What you will need:
- 1 pair of knitting needles, on the thinner side (I used size 6)
- 1 pair of XL size flip-flops, the cheap foam kind
- utility knife, marker, ruler, piece of scrap paper, straight pin, scissors
Step 1: Step 1
If you are having trouble, pull the button part up out of the sole and carefully cut the button end off with your utility knife, repeat for each button.
Step 2: Step 2
With your ruler, paper, and scissors, cut out an 8.5 in x 1 in template.
Place the template on the sandal (as shown) and trace around the template with your marker.
Step 3: Step 3
Cut the short line by the heel FIRST. This will allow you to have a better grip on the sole, making cutting less dangerous.
Step 4: Step 4
Step 5: Step 5
Lay your template lengthwise over half of your foam strip and transfer the marks onto the foam (as shown).
Step 6: Step 6
Step 7: Step 7
Repeat steps 5 and 6 on your second foam strip.
Step 8: Step 8
Now you can insert your knitting needles through any of the holes and into the corresponding holes on the second strip--keeping one foam strip at the base of the needles and the other foam strip near the tips of the needles.
The needles can be removed and repositioned to be anywhere from 1 in to 7 in apart! Also, the hole placement can be modified to fit your specific pattern!
Step 9: Finally...
It can be easily collapsed and slipped into a purse, backpack, or tote.
A brand new pair of flip-flops set me back $2.50 at the Drugstore, and the knitting needles (from my stash) originally cost me $2.50, for a total of $5 bucks!
If you get your flip-flops from a Dollar Store, and your knitting needles from a Rummage Sale, you're looking at spending a whopping $2 or LESS!
To learn how to crochet Hairpin Lace, type 'hairpin lace tutorial' into any search engine...Happy Crocheting!!!
(Please do not use this tutorial for commercial production.)