Reducing waste through upcycling, repurposing, refashioning and reloving.

Upcycle: Old Flip-Flops... new Slippers


As I write this post, there are just a few hours left to enter the Retrash giveaway. The lovely Nathan (Retrash founder) just repurposed an old flipflop (thong) and then I saw this! If you want to see some extreme flip-flop upcycling, check out Kenyan based Ocean Sole. If you want to re-purpose a pair of your own old soles, keep reading.

I found this lovely idea on Flickr. And here's the tutorial! Below is a list of places to go if you'd like to try to make slippers (shoes?) like this. And if any of you know of anywhere else I can direct people, please leave links in the comments below!


1. Free slipper pattern here

2. A pattern that includes a sole

3. A Crafty Cook's take on the above idea. Not a very detailed tutorial but you get some idea of what she did.

4. Another free pattern - this time mary jane style