Whenever I have to pack for travel for a trip, finding a way to pack my shoes always poses a problem, so I always fall back on the good old cellophane bags.
I recently went on one of such trips with a friend and when she was unpacking, I noticed she brought out her shoes from a fancy fabric bag.
I really loved it, so I thought to get one for myself (the DIY way) of course.
After making mine, I have to say that it was really easy to make and it was a good use of leftover fabric. It is also very functional, it can be washed, it can take more than one shoe and it would make for a nice party favor or souvenir.
What you need
2. Measuring tape.
3. Sewing machine.
5. Matching thread.
6. Rope or bias tape.
Cut out two rectangles of equal dimension 13cm by 16cm.
Lay the two rectangles on top each other with the right side of the material facing each other inwardly.
With your sewing machine, sew together all the three sides of the rectangle leaving the top most side.
Fold the top hem of the two sides of the bag, sew along until it forms a tube. Turn the bag inside out and iron out all the edges.
Cut out your rope or bias tape approximately 30cm, attach the rope to a pen or a pencil and push one end of the rope through the tube on one side and move it through the other side and tie. You should be able to pull the rope to close your bag.
When you are done you would have something like this.
I really enjoyed making this shoe bag and would definitely be making more as gifts for my friends.
How cool is this bag, and how do you pack your shoes when you travel?