Recenty, when we were up at the Lake, I stopped in the local quilt shop. I hadn’t been there since last year so I figured that I would stop in for a look. One of the first things that I saw was a display of the most adorable flip flop sandals. They had a fabric sole and a fabric bow on top. I just had to buy that pattern.
The pattern is the Bow n Go Flip-Flops by Aunties Two Patterns and can be purchased here. It is pattern number AT214. Apparently there is a companion pattern, the Bow n Go Bag, but I did not see that one there. It was very simple to make the flip flops and I’m really happy with how they turned out. There were a few mistakes but with the black fabric you really can’t see them. In hindsight, I should have just used some scrap fabric to practice sewing on the bias tape as that was the hardest part for me.
While I was at the quilt shop I found this great black fabric with yellow flowers on it so I ended up just purchasing all of my supplies that I needed while I was there. I had to wait for a couple of days until we were back home so that I could start on my flip flops. Once I started on them I just sailed right through the project. All you basically do is to follow the pattern to make a fabric flip flop, cut the top plastic foot piece off of a pair of rubber-type flip flops and glue the fabric flip flop to the rubber sole. I paid $1.97 for my flip flops. It was that simple!
I now want to make more of these to match some of my other outfits. I feel very happy wearing these flip flops. I am proud of something that I made, they are totally adorable and they really dress up my outfit.