To make pirate boot covers, cut out two profile shapes of a boot from leather or vinyl. Sew them together at the front and back edges, leaving the top and bottom open. Add a flap to the top of the boot to complete the look.
- Create a boot cover pattern
Lay a tall boot on its side on a large piece of paper or cardboard. Trace around the boot, adding a 1-inch border to create a seam allowance. Cut out your pattern. Then, create a rectangular boot pattern piece that is 5 inches tall. The width should be the circumference of the widest part of the boot shaft.
- Cut out the fabric
Buy black leather or vinyl fabric. Use your pattern pieces to cut out four boot shapes and two flap rectangles.
- Sew the boot covers
Lay two of the boot shapes together with the right sides facing in. Use a sewing machine to sew the front and back edges together with a standard 5/8-inch seam allowance.
- Add the boot flaps
Flip the boot covers inside out. Pin the boot flap rectangles to the boot covers around the top edge, overlapping approximately 1 inch. The ends of the flaps should align with the back seam. The right sides of the flaps should be facing out. Sew along the overlapped edges, and leave the short edges of the flaps open to allow easy movement. Flip the entire assembly inside out, and fold the flaps down so that the right side of the fabric shows. Slide the covers over your boots.