How it evolved:
I always throw off my shoes at weddings when it's time to dance. Sometimes I even throw a pair of flip flops into my purse. So, it was an easy decision to go with flip flop favors. But, the concern was what to do with your nice shoes when you put on the flip flops. Typically, they would be just kicking around the table. Enter SHOE BAGS...
After pricing out different options including canvas bags, it was evident that making bags would be the most cost effective and easiest way to personalize the bags.
Tools We Used:
Fabric, Sewing Machine, Ribbon, GOCCO (optional)
Here's How It Went:
We (my mom and I) found 44 inch wide muslin (or fabric of your choice) from the local fabric store. Cut it into 12 inch pieces. You should now have a piece of fabric that is 44 inches by 12 inches. Keep the fabric folded (as it is when you buy it) so you are looking at a piece that is 22 inches by 12 inches. Notch with scissors 1 1/2 inches from top and in 1/2 inch. This will be the guide for your casing. Make casing on both ends, then sew seams on side up to casing. See attached pictures.
Once the bags were sewn, we used a printout of three limes (color and theme of wedding) to GOCCO onto the bag to personalize.
Next, I used a safety pin to pull the gren ribbon around the top to create a tie.
Ta-Da! A shoe bag to keep your fancy shoes safe, accompanied with a pair of dancing shoes!