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How to fix torn Converse and replace eyelets

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While riding my bike shoelace got stuck in the pedal and I torn my new Converses. I went to local shoemaker and he told me that this is hard to fix and that it will cost me 35 EUR (45 USD). I decided to fix them myself.

Im planning to make more guides, one of them will be making own pilot watch from scratch using ready ETA movement so all feedback is welcome for developing my guide's quality.

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Step 1: Essental tools

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I purchased eyelets, fabric glue and piece of linen cloth from local fabric shop, total cost was about 15 USD.

Step 2: Sewing

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Now we have to sew the torn parts. I recommend to use quilting thread for durability.
Take your time and sew carefully.

Step 3: The patch

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Measure width of patch and fold it in half with glue. Let it dry for couple minutes.

Step 4: Glue the patch

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Place thin layer of fabric glue first on the shoe and then on the patch. Use press tool for better result. 
I left shoes drying for 3 hrs but I recommend to read instructions on your fabric glue.

Step 5: Attach eyelets

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There is different tools and ways to attach eyelets and usually there's instructions in the back of package. Follow them.

Step 6: Sew the patch

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Just to be sure that patch will stay properly attached in use I decided to sew edges. Patch is pretty thick and you may have to use pliers with your needle.

Step 7: Result

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VangieGA1 year ago
Easy to follow instructions. Great job. Impressive patch up. Good as new.
VangieGA1 year ago
Easy to follow instructions. Great job. Impressive patch up. Good as new.
Very Good results. Nice instructable
papaiii1 year ago
Nice my friend, and your English is not that bad either !-)
Quanah1 year ago
Good job. You need to take them to the shoemaker, and show them what you did on your own...I'm sure it will impress them.
Pavelos (author)  Quanah1 year ago
Thank you Quanah! I will show my result to my local shoemaker next time I walk nearby.
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