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Topic: Can I sew ends of shoelaces inside my sneaker?  (Read 1380 times)
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kay24601
« on: March 04, 2015 09:16:24 AM »

I don't know a better way to word that and it's a weird question, I know.  Pardon my sausage fingers in the pictures.

Here's a photo so you get an idea of what kind of sneaker I'm talking about -
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/149802_04Mar15_IMG_20150304_120605.jpg

I picked up a pair of boring mint sneakers and fabric marker'd a fake saddle shoe look to them and I like the laces how I've done them.  However I'll be wearing these without socks, so if I were to just leave the lace ends loose inside the shoe it would bother my feet.  They're the kind of sneakers that have a piece of elastic on either side of the tongue so I was thinking I could sew them on to there, or maybe even into the seam right above them and hide it, then cut off the ends so they don't rub regardless.

How the elastic looks -
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/149802_04Mar15_IMG_20150304_120622.jpg

Where I'd sew it under the sneaker top -
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/149802_04Mar15_IMG_20150304_120647.jpg

I feel like in effect it makes sense, but I'm worried about it maybe not allowing them to open all the way when I slip them on or possibly even ripping (I'm taking them on a vacation I'm packing ultra light for, so I'd be SOL if they did).  Does anyone have any experience with permanently securing shoelaces or just some general advice for me?
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oooanniekat
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2015 09:16:38 PM »

I don't have experience with this type of thing, but: can you get a safety pin though the fabric? Perhaps you could pin the laces and see how the shoes feel when you put them on/take them off, before committing to sewing.
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