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Topic: I really want to know HOW DID THEY HOLD UP?  (Read 1419 times)
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« on: October 06, 2006 01:54:16 PM »

I have done several version of shoe reconstuction. I think it would be helpful to others if everyone could report on how various methods held up to regular wear and tear.

Here's my report:

1) Modge Podge Shoes under see-thru vinyl- Although the shoes looked amazing, they did not hold up well at all. First, small corners of the papers repeatedly come loose and have  to be reglued. Next, the paper itself is really stiff and is kind of uncomfortble to wear.

2) Acrylic Paint over denim(?) sandals with sparkly jewels glued on- I was totally in love with this recon I did on some shoes for my toddler. Boo hoo. The beads lasted about 2 days total before falling off even though they were glued with super glue.
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2006 01:27:47 PM »

I haven't reconstructed any shoes so I can't directly respond to your question, but just a thought:
super glue has it's place in the crafting world but it isn't the best choice for every gluing dillemma. especially for gluing something to fabric, there are better options. they make glues specifically for gluing embellishments to fabric, but i think e3600 would work just fine too, since it's slightly flexible.

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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2006 02:03:36 PM »

Mine (ladybird ones) are fine. I've worn them loads and some of the glitter has come off where they crease but I knew it would. They look a bit grubby because they are fabric but it's all good. I would agree with the above post about the gems/beads. Deffinately use a glue that is meant for fabric embellishments or something that is flexible. I find if you put a fair size blob and tick the gem on hard enough that the glue squishes out a bit so it go around the gem/bead, they stay on a bit longer.
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2006 05:08:13 PM »

I used super glue because I was not glueing on fabric. I was glueing onto a the platform part of some platform sandals. I can't say if the gems fell off and if they were pulled off my daughter.

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