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How-Tuesday: Make Your Own Sandals handmade and vintage goods

I’m Kathrin. I’ve always been inspired to make things, all kinds of things, using my personal interpretation of slow design. My material of choice is usually rescued or salvaged and then transformed into interesting, functional items and accessories. I love hand-sewing, but also enjoy developing unusual designs, which can be found on my blog, However, I recently got side-tracked with an idea for summer sandals…

Summer shoes are a challenge for me. I don’t own flip flops, because I can’t find anything to like about them, except maybe their price tag. My toes hate to be separated by a rubber thingy and I’m neither a fan of the sound they make nor the name. How can anyone trust a shoe called a “flip flop”? Needless to say, you can’t run in them. All of this has forever prevented me from getting the “number one” summer shoe. That is, until last week.

I thought the soles of flip flops were quite useful and maybe, just maybe, I could figure a way to attach something to make them into wearable footwear. When you look at the construction of shoes, the concept is quite simple. There’s the sole and an upper part glued to it. I don’t like using glue that much in my work, but I understand its necessity in many applications. Shoes are one of them. And then I tried a few short cuts and used an existing flip flop sole and… IT WORKED. Here’s how you can make your own pair of summer sandals in no time. And, you can be very creative in customizing — just what I like.


Summer Sandals Tutorial 1

– Flip flops (remember, used flip flops work great, and are more eco-friendly)
– Scissors
– Piece of chalk or marker
– Craft knife
– Heavy duty waterproof glue
– Recycled T-shirts
– Screw driver
– Flat butter knife or thin plastic ruler to stuff fabric into the soles
– Clamps (or heavy books)


Cut the rubber bits at the point where they come through the sole. Leave just the “plug” between your toes in place (the one that holds the foot down: glue that in place). Remove the other two in the rear.

Summer Sandals Tutorial 2

These holes will be used for the ties around your ankles.

Summer Sandals Tutorial 3

Take a long strip (2 inches wide and long enough to wrap around you ankle) and knot one end. Thread it through the hole with a screwdriver and glue in place. The knot will nestle nicely into the hole from the plug you’ve removed, so you’re not walking on it.


Summer Sandals Tutorial 7

Make 2 horizontal slits on each side of the the foam sole of your flip flop.

Summer Sandals Tutorial 5

Cut 2 strips of T-shirts 3″ wide and approximately 8″ long. You will need to experiment a bit. Every foot is different and the T-shirt material has a different stretch.

Summer Sandals Tutorial 8

Stuff the strips into the incision you’ve made crossing them over the foot. I used a protractor because that was the only thing I could find in my creative frenzy.

Summer Sandals Tutorial 9

When you are happy with the look, glue the strips in place, following the direction for the glue you are using. Be sure to use a waterproof glue.

Summer Sandals Tutorial 1

Clamp together and wait an hour or two, until the glue is really dry. You’ve done it.

Summer Sandals Tutorial

There are a million variations on this theme:

  • Instead of 2 incisions at each side, you can also make a longer incision and squeeze a wider strip into the gap. Or, squeeze 1 separate strip into each gap and tie them into a bow across your foot.
  • You could decorate the shoe with flowers, buttons, brooches.
  • Use different colors for the two strips, maybe really bold primary ones.
  • Try a different material forthe sole. I wonder if yoga mats will work as well? They would have even more fun colors… maybe they could be stacked to make plateau shoes. That’ll give my 5’3″ some boost, so I don’t have to stand on my tip toes like Nicolas Sarkozy!
  • The list goes on…

My idea was to make many pairs to show different ideas, but I got so excited and wanted to share this before everyone runs off to the beach for the month of August (well, at least the French do), and I trust that you are perfectly able to experiment yourselves. I’m already thinking of some fun winter shoes.

If you make these sandals, will you please show me some of your ideas and results?

Thank you to Kathrin for sharing this project with us. For more projects and stories like this one, check out


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  • rarebeasts

    rarebeasts says:

    Thats cool, I'm going to try it.

    5 years ago

  • godo

    godo says:


    5 years ago

  • mucar

    mucar says:


    5 years ago

  • itsastitch

    itsastitch says:

    This is an amazing idea, seriously. At least there is still some of summer left to make some!

    5 years ago

  • catchalljewelry

    catchalljewelry says:

    i love this!! my flip flops break all the time, now i finally have something to do with them, thanks so much!!

    5 years ago

  • blackstonepottery

    blackstonepottery says:

    awesome. i'm going to try this right away!!

    5 years ago

  • DistressingDelilah

    DistressingDelilah says:

    so inspired!

    5 years ago

  • BonTons

    BonTons says:

    such a clever transformation

    5 years ago

  • wallwork

    wallwork says:

    Astonishingly easy! And super cute. I may try this...

    5 years ago

  • HaloStitch

    HaloStitch says:

    GREAT Article!!! I got plenty of flip flops that I was about to throw out but after reading this I am totally re-making them into cool new sandals!! Thank you!!

    5 years ago

  • greencricket

    greencricket says:

    very, very groovy. I am going to try this and send you a pic.

    5 years ago

  • giltandenvy

    giltandenvy says:

    Wow, these are amazing! I've always hated flip-flops - or jandals as they're called here in New Zealand - for the same reasons (mainly that icky, pinchy bit of rubber between the toes that gets all sweaty - yuck!) I'm definitely gonna make me some of these!

    5 years ago

  • TStyles

    TStyles says:

    love this article, need to try this one day

    5 years ago

  • Ayca

    Ayca says:

    Lovely tutorial! Thanks for sharing :)

    5 years ago

  • DanieJ

    DanieJ says:


    5 years ago

  • creativityismessy

    creativityismessy says:

    OMGosh! I love these!

    5 years ago

  • lelabela

    lelabela says:

    Love it! And they look really comfy!

    5 years ago

  • missmoptop

    missmoptop says:

    this is the most amazing idea EVER! super crafty - must try it. thanks so much for sharing :)

    5 years ago

  • DanceLikeIts1492

    DanceLikeIts1492 says:

    They look so comfy! Thanks for sharing this super idea!

    5 years ago

  • JaneMichael

    JaneMichael says:

    they look so cute and comfy! I'd love to try this in a cute vintage print.

    5 years ago

  • rowenamurillo

    rowenamurillo says:

    while I am too much a fan of the summer flip flop to switch to this, I LOVE annekata and am actually hand sewing a skirt using her blog and stitching instructions as inspiration. Woo Hoo! Thank You Kathrin!

    5 years ago

  • poplovedesigns

    poplovedesigns says:

    OMG!!!!! This is probably the BEST how-tuesday article I've ever seen!!! I'm totally going to try this. LOVE IT! <3 Andrea

    5 years ago

  • Ilanaavin

    Ilanaavin says:

    My hero !! I too hate having stuff between my toes. I can't wait to try this.

