Flip Flops are a summer wardrobe staple for my wife. She doesn’t go anywhere without a pair of sandals on her cute little feet. She probably has way too many flip flops but when I asked her about it she said: “I just don’t think that’s possible when different flip flops go with everything”. I made these DIY Fabric Scrap Flip Flops to go with a specific skirt she has and was complaining that she didn’t have ANYTHING that matches. Sure she didn’t, but who am I to judge?!?!
Flip Flops – DIY Fabric Scrap Flip Flops
- inexpensive flip flops (I found these on clearance at Walmart for $3)
- fabric scraps – about 52 pieces 4″-6″ long and 1″ wide
Walmart has a crazy selection of fabric in their stores that do have a fabric department. One of my stores doesn’t have it anymore but one that is about a mile further still does. I especially love the packages of fabric that are already cut to size and for these flip flops I used some of the 2″ wide x 42″ long strips that I had left from a previous project of Tiffany’s.
Honestly, these flip flops could not be easier to make. HELLLOOOOO, I made these! Once you have your strips of fabric cut to length, tie them around the strap of the flip flop. You’ll want to double knot each strip so that it does not come untied later.
Continue adding the fabric scraps onto the straps until the strap is covered. You’ll want to space the scraps tight together to be sure they look full.
An added bonus to covering flip flop straps in fabric is the fabric is soft and makes for a really comfortable flip flop, especially when covering a plastic or rubber strap that often rubs against skin.
You can create flip flops like these for any occasion. You could use really fancy fabric to coordinate with a special dress, red white and blue for the 4th of July, or a pair to match your child’s first day of school outfit. They are great for little girls, teens, and women. These fabric scrap flip flops are a fun project to make together!
I don’t want any of you thinking that I deserve a medal, I have seen this done before. I will say that seeing my wife do it a few years ago and me making a pair myself are two TOTALLY different things!!!