Introduction: How to Refashion an Old Sandal
It was a super fun project and i hope you like it :D
Step 1: Materials Needed:
1. An old pair of shoes.
2. Ribbons - 2 m.
3. Hot glue
5. Thread and needle (optional)
Take your old sandals that you don't like anymore, maybe because their strips dug into your flesh, leaving marks. Argh..
As you can see, they have many strips, so lets give them names.
Front will be front strips.Those 2 little strips that goes to the front- little strips.The last, those connected to the elastics- back strips.Yes, I'm that bad at naming but it will do, i hope :D
Cut out 2 pieces out of your ribbon that covers the front part and add 3" to it so that you can easily glue it to the sole of your sandals.
Hot glue it.
Cut your ribbon and glue it to the back strips. Also add some inches accordingly so as to you can cover those strips properly.
For one of those little strips- cut a piece equal to the length of the strip plus a little extra inches (you know the reason) And cut that in half, width-wise. And hot glue.
2 blue strips? Too much So cut out the other strip!
In this step, i just cut out those elastics which are at the back. Sorry, no picture.
Cut a piece of ribbon which goes from the back strip (both) and can be tied at the back/side/front, anywhere basically. And hot glue it on place, where it sits comfortably. I sewed it as well to make it more secure.
This is an optional step. I made bows to cover those stitches, nothing too fancy. And as always, hot glued it. You can use buttons/flower instead.
Wear them out!!
I'm so happy with the end results <3 They are super comfortable.
The best thing about DIY's that you get to choose the color, shape etc. They takes some time, well, maybe, quite a lot but they are worth it! To be honest, when i started this project, i had nothing on my mind. I made it as i went on. It was fun. :)