Interchangeable Flip-Flops

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Are you ready for the sun?

Ready to paint those toe nails and slip into some sandals?

I am too.

And I decided to greet spring (that will be here soon) with some flip-flops, with interchangeable straps.

So I can start the day with some color and print…..

Then change my mind.

And take off the strap…..

……..and switch to a solid ruffle.

Then choose some warm colors and sweet flowers the next day……

And then animal print with a simple bow the following day.

(I saw something similar in a shop and knew I needed to figure out a way to make my own…)

But all you need is one pair of flip flops (or two in my case), some velcro, and any sort of colored ribbon and accessory that puts you in the mood for spring.

How to make your own??

Find yourself any pair of flip-flops. I found mine at Old Navy……2 for $5. But you could do this with a nicer pair…..even a leather pair. Give it a try.

Start by cutting two pieces of the scratchy side of the velcro and gluing them to the flip flop. I didn’t take a closer picture but cut the two pieces at an angle so that they will fit together like an upside down “V” right by the toes. (And I placed the scratchy side of the velcro here, so that the interchangeable pieces with the velcro facing down would be soft, and wouldn’t scratch my feet.)

I used a strong epoxy glue that I found at Wal-Mart. I boughtthe non-toxic variety because shoes always seem to end up near little mouths in my house. But there are many epoxy glue’s to choose from. (Hot glue is not strong enough to keep the velcro attached.)

Next, cut two pieces of ribbon and sew them together at one end at an angle. (Make sure to purchase ribbon that is wider than your flip-flop strap and wider than your velcro.)

Then open it up and see if the angle is just right for your flip-flop. If not, re-sew a different angle.

If it works just right, trim the ends and then heat seal the raw edges with a lighter.

**Tip: After you have opened up your “V” and it’s just a little too pointy or a little uneven…..just use the lighter to melt the ribbon a bit and that will even out the imperfections. Or trim with scissors first and then melt with the lighter. Works wonders.

Then cut two pieces of the soft side of the velcro to fit on the back side of you “V”. Cut each end of the velcro at the same angle as your ribbon, so that they will fit together nicely. Sew your velcro to your ribbon.

Then turn it over and add any sort of flower, ribbon, button, fabric yo-yo, ruffle, etc.

Now it’s time to attach it to your flip-flop. (Make sure the glue on the flip flop has dried thoroughly.)

***Also, cut the 2 ends of the ribbon at an angle so that it almost reaches the end of the straps of the flip-flop. See how the end above is cut at an angle?

Now make more.
And be as creative as you want……

Then make some for the little ones in your house.

**Remember, you can do this for boys too. You can just keep it simple and use a cute striped ribbon in more masculine colors……or even a cool little camo print. Just leave off the embellishments but let the little dude have some variety to his flip-flops too.**

Now go on and fancy up that flip-flop selection.

***Flip-Flop update here. More helps and technique’s shared that I didn’t have time to do the day that I posted this tutorial. Whoops.

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Filed under Accessory, Children, Miscellaneous, No Sew, Sewing

Comments

204 Responses to “Interchangeable Flip-Flops”
  1. 1
    Allison @ House of Hepworths says:

    I saw these at a boutique and they were SO expensive. Thanks for showing us how to make them, especially since summer is swiftly approaching.

    ~Allison

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      Kim says:

      I’ve found that If you sew the material to the Velcro first and then make your “V” it is much easier. You don’t have to worry about how they are gonna match up with each other only how they will match up with the flip flop. Anyway, this is an amazing how to on making your own flip flops… If I can do it anyone can!

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    Lanie says:

    Now how smart and cute is that? OMG I LOVE these! Thanks for sharing! ~Lanie J.

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    Emily says:

    That is the coolest craft I have seen in a while. Love it and will be making some soon.

  4. 4
    Carol says:

    Oh dear… another project from your blog to add to my to-do list! Thanks for sharing, so very cute!

