Repurposed Sweater Sleeve to Travel Shoe Bag

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a shoe in a bag made from a sweater sleeve
Remember the sweater mittens I made?

After I was done cutting out the mittens, I just couldn’t bring myself to throw out the sleeves.

a sweater with a mitten pattern on it

The sleeves were too narrow to use to make more mittens like I did with the sleeves from the pink sweater {here}.  But I realized that the sleeves would fit a pair of ladies shoes.  Since I have 2 teenage daughters, you can only imagine how many pairs of shoes we have to pack whenever we travel.  I can always use more shoe bags. 

So, ta da.
a shoe in a bag made from a sweater sleeve
Shoe bags made from the left over sleeves from my mitten project.
  I think I might have a secret repurposed shoe bag addiction.  Remember these {here}?
an urban outfitters bag cut in half
shies in a repurposed urban outfitters bag
Hmm, what do you think?  Too many shoes or brilliant idea?  Well, either way, I love repurposing AND keeping my clothes clean when I travel.

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  1. I think this is a brilliant idea. I am ashamed to say that my shoes usually end up in Target or Walmart bags when I travel! I will have to remember this idea!

    Thank for linkingup to the In and Out of the Kitchen party! I can’t wait to see what you bring next week.
    Off to pin!

    1. My shoes used to travel in plastic shopping bags, too, until my recently developed shoe bag addiction 😉

  2. Very cool! So much nicer than the plastic bags my dh used to pack his shoes during his last trip.

    Thanks for linking up at Fabulously Frugal Thursday! Check back next week to see if you’re a featured post. We won’t be able to feature you if there’s no link back to the party.

    1. Barb, my husband still prefers plastic shopping bags over “girly” cloth shoe bags. Go figure.

  3. Hi Susan,You have great ideas!! Thank you for sharing at Funday Monday Come back and share some more.Sylvia

  4. I just wanted to let you know that your repurposed sweater shoe backs were the top clicked craft at the In and Out of the Kitchen party! You will be featured at this weeks party!

    I can’t wait to see what you bring to the party tonight!

    Cynthia at

    1. Gingermommy, I’m a slight germaphobe, especially about the bottoms of shoes … guess that explains the shoe bag obsession.

  5. Wow! What a great idea! I might have to make some for my kiddos when we travel I hate putting their shoes in the suitcase with them all dirty.

    1. Jenn, I am so with you about hating to put dirty shoes in my suitcase. Give these a try. They’re super quick and easy to sew (even for me the non-seamstress!). It takes about 3 minutes max.

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