Happy Boots

I’ve been wearing boots for about a year now.  I love them.  They make wearing a skirt in winter so much fun.

But after about a year, the boots weren’t standing up on their own as well as they used to.  The solution?  Fabric boot shapers stuffed with polyfill.

boot shapers 2

Having made some for my black boots,  I had to make another set for the brown pair so they didn’t get jealous.

boot shapers 1

And now when I look at my boots in the closet, I see that they are happy.

boot shapers 3

And so am I.

36 Responses to “Happy Boots”

  1. 1 monique January 5, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Love your boots!
    Where did you get them? I would love to find a pair like that.

    Awesome boot shapers too, do they have polyfill in them? Any lavender or cedar?

    Just wondering…………….

  2. 5 jen January 5, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    what a great idea..i have a pair of plastic inflatable boot holders, but one has a puncture and keeps going flat…i will definatley be copying your idea..

  3. 7 Michelle January 5, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    What a good idea, and what spiffy looking boots! Happy new year to you, may 2011 bring many new patterns, much creativity and lots of love and laughter.

  4. 9 chelsea alexander January 5, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Ditto on the question about where you got them! I am looking for a cute pair and those are it.

  5. 10 craftapple January 5, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    PS – looking on Flickr I found a couple of other cute ideas for boot shapers:

    For knitters:- http://www.flickr.com/photos/87255087@N00/394545793/

    For wine drinkers: http://www.flickr.com/photos/smilesgowitheverything/4655866569/

  6. 11 Yael January 6, 2011 at 2:26 am


    they are so yummy! I would buy a pair in a heartbeat!!!!

  7. 14 Ashley Ann January 6, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Good idea!!

    My boots are laying on their sides, unzipped. I must not love them like you love yours.

  8. 16 UK lass in US January 6, 2011 at 11:21 am

    My poor neglected boots are sitting in the closet all flopped over. It’s their own fault for starting to fall apart on me, though.

    If I ever find a replacement pair (I’ve had no luck this year – I’m blaming the skinny jeans tucked into boots trend…) I think that I’ll have to copy this idea, though.

  9. 18 Shelly January 6, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    My boots are jealous of how cute & well-loved your boots are. Love this idea! I better get sewing!

  10. 20 Papgena January 7, 2011 at 6:00 am

    Hello! I saw you on Craft Gossip and I have to say that’s a brilliant idea! I’ll have to do the same to mine! Thank you for sharing!

  11. 21 Laura January 7, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Ha ha ha ha. Come live at our house. You are so fun!

  12. 22 Beth January 7, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Great idea and terrific looking boots!

  13. 23 urban craft January 7, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    I’m gonna become a boo person but I need ones that will hold up to rain. I’m thinkin’ Hunters maybe?

  14. 24 Angie January 7, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    They do look happy! Great idea.

  15. 25 Becky January 8, 2011 at 9:01 am

    That’s a clever idea….I’ve been living in boots during the winter for years, and mine definitely flop over! I may have to borrow this. 🙂

  16. 26 Rissa January 8, 2011 at 11:42 am

    I love the idea! And that was such a cute post ❤ I'll have to try it out, I have too many floppy pairs of boots in my cupboard!

  17. 27 Arabella January 8, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Very cool! I love your happy boots idea!


  18. 28 Jennwith4 January 10, 2011 at 1:08 am

    Definitely something that would make my boots happy! I love wearing them so it’s only fair they get a little love in return. =)

  19. 29 LittleLotte January 27, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    This is a great idea! Now I just need a pair of boots to go with it! 🙂

  20. 30 Becky February 11, 2011 at 12:41 am

    Could you share the brand name of your boots? They are beautifully made! Thank you!

  21. 32 Becky February 11, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Thank you Chelsea! The hunt is on! I don’t like many boots, but fell in love with these. So glad you got some!

  22. 33 Stephanie November 9, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    How did you you do it exactly?did you just stuff fabric with the polyfill or..?thanks for the awesome idea!!

  23. 35 paige Wagner November 25, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    did u just sew the bottom?

    • 36 craftapple November 25, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      Paige, They are sort of like tubes, narrower at the bottom and wider at the top. Then I stuffed them and tied the top off with string. I thought about doing a tutorial, but it would be too difficult to account for all the different shapes and sizes of boots.

      Hope this helps!

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