Good-Bye to Stinky Shoes Tutorial: Part 1
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.
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.
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.
3) Fold the notch and iron the top section like in the picture, and repeat the step at the bottom section.
4) Sew the top, then bottom, like in the picture.
5) Fold it in, and sew both top and bottom.
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.
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.