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    KennaWilde says:

    I am in love. I hate when I dont have the "right" thongs for my outfit! Now I can have a ton without paying a ton! Thanks so much!

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    Rhonda says:

    I LOVE it! I've seen the Switch Flops just this week, but they are expensive. I love how you are showing us how to make our own!!!!!! Thanks so much!

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    Army Wife Quilter says:

    wow if i could handle wearing flip flops i would do these. i have straps between my toes. to uncomfortable

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    Kim's Treasures says:

    Adorable!!!

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    Jenglamgirl says:

    oh' my GOODNESS! this is so freaking amazing! BRILLIANT, I tell you! I just got some cute wedge brown plain flip flops, and was thinking of just adding AND changing out the cute clippy flowers to the center… but you took it a step further! LOVE IT!

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    Janel says:

    how AMAZING is that!!! you are so smart!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE these!!!!

    Totally running to Target to pick up some flippers for me and my daughter and my mom and my sister in law and my best friend and every other girl I know!

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    Forever Owen says:

    You posted this just in time for me! I saw some of these in a boutique last weekend but they didnt have my size, so I saved $25! Now I can make my own and my Mom lives in flip flops all 4 seasons, so these are for her too!

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    ~Katie~ says:

    How perfect! I love the idea!

  13. 13
    Julie says:

    I am so excited! I have flip flops I bought at the end of last season that I'm so going to do this with! Thank you!

  14. 14
    Elizabeth says:

    OMG…you are so smart!!

  15. 15
    Tonia says:

    So Cute!

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    Katie says:

    Okay. That's just too genius. Like one of those things that you should totally get patented. Seriously.

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    enSTYLEpedia says:

    this is great! I'm totally going to do this for my daughters this summer, they'll love it!

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    SAS says:

    These are so cute! I can't wait to make!!!!

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    SAS says:

    Also….I think they make black velcro so you could use that on your black flops and not see it as much! Just a thought!

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    Rebekah says:

    very cute!!!!!!

  21. 21
    Emily says:

    Just looking through your blog saw a picture of your mom. I'm pretty sure I know her…did she and her husband serve a mission in New Jersey…the Silks??? If so, they were great missionaries, people still talk about them. If that's them, tell them hi from the Sutherlands!…we're still here!

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    The Robinson Bunch says:

    holy potatoes seriously these are awesome!~ I show your website to my hubby everyday and he is now a little obsessed with checking your blog as well, he has now begun to ask me everyday if you have posted something new haha!! he is so impressed LOL! and you have totally saved us a ton of money with your repurposing ideas! love these flip-flops I will be heading to old navy or target tomorrow to get some! also I have a question: did you make the elastic straps for your little ladies flip-flops??or did they come that way???

  23. 23
    Anissa says:

    Ummmm…. YES PLEASE! Why are these so cute and why are you so amazingly talented?

  24. 24
    Disney says:

    What a fun idea!! I'm totally a mind-changer, so this would be great for me! Thanks!!

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    Ready Set Create says:

    LOVE em, love your blog! I can never find the right pair of flip flops, now I can make them. . . thanks!

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    Cami says:

    Love it!

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    Mama Thompson says:

    Those are fantastic. I just bought some flip flops to add a flower to…this is even better…thanks for sharing, once again!

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    Jessica and Justin says:

    LOVE IT!!

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    Stacie says:

    LoVe that!! Thanks for sharing!!

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    Codi says:

    Wow!! Love it! I was just at Old Navy today, buying a couple of whirly skirts, how perfect the interchangeable flip flops would be!

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    Sheila Irish says:

    What a fabulous idea! Thanks so much for sharing it with us….I can't wait to make some of these for my Granddaughter….

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    Keith, Heather and Carsen says:

    Oh my gosh…I just love your ideas!!! so stinkin' cute! Thanks for coming up with great ideas!!!

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    Lettie says:

    You did it again – ANOTHER fantastic idea. I love it. Really so smart.

