Inspiration 22 - DIY Sandals

May 25, 2011

I bet you could make this yourself.
Take an old sole from a sandal that you don't like anymore. Or buy a cheap one at the dollar store or thrift store.
Sew three leather loops into the sole and use a long piece of fabric for the sandal.
You could easily change out the fabric to match your outfit.
Might try it sometime.

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thezenofmaking said... Best Blogger Tips

Great idea! I bet a strong braided elastic would work for the loops too, for people who don't want to work with leather.

emily.marie said... Best Blogger Tips

Cute! You'd probably have to take them to the cobbler to sew on the loops, though. DIY shoes can get dangerous!

Aurora said... Best Blogger Tips

I made something similar a few weeks ago! Check out my blog at

katy said... Best Blogger Tips

If anyone likes the idea of this, but doesn't want to make their should check out
The sandals are made by young women in Uganda, to fund their university education. The 'about' bit on the website goes into more detail, but it's an amazing company. The eventual goal of the founder is to turn the company over to the women who have graduated (those who want to own/run the business....), and then go on to start similar business in other places.
check them out!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I was going to mention Seeko Sandles, but just saw someone else already did. I have a pair and LOVE them. I'm going to make a few extra pairs of straps for them as well!

American Nanny said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm thinking that if you used the base of a cheap pair of flip flops for these sandals. Pull out the plastic Y shape that forms the top of the sanda. Skip the leather loops and just knot the fabric, thread through one of the holes and continue knotting and threading through holes until you end up with the sandal that you want. I haven't tried this yet, it's just an idea.

Cynthia said... Best Blogger Tips

Those are knock offs of "Mohops". I have 2 pair of Mohops and I'm hooked. I don't have flip flops though- might have to try this though it'll probably disappoint as I'm used to the real thing.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow awesome shoes, they look a lot like the real ones but actually better :) ladies sandals uk

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