Here are a couple more pairs I made:
|I splurged on Shopkins fabric. Too cute!|
A few hints and tips:
-some videos mention just gathering the fabric without sewing it into a tube. This is a bad idea because the ends will fray and you will have threads sticking out of your straps.
-if you get glue on the bottom of your flip flop, let it dry and then scrape it off with your fingernail. It will not stick to the flip flop rubber.
-don't use hot glue!!! When you are walking outside in the summer on hot pavement, the hot glue will liquify a bit and become sticky. You will then get bits of gravel and dirt stuck to the bottom of your flip flop...like having a piece of gum stuck to your shoe - gross!!
-if you are making this for kids, the length remains the same (22 inches) but the width is 3 inches. The fabric you need for adult straps are 22 inches by 4 inches.
-use a seam allowance of 3/8 or 1/4 inch.
Here is the picture of the finished flip flops from the video tutorial:
|Fun Flip Flops|