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Topic: Converse All Star Chuck Taylors that don't fit!  (Read 2423 times)
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« on: December 25, 2005 11:36:42 PM »

My dad has pretty much lived for the past 15 years in converse, so you can imagine that there are old, holey ones that sit in the garage.  His are size 9( Shocked i no! And I can't wear them, being a size 4.5 teehee! ) low cut in a light blue colour- not quite sky blue, think more along the lines of faded-after-wear-dark-blue. I want to try and use as much of everything as I can, but so far I only have slight ideas for the cloth part.  I want stuff that I can use often, nothing artiful that will just sit ontop of my bookshelf with the rest of my art stuff. I have (I think, unless they are too scratched up) THREE pairs to work with, and since he has big feet thats a lot of cloth. A couple of things i thought might work are the converse wristband (I'm not really a punky or anything like that, so it might not really be "me")or somes sort of pencil case/purse/wristlet that would be just scraps sewn together. I hope I gave you a good idea of where I stand! Any suggestions would be apprieciated!
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2005 08:31:01 PM »

what about resizing them to fit your feet? Like cutting off the toe part and moving it up.  Grin just a thought - I'll let you know if I come up with anything else.
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2005 09:56:36 PM »

I could... but would it retain it's converse-ish ness much? Not to sure... I guess for now I'll just try and work with the fabric. Thanks anyways!
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2006 08:19:31 AM »

Can always try e-baying 'em! People always seem to hate having brand new shiny cons..
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2006 08:25:54 AM »

There are some ideas for using old chucks in this thread:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=22982.0

Hope that helps!
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2006 03:55:56 PM »

Smiley I love these:

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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2006 04:08:57 PM »

Get some plaster of paris or cement and pour it into them.  After they dry, you have bookends! Smiley

Or, put potted plants in them and set them on your windowsill!

I know those ideas are little bit 'sit around and do nothing', but those are the ideas I've seen done before.
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2006 04:10:15 PM »

oh gosh... i understand your dilemma. WHAT COULD YOU DO WITH THEM???

ugh. lemme think.

you could secure the tongue and hang them, sole against the wall, toe down, on your wall like a pocket or something.

work them into a bag on the sides as pockets.

SEND THEM TO ME. lol.

that's all i can think of for now.
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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2006 09:06:54 PM »

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Get some plaster of paris or cement and pour it into them.  After they dry, you have bookends!

YES!!

You are a genius.

In fact, you all are. I may send them to you ktgotskills. Look, there they go now. *attemps to shove shoe in disc slot*

Thanks guys for the help!
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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2006 02:28:37 PM »

I don't have a picture but I used an old bright pink pair and an old pair of jeans to make a lamp. 
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