Since I can never remember whether Santa Claus is coming on December 5th or 6th (when does he come to you?), I already made the Santa Claus boots for the children today. Better safe than sorry, in case he knocks threateningly on the door tomorrow. He showed himself to us due to the lack of a male main actor in the family, completely unknown to the children. Tomorrow I’ll fill my boots with chocolate coluses and mandarins (no nuts because of allergies, but Santa knows that, of course 😉).
For the boot I just used a pattern that I showed here years ago. If you print out the template HERE, don’t pay much attention to the pictures and the look, Leelah was still little back then 😉.
- a leftover heavy fabric, I used upholstery fabric
- Teddy fur
- Sewing thread in different colors
- Sewing needle
- a piece of border as a snippet to hang up (or what is it called – oh, LASCHE :))
- Textile glue
- Fabric scissors
- Sewing pattern
How to do it:
This time I used the pattern a little differently than back then: I also glued the part for the brim to the top of the boot and cut it twice out of upholstery material. Then I only cut the brim 2 times out of teddy fur. Then I glued the parts made of teddy fur to the upholstery fabric. Textile glue lasts great and you don’t need to sew around like a world champion to ensure that the boot is only in use for 2 minutes a year.
Then you fold the border for the flap in the middle and place it between the pieces of fabric, which should now be right sides together (the closed part of the flap looks inwards).
Sew the two parts of the boot together.
You make little tassels out of the colorful sewing thread (little tassel lore: this is how it works) and then sew them onto the brim of the boot.
By the way, my Santa Claus boots are a 1A anthropology hack, because there are similar boots there for around 50 euros. Well then stuff the chocolate up to the brim 😉.
Happy St. Nicholas Day to you, whenever it is!