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Illustrated Craft Tutorial - Instructions for sewing a travel bag for your shoes

If making a shoe bag, this bag is measured for a woman’s shoe size 8 1/2 (American) or 40 (European). You may wish to increase the width and length measurements for a larger shoe size.



Bag 01

1. Cut 2 pieces of material out with the size of 30 cm x 40 cm. (12 inches by 16 inches). You may of course vary the sizes to fit your own needs.

The shoe bag can be lined for extra strength and reinforcement. If you wish to line the bag, cut 2 equal size pieces of lining material out and sew each one with the right sides facing to the original fabric piece. Make sure to leave an approximately 5 cm space for turning the material inside out. Then turn the material, iron flat and then hand stitch the opening close. Continue the steps below to finish.

Bag 02

2. Place the 2 pieces on top of each other so that the right sides are facing each other and on the inside. You will be sewing on the backside.

Bag 04

3. Mark 2 squares the size of 5x5 cm (2x2 inches) at each bottom corner of the bag.

Bag 05

4. Cut those squares out.

Bag 03

5. Sew down the 2 sides of the bag and at the bottom of the bag.

Bag 06

6. This is how the sewn edges now look.

Bag 07

7. Allign the side and bottom seam of each corner...

Bag 08

8. and pin these edges together.

Bag 09

9. Sew along this edge on each corner.

Bag 10

10. This is the sewn corner. By doing this, the bag now has a floor and can stand on its own...

Bag 11

11. ... like this.

Bag 12

12. To create the tunnel to insert your cording, fold 2 cm of the top material under and then fold 2 cm again. Sew the fold in place at about 1.7 cm from the top edge.

Bag 13

13. Open a couple of stitches of both side seams just enough so that the cording can be inserted. You will need 2 x 1 meters of cording. Starting at the right side, insert a safety pin through the end of cording and insert it in the opened seam and pull the cording completely around until the end comes out to the beginning. You now have two ends on right side. Knot these ends together.

Bag 14

14. Now do the same to the left side seam. Insert the cording and pull it completely around. Now you have two ends on the left side. Knot these ends together.




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