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Jonas
« on: April 15, 2008 08:51:00 AM »

When I suddenly felt the sun shining again after a long, wet, winter (they tend to be like that in Norway..) I figured I had to find my purple converse from last year. However, they were really out-worn and full of holes (I had totally forgot), so I ripped the old fabric off and sew some new!  Cheesy



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As you can see, I just cut the old fabric off right above the rubber, and then glued the new on!  Smiley
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zandila
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2008 08:58:31 AM »

Nice job!  I would never have thought to do that, but you've rescued some great shoes.
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2008 09:01:05 AM »

That's awesome! Care to share how one does that?
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2008 09:06:02 AM »

wow, you can DO that?!

this rocks!!
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2008 09:30:20 AM »

That's so cool! I have like three pairs of old converse sitting around my house that are pretty much too worn-out to wear anymore...this is a great idea for giving them new life! What kind of fabric did you use? And how exactly did you do it? Did you just sew the new fabric over the old?
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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2008 09:49:24 AM »

I've heard of people doing this but have never seen it done until now. I would love love love to see how you did this!!!
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2008 10:21:03 AM »

bahhhhhhhhhh i should try this with my old beat up pair.. i have already bought new ones... BUT i should try with the old and if i mess up its ok....

nice work!
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himnik
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2008 10:39:35 AM »

i love it. i just wish i had the guts to do that to but i love my pair to much... good job!
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Buggins
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2008 03:08:33 PM »

Wow I never thought of doing that. Just think of how much $$$ I could have been saving. Can you give a step by step on how you did it. TIA
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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2008 03:14:17 PM »

OMG how did you DO THAT???!!!!

*thinks about the number of fabrics in her stash that could be shoes & cries*
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