Kraft Monster : Flip Flop Back Straps

Flip Flop Back Straps

  • Flip-flops
  • Fabric Strips(One for the strap, and one for the bow)
  • Elastic
  • Press Buttons
  1. For 3/4th inch wide finished strap, take 2" wide fabric(1/4" seam allowance) and 13" in length.
  2. Fold each strip lengthwise, with right sides together, and sew them together with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
  3. Turn each strip right side out and iron flat. Then sew a seam down each edge of both strips……nice and close to the edge.
  4. Cut a piece of elastic that is 1/2" wide and 10" long. 
  5. Start threading it through the strip, pulling the elastic all the way through. When you are at the other end pull the elastic slightly even more so that its slides about 1.5" away from the first end. Fold the fabric at this end and stitch(about 1/8th" twice).
  6. Carefully stitch the starting point of the elastic.(That is 1.5" away from the end you started inserting the elastic).
  7. Now bunch the fabric by pulling the elastic till it reaches a point where 1.5" of the strip still remains. Secure this end of the elastic with stitches. Fold this end of the strip too and stitch.
  8. Now measure up where the snaps are to be placed taking the flip-flop as referrence.
  9. Attach the snaps in perfect positions.
For the bow:
  1. Cut a strip of fabric that is 2" wide by 4.5" long. Fold lengthwise and sew leaving an 1/4" seam. Turn it inside out. Iron it flat. 
  2. Fold the ends over, overlapping them by a 1/2", then sewed them in place right down the center.
  3. Cut another little strip of fabric 3/4" wide and 2" long and fold each edge towards the center and press it flat.
  4. Then hand-stitch one end of this little strip to the back of the bow…… 
  5. Wrap the narrow strip around the center of the little strip and fasten it behind.
  6. Hand-stitch the bow right to the center of the strap.
  7. Attach the strap to the flip-flops.
  8. Repeat the same steps for as many straps you need.

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