.

Step One: Cutting the faux fur and the sweater fabric

I can not stress enough the need for you to familiarize yourself with the tips on working with fur before cutting the fur.  I don't want to repeat myself, but to be successful at making these fur boots, you need to know how to cut and sew fur.

Trace all the pieces of the pattern I have given you on a new piece of paper.  Take 1/4″ out from all seam allowances (except the sole).  The seam allowance is 1/8″ (1cm) now.  Please notice that the pattern says cut on a fold, but you will soon realize that this is not possible when cutting fur.  So retrace the other side of the fur, then cut.  Since you have take out 1/4″ off the seam allowance you will have to use a zigzag that is no bigger than 1/8″.

Step Two:  Sewing the sweater fabric

Sew the two sides of the front, shown with grommets,  2″ on the curve side (bottom).  This is the side that will be sewn to the top of the fur boot. 

Place the top and front piece print side up.  Align the curved side of the front piece with the small curve of the top piece.

Sew at 3/8″ using a very small zigzag and then serge. This has become the front of the boot. 

Pin the back piece to the front of the boot.  Sew at 3/8 and then use your serger to prevent the seam allowances from unraveling.  If you do not have a serger use a large zigzag.  This stitching will not be seen since it will be covered by the fur.Now it is time to sew the sole to the boot. Pin all around you might have to stretch the sole a bit to be able to fit it in. Sew at 3/8″.I have added some embroidered patches the same way I have done in this post about the floral embroidered hoodie.  I am even using the same tulle fabric that I used in that article. 

 Step Three:  Sewing the fur

Follow the same exact instructions on how to sew the sweater fabric.  Sew the top to the front but remember to change the seam allowance to 1/8″. 

Attaching the sole will be a little tricky.  You will have to stretch it a bit to fit the rest of the boot.

Sewing the fur and sweater fabric together

Optional Step:  You could add a layer of flexy foam to make the sleepers stand up.  I have not added this and I wished I did. 

Before we can attach the fur and the sweater sides together you will notice the fur part is closed while the sweater is open. You will have to open the fur by cutting in the front except for 2″ at the ankle. 

Pin the right sides together.  The right side of the sweater fabric with the embroidered patches and the fur side of the fur layer together. Pin at the top leaving 1/4″ of the sweater layer beyond the fur.  This will be easy to notice since you have reduced the seam allowance of the fur.Stitch using a zigzag, I am using a size 3 and a length of 1.5.

Turn the fur side into the boot. Fold the edge of the sweater fabric and sew using a hand needle and a running stitch.

Finally, attach the grommets and lace the boots.

In another post, I will be showing you how to make this fur boots anti-slippery and how to make the decorative fur pompoms.

You are ready to box this pair of Christmas boots for someone special. Enjoy!

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15 Responses to Fur Boots! For the Glamourous Christmas Morning Look.

  1. Zuzannah Leonska says:

    My friend’s Russian grandmother made similar boots for house wear. She would take worn out wool coats and skirts and embroider designs before cutting out. She sewed leather on the soles and often lined them with rabbit fur. I so loved watching her embroider such bright flowers using her ancient treadle sewing machine. She would chatter away to me in Russian never giving me a chance to answer when I did understand.

    Time to dust off my treadle sewing machine and practice my embroidery; I just happen an old wool coat. Thanks so much for this project and the memories.

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      HI Zuzannah, I find when we find a memory that inspires us to create is like coming back home. I really would love to see your treadle machine. If you can embroider in a treadle machine, in my book you are a goddess.

  2. Kathy says:

    Gorgeous! I thought I was done with Christmas presents, but I guess not.. 🙂 Have to make these for my daughter and granddaughter!

  3. Verna says:

    One more question, how did you attach the fur pompous?

  4. Verna says:

    Hi Myra, love these boots, however I have a question, what are the red and blue lines for? Different sizes? Thanks so much!

  5. KathyL says:

    These are so very pretty! I plan on making these for my girls.

  6. Kathy says:

    Thank you! These are so very pretty! I plan on making these for my girls.

  7. Tea Roberson says:

    This will be my Christmas gifts to my sisters. I know the ones in the cold weather will really enjoy them. I can’t wait for my foot to heal to start this project. Thanks Mayra. Your are so talented. I will stay tune for part 2, also

  8. Kimberly says:

    Those boots are absolutely *gorgeous* Mayra! If they are a gift for your daughter, she will love them! Your talent never ceases to amaze me. Thank you as always for sharing these beautiful projects with us.

  9. Ann says:

    Hi!
    I love these fur slipper boots. I dont have the time to sew this, I wonder if you have an etsy shop where I could buy a pair from you??
    Thanks!
    Ann

  10. Leslea Brodie says:

    1/8 inch is about 1/3 cm. If you cut a full cm off, it will be too small..
    So cut .3 cm off the fur seams(3 mm)

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      I can see why you would hesitate following my instructions. I have to take into consideration the thickness of the fabric I am using and the finishing of the item. If you only reduce the sides by .3mm how would you finish the front lace? folding .3mm on a sweater fabric? That is hardly enough considering that the fabric raveled a bit while being handled. Folding both fabric and fur? In my case, I can not since both fur and fabric are very thick. There are 4 possible scenarios I can think off, I went with what I thought would be the Easiest way to make and write a tutorial. I know some of you are fabulous seamstresses so please know that our comments section allows you to load pictures of your project, many will benefit from another point of view. As always I am very grateful for your comments.

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