Upcycled Stitch Fix Shoe Bag + Giveaway Contest!

Thank you to Lighthouse for the Blind for partnering with me to bring you this makeover post plus giveaway! Financial compensation was not received for this post, a sample product was gifted. Ideas and opinions expressed here are my own.

Stay tuned and at the end of this post, you can enter to win a $100 Home Depot gift card!!

Upcycled Stitch Fix Shoe Bag + Giveaway Contest!

I've been receiving Stitch Fix boxes for a while now. Have you heard of them? It's an online personal styling service. I signed up back when I first got my current job because I needed a nicer wardrobe for work and clothes shopping is not my favorite thing to do.

Anyway, when you receive shoes in your stitch fix box they come in a nice fabric, drawstring bag. I've saved these bags because I thought they would be fun to do something crafty with!

Well, recently Lighthouse for the Blind reached out to me to see if I'd like to try one of their products called Tear Mender Fabric Adhesive. Those Stitch Fix shoe bags immediately came to mind!


Upcycled Stitch Fix Shoe Bag

Lighthouse for the Blind is a non-profit organization whose mission is to assist and employ individuals who are legally blind in St. Louis, MO. Their employees manufacture and assemble many types of products including Tear Mender Fabric Adhesive, an easy to use fabric adhesive designed to quickly fix tears, rips, holes and loose hems on clothing without the use of needle and thread!  It is a great product for those who do not possess the gift of sewing or who just don’t have the time to search out a sewing kit.

I used the tear mender fabric adhesive to cover up the design on the bag. Here's how I made it.

Slip a piece of wax paper inside the bag so the glue wouldn't soak through and glue the whole bag together... that would suck!


Upcycled Stitch Fix Shoe Bag

Squirt some of the Tear Mender onto the bag.


Upcycled Stitch Fix Shoe Bag

Spread the adhesive with a sponge brush, covering the whole front of the bag.


Upcycled Stitch Fix Shoe Bag

Place a piece of fabric on top of the bag and use a small scraper to make sure the fabric is pressed together and there are no air bubbles (a credit card would work too).


Upcycled Stitch Fix Shoe Bag


Upcycled Stitch Fix Shoe Bag

I wanted to add some fun details to the bag so I used some polka dot fabric to make a ruffle.

To make a ruffle, you just tear a strip of the fabric and stitch along one edge with big, wide stitches. Then pull the thread to create a ruffle!

Upcycled Stitch Fix Shoe Bag

Upcycled Stitch Fix Shoe Bag

Glue it to the front of the bag.

Upcycled Stitch Fix Shoe Bag

I have a bunch of vintage images printed on fabric. I have had them so long I can't even remember where I got them 😕 If you don't have anything like this, just another piece of coordinating fabric would be cute too.


Upcycled Stitch Fix Shoe Bag

I used the adhesive again to add this image to the bag. Then I picked out some coordinating rick-rack trim and added that too!

Upcycled Stitch Fix Shoe Bag

Run a bead of glue around the image.

Upcycled Stitch Fix Shoe Bag

And add the rick-rack around the image.

Upcycled Stitch Fix Shoe Bag

The bottle of Tear Mender claims that it is washable and since I am reviewing their product, I decided to test it out and I washed my new bag! 😬 I held my breath and crossed my fingers that it wouldn't get ruined!

Guess what?! It came out fine!! 😃


Upcycled Stitch Fix Shoe Bag

I think it makes a cute clothespin bag!

Upcycled Stitch Fix Shoe Bag

Upcycled Stitch Fix Shoe Bag


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Upcycled Stitch Fix Shoe Bag + Giveaway Contest!
Now, for that giveaway!! Lighthouse for the Blind has so generously offered a $100 Home Depot gift card (plus a little bottle of Tear Mender) for the winner!






P.S. If you want to check out Stitch Fix, you can use my personal referral code and get $25 off your first box!