So, I'm talking shoes again.
I'm my issues with shoe sizing and fit.
(again, sorry for making you look at my feet)
I found these adorable sandals last month for $5.
I mean, they are cute AND in my size so I snapped them up quickly.
Then I realized that they ran big.
So even these size 5's were too big for my right foot.
Like they were more like size 6.
But they were so cute!!!!!
After staring at them a bit, I realized that I could
adjust both the front and back straps.
And if I messed up, it was only $5 down the drain.
So I bought them.
They ended up sitting around for about a month
until I finally got the nerve to
cut them up fix them.
It seemed like a pretty straight forward fix,
shorten both the front and back straps.
I pulled out some tools:
Needle and Thread
I started with the back strap, since it seemed easier than tackling the front.
I used the seam ripper to get in between the pleather straps and cut the stitching.
Try not to cut the strap itself.
I was lucky that mine came apart pretty quickly.
Slip the sandal back on and then remeasure the strap to a snug fit.
I marked the spot with my thumb.
Take the sandal off and line up the straps.
Use the same stitch holes to sew the front and back straps back together.
Make sure to not sew the stray part you looped over.
Go all around the strap and knot it off.
Cut off the excess strap and you are done!
I tried the sandal back on and still needed to take some length off the front.
After some deliberation, the easiest way to get the fit I needed
was to cut the toe strap.
(not sure of the technical term??)
So, same process as the other strap,
take the seam ripper and cut the stitching where the toe strap
meets the top of the sandal.
Once opened the toe strap slid right out.
Cut the amount you want to remove.
Reinsert the strap and follow the stitch holes to reattach.
Since this area will have a lot of stress, I sewed over the stitches at least 4 times.
And there you have it!
I was able to wear my new sandals immediately with no issues.
They are comfy and still pretty cute.
Even with my wonky feet.
Hope this inspires you to fix the fit on sandals you may have.
I have ideas for a few others in my closet.
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