I designed this for a blog hop a few years ago and it's still one of my favorite summertime designs! It's called 'Flip Flops'. When I think of summer and the month of July, I think of flip flops. Brings great memories of sand between my toes, lemonade, fun in the sun and water while waiting for the evenings fireworks. I love flip flops! So why not make something fun with a flippitty floppy design. You can either place this design on a 10 1/2" or 12 1/2" block, or on a tea towel. Let your imagination go! Wouldn't this be cute on an apron or a 10 minute table runner...
To get a copy of the pattern for Free! visit my Craftsy shop. It's a free instant download. You can also find a copy HERE. A copy can also be found on my website too.
|Here are the fabrics I choose to do my pattern....|
|Trace the pieces onto the heat n bond....|
|Iron onto the heat n bond pieces onto the wrong side of the fabric....|
|Cut your pieces out!|
|Peel off the paper backing... and lay onto your fabric following the pattern layout.|
|You can do just one 'Flip Flop' if you would like....|
|or two like the pattern shows!|
|I put one set of 'Flip Flops' on a 10 1/2" cream fabric square|
and on a red striped tea towel...
|Sew around the edge using a blanket stitch...|
|Time to decorate your flip flops.... you could leave them plain with just the stars, |
or embellish with buttons...
|I love yo-yos... so I embellished mine with yo-yos and buttons!|
|'Flip Flops' on a 10 1/2" cream fabric square. I built around the square with 2 1/2" red strips and 4" blue stripe strips to make a quick and easy table runner!|
|I got this project done in an afternoon. It was fun to do! I now have a cute tea towel and table runner for on my patio table to celebrate summer, or the 4th of July! Enjoy!|
Another fun design for the 4th of July is my 'Flag That I Love' applique.
It's also a great tea towel design and can embellish any project that you
think up... Let's celebrate the 4th of July!