Try This: Cheeky Shoe Bags
It all started with the most beautiful pair of gold glittered heels. Sigh. But a pair of heels such as these in a suitcase means glitter all over everything I own. Since I'm takin' these puppies on the road to Salt Lake in a few short weeks, I thought it was about time I whipped up some shoe bags to prevent just such occurrences. And why not make 'em a little cheeky?
Read on for the full tutorial.
MATERIALS: Lightweight Canvas, Twine, Fabric Paints, Pouncer Brush, Circle Stencil, Letter Stamps, Ink Pad
For each shoe bag, you'll need two cuts of lightweight canvas around 12" x 16", but you can customize the sizes based on your shoes and shoe size. If you have pinking shears, this would be a great time to you use them since I leave the edges raw for this project.
I made my circle stencil using a 1.5" circle punch and some card stock.
ONE: For each bag, sew together the two cuts of lightweight canvas by stitching around 3 sides, leaving one of the shorter ends open. As you begin sewing, stitch about 1/2", leave another 1/2" unsewn, and then resume sewing.
TWO: Fold the top, unsewn edge over about an inch. Take a piece of twine about 8" longer than the circumference of the bag and tuck it under the folded edge. Thread the ends of the twine through the hole created by the unsewn 1/2" gap. Pin in place.
THREE: Stitch the folded edge down all the way around about 5/8" from the top. Tie the ends of the twine together and add little knots at the end to keep them from unraveling. Turn the bag right-side-out.
FOUR: Use the circle stencil and pouncer brush to paint a circle in the bottom corner of each bag. Be sure to place an extra piece of card stock or paper inside the bag to prevent the paint from bleeding onto the back of the bag. Allow to dry.
FIVE: Finish it up by stamping a fun word on each bag. Any word will do! Now, you're ready to travel with even your most glittery shoes!
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