Gaiters

Gaiter, a noun

1.      a covering of cloth or leather for the ankle and instep and sometimes also the lower leg, worn over the shoe or boot.


2.     a cloth or leather shoe with elastic insertions at the sides.
 
3.       an overshoe with a fabric top.
 
My daughter lives in BC, very close to the coast, and loves to hike and explore the outdoors.  Ticks are a real problem, so is just getting debris her shoes.   We decided that a pair of gaiters would help.
Some internet searches gave me a good idea of what they should look like, then Amber sent me some measurements to work from.
 
Sew, off to the sewing room I went and found this perfect piece of swimwear weight lycra, a bathing suit remnant.  It was first cat approved, then Amber approved.
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These needed to be strong, stretchy, washable, pack-able, and most of all, easy to put on.
Here’s what I made!
 gaiters
 I used velcro at the back to attach it to her shoes and a hook at the front to attach to her laces, and Amber will test them for me.  I’m going to write up directions after this first pair has been tested.
 
What do you think?  Are you interested in a tutorial?

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