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    ashley jeffers says:

    such a great idea! no matter the weather they are all i wear so this would come in very handy for me

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    Brenbren says:

    yippee! I am really excited to try this out for my flipflops and my little girls! Matching!?! WE'll see.

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    Angie says:

    I would love to see a video tutorial of how you make those roses. I have seen your posts, but somehow doing it on my own never seems to work out.

    The flip flops are a great idea. I think my daughters will love doing that with me!

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    Lynette says:

    I'm not a flip flop girl, I hate the thing in between my toes, but my sister wears them year-round! I'll so have to make her some for her birthday that's coming up! Thanks for the tute!

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    Jenny says:

    You don't know how happy you've made me. My obsession with flip-flops has just increased tenfold! Thanks for the GREAT idea!

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    kim says:

    this is awesome, i'm going to have to make a zillion of these! thanks!

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    kachasek says:

    wow, what a great idea!!! I must have it ;) so I'll be making some for the summer :) Thanks very, very, very much :D

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    Tiff says:

    OH I so love this!!! I can't wait to get started . . Got to stock up on some flip flops for my daughter and I First!

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    Daisha says:

    Brilliant!!! I love them.

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    Japip says:

    I love these. I saw them at a shop and they were so expensive. I am definitely going to try to make a few for myself!

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    Rafahi Family says:

    You are a genius! I love it!!! Cannot wait to go make some of my own!

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    Kelly O. says:

    now that's creative!

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    kermiefrg says:

    I've seen something similar in the store that was very overpriced. These are a much cheaper (and cuter) option! Love it!

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    T*Family says:

    OH.EM.GEE. These are adorable. Love it and gonna try it. Thanks for sharing..

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    yudis says:

    creative idea
    we love it

    - yudis -

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    Lindsay Thomas says:

    GENIUS!

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    Maggie says:

    YOU – are brilliant!!!

    I've been toying with getting a pair of these, but were unsure about what base color to get… now, I can go crazy and make a few pairs of my own with a million strap options!

    I'll surely be making my own and will send you a link so you can check them out!

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    Cassidy says:

    oh stop!!! That is so cute. I luv luv it!!!

  52. 52
    Denise says:

    i'm so going to make my way to walmart for some cheap flips, and make and love these!

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    ccooperdesigns says:

    Absolutely LOVE this!!
    Thanks
    -cheryl

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    Devin & Ruthann says:

    What a fabulous idea!!!

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    Devin & Ruthann says:

    I love the green flower you made on these. Do you have a tutorial on how to make flowers like that?

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    Jill says:

    this is really clever!

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    Midnight Rambler says:

    Excellent idea! Just think of all the room I can save on my shoe racks!! Yay!

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    Liz @ LivingMySweetLife says:

    coolest. project. ever. I am going to target tomorrow to buy flip flops and glue lol

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    Liz says:

    Those are so stinkin' cute!!

    Liz
    Loving This Mom Stuff

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    Bree says:

    *GASP* FREAKIN' LOVE IT! Thank you!

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    Scrappy Gifts says:

    Fabulous and clever!

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    Amy Juhasz says:

    PURE GENIUS! I love it! I am so making these for my little girl!

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    Kristie says:

    Such a CREATIVE idea! Have to make these!

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    Nikki says:

    Holy stinkin cute!

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    Very Verdant says:

    Since we live so close to the beautiful Florida beaches and 4 of us are girls…yeah, this one is going to be so much fun. Thanks for the idea! I can not wait to try this out.

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    Lovely Lizzy says:

    That may just be one of the cutest things I've ever seen! Wow!

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    Nicole says:

    Thank you so much for this tutorial!! I love them!! I have to buy men's flip flops since I have big feet and I can never find cute ones. Now I can make them!!! Yea!! Hope you don't mind I put a link to your site on my blog. Thanks again!!!

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    Nimo says:

    how creative! this is excellent!

