Then along came a brilliant idea via Kathrin of Annekata.blogspot, creating her own DIY summer sandal tutorial, made from recycled flip flops and jersey t-shirt fabric:
A full list of materials used:
- flip flops (preferably used)
- piece of chalk or marker
- craft knife
- heavy duty waterproof glue
- recycled t-shirts
- screw driver
- flat butter knife or thin plastic ruler to stuff fabric into the soles. (Not shown)
- clamps (or heavy books)
Before (left) & After (right)
Kathrin shares her DIY sandal project via an easy to follow tutorial found here.
Kathrin's idea has already encouraged others to try out this crafty recycled shoe, with another 'gladiator' variation found here c/o pounce!:
Pretty nifty eh? How wonderful to see such a practical, comfortable, and relatively straight forward project to reuse two garments that are in abundance; t-shirts and rubber flip-flops. So many used flip-flops (aka thongs or jandals) and t-shirts can be found on the thrift. I can't wait to experiment with some of my own next summer.
By the way, thanks to everyone participating in our first Recycled Fashion Finds link up, I love seeing what you've all thrifted, refashioned and created. The link remains open until the end of the week if you would like to participate, with Recycled Fashion Finds #2 to follow!