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Whether traveling or storing in the closet: These shoe bags are not only practical, but also look fantastic. Whether for ballerina shoes, pumps or sandals – every pair of shoes can fit in it. These custom designed shoe bags are also a great DIY gift for men.

All images: © Jan Schmiedel


+ Cotton
+ Thread
+ Foam rubber
+ Cardboard
+ Transparent paper
+ Glue stick
+ Chalk
+ Fabric scissors
+ Tape measure
+ Ruler
+ Hand sewing needle
+ Ironing cloth
+ Safety pin
+ Cord ends
+ Cord
+ Paper scissors
+ Brush
+ Fabric paint
+ Pins
+ Template (download here for free)

DIY Shoe Bag Steps 1 2

Step 1: Cut fabric to approx. 88 × 34 cm. Then finish all edges with a serge or zig-zag stitch.

Step 2: Create stamp: Select template (download here) and transfer to tracing paper with a chalk pen.

DIY Shoe Bag Steps 3 4

Step 3: Draw template with chalk on foam rubber, and cut out and stick on a piece of cardboard.

Step 4: Coat the shoe stamp with textile paint using a brush.

DIY Shoe Bag Steps 5 6

Step 5: Fold fabric (to 44 × 34 cm) and put another piece of cardboard in between. Carefully press the stamp to the desired position.

Step 6: Then set the textile paint dye with an iron and pressing cloth.

DIY Shoe Bag Steps 7 8

Step 7: Edge-stitch around the edges of the shoe with a sewing machine.

Step 8: Fold the bag right sides together, and stitch the two side seams at 1 cm…

DIY Shoe Bag Steps 9 10

Step 9: …leaving an opening of 2 cm on both sides at 8 cm from the upper edge.

Step 10: Turn and iron the top edge at 6 cm and stitch around 2 cm down from the top edge.

DIY Shoe Bag Steps 11 12

Step 11: Stitch another line 2 cm from the last stitching line – now the tunnel is created!

Step 12: Finally, use a safety pin to pull through the cord and knot the cord ends.


FINISHED! Sew a bag for every pair of shoes in your closet!


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