    5 years ago

  • MomMeDabbles

    MomMeDabbles says:

    I SOOO love sandals, I am such a Californian. We heart our Sandals, thanks for the notes

    5 years ago

  • poppyswickedgarden

    poppyswickedgarden says:

    Love this idea so much! I've been wanting to make dome shoes for my shop too:)

    5 years ago

  • seragun

    seragun says:

    Very good idea

    5 years ago

  • almostsunday

    almostsunday says:

    I LOVE this idea!!!

    5 years ago

  • Ebruk

    Ebruk says:

    I love it !

    5 years ago

  • shizendesigns

    shizendesigns says:

    How cool! They look comfortable too.

    5 years ago

  • VivaGailBeads

    VivaGailBeads says:


    5 years ago

  • OldTimePickers

    OldTimePickers says:

    Hate flip flops! This is a wonderful idea!

    5 years ago

  • newhopebeading

    newhopebeading says:

    very cute! I will have to try this :)

    5 years ago

  • EvesLittleEarthlings

    EvesLittleEarthlings says:

    My daughter is going to LOVE this idea (me too!) Especially fantastic if you need to camoflauge less than perfect feet!

    5 years ago

  • bayoucitygirl

    bayoucitygirl says:

    I am SO trying this!! They look so much more classy than regular flip flops!!

    5 years ago

  • Xiefashionstudio

    Xiefashionstudio says:

    what a great idea!!! congrats and thank you for sharing:)

    5 years ago

  • KnotOriginal

    KnotOriginal says:

    What a fantastic how-to, thanks so much for posting this!!!

    5 years ago

  • ralynn73

    ralynn73 says:

    Love this idea for repurposing my flip flops. I might get to try them out at Gulf Shores next week. The water at Perdido, Orange Beach, Gulf shores is great by the way!!!

    5 years ago

  • Ceciliascraftymom

    Ceciliascraftymom says:

    I felt like the only person in the world who hated flip flops! I can't wait to try this with all sorts of girly embellishments!

    5 years ago

  • honeytree

    honeytree says:

    What a cool idea !

    5 years ago

  • kimmchi

    kimmchi says:

    droool... mohops are my favorite!

    5 years ago

  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage says:

    very clever....kudos!

    5 years ago

  • DeathByVintage

    DeathByVintage says:

    Very cool. Thanks! It looks easy.

    5 years ago

  • dragonhouseofyuen

    dragonhouseofyuen says:

    thanks Kathrin! love them! rather chic :) always thought flip flops were too hard to wear too but this is just great!

    5 years ago

  • graphixoutpost

    graphixoutpost says:

    ohhh I want to try it!

    5 years ago

  • AntiNu

    AntiNu says:

    FANTASTICAL!!! I love these and am gonna make me a pair...thanks for sharing!

    5 years ago

  • GALLERY385

    GALLERY385 says:

    BRAVO!!!!! Brilliant! Elizabeth Gallery 385

    5 years ago

  • KeepEvolving

    KeepEvolving says:

    Green innovative genius!

    5 years ago

  • ScreamingCheeToes

    ScreamingCheeToes says:

    so now I want to run out and buy all the clearence flip flops I can find and start making shoes! Great post and thanx for sharing!

    5 years ago

  • pasin

    pasin says:

    Great article, love them all

    5 years ago

  • CatzillaCrafts

    CatzillaCrafts says:

    What a great idea! I've never been a fan of flip flops myself, this is an awesome alternative! Unfortunately my cat eats flip flops so I can't have them in the house! =^_^=

    5 years ago

  • RubyRedcrafts

    RubyRedcrafts says:

    Such a brilliant idea!

    5 years ago

  • buysomelove

    buysomelove says:

    WOW! This article just made MY DAY! I would LOVE to try something like this. *puts on creative hat*

    5 years ago

  • eastbaycalifornia

    eastbaycalifornia says:

    Oh wow!!! I have ALWAYS wondered about making some and never knew how to go about it! What a great idea, thanks!!!

    5 years ago

  • atisketataskethats

    atisketataskethats says:

    wow! this is a wonderful idea! i am going t make these right away! i've been waiting to use great old tee shirts, which i have kept for years, into something wonderful! thanks for sharing this idea. i'll send you pix when i'm done. thanks again!

    5 years ago

  • dollybirdboutique

    dollybirdboutique says:

    im going to try this x x

    5 years ago

  • LeapARTandVintage

    LeapARTandVintage says:

    Brilliant!! I love it, I'm going to try it, I have several thrift store finds that will make the perfect soles. Thanks Kathrin, stroke of genius!

    5 years ago

  • StudioCherie

    StudioCherie says:

    I love that you went ahead and posted this before doing up all of the variations. Great info and ideas. Thanks for sharing.

    5 years ago

  • woodguy32

    woodguy32 says:

    OH... anything done with C-Clamps is fine by

    5 years ago

  • ikabags

    ikabags says:

    Such a lovely and great post ;))

    5 years ago

  • pixychick

    pixychick says:

    I love this idea thank you so much!!

    5 years ago

  • rosesbloom

    rosesbloom says:

    that's awesome! i love it!

    5 years ago

  • alyscloset

    alyscloset says:

    What a terrific idea. Thanks for sharing. I make purses and handbags and now I can make sandals to match them.

    5 years ago

  • BeadingonaBudget

    BeadingonaBudget says:

    Sounds like fun!I am going to try to make these:)Thanks

    5 years ago

  • birdsinthebramble
  • Silvia66

    Silvia66 says:

    WOW! It is fantastic!

    5 years ago

  • tantancharms

    tantancharms says:

    What a neat idea! Thank you!!

    5 years ago

  • cheriebeadle

    cheriebeadle says:

    Seriously brilliant!

    5 years ago

  • craftingdonkeygirl

    craftingdonkeygirl says:

    Great idea! Loved the design. Thanks for sharing!

    5 years ago

  • thelostrooms

    thelostrooms says:

    hilariously easy...they look comfy too.

    5 years ago

  • KettleConfections

    KettleConfections says:

    These sandals are so pretty! Marking as something to try during a free weekend.

    5 years ago

  • pomella

    pomella says:

    Great idea - great way to recycle your old t shirt

    5 years ago

  • GoGosHouse

    GoGosHouse says:

    Cute, cute, CUTE idea!! Thanks for sharing.

    5 years ago

  • KMalinka

    KMalinka says:


    5 years ago

  • katiedavidson

    katiedavidson says:

    Thanks for sharing! Love it.

    5 years ago

  • ShakedownSurplus

    ShakedownSurplus says:

    the coolest thing ever! thanks!

    5 years ago

  • QuietStorytellers

    QuietStorytellers says:

    I love this idea! I have the widest feet imaginable so I think I'll try the yoga mat angle. A foot bed wide enough for me and pretty, too. Wow!

    5 years ago

  • themefragrance

    themefragrance says:

    oh good fun! but i do so love all the sandal sellers on etsy-they make some amazing summer shoes :)

    5 years ago

  • strandsoflight

    strandsoflight says:

    Oh my gosh, I love it! I'm going to be giving my old Birkenstocks a make-over for sure!

