Anyone else re-prioritize your entire packing plan to make room for more shoes? My husband often says I need to bring along an entire carry on for the amount of shoes I try to take on a vacation. That’s a fair accusation. I’m sure when TSA opens up my suitcase and sees the pile of tied up grocery bags sitting on top they are seriously wondering what I tried to sneak on. Well I decided my grocery bag shoe bag days are over because I found these drawstring bags that perfectly fit a pair of shoes and protect them as well. Follow along as I show you how to make a cute shoe bag DIY!
- Darice Drawstring Cotton Bag
- Life is Short, Pack the Shoes Download 1 and Download 2
- Iron-on Vinyl (I used black and purple glitter)
Download the “Life is short, pack the shoes” and shoe images to your computer and upload the images into a new project in Cricut Design Space. I like to print my designs out and position them on my material first to determine the size I need. Turn the dial on the Cricut to iron-on and cut the images in the colors of your choice (the glitter iron-on setting is Iron-on+). Remember to flip the text and image. You could also cut the images out of stencil vinyl or contact paper if you want to stencil the bag instead of ironing on the design. Peel away the negative space from the iron-on leaving just the text and design. Heat iron to cotton setting and allow to heat up for 5 minutes. Thoroughly press both sides of the shoe travel bag to ensure it is free of wrinkles. Preheat the area that you will be applying the designs for about 5 seconds. Position the designs and press the iron down firmly for 10 – 15 seconds (20 – 25 seconds if you’re using glitter vinyl). Don’t sweep the iron side to side as it may shift the design. Repeat for each section. Slowly peel the liner away from the design. If it begins to lift as the liner is peeled back, simply repeat the press process for another 5 – 10 seconds until the liner peels back, leaving the design behind on the shoe bag DIY. Now your shoes are travel ready!