To repair shoes at home usually resort to the help of sewing, as the needle, even the colon, cannot cope: it is not easy to pierce hard material, it is difficult to push a needle, and it breaks often. In addition, in inconvenient locations, especially in the toe shoes, no needle turn, no procnotice. Here the awl is not much of an icebreaker: pierces it easily, but then how to thread the thread into the hole? Again called to the aid of a needle, but the difficulties already mentioned.
Therefore, the craftsmen are more effective devices for the repair of footwear. Offer two of them submitted by readers of the magazine.
I propose to make a special linking tool using a regular sewing needle No. 120-150. The needle must be secured, like the awl, wooden handle, in which you need to choose the hole under the spool and thread (sewing machine). The axis of rotation of the spool — wood screw. From spontaneous unwinding of the spool keep the brake strip at the bottom of the hole and the spring.