Jeans & Sheet Extenders = Stirrups for Boots

While it is always chilly during the annual Polar Plunge; this year was excruciatingly cold. Can you imagine jumping into the ocean? What absolutely brave, generous souls!

Brrrrrr!
Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

This winter has been miserable for so many. I spend a lot of time just trying to keep warm — which translates to: jeans, thick socks, boots, sweaters.

El Señor Puff watching the snow fall
El Señor Puff watching the snow fall

It was an idea I saw on Pinterest, use bed sheet extenders to keep my jeans tucked inside boots. Like home-made stirrup pants. While it did the job, it was really difficult to snap them onto thick jean material and rather uncomfortable inside my boot.

Ouch. No. I could feel the knobby metal hooks.
Ouch. No. Nope.

 

Think. Think. Think. They’d be perfect if there just wasn’t a hook. Duh. By cutting off the hook part and sewing each end to the inside hem, the dilemma was solved. 😀

stirrups-length

stirrups-sewn

Works like a charm! So here are the final images:

stirrup-boots2

stirrup-boots1

*Sigh* It was snowing. Again. So the lighting was a little too dark,sorry about that. But, I think you get the idea. 😉  Now I know that regular ol’ elastic would have worked but I already had these extenders left over from my daughter’s college days. It was either throw out or repurpose.

Have a good week! – – Joanne

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2 thoughts on “Jeans & Sheet Extenders = Stirrups for Boots

  1. I’m so jealous that you get to wear cute boots! Living in the southern part of the US means I have only worn my boots 2 times in six years. 😦 What a great solution to keep your jeans tucked in! It brought back all of those memories of when stirrup pants were cool.

    1. Hi Wendy! Isn’t this weather crazy? Coastal Virginia usually experiences mild winters. But this has been ridiculous. The upswing is that I have gotten a LOT of boot time in. 😉

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