Being Australian Flip Flops are my national footwear. Except, we don’t call them “flip flops” in Australia, but instead their real, actual scientific name – Thongs.
Back when I lived in Alice Springs I had thongs for every occasion. I had going out thongs, nipping to the shops thongs, doing the gardening thongs, masseur thongs, beach thongs. Remember that scene from Forrest Gump where Bubba mentions all the different types of shrimp (which are actually prawns, btw)? Well that’s me and thongs.
However, it’s taken me until now to actually make a pair for myself, and they’re crackers!And not only did I make myself a pair, I created a pattern for them too!
You can check out the fast photo tutorial on Instagram here:
I created a handy PDF pattern as well, with step by step instructions and loads of photos. Click the heading below:
Bloom Flip Flops
I used Scheepjes Bloom for the design, which is a great woven worsted weight yarn, and is slightly mercerised. It’s just perfect for this sort of project. It won’t discolour, and nor will it break easily. Plus it’s available in about a million colours. (Well, almost 60. Australians are also prone to exaggeration.)
You can pick up Scheepjes Bloom at any Scheepjes retailer, Caro’s Atelier* in NL or Wool Warehouse* Deramores* internationally.
You can pick up the Scheepjes Flip Flop soles at Deramores* too.
One great retailer in NL is Pera and Pasha (and they stock the Bloom too, so two birds, one stone!).
Now, which occasion do you think I should use these for? Picking up the kids thongs?