I sewed on the soles from a pair of slip-on shoes that I found at a thrift store. Now I can wear them all over the place!
Used 166g for both feet and legs, and cut up all of the remaining 60g into the fringe (I ended up with lots of extra). Can’t quite believe I managed to eek out mid-height boots with only two skeins!
I have a front loading washing machine, so I decided to do it by hand.
I hand felted mine in a bowl of hot, soapy water to get the fringe all wispy and work on the legs, then I rinsed them several times. Once they were soap-free, I threw them in my front loader for 6 minutes or about half a drain & spin cycle so that they were damp. After that, I just sat down with a towel on my lap and rubbed them this way and that, like Stephanie does in the video. Once they were sufficiently felted (almost 2 hours for each), I put them in the dryer for 2 minutes, combed out the fringe, and stuffed paper towels in them to dry.
The soles are from a pair of slip-on style shoes that had a fabric layer on top of the rubber. I cut off the beaded toe coverings and whipstitched the resulting soles right onto the bottoms of my boots, using a sharp needle and quilting thread doubled.