This is what I do instead of homework.
DIY: Shoe Recover!
- E6000 industrial glue
I bought these shoes a little over a year ago and they have always been one of my favorite, who doesn’t love a little sparkle. But since having to get on my hands and knees to change a tire in the mud, they haven’t looked the same. So I decided to recover them!
We do this is two parts, the “body” (heel/side) and the “toe” (uhh the toe).
Lay your fabric out on the shoe, place a few pins along the edges of the shoe, do this for the body first and after placing your pins cut roughly around them. Repeat for the toe.
Starting with the heel of the shoe, lay a thick line of your E6000 (this glue is awesome and waterproof, which is why we’re using it) and then place the center of your fabric for the body on the glue and press. This will give you a good anchor for recovering.
With the E6000 follow along the bottom edge of the shoe on each side and press the fabric down. Give this a second to sit before doing the same to the top of the shoe. You will glue the small excess of fabric along the top inside of the shoe. Leave trimming the bottom edge till last.
Take your toe fabric and essentially repeat the same process. Place a line of E6000 along the front most bottom edge of the toe and press the fabric down. Follow up with a line of glue from the tip of the toe to the top of the shoe. Follow along the bottom edges and press the fabric down.
When coming to the top of the shoe you will have hang over just like on the body of the shoe. Cut the fabric along the top edge so that you can fold the fabric into the shoe at the top. Secure it there.
Then with the sides, fold them over to make a “hem” between the body and toe. glue these down.
Take your scissors and trim along the bottom edges of the shoe. Mine came out a little choppy but most people won’t even notice that.
Repeat for both shoes!
I hope I made this as clear as possible, I was so excited about doing it that I forgot step-by-step pictures.
Good luck and happy crafting!