There are some trends, as ugly as they are, that I love. Crocs and a total YES at my house (where your dignity slowly leaks out of the holes in your shoes), and so are Uggs. Now granted, I refuse to purchase the real deal Uggs for their expensive price tags. Instead, I buy the cheapo depo $5 – $10 version that Walmart provides. And we live in them all. Winter. long.
The good thing about spending less than $10 on a pair of boots though is that I don’t mind when my kids come home and they are covered in mud (which they always do). And I also don’t mind decorating them with patches – because hey, why not?!! So with a few leftover patches sitting around after our back to school backpack patch extravaganza, I got to work on their latest footwear.
How to add patches to your boots
Patch Boots DIY
Skill level: Beginner
Time needed: 30 minutes – 1 hour
- Fake Ugg Boots
- Embroidery floss
- Darning needle
HOW TO ADD PATCHES TO YOUR BOOTS:
- Place the patch on your boot where desired.
- Thread the needle with 3 strands of embroidery floss.
- Sew a straight stitch all around the patch to secure in place. You may need to push the push the back eye of the needle on a flat, hard surface to get through the boot in certain areas.
- When finished sewing all the way around the patch, tie off the thread and knot on the inside of the boot. Cut excess thread.
And you are finished!
*A leather palm is extremely helpful if you have one. I did not use a palm when sewing these patches on, but my fingers were sore afterwards.
I tried two different kind of patches for these boots. Iron on, and self stick patches. I found the iron on patches were easier, as the patches with a sticky back made the needle harder to work through.
She loves her new patch boots. Her only complaint was that I put the Hufflepuff patch on the back, instead of the front. Lol – silly Mom.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…