DIY Boot Cuffs for Riding Boots and Ankle Booties


I have to admit, I have a bit of a boot obsession. Whether it is a riding boot, combat boot, or an ankle bootie really makes no difference to me. When I can start wearing fall fashion I feel like a kid in a candy store.


Fall fashion, to me, is like a giant recipe, and my wardrobe turns into the ingredients that can create something really special. Mixing different colors, prints, and textures is fun as well as satisfying. And the way we layer our clothes allows us to express our personal style.


I’m going to show you a quick and easy way to add a unique extra layer to your outfit this season. Boot cuffs and boot socks add personality and style to your ensemble that can really leave a big impact. And the best part is, you can make them yourself right at home!


What you will need:

  • 1 pair of Candy Rain Fleece Lined Leggings OR a pair of socks
  • Sharp Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Buttons

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I used my Candy Rain Fleece Lined Leggings from last season to make my first pair of button boot cuffs, but you could easily substitute a pair of socks, which I’ll show you at the end.

DIY Boot Cuffs Tutorial from Candy Rain Leggings


First, measure out where to cut the bottom of the leggings. The bottom hem will serve as the top of your button boot cuffs. You will want them long enough to stay in place, but short enough that you can slouch and style them with shorter boots as well. I cut mine at 8-inches.


Once you have both legs cut, use the hot glue gun to glue the buttons in a line from the top edge. This will be faster and easier than sewing them on (although you can sew them on if you have time) and hot glue will ensure that they hold up in the washing machine. TIP: Be sure to glue the buttons on the OPPOSITE side of the legging’s seam (if there is one).


Allow the glue to dry for a few minutes and you are set!


DIY Boot Cuffs Tutorial from Socks

You can also repurpose a pair of socks into a pair of boot cuffs. (Don’t throw those hole-y socks out just yet!) I cut the bottom of the sock off at the ankle and used the leg of the sock to make my button boot cuffs. Below I have shown what it will look like AFTER you cut the bottom of the sock off at the ankle.


Now that you are done, you can add extra charm to your outfits by layering your boot cuffs with your favorite boots. These are perfect with both tall boots and ankle booties. Check out how they look styled each way!





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DIY Boot Cuffs for Riding Boots and Ankle Booties

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