Tuesday, July 10, 2012

How to get more wear out of your Toms.

I bought all three girls Toms about a month ago and Gabby's are the only ones that still looked good...which did not make me happy because they are not cheap! Gwen's are they grey pair and she wore holes in the toes and Scarlette has the pinkish pair and they got FILTHY in a week!!

One of our friends had the same problem as Gwen and sewed patches over the toes and threw on a few extra patches for effect... I thought what a great idea.. And a week later when Gwen's toe popped through we knew what had to be done. We grabbed some fabric from the stash and Gwen sewed the side patches and I did the toes.. I think they look super cute.

Scarlette's were a whole different matter until I realized they are fabric and I could dye them!!! I used RIT dye in the fittingly named color Scarlet... I actually love the new color more than the old color!

I'm happy to be able to get more wear out of these shoes with a couple fairly easy fixes.

6 comments:

sassy said...

very..very impressed...and a great idea..they look better than when you bought them..fabulous bet they loved them and think your very clever sassyx

Heidi@TheMerryMagpieVintage said...

I like the color of Scarlett's better now too! I have been eyeing a pair of Toms but now I'm seriously rethinking it seeing how fast they wear out because you're right, they're not cheap! The patches look really cute, though, and I like how it personalizes her shoes.

knittingnora said...

I love the Re-do's BETTER!!! Good job mama! I am wearing my red ones today. I know what I am going to do with them later....

Thanks!

beki said...

Wonderful! My daughter has 2 pairs, but she babies them. I'm thinking about getting some fir myself.

beki said...

Wonderful! My daughter has 2 pairs that she is anal about, but I'll have to remember this when they get worn. I'm thinking about getting a pair for myself!

Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

Cute! I really want a pair for myself but man they are so pricey!