3. pinking shears
You'll want to make sure your fabric is lightweight, not too heavy and soft material. If you get a fabric that is too heavy, it won't "fluff" and may just lie flat or curl, which won't look good on the flip flops. I bought my fabric from JoAnn fabrics.
Cut the fabric into about 8 inch strips, you may want to go shorter or longer depending on your preference. Once I was done cutting all the fabric, I stacked them neatly in the order of how I was going to use them.
You can't see the stacks in the pictures because I forgot to take good pictures along the way, but I had a large stack of each color of fabric pieces in this order: Green, Zebra, Blue, Zebra, Tie Die.
I started with the green and tied it is a knot on one side where the bands meet between the toe. Then I tied the zebra in a knot, then the blue, then zebra, then tie die and then started with green again and etc. You want to make sure you tie the knot tight and tie each fabric very close together. I would even push them close together as tightly as I could because the more fabric you can get on the bands, the fluffier the rag flip flop will look.
This is one side half way done. I still have half of the band on the left side to finish. I haven't started on the right band yet.
This is a view of what it looks like from the right side of the band. You can see in this picture that I haven't started on the right side yet. When I did start on the right side, I went backwards with the colors. On the right side, I started with tie die, then zebra, then blue, then zebra, then green and then back to tie die, etc.
Here is a picture of a blue pair that we finished. I loved the fabric on the blue flip flops the best.
I have two other cool projects to share with you in the coming weeks!! :) If you've made these before or make them in the future, I would love to see them. Just leave a link in the comments section or send me an emial!! Happy Tuesday!