My DIY Refashioned Cowboy Boots

4 Materials
2 Hours

Unfortunately the faux leather started to peel away from these second hand beauties so they were put out to pasture until I could come up with a fix to get them back in rotation.

Fortunately my refashionista brain came up with a quick & painless way to transform those worn out kickers into stylish buttoned booties!

Here’s what I did:

I snagged the boots and a selection of hoarded fabric belts

*This was one of those times where a project totally changed mid-refashion. My original idea was to wrap & attach the belts around the boots to cover the worn areas but what worked so well in my head simply didn’t in reality so I put on my thinking cap and began again.

I chopped the boots to my desired height getting rid of most of the wear and tear, hooray!

I grabbed a wide fabric belt, cut it to size and hand stitched the pieces around the chopped tops to bind and cover the raw edges.

Snagged my jar of brown buttons

(my button stash is sorted & stored by colour in baby food jars icon )

and stitched a few over the remaining shabby areas + a few more for extra fanciness!

Fab from the front and back!

Completely awesome from the sides!

Are you digging my fast and fancy faux leather cowboy boot fix as much as I am?

Get the how-to behind what I did with the chopped boot tops right here:

Suggested materials:
  • Worn out boots
  • Buttons
  • Sewing gear
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  • Jean M Jean M on Jan 24, 2022

    Sweet! You could also make small crossbody bags with the cut off shafts. 😊

  • Maegen Maegen on Jun 09, 2023

    That’s one of the cutest ideas I’ve ever seen! I love it, don’t stop creating cute stuff for us to follow please!!❤️🦋