*First I patched all of the holes, I just cut out little squares of Pellon's Stacey 101 (this is a type of interfacing I use on everything.) I ironed it on to the holes with just my regular iron but should have used my little itty bitty iron.
A few things I learned is make sure you stuff the toe area so that you have a smoother surface. It will shrink your shoe a little but my stretched back our after I had worn them a bit. I went to Nordstrom after and several people commented on them, and the shoe sales girl loved them!!
Have fun and send me pictures!! You now have a pair of Rockin' Tom's!!!!