Flip flops have their time and place, but these ankle-tie sandals are easy to make and create a stunning look!
Upcycling: Flips Flops into Ankle-Tie Sandals
By Emma Jeffery
- Ideal for cutting in tight spaces and detailed cuts through multiple layers or thick and heavy mixed media materials like cardstock, magnet, chipboard, fiberglass cloth and much more
- Amplify® technology senses blade separation when cutting thick mixed media materials and forces the blades back together for crisp, clean cuts every time — the floating blade tang transfers energy to the torsion bar which adjusts the blade to its optimal angle
- Premium-grade stainless-steel blades with a precisely honed edge cut cleanly all the way to the tip and stay sharp
- Exceptional comfort and control provided by thumb and finger loops with ergonomic sculpting to fit the shape and natural movement of the hand
- Softgrip® touchpoints enhance comfort and control
- Protective sheath keeps the blades safe and protected
- Length: 6"
- Lifetime warranty
- Amplify® Mixed Media Shears (6")
- Ideal for picking up and placing tiny papercrafting embellishments like beads and jewels
- Reverse design squeezes to open and holds objects without constant pressure to reduce hand strain
- Ergonomically sculpted finger-loop handle acts as a place to rest your finger for maximum control, sensitivity and comfort
- Angled tip provides a clear line of sight to make picking up small objects easier
- Handle shape prevents the tweezers from rolling off the table
- Lifetime warranty
- Craft Fingertip Tweezers
Designed to cut thick and heavy mixed media, these shears feature short blades ideal for cutting in tight spaces.
A unique design reduces hand strain when grabbing tiny embellishments like beads and jewels.
1. Use your 6” Amplify® Mixed Media Shears to remove the plastic straps from a pair of flip flops.
2. Rip three fabric strips for each sandal measuring approx 1.5” x 35”. Ripping the fabric instead of cutting produces a casual, frayed-edge. Tie the 3 lengths of fabric together with a knot at one end. I added some leather cording to the 3 strips of fabric, for added interest.
3. Thread the fabric and leather cord through the hole at the toe end of the flip flops. You may find it helpful to use a pair of tweezers to ease the fabric through.
4. Cut two lengths of thick leather cord using your Amplify® Shears measuring approx 6”.
Double them over and thread the two ends through the remaining holes in the flip flops. Tie together tightly on the underside of the shoe, creating a loop on the topside.
5. Braid 2” of the fabric together.
6. Thread the ends of the fabric through the leather loops you just created.
7. Use a low heat glue gun (you don’t want to melt the flip flops!) to secure the fabric knot and leather cording in place on the underside of the shoe.