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    Molly @ The Creative Maven says:

    You are a genius. I've been looking at my sorry flip flop collection (used to be huge!)… but now all I need are a few good pairs, and some creativity :)!!!!

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    summerbummer says:

    that is seriously genius.. now i'm going to have to try it out!

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    jess says:

    brilliant!!

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    by night says:

    This is soooo amazing! I was just thinking of doing something like this for the summer. Now, thanks to you, I won't need to find out how to do it! merci!!!

  73. 73
    Kimbo West says:

    hey, just wanted to let you know that I gave you an award at my blog kimboscrafts.blogspot.com. I love your blog and apparently I am not alone…

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    Evy says:

    What a great idea! They are lovely – thank you so much for sharing!

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    The Splendid Sky says:

    They are gorgeous!! You are really talented and creative! :D
    i lovee ur work!

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    Karin Marie says:

    I love this! Super cute!& so smart and easy! Esp, those little girl sandals! Where did you get those from? I can't wait for spring! This is an awesome way to jazzy up boring sandals or add a little flare or match your outfit! I love all the ideas n tutorials I love it! :)

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    Molly says:

    These are amazing! I am making them for all my girls!!! Thanks so much for all your great ideas!

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    Kitty Talk says:

    These are absolutely fabulous and I LOVE how you can change them out. I posted back to this on my blog so everyone I know can make them too. SO CUTE!

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    Joanne says:

    I just love these! So fun and cute! And I am SOOO ready for summer! I'll be linking to these over the weekend at Ready, Set, Craft!

    Joanne

    http://www.readysetcraft.blogspot.com

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    Adam and Sarah says:

    Oh. My. GOSH! This is a genious idea! Thanks for sharing it! :D

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    Erika says:

    Oh my goodness, genius! May I put this on my little blog?? http://erikarenae.blogspot.com/

    Erika

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    Rebekah says:

    Brilliant!

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    sneezerville says:

    that is great. who would have thought??

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    carlyle3 says:

    Smart!! i would also like to know – did the kids flip flops come with that strap on the back, or did you make them? have not seen those before.
    thanks!
    Susan

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    Ashley says:

    I bought the little kid flip-flops at Kmart. I originally bought some at Old Navy like that, but they didn't have much when Iwent back…..so I searched all over for some plain colored ones with straps on the back, and finally found them at Kmart. So happy hunting!

    And yes Erika, you can put this on your blog, with a link back here for the tutorial!! :)

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    JONESIES says:

    ashley these are adorable. I can't figure out how to make flowers like the little green one… I've tried and tried can you give us some tips? That would be great! thanks

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    iram fartash says:

    simply beautiful

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    Jessica says:

    I LOVE this idea! I just might try it out with my friends in our sewing group. Thanks for the great tutorial!

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    Felicia says:

    Love these!!!

    Already bought my flip flops and will be working on these tonight!

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    melinda says:

    Way cute!! I just love your tutorials! This would be a perfect project to do with my teenage girls. Thanks so much for sharing. I love your blog!

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    Lanie Ree says:

    Wow, that is a great idea!!

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    The Noalls says:

    How do you do it? I know now that I NEED a pair of black ruffle flip flops!! Also, did you make the elastic on the backs of the {adorable} kids' flip flops, or do they come that way? How do you make those little black tulle flowers that were on there? Ashley, you are such a talented gal!

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    Hi, I'm Susan! says:

    this is brilliant!!! i can't wait to try it. thanks for having such great tutorials!

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    Melissa says:

    These are awesome and I'll definately be making some for this summer. Thanks for sharing the tutorial! :)

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    Nick Ashley Reagan Coen & Ike says:

    Best idea ever! Thanks!

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    lajamison says:

    Wonderful idea! I just joined a swap where we will bw swapping flip-flops> What fun these will be to make.

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    Sweet and Sassy Boutique says:

    These are so awesome and just in time for Summer!!!

