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Mar 15 2011

Good-Bye to Stinky Shoes Tutorial: Part 1

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Like any other Japanese, wearing shoes inside a house is a big no-no. This applies to wherever I live, and my sweet friends, without even being asked, automatically take their shoes off at the door (thank you lovelies!). There is one big downside to ‘no-shoes’ policy though – the smell! After wearing boots or during summertime, anyone must have worried ‘what if my feet smell?’ when taking shoes off (and at someone-else’s house, the worry becomes an actual dread). So I came up with this ‘deodorant sachet’ idea, which I tried and tested for the past 3 months and works wonders! Toady, as the first part of the tutorial, I’ll show you how to make the sachets.

Directions

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1) Cut two rectangles of fabric; 12cm wide x 25cm long. Sachets can be smaller or bigger, depending on your shoe-size. I have small feet (22.5cm), so you might want to make the sachet slightly bigger, especially when making a pair for men’s shoes.

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2) Make 1 cm notches on both corners, 2 cm down from the top, and fold and iron, like shown in the picture. Repeat the step at the bottom corners.

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3) Fold the notch and iron the top section like in the picture, and repeat the step at the bottom section.

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4) Sew the top, then bottom, like in the picture.

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5) Fold it in, and sew both top and bottom.

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6) Fold the rectangle in half, right sides together (like in the picture), and sew both sides with 1 cm seam allowance. Thread the ribbon through the drawstring channel and tie the ends in a knot, then cut off excess.

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7) Turn the sachet right side out, and done!

Tomorrow, I’ll have a tutorial on how to make deodorant agents that goes inside the sachets.

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2 Commnents to “Good-Bye to Stinky Shoes Tutorial: Part 1”

  1. Hope this method works for you, Sara :) Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Great way to make the casing; I’ve always sewn the sides first, then turned the casing under. This is “sew” much easier, especially for small pieces. Thank you for posting!

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