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macrame pattern diy summer vacation flip-flops sandals tutorial weaving
Please welcome these stylish barefoot sandals, which you can make from t-shirt yarn. Here you can find clear step by step instructions and photos.

All you need to make them is just a plain t-shirt!

This tutorial is absolutely suitable for complete beginners in macrame.

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  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Barefoot Sandals From T Shirt Yarn - Step 1
    Step 1

    All starts with a plain cotton t-shirt:) Any size is ok.

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Barefoot Sandals From T Shirt Yarn - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut off the hem of the t-shirt (as shown in the photo) and cut 3 long strips (2,5 cm/0.98" wide) from t-shirt about 45 cm/17,5’’ cm each.

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Barefoot Sandals From T Shirt Yarn - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pull the strips vigorously to turn them into cords about 5-7 mm/0.20-0.28" wide and 60 cm/23’’ long.

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Barefoot Sandals From T Shirt Yarn - Step 4
    Step 4

    Take one cord, fold it in half and attach to working surface (cushion, mat etc) with two pins as shown in the picture. That will be "around the toe" section of the sandals.

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Barefoot Sandals From T Shirt Yarn - Step 5
    Step 5

    Start making center piece of the sandals with add-on an additional cord using square knot. It is one of basic and easy makrame knots.

    Take a new cord and place it under two central cords you already have (start 3 cm/1,2’’ down from pinned section)

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Barefoot Sandals From T Shirt Yarn - Step 6
    Step 6

    Place left side of the cord over central cords

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Barefoot Sandals From T Shirt Yarn - Step 7
    Step 7

    Make a knot moving right side of the cord over the left side, under central cords and through the loop on the left. Pull gently both sides of the cord to tie a knot.

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Barefoot Sandals From T Shirt Yarn - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now let’s make second part of the knot! Place left side of the cord under central cords.

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Barefoot Sandals From T Shirt Yarn - Step 9
    Step 9

    Make a knot moving right side of the cord under the left side, over central cords and through the loop on the left

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Barefoot Sandals From T Shirt Yarn - Step 10
    Step 10

    Pull gently both sides of the cord to make a knot. It should't be very tight.

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Barefoot Sandals From T Shirt Yarn - Step 11
    Step 11

    Now you need to add-on remaining strip using technique already described above. Distance between two square knots should be about 3 cm/1,2’’

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Barefoot Sandals From T Shirt Yarn - Step 12
    Step 12

    Take two upper working cords from the knot №1 and pull them down under working cords of knot №2.

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Barefoot Sandals From T Shirt Yarn - Step 13
    Step 13

    Now use these four cords (two central and two working) to make one more square knot 3 cm/1,2’’ down the second one.

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Barefoot Sandals From T Shirt Yarn - Step 14
    Step 14

    Center piece of our sandals is done, time to start the straps! You need just two more square knots on each side. Look on the picture to understand where to place them.
    Strap knots are the same you already made before but have just one central cord, not two.

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Barefoot Sandals From T Shirt Yarn - Step 15
    Step 15

    Now you have three cords left on each side of sandals. You need to leave just one cord (central one). So take two cords on the sides and make two simple knot with them (behind central cord), one by one.

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Barefoot Sandals From T Shirt Yarn - Step 16
    Step 16

    Pull the knots tightly (so they don't untie) and cut off cords.

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Barefoot Sandals From T Shirt Yarn - Step 17
    Step 17

    You are nearly there..! Leave enough string length on each side to tie around your ankle (about 20 cm/7,9’’) and snip the rest.

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Barefoot Sandals From T Shirt Yarn - Step 18
    Step 18

    READY
    Hope you enjoy your new barefoot sandals!

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