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

  • 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!

  • 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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