July 27, 2012

DIY Toms Shoe Repair

Do you own a pair of Toms shoes? I do and I'm telling you that they're like bedroom shoes - beloved, don't ever want to throw them out bedroom shoes.  

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So, when my favorite pair of Toms began to wear through I refused to toss them out.  Then I came across this tutorial.  Yes, there was hope and I was up for the task.

Here's what you do...

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Using an iron-on denim patch, cover the worn part of the shoe.

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For the fabric cover, I already had a thrifted brown linen skirt which matched perfectly.  I cut a section a little bigger than needed to cover the front of the shoe.  To keep it easy, cut a section which has a finished hem along the top.

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Use permanent fabric glue and a sponge brush to cover the part of the shoe to be repaired.

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Carefully apply the patch fabric and form to the bottom edge, trimming the fabric when applied.
The blue edge along the back shoe is a large rubberband which held the fabric into place until it set.

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After two hours, the glue had dried and my shoes were repaired.
Favorite, bedroom slipper comfy Tom's saved.

5 comments:

  1. Yay, my daughter will be so happy about this. She still has her first pair which has a bit of a hole, but she doesn't want to get rid of them. And what a fun way to transform them just a bit--like having a brand new pair! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

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  2. Sure beats tossing them out! they look so comfy too!

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  3. Great job!! I really appreciate anything we can repair... I fixed the hem and a couple side seams on a skirt yesterday and at first I was thinking, 'what a pain' (it hurts terribly to use a needle and thread because of arthritis) and then I had this strange, comforting feeling that people used to repair their clothes all the time, it was the norm and therefore, not a waste of time at all or something to dread. It was a kind of old time handmade feeling :) Just wish it didn't hurt so much :)

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  4. Very clever. They look great. I feel inspired now to repair things. =D

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