    5 years ago

  • Auntdelta

    Auntdelta says:

    Sounds like something fun to try and I will the next time a creative mood hits me.

    5 years ago

  • lucysvintagecloset

    lucysvintagecloset says:

    Great idea! Looks like a fun project for the winter. Thanks for sharing! Brilliant!!!!!!

    5 years ago

  • workingforpeanuts

    workingforpeanuts says:

    Weird coincidence! I was just running some ideas thru my head of how to make a sandally shoe when I tuned into the blog here - and voila! Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • ZhongFuJewelryDesign

    ZhongFuJewelryDesign says:

    Yup, I gotta try this out too!

    5 years ago

  • crimsonjade

    crimsonjade says:

    Whoa, sweet! Thanks for sharing!

    5 years ago

  • Joredz

    Joredz says:

    Those are so cute I love those kind of sandals!

    5 years ago

  • LeslieGallery

    LeslieGallery says:

    oh wow! love these shoes. thank you for crafty suggestion.

    5 years ago

  • HelloShoes

    HelloShoes says:

    oh those look so comfortable. I love the support of the straps. I cant wait to start on such a fun project:)

    5 years ago

  • SixSkeins

    SixSkeins says:

    wow fantastic idea!

    5 years ago

  • teedle

    teedle says:

    ::::: wonderful! Thanks for sharing! ::::

    5 years ago

  • thesittingtree

    thesittingtree says:

    LOve this!! I'm always trying to find ways of making my own shoes. I'm afraid the t'shirt would stretch and not give good support so I would buy two pairs and glue them together with a space to feed the material through. That way they'd be adjustable like a Chaco sandal:)

    5 years ago

  • atouchofgray

    atouchofgray says:

    Oh my gosh. love it.

    5 years ago

  • incenseNpeppermints

    incenseNpeppermints says:

    Oh I am so on this!! I know what me and the kiddos are doing this weekend!

    5 years ago

  • hearthsidetreasures

    hearthsidetreasures says:

    Aha! I've been holding on to some sandals to do something like this with! Thanks for the inspiration!

    5 years ago

  • ezliving

    ezliving says:

    thanks for sharing!somethings new always going in ETSY interesting

    5 years ago

  • choconaut

    choconaut says:


    5 years ago

  • soleilduautomne

    soleilduautomne says:

    Thanks for adding my shoes!! Great idea!!!

    5 years ago

  • Yokoo

    Yokoo says:

    You guys have outdone yourselves again! THis is great!!

    5 years ago

  • MoonDanceTextiles

    MoonDanceTextiles says:

    too cute!

    5 years ago

  • perebags

    perebags says:

    This project is so great! Thanks for sharing!!!!

    5 years ago

  • oddstitch

    oddstitch says:

    Why WOULD anyone want that rude thing between their toes?! I want to make these - and I will tell EVERyone - "how I made my own shoes", on ETSY . . .

    5 years ago

  • chatool

    chatool says:

    That is an EXCELLENT tutorial, the simplicity and beauty of it is great

    5 years ago

  • anadiazarte

    anadiazarte says:

    Great idea!, love the shoes.

    5 years ago

  • UCSAdesigns

    UCSAdesigns says:


    5 years ago

  • AnnieLesperance

    AnnieLesperance says:

    what a wonderful idea!

    5 years ago

  • leewen

    leewen says:

    Thanks for sharing. Love the sandals!

    5 years ago

  • pinkdandyshop

    pinkdandyshop says:

    wow, great idea!!

    5 years ago

  • planetalissa

    planetalissa says:

    I love this idea, and I have a pair of flip flops that I was going to get rid of that would be perfect. I'm trying this out tomorrow.

    5 years ago

  • dgordon

    dgordon says:

    That's brilliant!!

    5 years ago

  • WhiteRabbit7

    WhiteRabbit7 says:

    So great!! I'm thinking I will try braiding the material for the straps, a little bit of a Grecian look?

    5 years ago

  • suzyssentiments

    suzyssentiments says:

    What a cool it!! Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • nanouke

    nanouke says:

    This is simply brilliant!!! Thank you for sharing, you're a genius!

    5 years ago

  • earthygirlshop

    earthygirlshop says:

    Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

    5 years ago

  • ModernEraDesign

    ModernEraDesign says:

    Super fun project!

    5 years ago

  • meliannaa

    meliannaa says:

    that is wonderfully brilliant and fun!

    5 years ago

  • spiralla

    spiralla says:

    so cool!

    5 years ago

  • YouMeUsWeCreations

    YouMeUsWeCreations says:

    I am sooooo going to try this. This is such a great idea! Very,cute!

    5 years ago

  • sumshi

    sumshi says:

    I like this project!! I like the ankle strap idea, although maybe a stiffer material would be nicer? how about laces like ballet shoes?? :) I like the bow variation, too. I can see this being made with all thrift store stuff, to be more eco friendly. yummy!!

    5 years ago

  • CirclesRoundtheSun

    CirclesRoundtheSun says:

    Thanks, what a great project! I'm going to show this to my 13 yr old daughter, she will love this.

    5 years ago

  • PatriciaHope

    PatriciaHope says:

    What a wonderful idea! Such a great way to use those flip flops that have flipped.

    5 years ago

  • bethsflutterby

    bethsflutterby says:

    LOVE IT! <3

    5 years ago

  • easyfigure

    easyfigure says:

    What a great way to recycle old flip flops! Thanks for taking the time to share the steps of this project.

    5 years ago

  • jdaltondobbs

    jdaltondobbs says:

    I have several pairs of flip flops that have flipped their last flop so they are going to take on a new face in the next few days....just as soon as I can find just the right fabric. What a cool idea!

    5 years ago

  • Karma21

    Karma21 says:

    Great Idea :). I don't mind flip flops as long as the material isn't plastic. I'm a huge fan of Teva Mush flip flops but these are a super cool way to use a cheap pair of plastic ones :) Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • CrazyAngelArt

    CrazyAngelArt says:

    LOVE THIS when my daughter is tired of her old flip flops...we can turn them into brand new sandles...Thank you for always..PeaCe.

    5 years ago

  • MoonriseStudio

    MoonriseStudio says:

    LOVE THIS!!! :) I'm kind of wishing i would have kept all my flips from a few years ago, I had them in every color and they would have been great for this.

    5 years ago

  • bedbuggs

    bedbuggs says:

    Great Idea...thanks so mush for sharing...looks like fun!

    5 years ago

  • TexstyleTextures

    TexstyleTextures says:

    sittingtree and i had the same idea. use two pairs of flip flops and have a thicker sole. things that make you go hmmmm....

    5 years ago

  • designsbyjenean

    designsbyjenean says:

    I share your thoughts about flip flops! These sandles look great. Thx for sharing.

    5 years ago

  • BlueMoonCustoms

    BlueMoonCustoms says:

    Genius!!! I just broke my favorite pair, now I can bring them back with a beautiful twist. I love it!!

