Saturday, April 13, 2013

How to Fix Your TOMS

Hi, My name is Holli and I love shoes. I have more shoes than I wear. Honestly though what woman doesn't? My two favorites are gym shoes and flats. As of lately I've been obsessed with TOMS. If you haven't heard of TOMS they are canvas shoes and are super comfy. When you buy a pair of TOMS they send a pair to someone less fortunate. They are what all the hipster kids wear nowadays. Wow I sound like a granny. Anyways they are a great addition to my Tom Boy Chic look a.k.a Geek Chic. 

You could imagine how sad I was when I got a hole in one of my favorite pairs. I mean I really do love the shoes. Do I really want to spend $60 on a new pair because these have a hole? No! You know I'm cheap! So I looked up how to repair your TOMS online. It looked pretty easy so I thought I would try. Well....it worked! It actually worked so well I thought I would share. 


So here are my shoes with the hole. I got a few supplies. 
 
Canvas iron on patches. (like the ones you use on jeans) 
Fabric ( I chose a cute chevron canvas)
Fabric glue


First what I had to do was patch up the hole. This is so you don't wear a hole into the new fabric.


Once the hole was patched I cut out the fabric. I just cut out a square and cut the excess after everything was glued. After you cut the fabric put the fabric glue on the shoe where you are putting fabric. I just did the toes. Place the fabric on the glued area and smooth it down. I pleated the front of the fabric to create the fold by the toe. 

Once the fabric is glued down cut the extra fabric. I put glue around the bottom of the shoe to seal the fabric down. Let them dry over night and BAM!! New and improved TOMS. Well maybe not so new but definitely an improvement. 






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