Make your own Ribbon sandals

Have you ever thought of an idea and just started putting it together and the farther along you got on it the better it looked?  The project was turning out just the way you hoped and imagined it would in your head?  Well this is one of those projects for me…  I was browsing around on Pintrest like usual ( I just can’t stay off that site) and came ac-crossed these awesome Ribbon wrapped sandals called Ssekos.

 Instantly I fell in love with them.

 They have dozens of different colored ribbon to choose from. You can tie them in all different kinds of ways.

What girl doesn’t love that?

I have a tutorial on how to re~vamp you flip-flops to make your own ribbon sandals just below.

This is one way to tie them.

  1. Thread ribbon through the two back loops
  2. place foot into sandal having the ribbon on top of your foot make sure the ribbon is even on both sides
  3. thread the ribbon from each side through the toe
  4. tie in a knot
  5. start wrapping the ribbon from your toes around the ribbon that is on the side of your foot
  6. cross the ribbons and repeat all the way up your foot
  7. tie in a knot at the top of the foot
  8. burn the edges of your ribbon to stop the fraying and either leave the knot exposed or tuck it under

You can also check out this link on how to tie your sandals like Sekos if you need a more detailed explanation.

Another way to wrap your sandals is with a classic tie method:

  •  threading the ribbon through the toe
  • down the sides
  • through the loops
  • around the front cross to the back
  •  tie in a cute little bow.

I so hope that makes sense…

I didn’t have any white ribbon so I made some of my own.

 I started with some old flip-flops and some double folded bias tape for these little cuties. I stitched the bias tape closed before hand so it would work more like ribbon.

  1. Cut off the straps from your flip-flops
  2. turn over and get rid of old strap
  3. supplies: flip-flops, elastic or elastic hair bands, epoxy 6000, ribbon, &  scissors
  4. Make some loops out of 1/4 in. elastic or elastic hair bands will work too.  You will need to double knot them and cut off excess ends
  5. Place loops through the sandals with the loop end facing up
  6. Turn over your sandal and fill the holes with your glue.  Let dry overnight
  7. Cut your ribbon of choice 55 in. long.  I really like how the 2 in. wide ribbon looks when tied around the foot but you can use what ever ribbon you like.
  8. Lace your ribbon through your loops as you like and wrap around your foot.  Have fun with your design.

I’m so going to have to make several more pair for myself and my girlfriends…  


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  1. Amazed…you have truly transformed the ordinary flip flop and I will be trying this one! New to your blog and glad to have found your creative space on the web:D Enjoy your weekend!


    • Aawww, your too sweet. I’m so glad you found me too…



    • After research a few of the blog posts in your weibtse now, and I actually like your manner of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark weibtse listing and will be checking again soon. Pls take a look at my weibtse as well and let me know what you think.


  2. These are so cute! I’m going to have to make some to match my boat!


  3. I have a thing about sandals that go between my toes – so I am now thinking that this ribbon design might be great for me!


  4. wonderful idea! I will make one.


  5. Jeanna, I’m featuring this today @ Drab to Fab! So pretty!
    Thanks for the idea!

    Amy @ Sugar and Spice


  6. What a brillant idea, they are really very nice and original !!!


  7. I love these! I had sandals like these back in 1990. They were called choosies. They had a plastic bottom with loops for the shoe strings. Had thick shoe strings in a lot of colors. So lad to see they can be made at home.


  8. Sydney Wright says:

    Thiese are awesome. Flip-flops are a staple here in Arizona. Jazzed up flip-flops even better. I want to try this with flats. Just not sure how to secure them. Considering a leather punch but maybe there’s a better approach?


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