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This digital doll shoe pattern will let you craft beautiful shoes for your 18 inch doll with no sewing and no gluing! These shoes are designed to fit American Girl® and Our Generation® dolls.
Do you avoid making doll shoes because of the sewing and gluing involved? Then the Swirling Petal Shoes are for you! Based on shoes worn by ancient Celts, these shoes are made out of a single piece of leather or vinyl. Their clever design wraps around the doll’s foot using laced cord or ribbon to hold them in place.
With no pieces to sew together and no soles to glue on, the Swirling Petal Shoes can be made very quickly, and with very few supplies.
- 5 inch by 9 inch piece of medium-heavy weight vinyl or leather. For the examples shown in this pattern I used upholstery leather that is 1/8 inch thick.
- 40 inches of thin leather cording, waxed cotton cording, rattail or similar
- Crop-o-dile, leather punch or similar that is no larger than 1/8 inch
- Doll for fitting when lacing the shoes
Skill Level: Beginner
Start your project immediately with this digital PDF pattern. It includes step-by-step instructions with full color pictures and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the file (e.g. Adobe Reader for Windows or Preview for Mac).
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