    5 years ago

  • NorthwestBridal

    NorthwestBridal says:

    LOVE this idea, I am going to try this for sure, the only thing I will have to buy is the waterproof glue. Thanks for sharing!

    5 years ago

  • retrolabs

    retrolabs says:

    fantastic idea! I agree with you about the plastic flip flops. But I do love my Chaco flips.

    5 years ago

  • CrowStarDesigns

    CrowStarDesigns says:

    I love this idea! Just tonight while I was out and about I noticed someone wearing what looked to be sandals made from socks--rather like short spats with souls, and this might be the way for me to make something similar! (Though I also want to use the t-shirt strap idea, too) Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • aforfebre

    aforfebre says:

    Great idea!!!I love it!!

    5 years ago

  • gooddarlin

    gooddarlin says:

    I hate things between my toes too!! It's the worst feeling to me. U did an awesome job with your creation. Very creative and awesome!!!

    5 years ago

  • StarlingAndGrackle

    StarlingAndGrackle says:

    Those look so comfy! I hate flip flops with the thing between the toes and my daughter does too. This is a great way to re-purpose them. Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • CherriesSwim

    CherriesSwim says:

    This is sooo cool! I'm going to make a pair for myself :)

    5 years ago

  • sheilalikestoknit

    sheilalikestoknit says:

    Love these sandals! Going to try making my own. I'm a knitter by trade, but love to recycle. Thinking about some now too small concert t-shirts!! Flip did it get there from thongs! That's how old I am!!

    5 years ago

  • KarynRD80

    KarynRD80 says:

    I LOVE these sandals, what a great idea!!!

    5 years ago

  • PooknflipProductions

    PooknflipProductions says:

    This is so neat! They look like something straight out of Jcrew or something. Adorable and doable. I'm totally trying this one. Thank you!

    5 years ago

  • apresti

    apresti says:

    I can't wait to make myself a pair!!!!!

    5 years ago

  • FashionRemixTeam

    FashionRemixTeam says:

    I love these; thanks so much for sharing!

    5 years ago

  • lorenabr

    lorenabr says:

    Cool idea:)

    5 years ago

  • ravissant

    ravissant says:

    fun idea! i just may try it. :o)

    5 years ago

  • Stargazer1984

    Stargazer1984 says:

    I love it!

    5 years ago

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 says:

    Well how cute is that?!

    5 years ago

  • QueenBQuilts

    QueenBQuilts says:

    After making t-shirt quilts I'm always looking for ways to use up the scraps... this looks like the perfect project!

    5 years ago

  • WaitAWhile25

    WaitAWhile25 says:

    Wow! I really love these sandals. I live in the Northern tropics of Queensland Australia, where the last thing you want to wear on your feet in summer is shoes. These lovely sandals on the other hand are just perfect. I can't wait to make my first pair. Thank you so much.

    5 years ago

  • rozzie

    rozzie says:

    oooo I know i'm the 150+ person to say it, but COOOL! :)

    5 years ago

  • Yoola

    Yoola says:

    adorable !!!!! cant wait to try this :) thanks !

    5 years ago

  • PurpleDeerVintage
  • bstudio

    bstudio says:

    Brilliant! I can't stand having that thing between my toes!

    5 years ago

  • Smoochyangels

    Smoochyangels says:

    great idea

    5 years ago

  • ArcSquare

    ArcSquare says:


    5 years ago

  • BLinkDesign

    BLinkDesign says:

    One of the best how-to's I've ever seen!

    5 years ago

  • nowonder

    nowonder says:

    So cool!! Thank you!!

    5 years ago

  • k1000art

    k1000art says:

    Great idea !!

    5 years ago

  • delectabledenim

    delectabledenim says:

    great idea! i hate flip flops (they are sooo painful) but these are perfect - especially over the lump in the middle of my foot!!

    5 years ago

  • BlackDaisyDesigns

    BlackDaisyDesigns says:

    HA!! Loving this idea. Need to lay my hands on some flip-flops and try it. :)

    5 years ago

  • knofje

    knofje says:

    Haha! That is SUCH a great idea!

    5 years ago

  • BeCharmedDesigns

    BeCharmedDesigns says:

    and they look lovely!!

    5 years ago

  • beckseuroboutique

    beckseuroboutique says:

    I love the concept, but the glue you'd need is about the most vile, environment unfriendly product around. It's produced of nasty chemicals and horribly polluting factories.

    5 years ago

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery says:

    wow great tutorial, what a way to breathe life into old sandals. I have some that could do with the TLC treatment.

    5 years ago

  • alteredbeauty

    alteredbeauty says:

    Can't wait to try this! I hate flip flops!

    5 years ago

  • MademoiselleG

    MademoiselleG says:

    Yay! hat a great idea!

    5 years ago

  • MademoiselleG

    MademoiselleG says:

    Yay! what a great idea!

    5 years ago

  • junquerevival
  • TheFeltElf

    TheFeltElf says:

    Brilliant idea, thanks for sharing this!!!

    5 years ago

  • TheLodgeSpa

    TheLodgeSpa says:

    Great idea! Thank you for sharing :)

    5 years ago

  • SportsIntimates

    SportsIntimates says:

    Thank you for sharing. I love the idea!

    5 years ago

  • BlessedBeeApothecary

    BlessedBeeApothecary says:

    such an amazing how to cant wait to give these ago, they look amazing.

    5 years ago

  • PragmaticEffects

    PragmaticEffects says:

    Wow, thanks for sharing. I'm not a big fan of flip flops either and this looks like a great alternative. I'm definitely going to try it!

    5 years ago

  • jacquelinesPaper

    jacquelinesPaper says:

    I will have to try this. I have a hard time finding sandals I like. This is a great way for me to get exactly what I want.

    5 years ago

  • NancyCreations

    NancyCreations says:

    I think this is a fantastic site thank you for showing it to me!

    5 years ago

  • casualtatter

    casualtatter says:

    This is definitely a cool idea! So many ideas for experiments suggest themselves--now, where did I put those dollar store flip-flops that I bought for everybody, (six pairs of feet in all), in the family. (The ones that have been worn once each, or not at all!?!?)

    5 years ago

  • cristinapires

    cristinapires says:

    OMG! I've actually tried this before but with ballet flats instead, you can use pretty much any cheap shoe & change the look completely....having a real workbench helps though!

    5 years ago

  • Torrilynn123

    Torrilynn123 says:

    Awesome idea! i think I'll make a pink pair....I have some pink teeshirt fabric that I've had for years!

    5 years ago

  • SilkMari

    SilkMari says:

    ... super idea ... you can buy flip-flops at the local pharmacy ... on my way...

    5 years ago

  • BabaMoon

    BabaMoon says:

    This is pretty awesome. I never would have thought of altering a pair of flip flops. The look is soooooo much better thanks for this!

    5 years ago

  • ergane

    ergane says:

    This is a great shoe for an eco-conscious vegan teenager!