    Shanna

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    tracyp says:

    Some times I hate that I don't seem to figure this out on my own.. but I'm glad you do! I saw these last year and thought they were cute but in no way would pay for them… now I don't have too! Thanks!

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    Kim says:

    Awesome idea! You're so amazing. Love your blog. Could you give any tips on making your green fabric flower? So cute.

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    Sew It To Me says:

    Super cute! I love it. Especially because I always think I need like 20 pairs of flip flops for the summer. It would be so easy to just have two now (I agree with you) and a drawer full of interchangeables- I don't even know if that is a word.

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    More Than A Mom says:

    Fabulous idea! You only own two but look like it's a whole closet full of shoes :)

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    Angie O says:

    You are so fabulous! I can't wait to make these :)

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    Jenn says:

    I am so excited to make these, I can hardly stand it! Thanks!

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    The Family of Three says:

    This is flippin genius!!!

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    sara jensen says:

    I love these!!!!!

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    PDCScarbroughpage says:

    This is the most ingenious idea EVER!!!! Thanks for sharing!

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    Max California says:

    OH You are so clever!

    At first I was like, how the heck are they interchangable? But then I saw more pictures. I"m not usually a thong person. I guess it's because I live in Australia, and it's like a national icon. Don't get me wrong, I love my country, but I'm not one of those bbq-blazing, blue singlet, thong-wearing Australians with a tinnie in my hand.

    Trust me, that's not just a stereotype!

    But now I kinda WANT to wear my thongs. So I can do this to them!

    ((Even though I've always laughed at the idea of 'dressy' thongs – those ruffles sucked me right in!))

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    Amie Kirk says:

    Genius!! And the little girl ones…SO precious!! Can't wait to make these :-)

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    Kirsten says:

    OMG, Ashley! This is such a fabulous idea! Thanks from a Floridian!…. This will come in handy for a good part of the year for me! Love it!

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    LouAnne says:

    That is the coolest thing EVER! Maybe that's an overstatement, but I can't WAIT to make these!! Thank you for posting this awesome tutorial!

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    Nancy's Couture says:

    Oh how I love these!!!! Me and my daughter will definately be sporting some awesome flip flops this summer! Thanks for sharing!!!!!!

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    eakuban says:

    Absolutely LOVE these!!! I am about to start my Saturday project – flip flops!!! Starting with my 5 year old! YAY! Not sure how you did the rose or add things to the straps. Have you done a tutorial on those before? Would love to know that. :) Thanks!!

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    Chelsea says:

    wow I LOVE these and need to make them soon!!! Thanks for posting the great tutorial!!!

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    Carol Conway-Fleisher says:

    Fantastic idea! I love it! I will be making some soon. Thanks for sharing!

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    Bohemian Gypsy Goddess says:

    My Goodness, these are adorable!
    I admit, I would never have thought of this one…but have to try it out, must buy flip flops now :)
    Thanks so much, your blog looks like great fun, I just signed up to follow!
    xoxo Barbara

    http://www.EnchantedMirror.com
    Custom Stevie Nicks style clothing, jewelry and accessories.

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    Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife says:

    this is brilliant and I like it better than the switch flops!!!

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    Alldridge Family says:

    That so adorable? I love your talent babe! And look at your cute lil pink toes… so cute. I won't need to worry about making some for a few more months…since it is snowing right now? Stinkin cute Ash!!

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    Juls says:

    I tried to do this last summer, and could not find the right width ribbon at any of my crafty haunts. Where did you find yours?

    and for those who don't like things between your toes, you could totally do this with sandals that strap across your foot. just get wider velcro.

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    Danielle Odom says:

    I love this! I can't wait to make some for myself and my girls.

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    Connie says:

    Love This Idea!!!! I have posted about this on my blog with a link back to your tutorial.

    FABULOUS FLIP FLOPS
    Thanks for this great inspiration.

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    Mom2Ian says:

    This is so friggin' cute. Just the thing a cheap diva could do! My feet will be so stylish this summer.

