We understand that accidents happen, snags, tears and the unwanted attention of a curious puppy can be the start of the end of your favourite slippers. Or perhaps your big toe has decided to peek out the front.
For cases like this we offer a slipper repair kit that, with a little DIY spirit, can help extend the life of your beloved Padraigs.
Please contact us for a colour matched repair kit. For those who already have one and are looking for instructions on how to fix a small hole please see below.
Repair Kit Instructions
- Take a length of yarn about 2 feet (60cm) long.
- If the yarn is a bit fluffy put some twist into it, it will make it stronger.
- Start 5 stitches to the right of the broken area.
- Going left, thread the wool through 4 stitches, parallel to the sole, toward the broken area.
- Just before you reach the broken area, sew down into a hole in the leather that still has a secure stitch in it. Go into the hole from the outside of the slipper.
- Bring the wool up through the inside of the slipper, catching a secure stitch above the broken area.
- Sew back down into the same hole in the leather, from the outside of the slipper. Your stitch should resemble a V.
- Don't pull your stitches to tight, it will distort the shape of the slipper.
- Repeat this stitch until you reach the end of the broken area. Catching secure sections of the woollen upper above the broken area, joining to the corresponding holes in the leather. All the stitches should resemble a V, and look similar to the rest of the slippers stitches.
- When you reach the end of the broken area, sew one last stitch into a hole in the leather that has a secure stitch in it, as you did on your first stitch.
- Then going left, thread through 5 stitches, as you did at the beginning.
- Slip to the row above, and sewing right thread the wool through 5 stitches. This secures the wool in place.
- Snip the wool.
- To sew in the tail end of wool, thread the tail into your needle.
- Slip to the row above, sewing left thread the wool 5 stitches, or as far as your wool will allow. This secures the wool in place.
- Snip any remaining ends and you’re done!