Simple DIY Fabric Flip Flops

Simple DIY Fabric Flip Flops

As promised, here is the latest in our DIY fabric flip flops series. The girls and I have been having so much fun making our own flip flops this summer and we’ll have a couple more to share with you soon. I’ll give you a hint about the next pair… they involve duct tape – so be on the lookout for that post very soon. The flip flops we are sharing here are probably the most simple of all that we have made this summer. They require no sewing or glue, and can be made with scrap fabric and a $1 pair of plastic flip flops. We found ours at Michaels craft store.

{seriously, these are all the supplies you’ll need}

Fabric Flip Flops Supplies

The inspiration for these flip flops came from this project on Sassy Sanctuary. I fell in love with the simplicity of these flip flops and how comfortable they are on the feet.

1 pair inexpensive plastic flip flops
scrap fabric (2) 24″ x 4″ strips and (2) 12″ x 4″ strips

Cut and remove the plastic strap from the flip flops.

Each end of your fabric strips needs to be cut into points. This make it easier to push the fabric through the holes on the flip flops and ensure that the knots you make are small enough to nestle into the holes on the bottom of the shoe.

Use the two smaller strips to make the loop through the toe, knotting at the back. Remember, cutting a point into the end of the fabric strips will help the knot to fit into the hole. (We learned this the hard way.)

Run the larger fabric strip through the toe loop. Push the fabric ends through the side holes and knot in the back, to secure.

Simple DIY Fabric Flip Flops Tutorial

This is easily a $2-$3 project and can be done in as little as 15 minutes. Don’t you just love that?

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  1. Jo-Ann Brightman says

    I can’t imagine why I never thought of changing and decorating flip-flops before your DIY tutorials. As you said it is both easy and inexpensive to do. I love this green owl fabric you found.

  2. Tammy S says

    These are so cute. I have got to show them to my daughter. She loves to do projects like this. Plus the are so simple to make. Love it!

  3. says

    What a clever idea. I know some tween girls with birthdays coming up… this would be a perfect gift. I can personalize it to each girls’ taste.

  4. ANN*H says

    This is such a great and cheap way to fix up those flip flops and make them more stylish and cute. I like these they are made with bright colorful fabric . thanks for the info on how to do them. Oh and PS – I love the blue nail polish thats the color I have on mine too.

  5. Pam Anderson says

    My granddaughter has several pairs of flops that the toe part keeps slipping thru the hole. Now we can rescue them with this great tutorial. Thanks so much! Plus she says this makes them more comfortable because the fabric doesn’t rub like the plastic did. Super bonus! ! !

  6. rebeccabasset says

    Wow I have never thought about this, and I wear Flip Flops all of the time, and some have come loose at the Toes and I have just thrown them away (or recycled) them. I tried to glue them back into place but they kept coming loose, DUH do I feel dumb. Thanks so much for the information, I will try this!

  7. says

    I’m 3 months pregnant and may REALLY need this project as the summercomes in to full swing & I can’t get my feet into any shoes anymore. Also love thus project is just in time for Mother’s Day – I have a hard-to-shop for MIL who lives at the beach! Michael’s here I come!

    • Angela says

      So glad found a way to give your prego feet some relief, and I love the idea of gifting a pair for Mother’s Day! Thanks for stopping by, Scarlett. — Angela

  8. says

    What a great way to update some flip flops! I know my daughter would love these. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party!

  9. says

    THanks so much for linking this up to The Southern Special! Don’t forget to add a link back to the site you linked up with! =) I

  10. says

    super cute!! Thanks for linking up to Create Link Inspire.. I’d love to have you sign up for my Summer Fun series! The info and sign up form was on last weeks party post on Nap-Time Creations… Pinned!

  11. says

    Thanks for linking to Create Link Inspire at The Crafty Blog Stalker. You have been featured and pinned! Thank you for sharing.

  12. says

    A wonderful idea to take a plain inexpensive pair of flip flops and turn them into something special. Love this! Thanks for stopping by the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. We are so glad you came! Blessings, Shari

  13. says

    These are great! I have a couple of pairs of flip flops that are broken that I might replace the straps with fabric!

    Thank you for sharing!

    Alex @ Lavender’s Blue

  14. says

    I love this!! Featuring it today at Nap-Time Creations…You are part of the weekend features from the Create Link Inspire party. I’ve also spread the word all over my social media and I would love a reshare or two ;o) Happy Weekend! Emily

  15. Sheila says

    This is such a great idea !!! I’m gonna try it with a couple pairs of mine that have actually already list the original straps. Good instructions

  16. Susan Thomas says

    I had a pair like these that the materials were lycra or spandex. I have problems with swelling and they were great. They didn’t have the holes so i really like the idea of they old timey flip flops. Thank you!

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