Friday, July 08, 2011

Fabric Flip-Flops

So, I'm totally having bloggers guilt.  As I mentioned earlier, I have a bunch of stuff in the works, but nothing I can share.  So my blog has sat this week without any new content.  (wah wah)  This morning it was really starting to get to me so I decide I could at least do an inspiration file.  Unfortunately, all that is in my file is 4th of July stuff and I'm kinda over it... as I'm sure you are too.  So I decide to tackle a quick little project that was on my to-do list.

Fabric Flip-Flops!

My inspiration came from THIS tutorial from The Mother Huddle.  I originally was going to make mine exactly like hers, but the knot hurt my feet.  I'm totally a shoe wuss so its really not that surprising.  Then I came across a link to these, so I made mine like that instead.  Cute and so comfy!  Just my style!

All you do is find a cheap pair of plastic flip-flops (mine were $1 at Micheal's) and remove the plastic straps.  Then take some scrap fabric (I actually bought a fat quarter at Walmart, also $1) and cut it into strips.  My strips were about 4" wide and about 24" long.  I ironed them in half lenghtwise so you wouldn't see the wrong side.  Use one strip to make a loop through the toe, knotting at the back, and then thread the second strip through the loop and knot in the back of the other two holes.  Seriously, $2 and about 15 minutes is all it takes.

Oh, and guess what?!?!  All of these pictures were taken in manual mode on my camera without any editing.  Aren't you proud of me?!  I'm super excited about it!

Also, if you are wondering what happened to Wood you like to craft?, with the craziness of the holiday we have decided to postpone it till next week.  But never fear, it is coming!

I feel better.  :)


Amanda (Stitch To Stitch) said...

Very cute flip flops!

And way to go on the camera settings! I took a bunch last night that I didn't have to edit and it felt so good. :)

Ann said...

SO cute and cool.

Perfect for summer and the beach,
nice nail art too ♥

sstone said...

I love them! I'm a new follower from the Blog Stalking Thursday. The tutu table grabbed me in.:) It's super cute.:) If you get a chance, hop over to

fotofraulein said...

Great idea! I always have fabric left over when making a dress, so I cold make matching flip flops! :)

Jennifer said...

Found you via a PIN I save a while ago, the 2nd link to the version you actually use isn't working. Could you direct me to where else I might find those instructions? Thanks.

Summer Phero said...

I so love love this next project. Could you possibly give more pictures on how you made your knots, I have a hard time reading and doing things lol I'm better at visual. Thank you

Nikki Tate said...

Same here. Pic of the bottom would be awesome! :)

Michelle Beckwith said...

would like to see underside of thongs

Krystal said...

Sorry guys! This post is about 2 years old and I don't have these shoes anymore to take a picture of the bottom. (They served me well that summer though.) If I can remember right I just tied a basic square knot an pulled it into the little grove where the old plastic straps use to sit. The part that goes between the toe is a loop, and the other strap is just threaded through that loop. Hope that helps!

Kimberly Caprara said...

I'm 8 months pregnant and my feet are horribly swollen and the only pair of shoes I have that fit are a pair of flip flops with fabric floral straps that I bought at Target about 4 years ago... I was on a mission to find another pair when I stumbled across this post thru google. I never thought to convert flip flops this way but I just managed to make a nice comfy pair of black ones that will match more of my clothes. Thanks for the feet saving idea!

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