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    Tara says:

    These are adorable! Where did you find the little flip flops with a back on them?

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    Christie says:

    So adorable! You are brilliant!

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    Beattie Family says:

    how do you make the ruffle? Love it, i want our RS to do this craft.

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    Coco loves vintage says:

    What a brilliant idea, genius!!!!

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    Summer says:

    I LOVE these!! Can't wait to make some!! Thanks for all the fabulous ideas you share!

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    sillygirltree says:

    What a great idea! I just pulled my flip flops out of winter storage and thought I'd like a new look for this summer…now I can have as many as I want!

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    The Robinson Bunch says:

    I'am still in-love with these, I bought some today at target, and oh my they had every color in the rainbow for kids with straps on the back of them and they were 2 for $4!! today so awesome, I got some for me and my nieces (my lil lady is only 7 mos.) cant wait to start mine tonight, thanks again for sharing!!

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    Rach (Mommy Learns to Blog) says:

    This is GREAT! Read about Switch-Flops last year and forgot about them – saw them in a boutique in South Beach last week for almost $40 and that didn't include the "switches". Thanks for sharing … I love the little girl ones and have a feeling MY little girl will be getting some of her own this summer!

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    Katelyn says:

    how creative!

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    Heather L. says:

    Wow, those are awesome! What a great idea – thanks for sharing that!

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    Kris says:

    Oh my stinkin' cuteness. I can't wait to make these.

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    Carrie says:

    I love these! All I wears is flip flops, so excited to try this!

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    Limara Lis - Editora: V Vitrine - Alinhavos de Moda says:

    Olá!

    Sou seguidora do seu blog e coloquei um link para esta postagem no blog Alinhavos de Moda.

    Parabéns!

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    Anna says:

    I love this idea. I put it on my site as a thrifty way to have designer flip flops.
    Love It!!!!

  136. 136
    Anna says:

    I forgot to leave my site name. I don't use blogger so the sign in doesn't link it to my site.

    http://www.athriftygeek.com

    Have a great day!

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    Maria & Michelle says:

    I absolutely love this idea! This will be a great way to use up some of my ribbon stash and give me daughter and I some matching sandals this summer. Thanks for the tutorial!

    Maria

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    Rachel says:

    Thank you for sharing all of your ideas with us, I just ADORE your blog!

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    Susanna says:

    Cute! Thanks for showing!
    My little girl wants to know if you know how to make play tents? She as been bugging me for months now for one and I don't even know where to begin. Do you have any ideas?

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    jenheadjen says:

    Oh my word. Brilliant. I saw a lady who was selling these on a tv show about a year ago, but making them yourself is so much better, since you can take pride in knowing you made it, and personalize it! So cool! I think I might spruce up some other unused sandals with this idea. Thanks for sharing. The pictures are great, btw!

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    Stacy says:

    That is just so creative! I am all over this project for me and my girl!

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    momof3girls says:

    to cute I had to share your post with friends on facebook – you are very creative!!!!

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    Kim says:

    I love these! I can't wait to make some. Please, please show us how to make the fabric roses!! I love them and NEED to make some!!!

    Kim

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    Ashley says:

    Kim, I added an update to the post and added more tips here:

    http://makeitandloveit.blogspot.com/2010/03/blog-post.html

    Hope that helps!
    Ashley

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    The Silvers Adventures says:

    Okay So I have just been inspired to start sewing and i came across your page and not haveing much experiance myself, I am SUPER excited I found you. It is like heaven sent lol. So exctied to ge tmy sewing machine and try out ALLL your things :D

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    Suzanne says:

    dang cute I have got to try this even with my limited sewing abilities I think I could do it.

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    Andrea says:

    So cute!! I love them.
    Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com

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    Limara Lis - Editora: V Vitrine - Alinhavos de Moda says:

    Customize um par de chinelo que vira "mil e um", artigo com este título e um link para a sua postagem que está em Alinhavos de Moda.

    http://alinhavosdemoda.blogspot.com/2010/03/customize-um-par-de-chinelo-que-vira.html

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    Mathmom and family says:

    I think there will be a new obsession in my house now. We have 4 girls. I see lots of flip flops in our future.

