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I've had this pair of Toms since summer of 2010. As you can imagine, they have gotten pretty torn up - the lining on the outside was ripped, the black was faded... they were in awful shape. Rather than going out and spending $50 on a new pair, I decided I would simply spice up these old guys. I feel like what I ended up with is way better than what I would have gotten if I had actually bought a new pair :)


What you'll need:
-Old shoes
-Awesome material of your choice
-Fabric glue
-Pins are helpful

Step 1: Cover the top

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-Cut a piece of fabric large enough to cover the entire top of the shoe, and have about a centimeter or so extra hanging over
-Fold raw edge under and pin in place all around

The nose is the most difficult part - I included photos of each step for this
-Basically what you want to do is fold it under like you were folding the corner of a present.

-Glue everything in place, and allow to dry before moving on to the next step.
 
AliceK23 months ago

Awesome!

malibini3 years ago
That's so cool! I wonder how it would work if you used superglue instead...
I'v remade converse shoes, and I figured out(by burning myself) that superglue/crazyglue gets really, really HOT when it touches cotton. I gave myself a second degree burn!!! Watch this if you find it hard to believe:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F11lfW6WsQ
TristaGee (author)  malibini2 years ago
I image just fine, or maybe even better. Hot glue would probably be a brilliant idea as well. To be honest, using the fabric glue was a bit messy until it finally dried, but it was all I had on hand when I decided to make these shoes. But if you have something fast-drying such as super glue, then I say go for it.
This is such a good idea. I'll have to do this when mine wear out. :)
sunshiine4 years ago
Cute idea!