    5 years ago

  • LisaEverettDesigns

    LisaEverettDesigns says:

    What a really cute idea...I love them!!!

    5 years ago

  • Themossthreadmuseum

    Themossthreadmuseum says:

    I can certainly relate to the expression creative frenzy. Love this project. thanks for the great ideas. Robin

    5 years ago

  • beththechef

    beththechef says:

    Thank you for sharing this! I hate the rubber thingy between my toes too! This is a great way to recycle the thousands of pairs of flip flops my daughters have.

    5 years ago

  • FairyDC2008

    FairyDC2008 says:

    Wow this is awesome, great idea! I love shoes!

    5 years ago

  • danaly4

    danaly4 says:

    Love it!

    5 years ago

  • Gbydesign

    Gbydesign says:

    Very creative idea...And CUTE!!!! Thanks for sharing your talent!

    5 years ago

  • fashioncompassion

    fashioncompassion says:

    i love it. great idea.

    5 years ago

  • Alis

    Alis says:

    Love it !

    5 years ago

  • CCsOneofaKind

    CCsOneofaKind says:

    Just too, too cute! Great idea! Congrats!

    5 years ago

  • Schwartzmade

    Schwartzmade says:


    5 years ago

  • akcArt

    akcArt says:

    Quite impressive! Great idea, thanks for sharing!

    5 years ago

  • MoniCandles

    MoniCandles says:

    what a great article! :D

    5 years ago

  • TimelessTrinkets

    TimelessTrinkets says:

    Thank you so much! I can't wait to make my own. Flip flops have always hurt my toes and I so envy people who can wear them. I'm off to Goodwill to find me a pair to redo.

    5 years ago

  • TheNightjar

    TheNightjar says:

    love, love love this article- i am totally with you on the flip flop thing on all counts and this idea really starts my mind percolating : ))

    5 years ago

  • Silverdays

    Silverdays says:

    fun ! Thank You

    5 years ago

  • costanzavintagecraft

    costanzavintagecraft says:

    WOW! This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing it with us. Diane

    5 years ago

  • SherriArnold

    SherriArnold says:

    I love love love this idea! Can't wait to make a pair! Thanks for sharing!!! Now I can get rid of all the old flip-flops taking up space in my closet! whoo hoo!!

    5 years ago

  • AmityUK Admin

    AmityUK says:

    How great, I'm doing this!

    5 years ago

  • BellaroseSignature

    BellaroseSignature says:

    So cute, great demo. I just gave away two pairs of jelly flops because the toe thing was so uncomfortable.. now I'm made they would have been great to re-construct..

    5 years ago

  • designlab443

    designlab443 says:

    what a neat and inexpensive project, thank you for sharing!

    5 years ago

  • ParisPennsylvania

    ParisPennsylvania says:

    How cool! Love the idea and the look is so pretty! So i'm going to make a pair...How clever Kathrin! Linda

    5 years ago

  • WildMountainWreaths

    WildMountainWreaths says:

    LOVE The Sandals Article!!! I have ALWAYS LOVED this style! ~Thank you for an Awesome How-Tuesday!!

    5 years ago

  • Americanhunnys

    Americanhunnys says:

    I loved this, I love to recycle, thankyou!

    5 years ago

  • CraftedByMei

    CraftedByMei says:

    wow, this is really cool!

    5 years ago

  • Gynx

    Gynx says:

    Awesome idea! As far as using yoga mats, there is a video tutorial on Youtube under the username Threadbanger about how to make flip flops out of them. You could use just the base of that for these shoes!

    5 years ago

  • CuddleBuggComforts

    CuddleBuggComforts says:

    I have a ton of flip flops that usually get thrown out at the end of the season, but now I will definately make these. I need a pair of cute brown lace-up to wear on vacation. Thanks so much!

    5 years ago

  • ecstewart

    ecstewart says:


    5 years ago

  • ShebboDesign

    ShebboDesign says:

    love this! great!

    5 years ago

  • blushingpixie

    blushingpixie says:

    What a great tutorial and of course, a great idea! The shoes look super cute as well. Thanks so much for sharing!

    5 years ago

  • joanniemay88

    joanniemay88 says:

    one could go nuts with this and some $2.00 Wal-mart flip flops I know I have some icky ones at home, got to try this out. I am seeing gathers sewn or stapled flat before you stuff them in, I think you could use any cloth as long as you did a dry fit before you glued them in, satin, fleece, corduroy, flowers - maybe camo! Whoo Hoo!

    5 years ago

  • chinmayo

    chinmayo says:

    Brilliant ... Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • LuBluDesigns

    LuBluDesigns says:

    These are adorable. I can't wait to change some of my flipflops and put my old T-shirts to good use. thanks.

    5 years ago

  • vidamiacreations

    vidamiacreations says:

    VERY CREATIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love it. thanks

    5 years ago

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 says:

    What a swell idea! I've recently been wondering how to make some indoor/outdoor slippers and these tips may offer the solution. Need cushioning for walking on that lumpy gravel driveway.

    5 years ago

  • outoftheframe

    outoftheframe says:

    fab idea! I might give it a go

    5 years ago

  • funwallart

    funwallart says:

    Love them, can't wait to try making them.

    5 years ago

  • jodieflowers

    jodieflowers says:

    very clever!

    5 years ago

  • SaraJoDesigns

    SaraJoDesigns says:

    This is awesome. I love this idea to re-use my old worn flip flops. A girl can never have too many shoes!

    5 years ago

  • PantorabyAndrea

    PantorabyAndrea says:

    Find PANTORA clothing & stacyarmand jewelry at amazing prices this saturday at BIM located on Smith & Union St in Carroll Gardens, bk,ny

    5 years ago

  • JessicaTorrant

    JessicaTorrant says:

    What a brilliant idea!

    5 years ago

  • newearthsoaps

    newearthsoaps says:

    Yep! Love it. Gonna make some! :D

    5 years ago

  • FawnRose

    FawnRose says:

    Made a pair last night only they cover the toes! Will send pictures when they dry. the easiest and best craft I have done in a long time! Thanks for the creative boost!

    5 years ago

  • SamsShenanigans

    SamsShenanigans says:

    How great do these look? My next craft project will definately be these!!! Thanks! x

    5 years ago

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez says:

    Adorable...I guess I'll grab those flip flops in the "free" box at my work after all....thank you!

    5 years ago

  • INKhandcrafted

    INKhandcrafted says:

    Absolutely amazing! Thank you for this!

    5 years ago

  • SoManyColors

    SoManyColors says:

    Wonderful! I hand dye clothing fabric and now I can make matching sandals!

    5 years ago

  • lafemmegentille

    lafemmegentille says:

    This is such a great tutorial! And so well-timed -- my wife needs a loose shoe to protect her sprained foot in the water, so I'm going to use an old bathing suit to create a tie-on style for her! Thank you!

    5 years ago

  • RememberMeForever

    RememberMeForever says:

    Thanks much for this info.....I LOVE the idea!! I'm going to try can NEVER have too many summer shoes! Plus you need a different color for every outfit, right?

