I made her this little bag to keep her shoes safe and try my hand at a little embroidery.
I cut out 4 pieces of fabric the same size for the bag, 34cm x 22cm. 2 pieces for the bag and 2 pieces for the lining.
First I found an image of a ballerina silhouette, printed and cut it out, and then traced it onto the fabric.
I then chose an embroidery stitch that didn't seem too complicated: Whipped Running Stitch. Just a basic running stitch, and then you use another colour to weave through the stitches.
I found this stitch quite forgiving if your running stitches aren't perfect (and starting out, like me), and also that it is more effective if you weave with a lighter colour and stitch with a darker shade. On the other piece of fabric, I traced her name, and embroidered that too.
I am still learning to sew properly, yet I somehow got the bag stitched together, probably not in the correct technique, but it seems to be working. If anybody knows of a nice tutorial for a drawstring bag, let me know.