Hannah has just started Scottish Highland dancing, and she is loving it. She has been loaned a pair of dancing pumps (shoes) and we were recommended to keep them in a zipper pouch rolled up. So of course I wasn’t going to buy a zipper pouch! I won’t write you a whole tutorial on zipper pouches because quite frankly that is pretty well covered online.
This is the tutorial I used, and it is nice and easy to follow. Dana from Made Everyday has plenty of great tutorials and a non fussy style, which if you follow this blog you will probably already know that I like!
It makes a nice lined zipper pouch in any size you want (depending on your zip). My zip is upcycled and both fabrics are from friends’ fabric stashes that they have kindly given to me. For Hannah’s Size 2 pumps A5 (an A4 page folded in half) worked perfectly. The measurements in case you don’t have an A4 page handy are 14.8cm × 21.0cm or 5.8 inches × 8.3 inches.
Depending on the size of the pumps you may need to make the zipper pouch bigger or smaller. Of course you can use these zipper pouches for just about anything!
Hannah’s dance teacher has recommended that the pumps be kept rolled up with the laces wrapped around to hold them in place. She said that this prevents the soles from going hard. So the zipper pouch I made was specifically designed to keep them in this position and to prevent them unrolling.
They fit just neatly inside and once zipped up they are not able to unroll! I love that they are nice and small to store, and I think the breathable nature of the fabric is a pretty good thing too!
I love this gorgeous print, so sweet but not too overly girly or pink that Hannah won’t like it as she grows. At the rate her feet grow I will probably have to make a bigger bag for bigger pumps in the not too distant future anyway!
What do you use zipper pouches for?