    5 years ago

  • grimmlynn

    grimmlynn says:

    This is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing! ::runs off to find flip flops in her closet::

    5 years ago

  • sewZinski

    sewZinski says:

    That is SUCH a cool idea. Just moved to Florida and can't get enough sandles. I can repurpose all the flip flops I have but never wear now. Thanks for sharing and giving such clear cut instructions.

    5 years ago

  • BeljaysFeltnArt

    BeljaysFeltnArt says:

    That's just Clever!! Thanks

    5 years ago

  • laurafauna

    laurafauna says:

    thanks so much, this is awesome!

    5 years ago

  • VictorianSpice

    VictorianSpice says:

    Thanks! Briliant

    5 years ago

  • ShopRedLeaf

    ShopRedLeaf says:

    This is genius. I can think of at least 7 people I'm sending this too, thanks!

    5 years ago

  • mycrochetgarden

    mycrochetgarden says:

    Pure creative genius! Thanks for sharing :)

    5 years ago

  • WhiteEarthStudio

    WhiteEarthStudio says:

    fThis is wonderful....I can't wait to get my sewing friend to make me a pair!

    5 years ago

  • littlesistahstudio

    littlesistahstudio says:

    Way cool! How very clever you are. I hate flip-flops too, and I can't wait to try these!! Thank you for sharing.

    5 years ago

  • visart

    visart says:

    Great idea!!!!! My sis will love it, I will definitely make one pare for her!!!!! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5 years ago

  • stoplightromance

    stoplightromance says:

    I'm doing this today with a friend. The only thing I don't have is waterproof glue.

    5 years ago

  • Vidalbuttons

    Vidalbuttons says:

    soo confyy

    5 years ago

  • LifeSoapSimple

    LifeSoapSimple says:

    How super fun! Now I can have as many shoes as I want without $$ complaints from hubby :D I LOVE SHOES!

    5 years ago

  • compassionmalas

    compassionmalas says:

    Sure to become a classic!

    5 years ago

  • SimpleTastes

    SimpleTastes says:

    Those are so cute and clever, I love it! This is a great project to do with my daughter too, thanks so much for sharing. :)

    5 years ago

  • stitchntyme

    stitchntyme says:

    Wowser, love this idea! Perfect for Arizona weather. I know what I am doing this weekend. I have a feeling I have found a new addiction. Thanks! HA! :)

    5 years ago

  • trudiedavies

    trudiedavies says:

    Oo I so want to have a go at making these. They look awesome!

    5 years ago

  • archaicdesign

    archaicdesign says:

    hehe kenny chesney's flip flop summer.

    5 years ago

  • yunmee

    yunmee says:

    This is awesome!

    5 years ago

  • AngelHeart360

    AngelHeart360 says:

    That is a really cool twist on an old classic sometimes flip flops are borning to ordinary so it is when someone shakes them up a bit.

    5 years ago

  • autumnsanticsstore

    autumnsanticsstore says:

    FANTASTIC idea -- so creative!

    5 years ago

  • glassjunkie

    glassjunkie says:

    love it!

    5 years ago

  • JeweledAmbrosia

    JeweledAmbrosia says:

    amazing! I am so doing this

    5 years ago

  • debbiechoo

    debbiechoo says:

    Wow this is really cool!! I didn't know we could do that! <3

    5 years ago

  • MyFunkyTwistedSoul

    MyFunkyTwistedSoul says:

    Do you have a youtube for this?

    5 years ago

  • dindi

    dindi says:

    clever idea! i'm going to try this right away!!

    5 years ago

  • catbun

    catbun says:

    nice.... first time seeing a slipper made without a shoe last....

    5 years ago

  • DelightedHands3113
  • earthwindnfire

    earthwindnfire says:

    My feet hurt so much all the time. This design idea not only sounds cofty on the foor(soft and as much coverage as I want) but also secure and stylish What a great idea. Thank You for sharing

    5 years ago

  • alienlabel

    alienlabel says:

    Lovely idea!

    5 years ago

  • lovealittle

    lovealittle says:

    I just love these and can't wait to have a go. I'd like to use a yoga mat as a separate undersole to keep all the glued pieces extra firm :)

    5 years ago

  • doodlekreations

    doodlekreations says:

    Wow...with summer approaching in Australia, I should give this a try !

    5 years ago

  • linkeldesigns

    linkeldesigns says:


    5 years ago

  • sculptedlight

    sculptedlight says:

    Love it! Love it!

    5 years ago

  • EmJayDesigns

    EmJayDesigns says:

    I'm so in love with this. I have the same "I hate to have things between my toes" issue so these look like a perfect way to have easy summer shoes without spending a ton or searching every shoe store for something I can stand.

    5 years ago

  • saravalor

    saravalor says:

    What an absolutely charming idea! They look great. How do they feel?

    5 years ago

  • BellaMiaDesign

    BellaMiaDesign says:

    Wow - I want to go make some! It's nice to know I'm not the only one with a flip flop aversion. They never worked for me. ...and by the way, Michaels right now has clearance flip flops for $0.60. Of course I ignored them, but now that I've seen this, I think I'll go get one. :-)

    5 years ago

  • BonnyJewelry

    BonnyJewelry says:

    very creative - what a great idea if you want inexpensive sandals to coordinate with different outfits

    5 years ago

  • TabbyL

    TabbyL says:

    I will try this project as soon as I can - so cute, and they look so comfortable!

    5 years ago

  • babazoobee

    babazoobee says:

    SO AMAZING - extra wonderful as my daughter has flip flops and I HATE them...let's see what I can do!

    5 years ago

  • TheQuiltingViolinist

    TheQuiltingViolinist says:

    BRILLIANT! I live in Florida, so flip flops and sandals are practically year-round shoe choices here. Can't wait to try this.

    5 years ago

  • artbysusanwilliams

    artbysusanwilliams says:

    I love this idea. I too would love to wear flip flops but hate that thing between the toes. I live in Florida and only wear shoes (I hate socks) when we have a freeze. Definitely going to try this. THANKS!

    5 years ago

  • doxallodesigns

    doxallodesigns says:

    neato torpedo!! Thanks for sharing! I just might try that. :)

    5 years ago

  • RitualBath

    RitualBath says:

    Oh my goodness I love this! I so want to try this, now to find some cheap flip flops!

    5 years ago

  • NYSupplies

    NYSupplies says:


    5 years ago

  • LolaFalkDesigns

    LolaFalkDesigns says:

    These are too cute...can't wait to get started on making a pair for myself!

    5 years ago

  • InspirationByFlorna

    InspirationByFlorna says:

    Very cool, I love this! So easy and simple.

    5 years ago

  • agreensleeve

    agreensleeve says:

    Thanks! Fabulous idea.

    5 years ago

  • jennyhoople

    jennyhoople says:

    Too cool! This is the first How-Tuesday that I really thought I might make :D Thanks for sharing!!

