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« on: March 14, 2005 08:02:38 AM »

Hi All~
I did a search, but didn't come up with quite what I was looking for. Sooo...Here's my problem. I've got these canvas tennis shoes, the ones that have a zipper closure on the tops. I've sprouted a small hole in the toe of one of them. Remembering that I've seen shoe covering here, I thought "Ooh!! I can cover these!" The million dollar question is...what kind of adhesive should I use to adhere fabric to my cotton canvas shoes??I was thinking tacky glue?Huh Would that be strong enough? Or is there something else I should use for better adhesion?
Advice would be greatly appreciated!
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2005 11:34:54 AM »

Noooo. Dont use tavky glue becuase its washable. I tried gluing a patch on my pants and then i washed them and it came right off. Use fabric glue that doesnt wash off maybe, I dont know about redoing the shoes. I just know that tacky glue sucks!

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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2005 11:59:00 PM »

Oh my!! Well thanks for letting me know! That could have been a disaster! Well.....maybe iron-on interfacing would work better, or as you said, non-water soluble glue. Time to look around and see what there is to be had.
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2005 12:22:46 AM »

shoes are hard because they have to be soooo durable.  I've has success with Liquid Nails Small Projects adhesive - it's clear.

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