6.04.2010

Slippahs Part 1

We LOVE all things Hawaii.  The first time AuBrynne went, she sat back in her stroller (for the first time EVER) and said, "Ah... Home." That's exactly how I felt the first time too! And I have been wearing Slippahs ever since. Almost year around.  If it is snowy outside, I wear them around the  house. 

But here is the really funny thing: the ones bought here on the mainland are just not the same.  First, they are CRAZY over-priced. Second, the patterns of them are definitely not the same. 

So, I decided I wanted to see if I could make AuBrynne some Slippahs with some Hawaiian style.
I made a little tutorial as it was SUPER simple!

You will need the following:
6mm Thick Fun Foamie
Foamies Craft Glue
Fabric of your choice
Ribbon for the part that holds onto your foot
Separate Ribbon at least 12mm thick
Sharp, Accurate scissors
Modge-Podge


First, if you have an old pair of Slippahs, trace one four times onto your foam:












Second, Trace and cut out two fabric pieces.  Make sure to cut mirror right sides of each.  After doing this once, I would also suggest making it so there is over-hang.










Third, Mark and punch holes where the toe thongy part will go and also where the two ends will go down back near the heel, on two of the four pieces of the foam and both fabric pieces.  You should have two foam pieces without holes.

Next, apply the craft glue to the top of the pieces of foam with the holes in it. Do Not Apply the fabric yet.  The glue needs to set up.  About 15 or 30 minutes.  Then lay down our fabric pieces. 

While your craft glue is setting up, prepare your ribbon that will go into the holes by folding a pre-measured piece in half then sewing it together at about 2 inches from the fold.  This will vary depending on the size of your slippah. 








Next, when your foamie and fabric pieces are dried up enough that you can bear the tacky-ness (this will be very messy), poke your thongy parts in. 
Apply some glue to the underside of your top layer and then also the bottom layer.
Let them cure for about half hour and stick them together.  You may need to hold them together until they stay together on their own.
When I got to this point, I let them cure over night.

Then I applied some glue around the edges, waited and applied some ribbon around the edge.
On the next pair, I would fold that extra edge over then apply the ribbon.
Let these cure for another 24 hours. In a safe place where little hands cant get to them and wear them around...
When they have cured to the point they are dry and not tacky, I applied modge-podge to the fabric part and let it dry.



Stay Tuned for Part Two where I will show you how to make a cute Plumeria for the clip on the top!

9 comments:

  1. Hii! I am your newest follower!!! I would love a follow back! http://stashmama.blogspot.com/ Thanks :) Happy Friday!!

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  2. Hello sweet Allie - I'm a new follower of your blog via The Inspired Room! What a clever project. I love the way your flip flops turned out. And what a great tutorial!

    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  3. How cute are these!?!?

    Very clever!

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  4. How smart you are to come up with that! They are sooo cute and I'll bet comfortable as well.

    I came here via Sundae Scoop Link Party. Hope you will visit me over at Pittypat Paperie.

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  5. Those are simply adorable. I would totally wear those! My kids would love them too!

    I am a new follower from FF. Sorry so late, I have been a busy mom this past weekend.

    Come by and say hi sometime. I have two awesome giveaways right now and would love for you to enter. I am new to giveaways, so the have low entries. That definitely makes winning a lot easier. Hope to see you soon.

    I have definitely got to try out those slippahs too! Have a great week.

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  6. Wow what a creative idea! These are so much fun! Thanks for linking up with us this week! :)

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  7. this is so creative!

    MAKE MY STYLE MONDAY link party going on now!
    check it out and link up!
    ~L~
    avidaccents.blogspot.com

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  8. WOW those are awesome!!! I love the Hawaiian!

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  9. Those look so comfy!

    Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

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