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Old 12-02-2007, 11:06 AM
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Good Morning all, I hope you are all well and enjoying half term so far.

I have quite a few young nieces and nephews and friends with young children so thought I could make them personalised PE/shoe bags for their birthdays this year.

In the past I have done Santa Sacks with pillow cases but of course they did not need a pattern.

Do any of you nice OSers know of any free good PE/shoe bag patterns that I could access on the internet - I really want to make them lined, and different shapes or something that makes them look really individual and expensive (although of course I will be looking for remnants to make them with!)

All help gratefully received.
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Old 12-02-2007, 1:18 PM
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This is the nearest I could find.

http://www.sewing.org/enthusiast/Travel-Shoe-bags.pdf

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Old 12-02-2007, 2:20 PM
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Use an easily identifiable fabric and then embroider their name on it as big as you can. As a primary school teacher one of my biggest headaches is when there are 35 identical pe bags and then someone puts their one back on the wrong peg. The wrong bag then gets taken home leading to 'lost' pe kits.

Keep it simple but try to avoid what everyone else has and your nephews and nieces will love you for it. BTW my children used their home made PE bags all through their school career.
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Forgot to say use the first pattern on Bambywamby's site
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Old 12-02-2007, 2:25 PM
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Surely you dont need a pattern??

Make your shapes on newspaper as its going to be a bag, both sides will be identical and only mabe you want to put sides on it to make it slightly bigger. Cut them out, sew together, the lining will be the same but smaller then you just need to add a drawstring or zip.

This way lets you make the shape you want, and theres no need for a pattern.
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Old 13-02-2007, 7:41 AM
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Surely you dont need a pattern??

Make your shapes on newspaper as its going to be a bag, both sides will be identical and only mabe you want to put sides on it to make it slightly bigger. Cut them out, sew together, the lining will be the same but smaller then you just need to add a drawstring or zip.

This way lets you make the shape you want, and theres no need for a pattern.
It is many many years since I did something "off the top of my head" and whilst I can probably work without a pattern, I would prefer for my first couple to have that safety net of a pattern so that I do not waste any material. And a zip!! Well, I have not put a zip in anything for about a million years so will have to stick to the drawstring idea!

I would hate to do this in order to make fab and cheap pressies only to find that I end up with a false economy or naff pe bags!!

Thank you everyone for your help, will hunt for some suitable material over the next few days and will let you know how I get on.
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Old 13-02-2007, 8:10 AM
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I made my kids ones when they started primary, and they lasted till they left! I just used a rectangle of material folded in half, hemmed down both sides. Then turn over the top and hem all round. Thread cord or alastic through, and voila! Done. I used very distinctive material (an old dress from a charity shop) so hey could find it easily.
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Old 13-02-2007, 9:38 AM
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I made my kids ones when they started primary, and they lasted till they left! I just used a rectangle of material folded in half, hemmed down both sides. Then turn over the top and hem all round. Thread cord or alastic through, and voila! Done. I used very distinctive material (an old dress from a charity shop) so hey could find it easily.
Thats exactly what I did aswell. I made two in about half an hour and I am useless at sewing so it cant be that hard.
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I made ours the same way, using a plain fabric, but we used fabric paint to personalise them with their name and other embellishments.
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found this link maybe this could help!
http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jh...id=channel1246
or this
http://www.craftideas.info/html/shoe_bag.html
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Hi Hypno06, great idea.

Might be as well to check if any of the children's schools specify a regulation colour.
You could possibly put a strip of contrasting fabric on those, just to make them personal. :confused:
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I have just made a PE bag for my daughter with her name on it as she has just started Nursery. The material came courtesy of the lovely Squeaky and is nice purple and turquoise stripes (old curtains) so easy to spot and i cant imagine anyone else having a similar one.

If i can get a photo of it i will post it later as i have to say i am pretty chuffed (in fact i have made an identical one for DD2 ready for school and she is only just 2... a bit eager haha!)
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What a great ldea! My lad is always loosing his bag as 2 others have the same one as him! Might see if i can get some Power Ranger fabric (his fave) and make him one

Would love to see a pic if you can get one though wanting2save

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Thank you to everyone who has given ideas. I have tried to click on everyone's "thanks" button but some of them do not seem to have worked!

So, if it doesn't show as "thanks" please don't be offended - technical hitch only!!
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Not fully read the thread so maybe duplicating. I used to make a drawstring bag and then cut out a recognisable shape (star, moon , or something else) from a scrap of material and sew on bag. Other alternative is to embroider name on in daisy stich which is very easy to do. Trace out pattern with pen first and just follow the lines!

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I made cloth bags last summer for 9 children - I used bright coloured cotton strips to make a rainbow pattern for the outside layer, then used an old plain duvet for the lining. I personalised them by putting their initials on the front. To do that I got two colours of felt, cut a nice big chunky letter out in one colour then stitched it to a rectangle of the other colour as a contrast. This was then sewn to the bag. It was finished with a drawstring. The best thing was that I made these for Christmas - all the kids presents sorted by September, and for no more than about 10 total

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