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    Lolly Jane says:

    NOW ya tell me! i just spent $47 on on pair of switch flops & 1 extra strap…at least i won the giveaway at the boutique i was at and scored a free strap. but yours are way cuter!

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    sofabellie says:

    Thanks for the great idea. We tweaked it a bit…

    My friend and I went to Old Navy and got flip flops – 2 for $5. We then went to Hobby Lobby and bought our velcro for $3.50 (which is only enough for one pair). We messed with the velcro to get it just right for a good half an hour before we realized – it's cheaper to buy several pair of flip flops and just embellish them permanently! So, we ripped off the velcro, added the cute ribbon and buttons straight onto the flip flops and they look adorable.

    Back to Old Navy tomorrow for a pair in every color :-)

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    cookyousomenoodles says:

    Geez Miss Ashley, you such a clever boots.
    - Mariane

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    Valerie says:

    Wowie, zowie. I am so going to make a bajillion of these! They are so darn cute! I am filing this at thecraftersfilebox.com. Thanks sooo much for the cute idea!

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    Beansieleigh says:

    Wow! LOVE this idea!! Thanks for sharing it! Really CUTE! ~tina

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    Dainty Couture says:

    Fabulous! Thanks for sharing! Did you make the adjustable straps for the kid flip flops? If so…please share!

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    Tara says:

    I would LOVE to post about this on my blog. I will definitely link back to you! May I pretty please use two of your photos? Thanks, girly!

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    Ashley says:

    Sure Tara, go right ahead! Thanks!

    Ashley

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    Southern Belle says:

    I can't get the velcro to stay on. I have tried SO many different glues. I can't seem to find the one you have pictured. I have tried super glue, krazy glue, dollar store glue, elmer's craft glue, a different craft glue, epoxy (it was probably too old). Do you have any sugggestions?

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    Ashley says:

    So sorry for all of the trouble Southern Belle. You'll definitely need an epoxy glue. The one I used was an epoxy but a non-toxic variety….because I was making them for my little girl and I didn't want them to end up in little mouths. But epoxy will work the best to get the velcro to actually stay secured to the flip-flop. Hope that helps…..maybe your epoxy was just too old. Good luck!

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    Laura aka Lolo says:

    I am a new "FAN" you are so so clever with all of your cuteness!! I had to blog about these flip flops. Thank you they are so cute Hugs ** Laura

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    Aisyah Helga says:

    Hi! I really love this idea and would like to link it to my blog. I sent you an email but no reply. So I'm trying to reach you here.

    Thanks,Aisyah
    http://mytinkerspace.blogspot.com/

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    Ashley says:

    Sorry Aisyah, I just saw your email! And yes, linking is great….thank you!

    Ashley

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    Fallan says:

    Thanks for the tutorial! This is such a great idea! I tried it myself and posted my results on my blog:
    http://fallanstechnicolordreams.blogspot.com/

    I linked your blog in my post! Thanks again!

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    Smart Party of 5 says:

    WOW! Cute idea! I love this!

    I found your site, again, through Follow Me Fridays over at Trendy Treehouse. I love your site…so inspiring!! Nice to meet you!

    -Brittany
    http://smartpartyof5.blogspot.com

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    Kimberly says:

    I love these!!!! I am having a flip flop swap over at my blog. You should join!!

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    michelle@somedaycrafts says:

    Now that it is finally warm enough in Utah to wear flip flops, I am featuring these. You are a genius in everything you do!

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    Anissa says:

    Was your velcro the 5/8" size? That's the thinnest size I could find at the craft store…

    Thanks!
    Anissa

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    comet70 says:

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    Ashley says:

    Yes Anissa, I think it was about 5/8 inch size. If that's too wide, you can always trim it off. Or go to the fabric store to look for different widths. Good luck!

