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Flip-Flop Refashion: Part 4 (Stretchy Knit Straps with Flowers)

 

Okay, I know……how many more ways can I transform my poor flip-flops.

I got my fix, I can stop with the flip-flop craze for a while.  Haha.  Thanks for humoring me.

 

 

But in case you haven’t seen the other flip-flop refashion ideas, click here, here, and here.

 

(If you’ve made any, how did it go?  Any fun ideas of your own?  Share.)

 

 

For today’s pair of flip-flop’s…….I kept it simple with stretchy knit straps (scraps from an old T-shirt) and then plopped some crushed rosette’s right on the straps.  Simple and comfy.

 

 

And the recipient? Another little niece.  (Okay, she’s not little.  She’s 20.)  And she sports these new little flip-flops perfectly.

 

 

This niece, made me an auntie for the first time, when I was only 9 years old.  Where has the time gone?  I can’t believe my baby niece is in college.  Crazy.

 

 

But I was happy the stretchy knit straps fit her so nicely.  And those flowers, I’m kind of in love with how they look on her feet.

 

 

 

These flip-flops were put together the same way that the flip-flops here with put together.  But instead of braiding several knit strips together, I just used one single strip of 2-inch wide fabric, from an old grey Tshirt.  (I did pull on the strip to stretch it out first…..before using it on the sandal.  That way, it wouldn’t stretch out too much after wearing it.)

 

And then I made some flowers, just like the ones here, and hot glued them (you could hand stitch them too) right to the strap.  I then cut out a circle piece of felt and glued that to the back, to give the flower something else to be secured to.

 

 

I also wrapped the toe section really tightly in thread, just like I did here……to minimize the bulk in between the toes.

 

 

And lastly, I knotted the ends really well, and added a bit of hot glue just for safe measure……just like I did here.

 

 

And that was it.

 

A quick and easy pair of soft & stretchy flip flops…….with a lovely little flower that adds a bit of charm.

 

 

Total cost:  $2.50

(The cost of the flip-flops……I had the other scraps on hand.)


 

Thanks Camille and Aubrey, for helping me out.  (more of Camille’s feet here)

 

 

And a special thanks to your feet.  Glad they were so willing.

 

 

You two crack me up.

 

Aubrey……you’re such a big sister.  Always teasing the little sister.  It’s okay Camille,  I’ll teach you some good ‘little sister’ techniques.

 

 

Thanks again.  You’re both beautiful.  Enjoy your flip-flops.

 

Ashley Johnston

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Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!

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