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No-Stretch Boot Cover Tutorial by FireLilyCosplay No-Stretch Boot Cover Tutorial by FireLilyCosplay
After several requests, here is my tutorial for Non-Stretch Fabric Boot Covers! This works for any kind of fabric and uses an invisible zipper closure at the back of the boot cover.

I've made quite a few boot covers, all of them different, but most employing this method. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Tutorial and all images therein are Copyright Fire Lily and FireLilyCosplay.com.
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KalseruCosplay Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Looks very helpful! I might use this someday!
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TheStrategos Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome, thanks, this is so useful :D !
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AlternitiveUniverse Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
These are amazing, im doing a mock up pattern with some spare material since i need to add in extra point to my toes for my boots. ^_^ but thank you for this amazing tutorial.
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ihavemixedinterests Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Could you take these boot covers off and switch boot covers? I only have one pair of boots and I need to different designs for two characters.
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FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, that's why they are removable. 
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RollEXE Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you do the soles of the covers? I have a pair of flats so I don't have the space created by the heel to loop around. Specifically, I got the front part of the cover figured out, but not the back part where the zipper is. Would not having a strip of fabric going under eventually make the boot cover ride up from the back after some walking? Am I making sense/can you understand what I'm trying to ask?
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FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You can either make the covers go over the soles (making a sole piece) or use elastic. It will not "ride up" because you should make it snug enough to fit properly.

Essentially, you are making spats with a zipper in the back. I'm not sure how to explain it further - the pictures show you everything.
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TobiasofTantalus Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
My only question:
For a men's pair of boots, it there a way to get the cover on without covering the sole and without damaging the boot?
Since I have a pair of decent jedi costume boots I like to use, but for this particular costume I need them another color (white instead of brown). Ideally I would like to cover all but the sole, but I can't see how I would get the cover to hold snug short of sewing it on. As stated, I like to use these a lot so I don't want to do anything permanent.

Suggestions?
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FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm sure you already read all the way through the tutorial where I mention clear vinyl soles, elastic along the bottom hems, lace ups, etc, so that these covers are completely non-permanent.  They are simply slip covers and do not attach to the boot in any way.  Try making them into spats (ie sew/attach an elastic band to go underneath the heel cut) or something similar.
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TobiasofTantalus Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Alright, cool. Thanks Again :)
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