What are the most common and comfortable shoes for summer? Yes, the sandals. As we love to be fashionable, we don’t think it’s good that our sandals have an ordinary design. So this article details how to make sandals for everyone, whether women, men or children.

Women’s Sandals – How To Make Sandals


To make these beautiful sandals, you will need new white sandals (you can buy them for less than 3 €), strips of sky blue fabric 3 and 6 centimeters wide and glue. To make the flower, you will need large pieces of fabric 50 × 50 centimeters and 2 beautiful buttons.

Step 1: Flip the sandals over and cuts the disc which prevents the straps from escaping. You should have sandals with 3 holes, one in the front and two in the back.

Step 2: take two strips of fabric 3 × 25 centimeters, fold them in half forming a loop at one end and pull the loop through the front hole of the sandals. You should have a loop protruding about 2-3 centimeters from the side where the foot will rest. On the other side (the sole), tie a knot so that the fabric does not escape from its position and cuts the fabric. Apply a few drops of glue to the knot. Ultimately, the sole should be flush with the ground, without lumps.

Step 3: Then take two strips of fabric 7 × 60 centimeters and pass them through the loop we made earlier, then tie a knot at the other end, cutting off the excess. This piece of fabric is the one that will hold the foot. The initial loop of step 2 is between the big toe and the others and the knot of the two tissues we have just made will be at the heel.
You will have to try them out to see how far to tie the knot.

Step 4: Take two strips of 3 × 25 centimeters and create loops in both sandals back holes the same way as in step 2. When you fold the fabrics to create the loops, “hug” the fabric from step 3 so that when you hold the loops by the sole, the sole will be at the bottom. inside the loop. These loops will be the ties that will keep the fabric from step 3 still in place.
So you have already made your sandals, all you have to do is decorate them as you wish. In this case, we will use a fabric flower.

Step 5: With the same sky blue fabric that we are using, cut out severalflowersof different sizes. Overlap all the cutouts you made, ordering them from smallest to largest. Sew a button on all the flowers and you will have them finished. Finally, sew the flowers to the side fabric of the sandals.
When you are done, you will have beautiful sandals that will catch the eye of others.

Men’s sandals – How to make sandals

To create these sandals you will need new ones and 10 meters of 5 millimeter thick climbing rope.

Step 1: Cut the climbing rope in two pieces of 5 meters (one piece per sandal). Find the midpoint of the rope and tie it to the base of one of the sandal side straps so that you have a loose rope on both sides.

Step 2: We will create knots with the climbing rope that will go covering the straps of the sandal and will form an attractive design while being discreet. To create the knots, we form a loop with the right side of the rope. Keeping the loop on the side with our fingers, we will pass the rest of the rope from the side of the loop to the other side of the strap. After that, we will take the rope on the left side (which we have not yet touched) and we will pass it under the strap of the sandals and inside the loop that we have created (from the bottom up).
Thread the entire chain on the left side through the loop until everything is on the right side. When you are done, tighten both sides of the rope, you should have a nice knot.

Step 3: Once you have made the first knot, slide it to the bottom of the sandal. Now tie knots in the same way but you see alternate sides, i.e. make one from the right and another from the left.

Step 4: when you have coated strappy sandal with bows so that it is not appreciated below, make a final knot and cut off the excess rope. To prevent the end of the rope from fraying over time, burn the end of the rope with a lighter.

Once you finish them, you will have perfect men’s sandals that are more attractive than normal sandals, but they are not extravagant or original.

Children’s sandals – How to make sandals

To make these fantastic children’s sandals you will need sandals of the right size, scarves in different colors (here we will choose red and blue but this can be chosen depending on the color of the child’s swimsuit ) and scissors.

Step 1: Cut the handkerchiefs in strips 15 centimeters long and 3 centimeters wide. If you cut them closer, you will need more fabric. The length we indicate is the ideal length for tying the scarves with a double knot, which is essential so that they do not fall apart and get lost with children’s activity.

Step 2: Tie the strips of Bandana 15×3 along the straps of the double knot sandals and tighten them well. Go alternate colors when adding the bands. Once you’ve covered all of the straps, you’re done.

Finally, all you have to do is try them out and… enjoy!

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Image sources:

  • http://www.howtoinstructions.org/how-to-make-diy-key-west-flip-flops/
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pf_l2m-AIFg
  • http://www.11magnolialane.com/2012/06/04/easy-and-cheap-kids-summer-craft-bandana-flip-flops/