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    Never A Plain Jane says:

    I. Love. These! And my little girl has been telling all her friends that her mama is going to make her some changable flip flops. Question, though: I bought a needle for my Brother machine that is designed to sew knits. Now, I'm wondering if I need a heavy-duty needle to handle the velcro or will the standard do-it-all needle be fine?

    Thanks Ashley!
    J-

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    Ashley says:

    J- You won't need a heavy duty needle, but you may want to use the multi-purpose needle instead of the needle for knits. The one for knits has a ball point tip so it may have a harder time poking through the velcro. But I just use a regular 'ol all-purpose needle for my velcro. Works great! :)

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    curlysue says:

    I know this post was awhile ago, but I just found your blog. LOVE these flip flops. I've seen the ones at the store and loved the idea but just could not spend that much money on flip flops. But, since I hadn't been able to figure out how to do it, I was stuck. Off to the store as soon as I can to get supplies. Thanks a bunch.

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    Candylei says:

    so cute and ruffles are back in style! On everything. I'm going to try this. I found you through crescendoh.com (where all the hot links are!)
    Thanks, Candylei

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    Annie says:

    I know that these flip flops have been a big hit. I have seen them several places and we also sent up a link. Thanks for all the great ideas.
    http://simplyhomeandfamily.blogspot.com/

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    von Hand zu Hand says:

    really great, absolutely clever and cool!!

    i'm linking.

    thanks for this tutorial.

    doro

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    Michela says:

    Wow! It's a great idea! Thank you for the tutorial!
    I've made my flip-flops http://www.passionecucito.org/?p=7

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    zbsports says:

    I like this flip flop you can change the design if you want…and you can change it based on you outfit cool!!!

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    cindy says:

    My mom just paid $30 bucks just for the flops, each one of the bands are $20. I told her we could make them…..here ya go.

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    kids flip flops says:

    Wow.So lovely! I will definitely try to make my own design to my flip flops.

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    plumbing says:

    This is great! You can choose the design you want for your flip flop.

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    Vi Marshall says:

    Thank You so much for the instructions, I bought a pr of this type from Vera Bradley, and paid $39.00, for them which was on sale for half price, and I have been wondering how I could make them. I make purses, and I thought, flip flops to match would be a great idea, thanks again for the infol

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    Savannah says:

    Hello,,
    I absoultley LOVE these!!!!! but one question though….would these work better if my flip flop straps were plastic or fabric??

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    Absolutely ingenious! I made some for myself.

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    Jenn says:

    I recently made these, thought you might want to check them out! Thanks for the great tutorial!

    http://www.diyaddict.org/2011/06/little-girls-birthday-present-ideas.html

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    Anonymous says:

    So creative! LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!!! So smart!!!! I will really have to make these!!! :)

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    Karlie says:

    These are so cute!! I cant wait to make some!!!!
    One question: Are you using boy flip flops from old navy? Because they look a little thicker.. Is it easier?
    Thanks!!

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    Sara says:

    I have a pair of Switch Flops, which I have had for two years and are still in perfect condition. They are so comfy that it is worth paying a lot for the actual flip flops, but the straps are a rip off!! I really want some new straps but living in England I have to pay the already high cost for the straps and then the huge shippIng cost- way too much!!
    Thank you so much for posting this, now I can have beautiful straps without paying a fortune!!’

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    Kirsten says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE! So cute!!

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    Rise says:

    This is a fabulous idea and soooo adorable. I have seen something like this in a boutique before and will now try to make my own thanks to your tips. Love Your blog.

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    gabyk says:

    Thanks for share, this is awsome!!!!!

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    hannah says:

    I WANTED TO SELL SOME TO AND CAME TO UR WEBSITE FOR IDEAS THANKS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Lynn says:

    Thank you for sharing such an awesome idea.

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    GABBS ONYEJIAKA says:

    IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT SO, SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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