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Old 03-10-2011, 08:42
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Cute, cute!
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When I first started making FF's I made four pairs out of ON and Target FF's. They were for my daughter and her riding partners 8th grade trip to King's Island. The ribbon at the bottom stayed on fine, my daughter's was a little picked by the concrete, but they really lasted well considering they were on black top for 8 hours. After her trip I got like 6 orders from other parents whose kids wanted some too.
I was paying retail for ribbon so I went to the dollar store and grabbed about a dozen pair. They looked okay, but the foam (or whatever FF soles are made of) isn't as durable. As the FF is walked in and the "foam" is worn down the ribbon comes off the bottom. I may even have a few pair here that were never worn and warped!!
I stand behind everything I make and let's just say the $1.50 I saved by going to the dollar tree, had me in the hole after I replaced 4pair.
The Dollar Tree FF's are fine if you're not wrapping the sole.
I only wrap the sole now if it's for a custom order. Usually for someone wanting OTT casual wear/swim wear accessories.... I always tell them that it's really cute, but warn them that the ribbon on the sole could pick like a bathing suit on concrete. I don't charge any more for the 3/8 sole trim, but they know their kids so it's their choice...
Just trying to pass on a lesson learned! lol
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:20
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Those are very cute
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Old 03-11-2011, 11:05
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I'm very happy with how they turned out. i used hot glue around the edges and E6000 to attach the bow. hopefully that does the trick. these are walmart flip flops. i haven't started on the ones from dollar tree yet. it's still cold here but i'm very anxious to see how they hold up compared to walmart, old navy, hobby lobby, etc.

Very cute Flip flops I love them!
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When I first started making FF's I made four pairs out of ON and Target FF's. They were for my daughter and her riding partners 8th grade trip to King's Island. The ribbon at the bottom stayed on fine, my daughter's was a little picked by the concrete, but they really lasted well considering they were on black top for 8 hours. After her trip I got like 6 orders from other parents whose kids wanted some too.
I was paying retail for ribbon so I went to the dollar store and grabbed about a dozen pair. They looked okay, but the foam (or whatever FF soles are made of) isn't as durable. As the FF is walked in and the "foam" is worn down the ribbon comes off the bottom. I may even have a few pair here that were never worn and warped!!
I stand behind everything I make and let's just say the $1.50 I saved by going to the dollar tree, had me in the hole after I replaced 4pair.
The Dollar Tree FF's are fine if you're not wrapping the sole.
I only wrap the sole now if it's for a custom order. Usually for someone wanting OTT casual wear/swim wear accessories.... I always tell them that it's really cute, but warn them that the ribbon on the sole could pick like a bathing suit on concrete. I don't charge any more for the 3/8 sole trim, but they know their kids so it's their choice...
Just trying to pass on a lesson learned! lol
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Thanks so much for you information. I will watch out for that. I was thinking of stocking up on Old Navy flip flops. They usually have them 2 for $5. Last year they had them on sale for $1 one day so maybe they will do this again this year and i can stock up. I love flp flops and am ready for the flip flop season.
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:55
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Thanks so much for you information. I will watch out for that. I was thinking of stocking up on Old Navy flip flops. They usually have them 2 for $5. Last year they had them on sale for $1 one day so maybe they will do this again this year and i can stock up. I love flp flops and am ready for the flip flop season.
good Idea! I think it's around memorial day weekend when they do the $1 sale. I plan to take my DD and her friends because there is a 5 pair limit. So we don't have to make as many trips to the end of the line (which reached the back of the store last year!!!
I was fortunate enough to get over 130 pair around Christmas time for .47 each!! Not all colors were available, but I am completely stocked up on pink, hot pink, red, orange, purple, lavender and green! I also got some more red and brown at WM for .50 each in Jan.., so keep that in mind next winter!! I won't even mind paying $2.50 retail for the colors I didn't get
I spent less than 100 and I know I'll be happy I did this summer.
ON also marks some of their colors down to like .97 or 1.47 before summer is over so I always check in when I'm close!!
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They look great! Thanks for sharing!
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I use shoe goo around the soles of the shoes. You take a file and rough it up a bit then put the shoe goo on. I always tell people that the ribbon could come off. Its their choice ribbon around or not. There is a whole thread on here talking about glues used on flip flops. So far I haven't had any problems with it coming off. Also, I sew the bows on the top of the shoes rather than just gluing.
I've tried hot glue and e 6000 and so far the shoe goo seems to hold up better.
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thanks for the info!
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Your FFs look great! Those are on my ever growing to do list.
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