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.