How to Customize Your Flip-Flops

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Install a comfy insole
For comfort, add an inner sole made of spongy foam, and cover it with the fabric of your choice.
With lightweight or drapey fabrics, you may want to interface with Decor-Bond first.

1) Cut a fabric cover. Place the foam insoles on the wrong side of your fabric and trace around with your pen. Add 3/4-inch allowance all around, then cut out the fabric.

2) Prepare the curves. Staystitch in the inner and outer arches 1⁄8 inch away from the traced line. Clip to the staystitching. Gather the toe and heel: Baste 1⁄4 inch away from the traced line and again 1⁄8 inch away from the first. Pull up the gathering stitches.

3) Wrap and glue the fabric. Place the foam on the wrong side of the fabric. Wrap all cut edges to the backside and hold in place with binder clips. With the fabric side facing up, topstitch through all layers 1⁄4 inch from the edge. Glue the sole with contact cement.

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Posted: 9:40 pm on May 3rd
Redguide writes: Clever girl.This is brilliant! All my girls are going through my fabric stash already to get started....Thank you
Posted: 5:02 pm on April 27th
Buttonmad writes: Just brilliant....and we could add one of our handpainted buttons to each flip flop to customise them firther!
Posted: 11:55 am on April 27th
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