    5 years ago

  • ecovintagevegan

    ecovintagevegan says:

    Cool idea.....I love bare feet. How to Tuesday's are the best thing to happen to etsy.

    5 years ago

  • serena157289930

    serena157289930 says:

    very nice works!

    5 years ago

  • oralgasm

    oralgasm says:

    I love these!!! What a super fun idea!

    5 years ago

  • CoquetteBath

    CoquetteBath says:

    what an extremely cool idea! I have a teen with size 12 feet. And finding summer shoes that are comfortable is just about impossible. I'm seeing the chance to help her make a ton of cute sandals...using the men's flip flop base (which is fairly easy to find). THANKS!

    5 years ago

  • tikotikoi

    tikotikoi says:

    Great idea for summer days, an extraordinary job graciaspor share!!

    5 years ago

  • SouthernBelleOOAK

    SouthernBelleOOAK says:

    Fantastic idea! When the tourists leave beach houses each year, flip flops can be found all over the place. What a wonderful way to recycle. As far as the person that mentioned the adhesive being non-eco friendly, try using ecobond waterproof adhesvie.

    5 years ago

  • ImJewelee

    ImJewelee says:

    Oh those are SUPER COOL thanks for sharing your technique with us! XO ♥ Julee

    5 years ago

  • VintageChichibean

    VintageChichibean says:

    WOW. How inovative~ ! I will try this. I live in Florida and I am not a fan of flip flops. I don't mind the thingy between my toes. I just don't like how unstable they are. I like your idea. I can tie these making them more stable. I have many flips flops that are going to be reWorked ! THANKS.

    5 years ago

  • sofisticata

    sofisticata says:

    You are sooooo crative!!! Thank you for sharing your idea ;) I'll try it !!!

    5 years ago

  • betweenpietyandesire

    betweenpietyandesire says:

    Truly inspiring! Thank you so much, here in the South it's ALWAYS better to have coolcool shoes. And I detest that 'tween the toe thing, so I end up getting the ones without, which widen and widen and widen, till I get leg cramps after about an hour. LOVE that they're adjustable, custom, and fun. Thanks again!!!

    5 years ago

  • glitteringphotos

    glitteringphotos says:

    That is SO cool and creative! Thanks for sharing :)

    5 years ago

  • divinedepth

    divinedepth says:

    wow, what a great free tutorial! I followed the link to her blog and spent over an hour just reading, great artist!

    5 years ago

  • vickibrvt

    vickibrvt says:

    You are so clever! I'm going to make some this week-end.

    5 years ago

  • angelito313

    angelito313 says:

    Thanks for the inspiration!!!

    5 years ago

  • maisiedoats

    maisiedoats says:

    just love the recycling angle on this, very clever of you.

    5 years ago

  • misakomimoko

    misakomimoko says:

    Thanks for sharing!! Great tutorial! :D

    5 years ago

  • IrinaArtSmi

    IrinaArtSmi says:

    Very cool !!!

    5 years ago

  • jewelrybymichal

    jewelrybymichal says:

    I love it. i will try to make for myself. beautiful sandals!!

    5 years ago

  • MargauxStudio

    MargauxStudio says:

    Stunning! what a good idea! Thanks so much for sharing your idea!!! Just feeling glum that I threw out my flipflops last week :(

    5 years ago

  • Naturallylela

    Naturallylela says:

    I love it! Great idea!

    5 years ago

  • MAKUstudio

    MAKUstudio says:

    I love this! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    5 years ago

  • watercolorsNmore

    watercolorsNmore says:

    Great creative idea - thank you so much for sharing.

    5 years ago

  • NishiStores

    NishiStores says:

    i want some right now!!! brilliant!

    5 years ago

  • FadedGrandeur

    FadedGrandeur says:

    Wow! Your tutorial makes it look so easy! Thank you for doing it so step-by-step friendly!

    5 years ago

  • EllaJoeCouture

    EllaJoeCouture says:

    Wow. What an awesome idea! I absolutely love it! I want to try it for little wee ones :)

    5 years ago

  • JaniceCordeiro

    JaniceCordeiro says:

    A very good tutorial and great product. I'm ready to give it a try. Many thanks.

    5 years ago

  • Earthystyle

    Earthystyle says:

    Very cool idea!

    5 years ago

  • aldonasuneviciene

    aldonasuneviciene says:

    Fantastic idea! Definitely I will make a pair for myself for next summer! Thanks for sharing!

    5 years ago

  • EllenKatherine

    EllenKatherine says:

    I love shoes... and I like making shoes. So this is a very good thing to know :)

    5 years ago

  • PoisonGarden

    PoisonGarden says:

    What a great idea-this gives me all sorts of new ideas.

    5 years ago

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField says:

    Very clever idea! Thanks for sharing it!

    5 years ago

  • LaAlicia

    LaAlicia says:

    very nice! those look so comfy!

    5 years ago

  • mizdarlin

    mizdarlin says:

    LOL..did everybody on Etsy love this or what? Just a note to say a heartfelt's so tough to find anything truly comfy to wear anymore..these will be fabulous, I just know it!

    5 years ago

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  • siamcollectible

    siamcollectible says:


    5 years ago

  • smilingbluedog

    smilingbluedog says:

    Simple and practical, Thank you! Can't wait to make my own.

    5 years ago

  • theshagbag

    theshagbag says:

    I love it!! Seriously brilliant!

    5 years ago

  • CharlestonCharm

    CharlestonCharm says:

    So creative! Impressive!

    5 years ago

  • CHenry

    CHenry says:

    Now that's a great idea !!!!! I am going to make those for my little grandaughter from some of her flip flops.

    5 years ago

  • mitzimakes

    mitzimakes says:

    Yay an ingenious and pretty way to use those broken flip flops!

    5 years ago

  • earthnskystudio

    earthnskystudio says:

    These sandals are ingenius ~ and so cute too! ^_^

    5 years ago

  • sillychic

    sillychic says:

    I am so trying this!!!

    5 years ago

  • DesignWithLove

    DesignWithLove says:

    Yay, I have so many old flip flops laying around I can't wait to make them into these beautiful sandals, thanks for sharing!

    5 years ago

  • RedRobinArt

    RedRobinArt says:

    Very interesting idea! What a great way to recycle all those unused flip flops into beautiful, wearable art!

    5 years ago

  • cottagebythepond

    cottagebythepond says:

    Love it. So unique and COMFY looking. Thanks for sharing! :-)

    5 years ago

  • purplmama

    purplmama says:

    I SOOOO can't wait to do this!! Thanks!!

    5 years ago

  • syds

    syds says:

    Love this! I had some left over tshirt material from a bag I made now I know what to do with it.

    5 years ago

  • SewSassyHeirlooms

    SewSassyHeirlooms says:

    Looked high and low for sandals that wouldn't cut off my circulation or rub between my toes. Made these using footie socks instead of t-shirts and they are so comfortable, thank you!

