How to care for suede shoes


  • Shoe Care in summer
  • Winter Care Secrets
  • Resuscitation suede shoes

"Suede Shoes underlines the taste of a man and a woman gives grace" - these words belong to the famous Coco Chanel. And they could not be better describe the feelings experienced by a woman, wearing expensive and elegant boots made of suede. Posture becomes smoother, lighter and more elegant gait. We unconsciously try to match these shoes, watching every move, feeling the most beautiful woman on the planet.

However, and this shoe has its drawbacks. Caring for suede shoes should be regularly and properly. Such shoes do not wear in the rain, and on a sunny day, rarely turns out not to stain it. And we will keep your favorite shoes for only the most special occasions, because we are afraid to spoil.

Probably, there is no woman who would not ask the question, how to care for suede shoes? After all, sometimes even a small mistake can lead to the fact that the shoes will be permanently ruined. In this article we will try to describe in detail all the stages of care for suede shoes at home.

Shoe Care in summer

It is in the warmer months, caring for suede shoes should be especially careful. When the weather is windy and dry, suede quickly absorbs the dust, which negatively affects its appearance. Arriving home, be sure to treat the shoes with a soft flannel cloth or buy a special brush for suede. Remember, you just need to brush away the dust, not to rub it into the shoe.

If your shoes are made of faux suede, it can be washed. Only it should be done very carefully. Spread a small amount of detergent in water and rub the shoes with this solution using the same flannel cloth. After wet processing is required to get wet shoes dry cloth. You do not need shoes to dry in the sun or near a heating duct, just put it in a well-ventilated area.

Caring for natural chamois at home by using a special foam-cleaner, which absorbs all the pollution. Before using it, read the instructions and follow strictly on her. Watering natural suede is not recommended. But what to do if you are exposed to rain, wet shoes, and after drying, matted pile? Do not despair, in this case, you can use the emergency resuscitation. Soak shoes with steam for 2-3 minutes, so it will acquire an initial appearance.

 care for suede shoes winter

Winter Care Secrets

As incredible as it may sound, but caring for suede shoes in winter will require you much attention. Here, the biggest trouble you can deliver traces of the reactants, which strew roads. Remove such spots with winter shoes, you can use spray paint. For artificial suede rescue of the stains will become an ordinary baby powder. It must be applied to the contaminated sites, wait 3-4 hours, then remove the special brush with rubber teeth.

In winter often have dry shoes. And the boots to last you more than one season, drying should be carried out correctly. So, how to dry suede at home?

  • Never place heaters shoes at or near an open oven. This way you will achieve what boots diverge at the seams, and deformed. Then they can be just throw away;
  • Before drying necessarily wipe the shoes with a soft cloth and remove any contamination;
  • In order to uniformly dry the boots, tamp them with paper - it absorbs all the moisture. The more you change the paper, the faster dry shoes;
  • For drying, you can use table salt. To do this, heat it in a pan, pour in a linen bag and put in the boots. If the salt is cooled and shoes still wet - repeat the procedure.

At home, you can use electric dryers for shoes. They gradually heated evenly distribute heat, so should not be afraid of deformation. By the way, for winter shoes would be good to buy water-repellent spray. They must be treated boots a few hours before going outside. So you reduce the likelihood of getting wet several times.

 care for suede shoes

Resuscitation suede shoes

  • Getting rid of the shiny patches

Take a teaspoon of baking soda and dissolve it in a glass of warm milk. This solution wipe the shiny place. Another way: half a cup of water mixed with a quarter cup of vinegar. Treat desired area, and then wipe with a damp cloth. Dry. There is a faster way to get rid of this trouble - take a normal eraser and rub them to trouble spots. This method, of course, is not as effective as the previous two, but for emergency resuscitation fits perfectly.

  • Remove stains and grease stains

Divorces, emerged from the damp, can only be removed with the help of dyes. But to remove fatty stains at home using gasoline or kerosene. Carefully treat problem areas swab dipped in a liquid. Then wipe with a damp cloth and dry;

  • Returns the color

The brown hue gives regular coffee grounds. Black shoes can rub the carbon paper and light - handle swab dipped in milk. This extra money. For better results, use special dyes.

  • We remove the bad smell

To get rid of the smell, soak a cotton ball in vinegar and place it in the boot for 10-12 hours. Before you remove the shoes in storage, you can disinfect it with a special deodorant.

That such simple tips will help you extend the life of your favorite shoes and boots. The main thing to remember is that home care should be regular. And be sure to get all the necessary means to care for suede. Try to choose only quality products, because of her life of your shoes depends in the first place.

