If you have a pair of boots that have seen better days, why not save them and turn them into the galaxy’s coolest smuggler? Instructables user mactothefuture, a.k.a. Sent from Mars, was inspired to turn boots into Han Solo from Star Wars. The boots look like they’re wearing miniature Han costumes. She started with an existing pair of boots — something like UGG boots would work — and used them to make a pattern with muslin fabric:
Once all the seams were marked, I unpinned the muslin from the boot and transferred all of my markings onto pattern paper using a tracing wheel. After creating the basic pattern pieces on paper I measured all of the seams and corrected any areas that did not match correctly. Once all of the seams were corrected I added 1/4″ seam allowance to the edges and cut out the final pattern pieces.
Whenever I make a new pattern I always do a test run out of cheap fabric to make sure I like how everything fits. Using my pattern pieces I sewed a mock up of one boot out of felt. Luckily everything fit perfectly and I had my pattern complete which I used for both the boot and the lining.
Get more photos and the complete how-to for the Han Solo boots at Instructables.
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