I LOVE flip-flops!!! I know….who doesn’t? And here….where we wear them almost year round….they are a STAPLE in most folks’ wardrobe….men included! I remember a year or so ago…four days before Christmas….wearing flip flops!!! Ya just never know in Texas!
My daughter and I discovered this AMAZING place to buy very GENTLY worn clothes that HAVE to be up to date to even land in it. I have bought three of four very nice pairs of Yellow Box sandals in there. A few months ago I found a black pair that had big ole gaudy stones sewn to them!!!! Just like a Texan!!! But….about two weeks into them….BOO I noticed that one of the rhinestone had gone rogue…..=[ What’s a woman to do when she loses a shoe?….I didn’t know….but I knew that they were entirely too new to chunk…so they got set aside till I could figure it out how to turn those bad boys into recycled treasures!….and I knew I would eventually.
Step forward to two weeks ago….I was in a drug/accessories store….and ran across some super cute flip-flops that had additional covers for the straps….that change in and out. The sandals alone were nearly $40! and the pairs of straps were $8 each!!! I was really tempted…but seriously? As hard as I am on shoes I just couldn’t justify that!!
A few days after I got back home….it dawned on me!!! DUH!!! make your own! Dummy…You’ve already got COMFORTABLE shoes….that NEED something!!! So….I thought about what I might use first….and of course…what is the MOST natural selection for MWUAAAA????? Burlap of course!!!
So….here’s what I came up with for the first snappy covers!!! Hmmmmmmmm I might just have to start doing these for OTHERS!!!!
I got out my trusty leather workin’ tools ……….
My trusty roll of burlap……….
Scissors and fabric glue and mad fraying skills!!!
I could’ve used velcro like they did….but I hate the way it gets all gunky with fuzz and strings….and I sort of like the snaps! I already had all the supplies….so I’m not sure what it cost…but I’m figuring NOT $40 for the flip flops and $8 for the snappy covers!
Well…..would this be Y’alls’ first choice?…..or would you wear these? I LOVE THEM!!!! Now…I just have to pick my next fabric!
P.S……here’s some updates!!! Two more pairs I’ve done!!!
Pink Leopard!!! Yum!
I can’t decide which are my favorites!!!
Which pair do you like the best? What other fabrics would you use for these?