Knit Clog Re-sole

by Daisy

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I heart Fiber Trends’ Felt Clogs.
You know you have a useful item when you wear it out, reluctantly take it off in order to repair it, and immediately put it back on again.
Due to some irresponsible usage (wearing them outside to grab sprigs of herbs, etc.), after two winters’ use the outer sole of my clogs wore OUT. Sad. The uppers are still fine, so I wasn’t about to retire them. I heard of people knitting new soles and sewing them on, so that’s what I did.

My clog. So warm.

The hole. Awful.

A new sole. Way too excited about this.

I decided to sew them on and then re-felt afterwards (rather than felting the soles by themselves) to help them marry the body of the clogs. I had to take a few little tucks so the large, unfelted soles would fit the felted clogs.

Sewn on.

After a hot water wash with a towel. Taking too long to dry. Need my clogs.

Perhaps now would be a good time for some pleather outsoles or a plastic dip. Or maybe just quit wearing them outside.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

irishcowgirl January 26, 2010 at 10:11 pm

Wow… such cute clogs! I’m quite a timid knitter, (seems that I don’t have the common sense I was born with when it comes to knitting) so I hardly ever embark on anything “exciting”. BUT if I did… these would be so totally worth it. 😀

Bonnie December 2, 2010 at 12:33 pm

I had to do the same thing with mine but I felted the new sole and then sewed it on. It worked out well. My husband’s clogs however were beyond repair as he wore them outside way too many times to go to the woodshop to put wood in the woodstove. So for him it is now store-bought mocs with a hard sole and he even manages to wear those out too. Great tip. Great website. Thank you.

Sandra Warnock July 18, 2014 at 6:19 am

I used to buy liquid rubber latex, don’t remember the name. I coated the sole with the latex, no slip when dried, and water proof if water not to deep.

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