So this was my first and might be the last time I wet felt boots, but it was a fun if uncomfortable challenge. These were made to resemble Rey‘s boots (from Star Wars). I made them sometime last year for a comic con.
I made a foot last by making a duct tape version of the tween’s foot.
I used a mesh bag, bubble wrap, and soapy water to wet felt essentially a stocking around a plastic template that I created. At this stage I was like “okay, this feels and looks weird.”
Then it was time to stick the foot last inside the felted “stocking” and agitate the fibers by hand with warm water. It felt awful.
And it took forever. I wasn’t positive the whole ordeal was going to work until they got to this stage.
Once I was happy with them and determined that they fit, I trimmed them.
And added the leather and laces.
Phew. I cannot imagine wet felting boots often. My poor fingers but I was pretty satisfied with my first attempt.