April 28

PJ Top = Shoe Bag

Posted by lori . 4 Comments



Simplicity Pattern 2667 – You don’t need the pattern to do this project.


Flannel Top

Pattern (or craft paper to make your own pattern)




Sewing Machine

Ribbon, cord or rattail

1. Cut two rectangles 13″ x 18″.  I laid out my pattern to take advantage of a pocket and decorative piping for my top piece.

2.  Measure down 4-1/4″ from the top of the bag and mark or pin each side.  We will use this to form the casing for the drawstring cord.

3.  With right sides together and using a 1/2″ seam allowance, stitch around the sides and bottom of the bag.  Remember, leave side edges above your marks unstitched.

4.  Narrow hem the unstitched side edges of the bag above your marks.  Do this for both the front and the back of your bag.

5.  To form the casing on the front and back of the bag, measure down 2-1/2″ from the top and fold each upper edge at this mark.  Fold under 1/4″ along the raw edge.  Stitch close to the inner folded edge and again 5/8″ above that stitching.

6.  Turn bag right side out.  Cut ribbon, cord or rattail for drawstring.  I cut my piece 36″ long.  Insert the ends of the drawstring through the casing.

7.  You’re all ready for your next trip, and you won’t have to worry about your shoes smudging your clothes.

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4 Responses to " PJ Top = Shoe Bag"

  • mel says:

    so sweet! we used to carry zippered, vinyl shoe bags to school on snowy and wet days but I don’t have one as an adult. This would be perfect!

    • lori says:

      I remember those shoe bags! I also remember having a clear plastic bag with mod flowers on it that I used to carry my books. When it was really cold, the plastic would get so hard that it seemed like it could shatter! Those were the days.

  • houndstooth4 says:

    You come up with the best stuff! If I mail my pajama tops to you, do you want to make some for me? lol

    • lori says:

      Now there’s a business! I cannot even imagine the weird spam I’d get if I advertised, “Mail me your pajama tops.”

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