Here's how I fixed some broken, torn boots!
Even if your shoes aren't broken you can always glitterize them for fun!
Does this situation look familiar to anyone? These boots happened to be cheap and made from fabric, they weren't going to last forever. You know what though? When you have active kids, even the expensive, quality stuff is no match for them! When this pair that still fit her started falling apart, I thought I'd at least try and see if I could make them last a little longer. Glue, fabric scraps, and dimensional fabric paint to the rescue! Glitter paint fixes everything right?
You can see these are pretty badly damaged. I figured there was no way around covering the holes so I used some all-purpose glue(that's all I had left but I would recommend something waterproof if you have it) and small scraps of fabric. I used a lot of glue to make sure the fabric was completely soaked through and allowed to dry over night. This obviously covers the holes but it also provides a good surface for the dimensional fabric glue to stick to.
If you catch these holes before they get huge skip the fabric patch and squirt the fabric paint right over it. I've done this plenty of times on other fabric shoes. It works great!
After the glue was completely dry, I used a pencil to mark where I want the paint to be. The dimensional fabric paint(Tulip brand) is perfect because it comes in a squeeze bottle that allows you to place it accurately where you want it. I did the edges first and then filled in the center. I used my finger to spread it around evenly. I did two layers of this paint and since the gold was a little too gold for my liking, on the second layer I sprinkled a little silver glitter on and mixed in.
I'm not sure how long this is going to last, but I'm defiantly glad I don't have to throw these away quite yet!
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