When I travel, I usually put my shoes inside a plastic grocery bag so I keep them separate from my clothes. But, now that I’m trying to eliminate plastic bags when I shop (and with a bag ban on its way), I decided I needed something better.
I had this old pillowcase that was just so cheerful that when it started to look a little worn out, I couldn’t seem to throw it away.
So, I trimmed it down to size (18" X 14" according to the tutorial I used)
Folded it in half …
Marked 1.5" down from the top edge
And stitched it around, starting below the marked line. Then, I folded over the unsttched edges near the seam and stitched them in place. Next, I folded over the raw edge of the top (to crest a small hemmed edge) and stitched it in place before I folded it over about 3/4" and stitched it down to create the casing. I threaded through some ties that I had taken off of an old chair pad, and then it was done!
They’re pretty cute, but I don’t know how long they’ll last. They’re also kind of small, so I don’t think they’d fit a pair of running shoes. Sandals, flats, maybe a pair of heels but not any shoes much bigger than that. I’d definitely make them larger the next time (and I could have- I cut off a lot of the pillowcase.