I’m feeling patriotic today! Summer holds the most important patriotic holidays, so I figured it’s a great time to make a patriotic project – like these red white and blue scrappy flip flops.
Ok. I know this isn’t a new craft to lots of you. It wasn’t even a new one to ME! I’ve seen this one on Pinterest lots of times, but mostly made with dollar store flip flops. My problem? I don’t wear dollar store flip flops. Not that I’m too good for the dollar store, mind you, but rather that I can’t wear a totally flat shoe. My feet wouldn’t speak to me for days if I did that!
So I found some cute wedge-y flip flops in white. Since they have a bit of height to the heel, they’re very comfortable. And they’re a lot more stylish too.
How to Make Red White and Blue Scrappy Flip Flops
If you saw this post, you know that I have a fondness for using fat quarters of fabric. It’s such a great way to find pretty fabrics without having to get cut yardage. Starting with these red white and blue fabrics and some navy grosgrain ribbon, I cut the fabric into strips about 3/4″ wide and 10″ long, using my new rotary cutter. I’ve never used a rotary cutter before, but it’s so easy when doing a craft like this one – and much quicker.
Beginning on one side of the toe part of the flip flop strap, I tied the strips of fabric with a double knot, alternating between fabric patterns and ribbon. It’s really impossible to mess this part up! Just don’t tie the strips too tightly around the strap of the flip flop. Repeat the pattern on the other shoe.
After I had all the strips tied on, I came back and trimmed all the pieces to a more uniform length, and made a decorative V-cut on the ends. When all the fabric strips were on, it needed a little something in the center, and I found 2 lariat-type medallions in my stash. They work perfectly with the red bandana print, so I tied one on each shoe.
And here I am enjoying my new flip flops!
Have a wonderful holiday and stay safe! Let me know if you decide to make a pair of your own scrappy flip flops!!
Here’s a pic you can Pin if you like!
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