Converting Laced Up Shoes to Velcro Straps
Dana Huval, Huval's Boot and Shoe Repair,
First I removed the laces
from the shoes.
Next I cut out a patch (like
the shape of an eye patch) a little longer that I needed
because I wanted to sew a seam directly to the inside
part (midline) of the shoes.
This seam was sewn
smooth-leather-side down. This way the patch would bend
over covering the stitching and eyelets. By sewing it
this way, there was no need for a ring for the strap to
Next I sewed the loop-side
of the Velcro to the outside piece of leather that would
attach to the shoe, following the pattern I sewed to the
hook-side of the Velcro onto the outside of the shoe.
Now, this Mom can send her
child to school without worrying about if her shoes will
stay tied all day.
For this child's pair of
shoes, I charged $ 25 for this service.
This job could be done for young children as well as
older adults who have a hard time lacing their shoes.
If the shoe fits, repair it.