Sunday, October 23, 2011

Switch Flops - Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Last year, I walked into a home and garden store and discovered Switch Flops.  If you haven't heard of these before, I insist you check them out!

WARNING:  You will want to buy these.  Many, many pairs of these.

It's basically a shoe with interchangeable straps or buttons.  Genius!  I started my new obsession around my birthday, so Hubs bought me 3 pairs (black Lulu, tan Lulu, and black Lily) with a few extra straps.  Then the store I got them from had a sale a few months later and I picked up the cork Emma and a few more straps. 

I'm not quite sure how I ended up with so many straps (ahem), but I got tired of sifting through them in a pile on my shoe shelf.   I decided I needed an organizer for them.  They sell them online, but I wanted something really pretty to display my collection.  I found a pattern for a wrapping paper organizer and modified it slightly to the size I needed and added strips of Velcro instead of pockets.  I think it turned out really well.  I have it hanging in my closet, but it also folds up easily for travel.

This is the front with a large pocket made out of coordinating scraps.

Here is the organizer opened up with some of my Switch Flop straps.

This is the back.

I love how it turned out!


  1. I love your idea to hang and hold the switch flop straps. My daughter and I have been looking for something like this. THanks for the beautiful idea.

  2. Will you give us the measurements and instructions for this, please!!! I need to make this so badly!!!

    1. I used the "H" pattern in McCall's M6374 ( When you come to the part in the pattern when it tells you to sew in the pockets, sew in your Velcro strips. I cut my Velcro strips to be 15 inches long. I pretty much just eyeballed the placement of the strips and once I got them where I wanted, I pinned and sewed them down. Hope that helps. Happy sewing!!


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