Sunday, February 21, 2010

Raggy Flops Part 1

This just the first part of this tutorial.  I think my Texas colors will definitely shine on this project!! I know it is early for flip flops at least it is here.  In fact a little cold front just moved in and it has been pretty windy.  So since it is so nasty outside I have to get some fun craft inside going on.  I know you have seen these.  I have never made any but I wanted to make a pair and add some extra flair.  By the way this a craft fun for the kids to do and help with.  My kiddos loved playing with the scraps and handed me strips.

So here is how I got started:
Pick your fabrics- I decided to go with the pink black combos
I also added cowprint after I took this picture.
Next cut about 3/4 in strip across the width of the fabric.  I was using 5 different fabrics so for the flip flops I cut two strips of each fabric for a total of 10 strips.

Then cut the strips to about 5-6 in. lengths- you don't want to cut them too short because it becomes too hard to tie in knots.

Now start tying them on the flip flops.

I wrapped the straps for decorating these flip flops with a bow but it is sooooo not neccessary for this craft.
Here it is after I finished tying the rags on.

Whoa!! That is a MESS- let's see if it is better on.

NOPE- and as my daughter says "too much!" So don't toss out the shoes yet- I will give them a simple haircut and here is what we have now.

 I like it but I think it needs a little more definition so that will be in a later post after I get a little work done.  You can buy the flip flops pretty cheap at hobby lobby.  Thanks so much looking at my crafts.  I always appreciate comments and my followers.  If you have any questions I can't seem to figure out how to anwer in an e-mail- my computer puts me through a wizard and says i can't do it.  I guess I can answer in later posts or in the comments- sorry i am not too good with these computers.


  1. Those are so fun! I love the black/pink combo, they look so good together!

  2. How fun! I had a pair of these. I loved them

  3. Oh, I can't wait for summer to FINALLY get here! Great flip flops!

    Thank you so much for linking up with the Talented Tuesday link party at My Frugal Family, which is hosted every Tuesday. Please feel free to stop back in every week and post your newest projects!

  4. I've seen lots of little girls wearing flip flops like these, so maybe it just takes a little getting used to. I love the colors!

  5. These are so cute! I love the black, pink & white... my favorite color combo!

  6. This is such a great project even the kids can do it I'll bet!

  7. These are so cute! Thanks for linking this up, too!

  8. Fun! I'm ready for some warm weather!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day!

  9. Love the colors, thanks for posting and linking them I enjoyed visiting your blog. Look forward to more.

  10. Love the colors you chose... I will have to give this a try at home.