 How to care for suede shoes: a few effective tips

 Shamballa bracelet with his own hands


  • What is needed for the manufacture of the bracelet?
  • Description of the process of weaving
  • Other bracelets Shambhala

And you want to make a bracelet Shambhala their own hands? If the answer is yes, then you first need to think about what we need to work on.
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What is needed for the manufacture of the bracelet?

  • Beads. Here we give free rein to their imagination, taste preferences. The choice is wide: beads can be plastic, glass, wood, made from any other material, they may be different in size, but the shape of the classical fenugreek it is better to use the round. When choosing beads should also pay attention to holes-hole, they should not be too narrow, so that the cord can pass them more or less freely. As for the number of beads, here too, everything is individual and depends on the size of the beads on the wrist circumference and on your preferences, but more often Shamballa bracelets with beads 8-11 main and 2 small beads for ropes clasp;
  • Lace. The most commonly used waxed cord, it is sold in coils or the meter completely different colors. You can also use a synthetic, silky - in short, on what to choose. See that the cord passes through the holes of your beads. To make one bracelet Shambala it usually takes about 2-2.5 m, exactly is hard to say, it is better to take stock;
  • The device, which is convenient to weave. You can take any wooden block or wooden cutting board, score two cloves at a distance of about 30 cm. You can think of something else, for example, attach the cord to the working surface of the plaster or adhesive tape. The main thing is that at least one end of the thread was fixed, but it's still more convenient when the two fixed;
  • PVA glue or colorless nail polish, if you use waxed cord; universal glue or lighter (a match), if the cord is of a different quality;
  • scissors;
  • cm (range);
  • a little patience, good humor and inspiration!

First, a detailed look at a classic weave bracelet.

 Shambhala weave bracelets
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Description of the process of weaving

Let's get started. Sit down at the table and put in front of you made a device with two nails or figured out what to fix at least one end of the cord. By the way, you can use duct tape or adhesive plaster. Cut the cord about 40 cm, tie one end to the distal stud (or fixed on the working surface). That we will have the so-called thread-base. Cut off about 1 5 m column and the conventional tie knot per-thread basis, departing about 5 cm from the attachment so that the ends of the thread were the same, that is in the middle. Strung on a thread-base beads in sequence, how I would like to see the finished bracelet. Fix the other end of the thread base. Knotted at one end uzelochek, that is, so mark it, so you do not confuse the netting. Weaving is done on a circuit macrame.

Take the end of the cord with a knot and hold it under-thread basis and on the other end, and the edge node without thread-wire above the base and at the other end of the cord. Tighten the knot. Next, we continue to act in the same way and knit about 1, 5 cm. Then moves one bead and twist around it in the same way, tying the knot 2-3. Continue until all the beads braided, then knit for about 1, 5 cm nodules, as in the beginning. Tie a knot and cut the 1-2 working thread. Fix the cut site with white glue or varnish, if it waxed cord; superglue treat or melted by fire, if the cord is of a different quality.

Remove the finished bracelet with tools and begin to spin lock. To do this, we need about 40 cm of the cord. Fold bracelet that thread are parallel to each other, we connect their cord (ends must be the same). It weaves in the same manner as the woven bracelet length depends on the size of padlock wrist. The finished product should not be tightly encircle the hand. Clasp is expanded, and thus it is convenient to wear. Typically, the length of 1-3 cm. 2 knots to tie, cut the thread, fix the same way. At the ends we put a small bead, anchoring knots. Length "visyulek" - as you wish, but an average of about 4 cm.

 Triple bracelet Shambhala
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Other bracelets Shambhala

Along with the classic bracelet Shambhala, exist and its variants. This double-row (double) and a triple bracelets.

To weave a double (double row) bracelet Shambhala, we need two warp length of 35-40 cm. Fasten them from the earlier method, each put on the required number of beads, the best of the same size. Working thread to tie a length of 1-1, 5 m.

Scourge 1, 5-2 cm nodule, then take a right and thread between the beads in a spiral winding our whole set. Now take a second thread, the first bead is not winding down and start to spiral in the opposite direction. If the bracelet starts spinning, it should press the tape to the work surface. Scourge 1, 5-2 cm nodules, as in the beginning, then make two ordinary assembly, cut off the excess thread anchoring adhesive (varnish). Clasp weave similar to the previous version. To thread twist, weaving was more convenient, you can hold them clip. We make tips beads reserve "tassels" of about 4 cm.

Triple bracelet weave using a 3 warp, each strung beads. Intertwine by connecting his own imagination. Clasp weave similar to the previous one. The beads can be worn on all ends, that is, 4 (for a double) and 6 (for the triple) bracelet, and all the ends can be fixed with a bead in such a case, the hole should be suitable.

 Weave Shamballa bracelets