Sew a Pair of Shoe Submarines

comments (5) December 8th, 2008     

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Jen_W Jennifer Worick, contributor
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Tuck these little guys into gamey shoes to absorb moisture and smell.
Pick a fabric thats going to appeal to dudes.
Cut out four pieces of fabric and pin two together, right sides facing.
Tuck these little guys into gamey shoes to absorb moisture and smell.

Tuck these little guys into gamey shoes to absorb moisture and smell.

Photo: Jennifer Worick
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A guy may have everything, and that might include less-than-fresh shoes, so why not whip up a pair of shoe submarines to torpedo odor and moisture? They are particularly handy for slipping into a pair of athletic shoes after a vigorous workout. No matter how much your guy sprinkles powder on or sprays his feet, chances are he could use a pair of these for much-loved (read: pungent) shoes. And hey, guess what? They make great stocking stuffers!

You’ll need:

  • 1/4 yard home décor fabric
  • Measuring tape or ruler
  • Fabric marker
  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine
  • 1-1/4 cups white rice
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup dried rosemary

Pick a fabric that's going to appeal to dudes.

Step 1: Iron the fabric. Fold the fabric in half, with right sides facing, and mark 3-1/2 inches x 8-1/2 inches. Pin and cut out the fabric so you have two pieces. Using these pieces as a template, cut out two more pieces in a similar fashion. You now have four pieces.


Cut out four pieces of fabric and pin two together, right sides facing. 

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Comments (5)

iekisch writes: Hello, I translated your article and placed it at my blog. Hpoe that is ok :)
www.diyredesign.blogspot.com
Posted: 3:01 pm on February 6th
Love_it writes: What a cool idea. Ever thought about selling them?? Think about it.
Posted: 3:01 pm on December 17th
h_pets360 writes: Thanks! I made 'em with the quickness after I read this. Not very fancy fabric. I thought about embellishing them with embroidered birds, but then I realized that they're going inside the fiance's terribly stinky shoes and were perfectly fine bird-free. This is a brilliant idea, and so awesomely simple. So, thanks again.
Posted: 10:23 pm on December 11th
Jen_W writes: Thanks dude, esp. for the brainstorming!
Posted: 9:14 pm on December 9th
jbird512 writes: These look great!
Posted: 8:38 pm on December 9th
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