Supplies and Tools:
80-grit belt sand paper
Nitrile disposable gloves
Loctite professional performance adhesive spray
Sewing awl kit
Vice grips® pliers
Waxed thread 5-cord linen 35-pound tensile strength
One would think they should last a life time, more than seven, but they lasted five years. They are very comfortable and match my feet, but do I really want to start over again with new slippers. These slippers have a lambs wool upper, collared slippers in white, double-face sheepskin uppers, fully lined in genuine sheepskin, rubber sole, and a perfect size 13. With the way our economy is in 2013 the decision is to try to repair the slippers.
This post shows the eight steps on how to repair your favorite slippers.
Step 1: Fig.1 shows these slippers were given as a Christmas gift in 2008.
Step 2: Look for a manufacturers name and see if you can find any information on the slipper. The material used may make a difference of the adhesive used to repair the slippers. If you have a ups code try to find it on the Internet using a search engine. These slippers were UPC #6-0155024776-3 but they were not found on the Internet. Look for identifying marks, like a trade name.
Step 3: First, find the problems with the slippers. Fig.2 and fig.3 shows the large gaps on the sides and the front of the slippers. The one on the left had more damage than the right. My decision was to use spray adhesive into the folds of the leather and the soles of the slippers.
|Fig.2 One side|
|Fig.3 The other side|
|Fig.4 Spray adhesive|
|Fig.5 Blue gloves|
|Fig.6 Spring clamp|
|Fig.7 Vice Grips® pliers|
|Fig.8 Alligator vice |
|Fig.9 Adhesive leaking out|
|Fig.10 Clamp on back side|
|Fig.11 Clamp with spring clamp|
|Fig.13 Another view|
Step 8: Fig.14 shows the less damaged slipper needed spring clamps at the base of the slipper.
|Fig.14 Final Clamp|
- Part 1 of 2 - Taking Apart and Gluing the Slipper Heel
- Part 2 of 2 - Stitching for Strength
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