August 16, 2012

No-Sew Embellished Flip Flops

Breathe some new life into your tired flip flops with this fun technique from Jessica from Sunny Tuesday. The possibilities are limitless here!

Hey Friends!  I’m happy as ever to be back at PS sharing with you today. 🙂

First, I’m going to let you in on a little (not-so-well-kept) secret.  Sometimes, as crafters, our super fabulous, awesome ideas don’t always translate into super fabulous, awesome projects.  Sometimes, they turn into massive craft fails.  That is how this project started out.  True story.  I’m not going to share the fail part with you (though I might do that over at my place).  Instead, let’s take a look the project inspired by the fail!
{almost} No-Sew Embellished Flip Flops

You know my M.O. by now – this project took less than 10 minutes and under $5.
What you will need:
a pair of flip flops (mine are Old Navy – $2 on clearance)
about 1/4 yard of fabric, ripped into four 2″ x 44″ strips
After you’ve ripped your fabric into strips, stretch those strips a couple times to make them as long as possible.
Feed two of the fabric strips through the toe of the flip flop until it’s about halfway. 

Pull the strips from the left side over the top of the strap to the right side.

Then pull the strips from the right side over the top of the strap to the left side.

You will first be working with the two strips that are now on the left side (tuck the others out of the way for now).  Take one strip and lay it across the strap.

Pull the other strip over the first strip…

and tuck it BEHIND the strap, then pull the end back out and over the first strip.  You are tying a knot around the strap.  If you’ve ever made a hemp necklace at camp – this is the same concept!

Now tighten it up!

Repeat the process in reverse.  Always keep the top strip on the top and the bottom strip on the bottom.
When you get to the end of the strap, snip the excess fabric.

With a needle & thread, stitch the ends together.  If you REALLY hate sewing, I suppose you could try hot gluing the ends together.

You are finished! Wear them just like this, or…

Add some flowers…

or add some bling!
If you make a pair, I’d love for you to share them over at my Facebook page! 🙂

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Jessica is a wife and new mom to one sweet little girl. She has always loved to craft, which is her form of stress relief. She is passionate about helping others get into crafting, because she knows first hand how good it feels to complete a project and think, “Hey, I made that!” and she wants others to be able to feel that sense of accomplishment, too. Visit Sunny Tuesday for quick, simple craft ideas that anyone can do.

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6 Responses to No-Sew Embellished Flip Flops

  1. Amanda @ Serenity Now August 16, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

    Oh, those look cute and comfy!!! 🙂

  2. Karen's Cross Stitch Corner August 16, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    Shared on FB, way too cute not to share!! Great tutorial!!

  3. Kristin August 18, 2012 at 9:00 pm #

    These are soooo cute! I love them =)

  4. Joan@chocolateandmore August 19, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

    These are wonderful, I’m all about the cheap flip flops and this is a great way to jazz them up. My girls will love this!

  5. Rhonda April 8, 2013 at 10:46 am #

    Cute! Where did you get the flower? Did you make it? If so , how? registered & protected

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