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...
- Exterior fabric
- Creative threads
- Darning needle
- Needle grabber
- 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)
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).
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.
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.
Pin the pattern piece A onto the sole in the most comfortable position (best to try on), pin the loops B and C.
Secure the pieces with festoon stitching at an even spacing onto the soles. Securely knot the beginning and ends of the threads.
Securely stitch the loop knots by hand and sew the decorative beads in place to finish.
Simply throw in your beach bag and you will be all set!