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How to FIX those old Flip flops!
One of my favorite pairs of flip flops broke...
Since they were so comfortable, I knew I had to fix them.
First, I cut off the old straps from both flip flops.
Now the possibilities are endless from here... I chose to sew new straps out of fabric.
I cut 3 layers of fabric for my straps: A patterned outer fabric, an inner layer of batting, and an under layer of fabric.
I sandwiched the layers and sewed them into a "wishbone" like shape (see below). I based this roughly off of the old straps.
I used a zig-zag stitch and left the edges looking pretty raw (on purpose) but if you want a crisper look, you could easily turn the edges of fabric under or something.
(Patterned top of strap)
(Underside of strap, yup some parts of this side are extra messy looking, but you can't see them when it's done)
Repeat the process for the other flip flop
Then, put the new fabric straps on the old flip flop. I brainstormed a few ways to do this... with items I had already sitting around. I ended up attaching snaps that fit right inside the holes that the old straps were in, but don't slip through them.
Here's the final product!!