Sandals and Snap in Style, a match made in Heaven.
April 25, 2012
With summer approaching and the beach already beckoning, the search for that perfect
pair of sandals is beginning all over for many of us. So when one of our office
personnel came up with the fantastic idea of utilizing bases from our new Snap in
Style program to create custom feet ware, we just HAD to try it out for a blog!
In the end we found that with just 2 Snap in Style bases and a $7.87 pair of sandals,
which are both available at Walmart, you can have your very own pair of ultra customizable
fashion forward sandals in just less than a half hour.
Materials you will need:
1 heavy duty sewing needle
1 bobbin of thread (We chose silver to match the sandals)
1 pair of sandals
2 Bases from our Snap in Style collection
***For this Blog we actually tested 2 of our bases. We eventually decided to go
with the oval base on the blue colored packaging because it gave the sandals a bit
First off lay the bases you are going to use on the sandals to see approximately where you will place them.
Once you decide where you would like the bases to lay, use a fine tip marker or
pen to make tiny marks on the sandal where you will need to sew through. The
base we chose had large connectors on both sides and so to help it stay in place,
we decided to actually connect it to the sandal’s strap in 4 separate places. You
can see our first two marks in the picture below.
To sew the bases on the sandals we used a heavy duty silver thread and a large gauge
Begin by threading your needle and tying a large knot (double or triple would be
best) at the end. Start your stitching from the bottom side of the sandal using
any of the marks that you made as your first guide. Thread on the Snap in
Style base and now go back through the strap of the sandal directly next to where
you came up originally. Pull this first stitch taught (from the bottom of
the strap) as you start the next stitch which should be as close to the original
as you can get it.
After a few of these loop stitches the base should be held rather tightly to the
strap. Continue stitching until you have gone around at least 12 times! For our
sandals we did 12 loops in each connection we stitched. After the twelfth
loop tie off your stitch and cut off any excess thread. If you need help with tying
off your stitch there is a great video tutorial we found that explains
Now onto the next connection!
For us it worked best to finish both stitches on one side of the base first and
then we began on the next side. (Not that it matters but we started with the left
Continue following the steps to loop stitch the base onto the sandal strap until
you have finished all four on your first sandal.
Now just repeat everything you have done so far on your second sandal and you’re
finished! SO, in the end we found that with just under a half hour of work and less
than $20 in materials these sandals will make an awesome customizable accessory
for any occasion this summer!
Snap in Style