Flip~Flop Refashion

by Destri on April 23, 2010

Last year I bought a pair of flops for my sister at the Buckle and I loved ‘em.  They were the first thing I thought of when I knew we were doing this event.  I should have taken a picture of them on a pair of feet, but honestly it would take me all day to get my feet ready for a photo op!  So when I get them on the feet I made them for I will grab one!


  • Flip-flops – Mine are from Old Navy for $1.99
  • Eyelet ribbon or fabric – I bought a yard
  • Trim – I bought a jute type of ribbon, but I would go another route if I had to do it again!  It challenged me in ways that my three year old hasn’t!  Just buy 1 yard of something that doesn’t fall apart when you cut it!!
  • Hot glue gun
  • Sewing machine – but really you could just use hot glue if you use the right materials

Cut your fabric so that you have 2 strips that about about 2½ inches wide and at least 20 inches long.

Next fold in half and sew up the sides.

Now sew or glue on your trim, depending on what you use.  Your ribbon may need to be trimmed for the right effect.  I just covered up the seam on the side with my trim.

Now fold the fabric, making a V and sew along the trim to secure.

Glue the tip of the V to the front of the flop, then pull the sides down and trim to the right length.  Tuck under the strap like shown.

Now fold over the sides and glue.

I had bought jute string and just wrapped it around this part a couple times.  It would work the same with ribbon.

It will just help make sure your feet don’t pull the fabric loose.

Using the same string I made a bow and glued it on.  You’re done!  Unless you decide to use the jute trim that I did, then you will have to go around and glue it all on….

You don’t even know how hard it was for me to decide which idea to use for this!  I could have posted at least 10.  But I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with!

More details later today are coming up for the event, just need to work on some final details.  I will also announce the winners of the Old Navy flip-flops then too.


I still have a few more details to get through…sorry the sun is shining, what can I say?  But I did want to tell you who won!

Janine, Amber, and Staci…I will be in touch!

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Suzanne April 23, 2010 at 9:05 am

Love them, what size are you? I could use those!!


Tina April 23, 2010 at 10:08 am

So sweet! My crafty goddess pal…you amaze me!
P.S. I’m baaaack!


Destri April 23, 2010 at 10:46 am



Kate April 23, 2010 at 10:48 am

You have set the bar quite high my dear! I cleary will have to revise my plan…. no flopping today…. Denver has SNOW are you kidding me!


Destri April 23, 2010 at 11:14 am

Haaaaahaaaahaaaaa….heeheeeeee (that was my evil laugh) I had it yesterday!! If it makes you feel better it cleared up and ended up being a nice day, so there is hope!
Thanks on the shoes, but seriously we are looking for simple too.


Whatever DeeDee Wants April 23, 2010 at 11:30 am

Very cute! I just love eyelet!


Traci April 23, 2010 at 11:32 am



Candace April 23, 2010 at 2:19 pm

I always knew you were quite the talent…

But honestly, every day I grow a little more envious of your crafting brilliance.


I just got a pedicure, so I would have gladly modeled those puppies for you.
Oh wait a minute…

Sadly the world’s most fabulous pedicure could not make my Drizella-looking feet pretty. Plus, I probably would have never taken your rockin’ flops off.

p.s. Sorry I missed you at Bunco the other day. Would have LOVED to sub. Miss U!


Destri April 23, 2010 at 8:23 pm

You crack me up! Drizella feet…
miss u more!


Aubrey April 23, 2010 at 3:14 pm

Oh so cute Destri! I want some!


Destri April 23, 2010 at 8:21 pm

Oh your getting some…can’t wait to see what your do with them!


Elizabeth D. April 25, 2010 at 6:26 pm

What a great idea! I linked your blog on my craft forum here: http://www.missimagination.com/forums/showthread.php?p=14652#post14652

I just love this! TFS :)

- Elizabeth D


Taylor April 26, 2010 at 12:10 pm

I can’t wear flip flops, they hurt my toes! but I completely love these!


Creative2xmom April 27, 2010 at 2:16 pm

These are really cute. The eyelets really balance out the jute. Be sure to stop by my place and link up on Monday. I’d love to see you!


Al May 12, 2010 at 3:13 pm

I Live in South FL – flip flop weather all year long, every time all the time. These could be my formal wear


Christa June 3, 2010 at 7:50 am

These are beautiful.


Toni July 3, 2010 at 10:22 am

Great idea. The jute may be a hassle but it goes with the eyelet perfectly. You certainly made it work! Great gift idea.


Jami J June 8, 2011 at 12:09 pm

I love these! They’re so simple and adorable! I wonder, do you think using the ribbon like biased tape would save a step? or even make it easy so you wouldn’t have to worry about cutting it in half? You’re ideas are so fun! Thanks for sharing :D


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