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We DIY’d Rain Boots You’ll Want to Wear Indoors Too

You know the sartorial struggle well: No one wants to wear chunky and clunky rain boots indoors. Then fashion blessed us with the Chelsea rain boot — made by everyone from the beloved Sam Edelman to dozens of Amazon Prime sellers — and suddenly I’m wearing them just as frequently and unnecessarily as I wear athleisure without actually working out :) Today, I’ll show you how to give these rain boots a personal stamp the best way I know how: with embroidery! It’s easier than it looks!

Materials and Tools:


Not pictured but *highly* recommended: Scotchgard Fabric Crafts Protector. A few sprays of this should make your boots much more rain-friendly.


It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3: Trace your pattern with chalk, thread the embroidery through the needle and knot at the end, then get stitching! I went with a rainbow ombre pattern, but you could also stitch flowers, plants, words or shapes.


When you’ve completed your stitching, spray with a generous amount of Scotchgard Fabric Crafts Protector and let it dry. Repeat with the other boot!


Pretty rain boots, happy camper.


It’s the perfect footwear for leaf-crunching too!


Trying this DIY for yourself? We want to see the results! Share photos on Instagram with the hashtag #iamcreative so we can take a peek.

DIY Production, Styling + Modeling: Maddie Bachelder

Photography: Tory Putnam + Chris Andre

Maddie Bachelder
Maddie is a Creative Strategist at Brit + Co. She fills her free time memorizing bad dad jokes, embroidering, listening to This American Life and posting a few too many Instagrams of San Francisco.

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