I promised you a few days ago a pair of flip flops to match our cute Summer Flower Tote bag. Here’s what I came up with.
My dad still calls flip-flops “Thongs” – just to freak the kids out. It’s awesome.
These little cuties were pretty easy to make. No machine sewing at all. :)
I started with some clearance Target flip-flops. I paid $2.99 for them. Sweet!
These worked out great because the straps were just ribbons – easy to sew into.
I started by covering the straps with the coral fabric. I sewed the first edge down so it would be easy to pull the fabric tight around the ribbon.
Then I wrapped the fabric around the strap, tucking under the bottom edge and letting the fabric hang over the strap a bit. I sewed this down with black embroidery floss and a running stitch. Then I trimmed and frayed the edge that hung over the strap. I also treated it with Fray-check so it wouldn’t go crazy.
I repeated this step for all the straps.
I didn’t worry too much about the top of the straps, that part will be under the flower.
I made the flower out of three different sized circles.
I ran a gathering stitch around the centers of the circles and then pulled the thread tight. This pulled in the center of each circle.
I layered the three circles, largest to smallest and sewed them together. I finished off the flower with a little shell button.
I then tacked the flower to the center of the flip flop. I also added a little Gorilla Glue for extra insurance and more Fray-check to the edges of the flower.
Super easy right? I love the way they match the bag and they’re super comfortable.
I’ve decided I need to start every day with a beach photo shoot. Not a bad way to start the day. :)
Debby Messner says
Oh how sweet. Now you need a hat, hah. Old Navy had flip flops last Sat. for one dollar. I didn’t get any but wondered how many they sold.
Happy Memorial Day.
Flip flops to match your bag. Looks great!
Aaaaadorable! I can’t wait to try this too.
Sunny's Life in Rehab says
I have to make these! And the tote bag! They’re just adorable!
Thanks for stopping by Life in Rehab and leaving such nice comments. I promise, I’m not all drywall and flooring. Sometimes I actually craft too!
Tammy @ Not Just Paper and Glue says
These are really cute! I think just starting the day at the beach is a pretty cool thing to do.
Diane @ InMyOwnStyle says
What an adorable set. Your photos and tutorial are so clear and easy to follow. I just love the colors. I have seen handbags at the store where I work for about 60 dollars. I like this one much better. How stylish.
My best – Diane
Those are so cute!
Adorable, very creative, and I love the color combo!~ Visiting from MM.
Debbi Does Dinner Healthy says
These are adorable, my daughter would love to make these, thanks!
Stephanie Lynn says
Super cute! I love them together. You’re going to look fabulous at the beach!! Thanks again for joining The Sunday Showcase Party. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn
Stephanie Lynn says
Hi Beverly! Just wanted to let you know I’ll be featuring your flip flops today! Stop by and grab a featured button if you like! Thanks again for linking to The Sunday Showcase Party! ~ Stephanie Lynn
I am featuring your flip flops today at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.