How to Make Your Own Rag Flip Flops as a Craft Project


In the middle of summer, there's nothing better than throwing on a pair of flip-flops and heading to the beach. Flip-flops are perfect for hot weather and can easily be personalized by adding rags to the footwear.

Things You'll Need

  • Flip-flops
  • Measuring tape
  • Chalk or washable marker
  • Scissors
  • 1/2 yard of heavy-duty fabric
  • Lay out your fabric on a smooth, clean surface.

  • Measure 6 inches across the fabric and make a line with chalk or a washable marker. Cut across the line.

  • Measure 1/2 inch across the top of the piece of fabric you just cut. Make a small mark and continue marking down the piece of fabric every 1/2 inch, marking as you go.

  • Cut along each 1/2-inch mark all the way down the fabric. You will be left with strips of fabric that are 6 inches long and 1/2 inch wide.

  • Tie the fabric strips along one of the flip-flop straps. Switch the direction of the knot with each tie, so the knots alternate. Push the knots together as tightly as you would like, making sure to leave the ends facing up so you can fluff them for a decorative look.

  • Repeat the process with the remaining flip-flop straps.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can choose to use one or several different shades or patterns of fabric. If you need more rag strips, just repeat the cutting process. The amount of material actually needed will vary based on your design and the size of the flip-flops.
  • Choose a fabric that can hold up to repeated wearing. You do not want something lightweight such as silk.
  • Check your flip-flop knots after each wear to make sure they are not coming loose. If one if starting to come undone, simply retie it.

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