    5 years ago

  • MrsCraftyRVing

    MrsCraftyRVing says:

    I can't believe it's that easy. My husband however wants to make my first pair. I like how they cover more of the foot then a complete open flop.... I live in an RV and craft from it full-time but shoe storage is a huge problem and now I can have tons of shoes without take as much space as dress shoes would.... Thanks you for the FREE tip!!

    5 years ago

  • SeasideStudio

    SeasideStudio says:

    Love this. You're so inventive!!!

    5 years ago

  • JoJosgems

    JoJosgems says:

    wow. I can't wait to try and make these. I have so many old flipflops which I could change and get new life out of! Brilliant idea!

    5 years ago

  • backyardcolorado

    backyardcolorado says:

    What a great idea!

    5 years ago

  • Voluscious

    Voluscious says:

    Brilliant! I can't wait to try this.

    5 years ago

  • avisiontoremember

    avisiontoremember says:

    that is adorable and clever. I totally will be getting some flip flops to try this out with

    5 years ago

  • vintageysj

    vintageysj says:

    I love this!! <3 I am going to try and make these. Thanks for sharing.

    5 years ago

  • sexygeekwithattitude

    sexygeekwithattitude says:

    so easy to make! love it!

    5 years ago

  • RainbowMittens

    RainbowMittens says:

    Wow!! That is so cool!

    5 years ago

  • pandagear

    pandagear says:

    So smart and they look comfy. Definitely a project for this weekend. Thanks for sharing this idea!

    5 years ago

  • AppelJar

    AppelJar says:

    ...well it's never too late to say THANK YOU for a simply great idea!

    5 years ago

  • KtOriginals

    KtOriginals says:

    I've made two pairs of these shoes so far and they are both so comfy! I have so many different ideas for them, I can't wait to take more of my old flip flops apart!

    5 years ago

  • mssuzie

    mssuzie says:

    The glue is drying on mine right now! Thank you so much for this tutorial!!!!!

    5 years ago

  • DIYcouture

    DIYcouture says:

    This is a brilliant idea - I always want to be able to make my own shoes : ) - THANKYOU xx

    5 years ago

  • softipuss

    softipuss says:

    very cool ... I want to try this one :) been wanting some white sandals .. might as well make my own :)

    5 years ago

  • frecklesoriginals

    frecklesoriginals says:

    OH my hat i love this woman only trouble is it's 11.30 and I'm off to bed. I know I will not be able to sleep for thinking up ideas for my horrid flip flops. Thanks for sharing. I wonder if he who is already asleep would notice he has a T shirt missing? :+)

    5 years ago

  • ALoadOfCraft

    ALoadOfCraft says:

    Oh no don't give me another use for jersey fabric! I love them!! I've been wanting to re-do my flip-flops and already had the ruber parts cut off but hadn't started because I worried about the fabric wearing away on the bottom... now I know it won't because it's tucked in the hole! Thank you, these are so cute!

    5 years ago

  • AromaticHealth

    AromaticHealth says:

    What a great idea! Thank you. I think I need to make these today, after I get my order done. :)

    5 years ago

  • stacystudios

    stacystudios says:

    Love the sandals, thanks! I think I'll try making a pair for myself...

    5 years ago

  • wanderlustings

    wanderlustings says:

    great idea - these are super-cute! thanks for sharing!

    5 years ago

  • LauraT7

    LauraT7 says:

    Very Cool! Glad to hear I'm not the only one who hates that between the toes thingy! I crochet - and can think of all sorts of ways to adapt this to a crocheted sandal-top; maybe with cotton thread instead of yarn? and what about all those cute novelty yarns? or cotton cord and macrame' knots? Someone mentioned that the t-shirt/ jersy fabric might stretch too much - not if you folded or sewed the fabric into a tube and put some interfacing in between the layers to stabilize the fabric! I love the ideas others had of using BRAIDED jersey or an old swimsuit for the fabric, too!

    5 years ago

  • maggiebogart

    maggiebogart says:

    I'm so inspired by this completely wonderful use of salvaged materials. So cute, too. Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • meganrosew

    meganrosew says:

    What a neat idea. They are cute and look comfortable! Can't wait to try it out.

    5 years ago

  • nadinessra

    nadinessra says:

    lovely! thank you for sharing

    5 years ago

  • LovaliaDesign

    LovaliaDesign says:

    what a great idea! I love the color too!

    5 years ago

  • CourtneyandChristine

    CourtneyandChristine says:

    I love this How-to! I'm going to make my daughter and myself a pair. Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • TansyPansy

    TansyPansy says:

    will do that one day :))

    4 years ago

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    themadcapheiress says:

    Simply brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing Kathrin

    4 years ago

  • OliviaClare

    OliviaClare says:

    I LOVE this idea! I'm in Hawaii so its perfect for dressing up my "slippers" :)

    4 years ago

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    Oceanpeg says:

    Like the idea too. Hate those thingies inbetween the toes. Don't buy them for that reason. Will give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

    4 years ago

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    kburk2 says:

    Love this idea!

    4 years ago

  • CowgirlRocks

    CowgirlRocks says:

    I shared this on my facebook page...such a great idea for reusing those old flip-flops!

    4 years ago

  • hana31

    hana31 says:

    I love it!!! such a great idea.I'll make that! Thank you for sharing.

    4 years ago

  • Pilgrimknits

    Pilgrimknits says:

    I LOVE these! Very clever and stylish. I will make them as soon as the weather turns.

    4 years ago

  • seethemusic

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    4 years ago

  • blufaerie

    blufaerie says:

    How late am I? Not late at all since Spring is just around the corner (here in Atlanta, lol)! Woot... Making these!

    4 years ago

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    blufaerie says:

    BTW, there is an old ThreadBangers tutorial on how to make flip-flops from yoga mats... Woot!

    4 years ago

  • sunkae

    sunkae says:

    ***Great way to obtain new and original sandals!***

    4 years ago

  • Donnajn

    Donnajn says:

    what a wonderful way to recycle old sandals cant wait to try on some of my old ones

    4 years ago

  • themooseandtheowl

    themooseandtheowl says:

    made some! photo here :

    4 years ago

  • themooseandtheowl

    themooseandtheowl says:

    oops, copied the wrong text. i made some of these sandals! photo here :

    4 years ago

  • RiverKnottings

    RiverKnottings says:

    great idea!! My feet are narrow and all the sandals I buy are way too loose and end up rubbing my feet giving me blisters or just falling off my feet. I have a bunch of old tee shirts from thrift stores and free bins that would be perfect for this. I could braid the strips for an even more feminine look.

    4 years ago

  • sandrafeeney

    sandrafeeney says:

    hi im a flip flop lover! coming from brasil,i couldnt love more than i kind of creating somenthing similar to that.i love your idea,i will be making some for my clients this summer.thank you for sharing with us.

    4 years ago

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    This is such a great idea, I can't wear shoes with anything between my toes. it is perfect substitute for regular flip flops. Thanks.

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