We are making a start on some Christmas gift projects this week. First up are some travel shoe bags – they are a practical gift for a traveller and can be used to store shoes, clothing, or laundry in your suitcase. We have a lot of novelty prints in our fabric stash (some with a travel theme), which are perfect for shoe bags. This is a fat quarter friendly project.
We used our Men’s Shoe Bag Tutorial and resized it for Ladies Shoes. If you would like to make some shoe bags for ladies, you will need 3 fat quarters.
- Fabric 1: Cut a rectangle measuring 15 x 13 inches (front of bag)
- Fabric 2: Cut a rectangle measuring 15 x 13 inches (back of bag)
- Fabric 3: Cut a rectangle 15 x 8 inches (base of the bag); cut two strips measuring 15 x 21/2 inches (casing for the drawstring).
- Cord :2 1/2 yards, cut into two equal lengths.
- Fabric label (optional)
Then follow the tutorial for the Men’s Shoe Bag. It has step by step photos showing the construction method. This is a great project for beginner sewers.
We also made another Man Sized Travel Shoe Bag using this Lucky Cat Manekineko Fabric for someone who loves travelling to Japan.
Check out our Travel Inspired Tutorials for more gift ideas for the traveller.