|You don’t have to be getting married on a beach to need wedding flip flops. They are a great accessory for all brides who are likely to suffer from tired feet by the end of the day!This project is going to show you how to decorate a cheap pair of flip flops and make them into a fancy wedding accessory. My basic white flip flops cost me just £1.50 and all of the materials cost under £5, what a bargain.|
|What you will need to make your wedding flip flops:
|Take your first template place it on your first fabric (in this case the white cotton), draw round and cut out six squares.
Do the same for the other two squares and types of fabric.
|I’ve chosen white and ivory fabrics to coordinate with the wedding dress. But you could create your wedding flip flops to the colour of your bridesmaid’s dresses.|
|Take your first set of six squares, fold one in half diagonally, starting at one end stitch along the edge.|
|When you get to the opposite corner, pull the thread to gather up your material and create your first petal.|
|Then do the same (on the same thread) for all six petals.|
|When you get to the end make sure you knot together the first and last petals securely.|
|You can see in the photo here that because the white cotton is quite thick it leaves a hole in the centre of the flower, but it doesn’t matter. Other lighter fabrics such as the organza and the lace produce flowers with no central hole.You don’t have to have three layers to your flower. Your wedding flip flops will still look pretty with one layer of petals.|
|Layer the fabrics on top of each other making sure that any layers with a central hole are not at the front. Sew all the layers together.|
|Stitch in the central button, in this case I’ve used a diamante button to give an extra special look as after all these are bridal flip flops.|
|You need to now fasten the flower onto the toe piece of your wedding flip flops. You can do this with a hot glue gun or by stitching them on or a combination of the two.|
|That’s it. You now have your finished wedding flip flops ready to wear. After the wedding you can also slip them in your suitcase ready to wear on the beach on your honeymoon.If you have some spare fabric left you could make a bag to store your new gorgous wedding flip flops in ready for your big day.|