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How To Make Your Own Shoe Bags

Jul 15, 2008
Shoe bags are small bags made out of cloth to protect your shoes whilst travelling or storing them in your closet. Shoe bags are excellent little bags to have and they can be use for many purposes, including a marketing tool for your business. They can definitely be considered a promotional tool that is a little out of the norm and unique, making it more memorable.

Traditionally shoe bags were made at home, often from scraps of material and have a string top. Today many people still have the traditional shoe bag made at home, although you can purchase a shoe bag, if you wish.

Once shoe bags were very popular and then it became old fashioned to own a shoe bag. Now storage bags have become very popular again, and companies are making little shoe bags for everything including make up, sun glasses and cameras.

Shoe bags were designed to protect your shoes from dust and dirt when in storage, and also the soft fabric assist in keeping the shoe shinny. Shoe bags are excellent when travelling, not only to protect your shoes, but to stop your shoes soiling your clothes in the suitcase.

Shoe bags are excellent to take to any sporting activities that require you to change your shoes. - golf, tennis, bowling, gym, dance lessons and football, as you can place the spare set of shoes in the shoe bag, with no fear of loosing one. Also if the shoes get dirty or muddy, they can easily be placed in the shoe bag, without worry of dirt or mud marking your sports bag, clothe or car.

These nifty little shoe bags, can be use for any purpose. Some people store gloves, cameras, photos, important documents and even the family heirlooms in shoe bags. Shoe bags are also a great way to store children's toys including Lego, small cars and Barbie dolls.

Shoe bags are excellent space savers and great for clearing clutter. Just place your items in shoe bags, and then hang them by the cord inside a spare wardrobe or behind the door.

To make your own shoe bag is very simple and really only takes about fifteen minutes. First you will need a piece of fabric, cord or ribbon for the draw string and a sewing machine. If you don't have a sewing machine, you can hand stitch your shoe bag

To make a shoe bag cut your chosen fabric to 50cm by 30 cm. Then fold the fabric with longer length (50cm) of fabric down 3 cm. Ensure the right side of the fabric is folded over the wrong and sew along the 3cm folded down section to secure. Now fold the fabric in half with the right sides of the fabric facing together. Now sew the other two sides together leaving holes for the drawstring cord or ribbon. Using a safety pin feed the cord or ribbon through the bag. Turn your little bag inside out, and you now have your own little shoe bag. Sometimes you will need to adjust the size of the fabric to the desired size of your bag.

Shoe bags are amazingly versatile little storage bags, which can be used for many different purposes. Every home can always find a need for a little shoe bag. Next time you are looking for a fun way to promote your business, consider branded shoe bags.
About the Author
Miles Lovegrove is director of Fluid Branding, the UK's largest supplier of Promotional Shoe Bags and Branded Shoe Bags at www.fluidbranding.com. For Eco Friendly promotional products, including Recycled, Organic and Sustainable items visit www.ecoincentives.com
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