So carrying on from my tutorial for a foldable shoe/shopping bag, I decided it was probably time all my nice pretty shoes got the same treatment as my boring gym ones, so I made more bags, with a twist.
To see how my shoes are 'stored' at the moment have a look below. Stored being a nice way for saying thrown around the house in various locations and being yelled at for it. So I've sewed my foldable shoe bags in clear vinyl so that I can see which shoes are where easily and it looks pretty. You can buy those clear boxes for your shoes but they're close to $5 each which is a bit steep considering that that money could be going towards more worthwhile things such as...shoes. I'm a chick what can I say.
and more before pics of my shoes
You'll probably need to have a look at my tutorial about making foldable shoe bags to figure out what size materials you'll need.
Once you've figure out the fancy math this is what you'll need.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
- 1 x clear vinyl/pvc 70cm (l) x 31 (w) - instead of 2 separate pieces like the foldable shoe bag
- just for reference my shoes are 30.5cm (l) x 22cm (w) x 9cm (h)
- 1 x big loop fabric - 12cm (l) x 10cm (w)
- 1 x small loop fabric - 5cm (l) x 8cm (w)
Grab the clear vinyl piece and fold in half. Sew up both sides.
Trim the corner of the vinyl as below to reduce bulk for when you need to sew across it later
Pinch the corner of your bag with you fingers.
Grab your ruler and mark out 9cm i.e the height of your shoe, this will become the side of the bag.
Align the halfway point of your measurement with the seam, in my case 4.5cm.
Using pins or even a pen mark out both corners and sew.
Turn out your bag and pretend it doesn't look like a weird tortoise/ bird hybrid and keep going, your almost there.
Pop your shoes into your new pretty bag for all to see.
So the title of this project was shoe organisation so I figured I'd better sew at a few bags to photograph for you now.
But you saw how many shoes I had and I've already run out of vinyl, so time to steal some more from the tabletops and couches of little old ladies who use it to protect their furniture. Jokes! Don't steal kids, I'll just go buy some and probably come out with more stuff then I intended from the craft store.