Take an old pair of flip-flops and upcycle them into these fun and comfortable fabric sandals. A great project to play around with and experiment moving, tying and sewing the fabric into different styles.
Old pair of flip-flops
Scrap fabric or 0.2m of fabric (We used a stretch)
Scissors, thread, needle, sewing machine
Cut strips 2″ wide on the crossgrain.
We braided three strips together and had enough for the flip flops
Cut out the strap already in the sandal and thread through your braid securing with a knot.
Follow the video below for design ideas or create your own!
Summer is the perfect time for flowy and light fashion. The Mary polyester chiffon collection and Clara chiffon collections offer a wide variety of prints and solids in a light fabric, perfect for your summer sewing needs. Match it with a Burda Pattern and you are set to go!
Sweet, sweet summer! Here comes the fresh fruit and the perfect opportunity to make fresh jam! These covers make for a cute gift or party favour. Scroll to the bottom for a strawberry rhubarb jam recipe!
It’s beach season! There are so many hidden delights in Western Canada that are often forgotten or taken for granted. B.C. is blessed with ocean access but also beautiful forests that often lead to lakes. Not to mention the beauty of the Shuswap! The run-off from the mountains needs to go somewhere and Alberta is full of beautiful lakes. From Sylvan lake to lake Minnewanka we are only a short drive away from a beach day! Although Saskatchewan is known for their Prairies they are still able to enjoy a beach day at little Manitou lake or even lake Athabasca. Be sure to throw in some fishing rods with these visits. Manitoba is home to Canada’s 13th largest lake, Lake Manitoba and is full of little cottages among the bodies of water.
Okay, so maybe a Canadian beach isn’t quite the same as a Mexico beach but they are beautiful, and still require a beach bag!