Make a Victorian Shoe Tidy

This Victorian shoe tidy will help you keep your shoes and boots organized. It isn't your everyday type shoe organizer... but that's what is so great about it.

A Victorian Boot and Shoe Tidy

Victorian Shoe Tidy
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This is a very useful article in a bedroom, and it is simple to make.

Cut a very large circular piece of stout brown holland, and bind it all round with scarlet braid. Then divide it exactly in eight pieces by folding it very carefully, and creasing the folds strongly by passing a hot iron over them. Open it, turn the ends nearly to the centre, and stitch them securely.

Fasten a looped string in the centre, and hang it on a horse or other convenient place.

Fig. 10 shows its appearance when complete. It has eight pockets for boots, shoes, goloshes, and clothesbrush.

In cutting out the circle, it must measure across four inches over the length of four pairs of boots. It is stronger if made of double holland, in which case the two rounds must be tacked together, with a tack in the form of a cross, before folding them.

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