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Repairing worn out toe Tutorial

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We get asked to do this job quite often these days, alot of repairers refuse to do them. But it is easy to do. This is how we do them.




Cut the stitches carfully with a sharp knife or blade, making sure not to damage the moulded "stitch track"





Then peel back the unit to make room to do the repair.





Then scive a patch to repair the damaged area.





Then glue back the units and stitch back together.

On mens shoes you can normally use your patching machine to sew back the units but there wasn't enough room in these shoes, so I blake stitched them.




Now do the other one to match.


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Follow this link to eBay, where there's usually heaps of leather offcuts in assorted colours.


http://crafts.listings.ebay.co.uk/Leath ... ngItemList


I bought a bag for about five pounds a couple of years ago, and we've hardly made any impression on it after hundreds of patching repairs! Or, of course, recycle old uncollected shoes and handbags!

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