I’ve upcycled my flip flops with cork and fabric. They’re now so pretty and comfortable to wear I didn’t want to take them off again. 😀
- flip flops
- cork tile
- cotton fabric scraps
- shoe repair glue
Cut off the plastic straps of the flip flops (don’t throw them away yet). Cut one cork sole from the cork tile for each flip flop.
Glue the cork sole onto the flip flop sole. Cut long strips of fabric. I’ve used pink and white striped cotton fabric.
Use the plastic flip flop straps to measure how long the fabric strips have to be. Make them longer as the plastic strap to allow for the thickness of the sole and two knots (you can always cut off excess fabric later). You’ll also need two shorter fabric strips for the loop between your toes.
Sew the sides of the fabrics strips together …
… and turn them inside out.
Take the shorter strip of fabric, make a short loop, and push it through the sole. This is the most difficult part. 😉 I found it easier to push the fabric loop through while rotating the hand.
Tie a knot under the sole.
Push the knot into the hole of the flip flop. That way the knot doesn’t come loose, and it isn’t necessary to use glue.
Pull the longer fabric strip through the loop …
… and through the holes at the sides.
Adjust the length of the fabric strip.
Make an overhand knot at each side under the sole, and push them into the holes.
Wasn’t that fast and easy? 🙂
I enjoyed making the shoes so that I made my DIY huarache sandals immediately afterwards. 😀