Toms are wonderful: they’re comfy, trendy, and buying them supports a great cause. I heard Blake Mycoskie, the founder of Toms, speak at UVA a few years ago and really wanted to buy a pair after that. I finally did last April, and wore them religiously throughout the spring and during my summer in India.
Unfortunately due to all their love and use, my grey Toms became a little frayed around the edges and developed a pinky-toe sized hole on one side… sad day. So I decided to patch them up, to make them crafty and also functional again.
I don’t have a step by step picture tutorial to go along with this, but here is what I did… first, I cut out the shape of my patch, along with a matching sized piece of fusible interfacing, which I ironed onto the patch. The interfacing makes the patch thicker and more durable. Then I just hand stitched the patch on! It was a lot more difficult than I thought… Toms are made out of pretty thick material. Use a thimble!
I was originally going to add something to the other shoe, but this one patch was sort of difficult so I decided to wait a bit. We’ll see what I add in the future 🙂
I am a bit behind, but only 45 more to go!