Have you ever made DIY Beaded Flip Flops? It’s a great way to beat the heat on your feet, bring style to your outfit and celebrate all things Patriotic. Of course you can make these any time of year, in any color, but for this tutorial, we are thinking FIREWORKS!
These really east Patriotic beaded DIY Flip Flops shout Red, White and Blue!
They are simple and freehand, so you can make a straight line, or any design you choose; meaning you can’t go wrong and will turn out fabulous.
A terrific art to try, a family activity, girls day , or youth project. Please share with us how your turned out by sending me your picture of your DIY Patriotic Flip Flops to firstname.lastname@example.org. Now go have some FUN with these!!!
DIY Patriotic Beaded Flip Flops
A Pair of flip flops with the plastic straps
Beads – tip: make sure the needle(s) will fit through the bead as you choose the beads.
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 because the line will tangle.To begin, tie a large knot at the end of the fishing line and bring to the outside from the inside first.Go back to the inside and and stitch a few times about 1/4″ or so apart to give it support to the knot.
Begin by stringing the first bead on the outside strap and pulling the line through.
Push the needle through the strap allowing just enough room for the bead and pull through.
Repeat this step with the red bead, making any design or pattern you desire.
It can be a straight row, or zig-zag or wavy.
The only requirement is that you have fun with it.When you reach the end of the thread, tie if off by making a loop…Take your needle through the loop
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.At 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.Continue beading until both straps are decorated to your creative flair.
And now you have a unique and stylish pair of flip flops!
Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014, 2018
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