Introduction: How to Fix Torn Converse and Replace Eyelets

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.

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Step 1: Essental Tools

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

Step 2: Sewing

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

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

Step 4: Glue the Patch

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

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

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

Comments

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KellyG64 (author)2016-04-18

Any idea how to reattatch the eyelet if only the top(outer) part came off?

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Iles7 (author)2015-02-26

What size eyelets did you use?

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StephenS60 (author)Iles72015-11-06

If you checkout the image fullsize it shows 5mm eyelets. I just came here to look for the same info O_o

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ComfortableShoes (author)2015-06-11

Look for a package with the tool in it. There are packs with around 24 eyelets and a basic tool. OR you can get the fancy tool which usually has a few eyelets in it.

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VangieGA (author)2013-06-15

Easy to follow instructions. Great job. Impressive patch up. Good as new.

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VangieGA (author)2013-06-15

Easy to follow instructions. Great job. Impressive patch up. Good as new.

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hbarbapappa (author)2013-06-12

Very Good results. Nice instructable

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papaiii (author)2013-06-12

Nice my friend, and your English is not that bad either !-)

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Quanah (author)2013-06-12

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.

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Pavelos (author)Quanah2013-06-12

Thank you Quanah! I will show my result to my local shoemaker next time I walk nearby.

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