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In Iceland the majority of people remove their shoes upon entering their home, business etc. I now do this myself and as it's summer it's too warm to wear socks in the house, so I made my own in-house flip flops.

Posted by northernstar from Flateyri, Westfjords, Iceland • Published See northernstar's 35 projects »
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  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Make Your Own Flip Flops - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take the cardboard backing from any A4 style notepad. Measure out your feet, the width of the pencil if enough of a distance to use.

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Make Your Own Flip Flops - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut out the shapes, it doesn't matter if they are not perfect. If you want you can make 2 sets for each flipper, to make them thicker. I didn't.

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Make Your Own Flip Flops - Step 3
    Step 3

    Take your fabric you are using to line the flipper and measure out each individual piece, cut out and pin to the cardboard flipper.

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Make Your Own Flip Flops - Step 4
    Step 4

    Sew the liner to the cardboard flipper, be careful as I broke my needle by moving the cardboard too much! doh

    *If you have made 2 sets of cardboard for each flipper, you can glue the second cardboard piece to the first one after you have sewn the liner and band on

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Make Your Own Flip Flops - Step 5
    Step 5

    Measure the fabric you are going to use for the band across the top of your foot. I used doubled over felt.
    Sew any edges of the band you need to before adding to flipper.

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Make Your Own Flip Flops - Step 6
    Step 6

    Attach the band to the flipper, I machine sewed it on.
    You may want to try the band on your foot and then pin it in place, just to make sure you are giving yourself enough room.

    *If you have made 2 sets of cardboard for each flipper, you can glue the second cardboard piece to the first one after you have sewn the liner and band on

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Make Your Own Flip Flops - Step 7
    Step 7

    Add any embellishments you like or leave it plain, whatever :D

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Make Your Own Flip Flops - Step 8
    Step 8

    Wear and enjoy.

    If I was to make them again, I would avoid sweater fabric, it just stretched and moved all over the place when I was sewing it. Also I would go for adding the two layers of cardboard flippers :D

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melody j.
melody j.
I like it! And I have 2 things that would make it even EASIER:
1)Whenever you trace the cardboard, its a lot easier and more exact if you use a SHOE and not just your feet
2)pin the fabric to the cardboard when you sew. It will make it so it wont move around and stuff
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northernstar
northernstar · Flateyri, Westfjords, IS · 35 projects
haha how would you explain that if she awoke! Tongue

You could take one of her smaller shoes, like a trainer and outline that, then make a smaller outline inside the lines a little?
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Gary L.
Gary L. · Dublin, Dublin, IE · 1 project
I love them! Mite make a pair for my sis for christmas!!! how will i get an outline of a foot without her knowing.... While she sleeps!
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Kiki
Kiki · Canada, CA · 6 projects
Awesome! We have hardwood floors, like Cat, and I don't like wearing shoes or socks. I'm going to make a "glue" version of these Tongue
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northernstar
northernstar · Flateyri, Westfjords, IS · 35 projects
cool Happy I was going to add too that you could entirely make these with just glue instead of sewing. I just didn't, coz I didn't think of it then Happy
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1426 projects
That is such a good idea, my feet get too hot in socks too but we have wood floors, so these would be really handy for me! Thanks for sharing Happy
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Sugarlishes
Sugarlishes · Fort Hood, Texas, US · 136 projects
o.o omg this is the most wicked-est thing ever! i love flip flops and never thought about making them. You are my hero! So many ideas fill my head Happy ha ha! Thanks!
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