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Topic: How to make a converse-style shoe into an open back shoe?  (Read 906 times)
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« on: February 24, 2014 06:43:53 PM »

I have a pair of converse knock offs that I want to cut the back off of. This is the kind of shoe I want to create:






I know I could just cut it, but how would I seal the edges? I can't fold under the fabric and machine sew it, but I could hand sew it--only I don't want it to look messy. I thought about bias tape but not sure how that would work. Any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2014 12:44:00 AM »

I tried this with a pair of slip-ons that chafed my heel. 
I glued bias tape on to finish the edge, folding it over both sides of the cut edge. 
Unfortunately, the shoes don't stay on my feet! 
I'm thinking of adding an elastic band around the heel, but I'm afraid it will chafe, and I'll be back where I started.
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