Barefoot by the Sea: Flip Flop Redo (Tutorial)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Flip Flop Redo (Tutorial)

Last week Miss Sydney, ever particular, was complaining that her flip flops were hurting her feet.  She then declared they just weren't fancy enough.  What's a girl to do?  Flip flops certainly won't break the bank but if you happen to want to fancy them up a bit, you can easily switch your standard flip flops into a customized pair.  Easy and economical, my girls are asking for more pairs of these for the Summer!
Materials Needed -
  • A pair of flip flops
  • Fabric of your choice
  • Scissors 
  • Cut the straps off your flip flops and remove so that you have only three holes on the pad of the shoe
  • Cut you fabric in strips to your desired thickness.  You could also use pinking sheers to avoid any raw edges
  • Lay out your fabric in an open triangle shape
  • Insert the end of your fabric into each of the holes and knot in the back.
  • Trim so that fabric settles into the original flip flop hole and reinforce with hot glue if desired
  • Have fun at the beach!
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  1. Well that is a genius idea that I never would have thought of!

    1. You know us, always looking for the "fancy stuff". The girls now want a pair in every color ;)

  2. How clever! What a great way to customize shoes for the summer. I love how they turned out!

    1. Thanks Tammy! This is an economical way to get some stylish ones.....quick craft too :)

  3. YES!! I love these flip flops....the little change makes such a big difference! Nice work, my friend!!

    1. Such an easy craft Cathy! And the girls are so proud wearing their custom flops!

  4. Hello Jessica,

    What a wonderful easy idea!
    I bet the fabric feels better
    than the plastic piece on the

    Thanks for sharing
    Bear Hugs,


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