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« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2008 04:12:46 PM »

...just cut the old fabric off right above the rubber, and then glued the new on!  Smiley

I think the hardest part must be to copy the shape.  I suppose you could do that after cutting off the old shoe cloth, make a pattern from it...

it must be some heavy sewing, if the cloth is canvas like the old ones...
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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2008 04:40:34 PM »

so you ripped out the outer layer of fabric, but left the inside layer intact to glue the new fabric to?

hmmm, I so want to do this!
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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2008 05:42:54 PM »

Awesome! Great idea!
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« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2008 06:03:03 PM »

Funny: my converse always wear out on the sole and rubber parts waaaaaaay before the fabric. I would never be able to work this one out. However, I AM saving my fabric uppers to make some kind of purse Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2008 07:22:18 PM »

This is pretty awesome!! and the fabric choice is so awesome too! I can def see converse selling shoes with that fabric! Grin

I was also wondering what kind of fabroic is that? canvas? how come everybody finds cool canvas and I only find offwhite one! not even white! NO! OFF-white! Angry

I have 2 or 3 (or 4 or 5..yes..i have a converse problem Roll Eyes) that are rlly worn out and are now tucked away in a shoe box waiting for me to come up with something..so I might just do that..dont know if my little sewing machine can take it though (brother LS-2125)..anybody knows if it would??

oh..and to spare u from doing a tutorial, I recall seeing a tutorial for something like that on instructables.com  Smiley (However, ur fabric is def way prettier!)
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« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2008 07:55:10 PM »

That's totally brilliant. The fabric is fantastic. How durable is the glue?

Mad love to Norway, also!
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« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2008 09:22:21 PM »

great!!!
if only mine  didn't have the sole all worn out and completelly flat Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2008 11:43:51 PM »

This is so amazing! 
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« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2008 12:19:56 AM »

Thanks everybody!  Cheesy

Basically what I did was just cutting off all the old fabric, so all I had left was the sole. Then I used the old fabric to draw a new pattern. It's really easy, because you don't really need to think about making a 'shoe-shape'. The two pieces of fabric (on the left and the right of the shoe, sewn together in the heel) are identical  Smiley
Also, the fabric isn't particularly sturdy, I only laid it double, and thus it became just as durable (well... almost) as the original Converse-canvas Smiley
I have, like, the cheapest sewing-machine ever, so it shouldn't be any problem Tongue
I think I used about a tube of epoxy-glue to attach the sole to the fabric. That is, I technically used two tubes (epoxy, you know. Has it's own rules)
As I don't have any more shoes in urgent need of recycling, I cannot provide you with any picture-based tut yet, but this tutorial on instructables shows you basically the same method as i used.  Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2008 06:04:21 AM »

That is genious! I hit "this rocks", because it clearly does. I must try this. Although it still isn't a converse-weather here in Finland Sad
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