This week’s DIY might be our simplest yet! These fabric wrappped flip flops are a simple way to add a bit of geeky fun to any outfit, and to salvage or spice up an old pair of sandals.
The finished look allows them to be cute and bold, yet rather subtle on the geek side of things, unless someone has a keen eye to notice what’s actually on the fabric.
I decided to try my hand at this after I spied this DIY on Pinterest. It didn’t have any text, but the pictures were clear enough to figure out what needed to be done. This can easily be a no-sew DIY, depending on how detailed you want to get, and is great for anyone wondering what to do with those leftover fabric bits they have from other projects!
- Flip Flops
- Pinking Shears
- Sewing Machine//Needle/Thread (optional)
You’ll need about 2 yards to have enough fabric to wrap around the thong of the sandal and your ankle. If you don’t have that much fabric, or your fabric is in leftover pieces, this is where a sewing machine or some hand sewing could be used to create a strip long enough to be used. The width of the strips is really up to you. Mine are about 6 inches wide, which I then fold in half when wrapping the sandal.
This DIY really comes down to three steps: Cut out two strips of fabric, loop and knot the fabric at the base of the thong, wrap the thong straps with the fabric – voila, now it’s ready to wear!
Anything beyond those steps depends on you. If you want to involve more sewing and want an overall cleaner look to your wrapped sandals, you can sew fabric tubes so there are no raw edges or wrong side of the fabric to be seen. I went with a single layer of fabric for my wrappings, but used pinking shears to keep my edges from fraying too much.
However you tackle this DIY (no-sew, all-sew, etc.), it’s wonderfully simple and can take as little as 10-20 minutes to accomplish. We”d love to see your results of any of the DIY’s we have presented, as well as seeing your own DIYs and sharing them on our blog! As always, you can connect with us here, or on Facebook and Twitter.