DIY Replacement Insoles
January 29, 2016 in Tips & Tricks
Is it not so annoying when the fabric on the insoles of your kiddos shoes start peeling out of a perfectly good shoe? My 5-year-old won’t wear them any more! So, I put myself to the task of easy DIY replacement insoles! I will say I tried a fusible/sticky stabilizer first that is made for applique and it didn’t quite work as well as I wanted…it’s excellent for applique! Not so much for an insole replacement. 🙂 I am happy to share my solution that worked!
- Old insoles
- Baby Lock’s Ultra Soft Fusible Stabilizer (found at your local Baby Lock retailer!)
- A sturdy spray adhesive and surface cover cloth/paper to protect surface
Ok, so, first step would obviously be to remove the peeling fabric. You’ll need to flatten one of them out…I know, I know, they’re kind of dirty! Don’t wash them though, they could very well shrink! I just placed the flattest one in between 2 paper towels and quickly pressed it enough so that i could easily trace it and get an accurate shape.
Next, you’ll need to trace your shape (or pin it like a pattern) onto Baby Lock’s Ultra Soft Fusible and cut out 2. Make sure that when you cut, you get 2 opposite shapes.
Then, following the instructions, fuse the opposite shapes to your chosen fabric. At this point, I’d recommend placing a machine straight stitch about a 1/4″ in around along the edge around the entire shape for each insole.
Ok! Just about ready to insert those insoles! Take your insoles and your adhesive spray outdoors as recommended on the adhesive can. Place your insoles pretty side down on a large piece of paper or fabric to protect whatever surface you are spraying upon. Then, follow the instructions on the spray adhesive bottle. Mine said after spraying evenly to let sit for a couple minutes so that it could build tackiness and therefor improve it’s effectiveness!
Then, carefully insert your insoles and press down firmly!
All done! Easy as that! Good as new! 🙂 What do you think?