Making Rope Sandals

The History of Making Rope Sandals Back in the late 1960's, a member of a hippie commune invented a technique for making rope sandals. The other members of the commune learned his technique and sold rope sandals as a means of supporting themselves.

How to make Rope Sandals

Rope sandals are handmade by melting polypropylene together strand by strand. First the soles are sized, cut out and melted. Followed by the trimming and straps.

Rope sandals are lightweight, cool and very comfortable (Not rough!) They can be put in the washer and dryer and may be worn at the pool, river, lake, ocean, beaches, boats, gardens or as house slippers. "Shoe goo" may be applied to the bottom to make a hard sole.

About Iguanawear

For over thirty years, Jo has been a Physical Education/Wellness Instructor at Shasta College in Redding, California. Jo has coached many sports. As a fund raiser, she was introduced to making rope sandals. Because of Jo's interest in craft shows, she learned how to make rope sandals from her friend, Peggy, whom lives in Missouri. Jo has been doing shows for ten years as a part time hobby and plans on participating in more shows displaying her rope sandals after her retirement from Shasta College.