I recently got a job that requires I look my best all the time. This means I had to add a few items to my usual wardrobe that are not already there. The most unusual of them are my shirt stays. These are elastic strips that hook to your shirt on one side, and loop around your foot on the other. They are great for keeping your shirts from untucking throughout the day. 

The pair that I had must have been cheaply made, because one of them broke within a week of purchase and the other was close behind.  Instead of buying a new pair, I decided to repair and improve my current pair. 

Step 1: Equipment and Supplies

I happened to already have all the supplies left over from previous projects and I was able to use the equipment available at TechShop.

Equipment and Supplies
  • Sewing Machine
  • Needle ( I used 80/12)
  • Bobbin
  • Spool of Thread ( Color not very important, as the part being sewn will be in your shoe)

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