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. :)