Patrotic Beaded Flip Flops
Patrotic Beaded Flip Flops

 

How about ringing in the Red, White and Blue with beaded flip flops!

These are simple and freehand, so you can make a straight line, or any design you choose – you can’t go wrong.

Make some up today for the big celebrations.


Patriotic Beaded Flip Flops

Supplies:

A Pair of flip flops with the plastic straps

Fishing line

Needles

Beads – tip:  make sure the needle(s) will fit through the bead as you choose the beads.Flip Flops




We used regular sewing needles because they were thin enough and strong.  You will want to double the fishing line with a length as long as you can manage.  Better less than more and tangles.Flip Flops 1To begin, tie a large knot at the end of the fishing line and bring to the outside from the inside first.Flip Flops 2Go back to the inside and and stitch a few times about 1/4″ or so apart to give it support to the knot.Flip Flops 3




Begin by stringing the first bead on the outside strap and pulling the line throughFlip Flops 4Push the needle through the strap allowing just enough room for the bead and pull throughFlip Flops 5Repeat this step with the red bead, making any design or pattern you desire.  Flip Flops 6




It can be a straight row, or zig-zag or wavy.  Just have fun with it.Flip Flops 7When you reach the end of the thread, tie if off by making a loop…Flip Flops 8Take your needle through the loopFlip Flops 9




And pull the thread to form a knot.  Do a few zig-zag stitches through a previous hole used for a bead to make a strong knot.Flip Flops 10At the middle point, stay behind the post with your needle as shown here.  It will look nicer and it’s too difficult to poke through anyway.Flip Flops 11Continue beading until both straps are decorated to your creative flair.Flip Flops 12

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And now you have a unique and stylish pair of flip flops!

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Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow

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