I started making these types of bags so long ago. See here, here, and here. So when Brave needed her own little dance bag, I knew exactly what I was going to make. This one is True's dance bag and now Brave has her own for dance class. I made the instructions for the bag a long time ago for a little project I did for Free People (see here) and if you want to make your own braided tablecloth bag, you can get the instructions right here.
Brave's bag was made without the cotton batting, but I think it works for this purpose. My little dancer was happy with it, despite the fact we got to dance class only to realize she only had one tap shoe inside the bag. Oh well! Hopefully next week, she will remember to make sure all her dance shoes are inside!
On a pinterest side note... some of you have emailed and commented to let me know you aren't able to pin somethings you see here. Well, flickr has decided to block pinterest from using flickr pictures for pins and I use flickr to host my pictures, so you are no longer able to pin directly from my blog. I think this move is a good and bad thing. To work around it, I have pinned some things you might like from here and you can repin directly from me. This way, I am properly credited in pinterest and we can still all share ideas.