DIY TROPICAL SANDALS

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DIY TROPICAL SANDALS
By Meghan July 6, 2020 No comments

Transform any scrap tropical fabric you have laying around into a stunning pair of sandlas you won't believe you made yourself! Whether for home or vacation, these DIY shoes are perfect for any warm weather occasion...

 

Materials


Materials

 

  • Exterior fabric
  • Soles
  • Creative threads
  • Darning needle
  • Needle grabber
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Corner shaper
  • Cotton fabric for lining
  • Beads in coral look
  • Template (A, B and C prepared with a 1 cm/ 3/8 in seam allowance)

 

 

STEP 1


STEP 1

 

Cut pattern pieces: A: 2-x exterior fabric, 2-x lining fabric; B: 4-x exterior fabric; C: 4-x exterior fabric (mirror cuts to match for the right and left foot).

 

STEP 2


STEP 2

 

Pin each of the pattern pieces A, B and C with right sides facing and stitch around the 1 cm/ 3/8 in allowance leaving the opening for turning.

 

 

STEP 3


STEP 3

 

Cut all allowances back to 3 mm/ close to stitching and cut away the corners carefully. Turn right sides facing out and use the corner tool to shape sharp corners.

 

STEP 4


STEP 4

 

Pin the pattern piece A onto the sole in the most comfortable position (best to try on), pin the loops B and C.

 

 

STEP 5


STEP 5

 

Secure the pieces with festoon stitching at an even spacing onto the soles. Securely knot the beginning and ends of the threads.

 

STEP 6


STEP 6

 

Securely stitch the loop knots by hand and sew the decorative beads in place to finish.

 

FINISHED!


FINISHED!

 

Simply throw in your beach bag and you will be all set!

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