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Old 05-19-2011, 09:11
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Default Attaching ribbon around bottom of flip flops

I'm wondering how to attach ribbon around the bottom sole of flip flops? Do I use E6000? If so, where do I glue it so it's secure? The whole length of the ribbon or just a few spots?

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Old 05-19-2011, 09:37
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Default Re: Attaching ribbon around bottom of flip flops

I just use high temp hot glue all the way around I think the spongeyness (is that a word? lol ) of that part of the shoe kind of makes the hot glue melt the ribbon to the flop....it's always worked great for me!
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I also use a high temp glue gun
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:10
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Default Re: Attaching ribbon around bottom of flip flops

I glue it the whole length of the ribbon in a kind of up and down zig zag pattern. It seems to hold better that way.
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:51
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Default Re: Attaching ribbon around bottom of flip flops

I tried hot glue, and I have found (just in my experience) that hot glue doesn't work anywhere on flip flops. Within hours of being put on the glue on the straps pops off, hot glue around the edge of the shoe lasts longer, but will break free after 8-10 hours of wear, and even hot glueing ribbon to ribbon (as in adding a bow, or layering ribbon) breaks down if the flips get wet, yes my daughter wore them through a rain storm. I hate flip flops, we have been testing them extensively for the last month, and if I do them with all e6000 they hold, but I hate e6000, I want my glue gun!

Oh, I do line the straps with DRR as opposed to wrapping the straps, so that may make a difference. But with all the flips we have tested and made here, I would say if you really really want them to stay together and be worn, use e6000, and make sure you clamp the ends and let them dry for at least 48 hours. I do have a foam craft glue that we are going to test this week, I will let you know how that works out.

One other quick thought, when I am just doing bows on the toes I do use hot glue, but I use felt circles like when attaching flowers to headbands, and that holds well and is soft and not irritating to the foot.
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E6000 for me. Holds like a charm.
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Default Re: Attaching ribbon around bottom of flip flops

Thanks for all the replies, ladies! I'll give it a try with the hot glue as well as the E6000.
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