This is not a bag for Christmas gifts……
It is a bag for those tiny beginners clothes for the little ballet princess.
It is easy to make this ballet bag and took met about 2 hours.
You can draw a picture of a shoe but my fee pattern of the ballet shoe is available here.
You van just resize it according to your needs. (Just remember that the pattern does not include seam allowance)
Cut the pattern for the different shades of pink.
Cut out the fabric pieces.
Cut 4 light pink legs. (2 for the outside and 2 for the lining)
Cut 2 of the dark pink shoes
Cut 2 pieces of batting to make it more stable.
Cut a long strip of fabric – about 4cm wide – for the ribbons and shoulder string.
Sew it and turn it inside out. (The finished width ia about 1cm)
Put the dark pink ballet shoes on the pink leg with appliqué technique
and sew on the edges with a blankets stitch.
Sew the ribbons on with a double straight stitch.
Add the shoulder string.
Sew it together (wrong sides facing each other) making sure that the ribbons and ballet shoes match on all the edges.
Add the zip and lining for the inside.
You can also use velcro or make a loop with a button.
Add the clothes and goodies for ballet.
………and off to ballet class wiht your new DIY Ballet bag!