YoungB has returned from the rowing camp, bringing me a new sewing dilemma: please fix my shoe! There is precedent for such a request. I have a long history of repairing rucksacks and bike bags of varying sizes. A cloth shoe with a bit of elastic shouldn’t really be much different, right?
It was not the sort of thing I could do on my sewing machine so out came the trusty “Let’s do some real work” needles and the sturdy polyester thread. I had to use a pair of pliers to pull the needle through the last bit, but I managed to fix the gaping.
It’s not precisely neat and who knows how sturdy it is really – I mean, it might come adrift again the first time YoungB puts any real strain on it – but for now, that was a useful afternoon’s effort.