Flip Flops are one of my favorite things about summer! I passed this on to my daughter which is good and bad. Because she loves them so much, we seem to be always picking up more flip flops on sale which means flip flops everywhere! The other thing it means is that we sometimes are getting flip flops that aren’t great quality and fall apart. The inexpensive foam flip flops are great because the come in so many colors. The problem is that the straps often pull out and then they are no good.
Well, we came up with a fun way to upcycle those into new flip flops! In fact, sometimes we just cut the straps off of new flip flops to make these fun fabric straps because they are so fun!
Flip Flops – DIY Fabric Flip Flops
- 12 scraps of fabric 1″-2″ wide and 12″ long
- flip flops with straps removed
Hold 6 scraps of fabric together and twist one end tightly. Insert the twisted end into the hole where you removed the toe strap of the flip flop. Turn the flip flop over to the back side and separate the fabric into 2 sections. Tie a firm know to hold the fabric in place.
Turn the flip flop back over and begin braiding each set of 3 strips together to create 2 straps.
When you’ve reached the end of the strips, insert the braided strap into the strap hole. Make sure the braided fabric is pulled to the right length for the strap. Knot the fabric on the back side as you did with the toe strap.
Your flip flops are ready to wear!
The great thing about these flip flops is that you can make so many variations! These are inexpensive, even found at the dollar store. With so many adorable fabrics available you could make a pair for every summer outfit! You can also get creative and use other techniques for the straps. Think of all the knots you might use for making friendship bracelets and turn those into flip flop straps!
Have you ever made your own flip flops?