April 13, 2020

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How To Make Shoes For Dolls

How to Make Shoes For Dolls

We’ve put together the ultimate resource guide to making your own shoes for dolls, including 18-inch dolls such as American Girl®, 14.5-inch dolls such as WellieWishers™, and more! Be sure to also check out our resource guide to WellieWishers™ and other tutorials like How To Make Your Own Doll-Sized Buttons

Giveaway Alert: Scroll down to the bottom of the page to enter our PF Gift Card giveaway!

Common Supplies Needed For Making Doll Shoes

Be sure to read the supplies list of the shoe pattern you choose to know exactly what supplies you will need. Here is a general list of common supplies for making shoes:

  • A small piece of fabric such as quilting cotton, twill, faux leather, or wide trim
  • Narrow trim or elastic for details
  • X-Acto knife 
  • Hot glue or Tacky Glue
  • Fray Check or other liquid seam sealant
  • Foam and chip board shoe soles   

A Bit About Shoes Soles

Pixie Faire has spent years developing the optimal pre-cut foam and chip board shoe soles to use for making your own doll shoes. The four different shapes we offer have been specifically designed to fit 18-inch dolls (Shapes 1 and 4), 13-14-inch dolls such as Hearts For Hearts Girls® (Shape 2), and 14.5-inch dolls such as WellieWishers™ (Shape 3). A variety of shoe patterns have been designed for use with each of these precut soles, which will be mentioned down below. 

Patterns For DIY Doll Shoes

Check out the Ultimate Pattern Collection for Doll Shoes of Every Size!

Shoe Patterns For 18-inch Dolls

Our collection of sewing patterns for 18-inch doll shoes includes everything from sandals, slip-ons, boots, and more. Check out some patterns perfect for springtime:

Candy Shop Sandals Pattern for 18-inch dolls                   Open toe Janes Sandals Pattern For 18-inch doll shoes                   Buttonstock Sandals Pattern for 18-inch Dolls

Candy Shop Sandals from Miche Designs

Open-Toe Janes from Liberty Jane 

Buttonstock Sandals from Miche Designs

Shoe-making Tip! The above patterns are compatible with the Shape 1 Pixie Pack shoe soles.

Shoe Patterns For 14 - 14.5-inch Dolls

Basic Side-Zip Boots for 14.5-inch dolls                 Open-Toe Janes Pattern for 14.5-inch doll shoes              Buttonstocks Sandals Pattern for 14.5-inch dolls

Basic Side-Zip Boots from Matilda's Closet

Open-Toe Janes from Liberty Jane

Buttonstocks Sandals from Miche Designs 

Shoe Patterns For 16-inch Dolls

Chic Sandals for 16-inch dolls such as A Girl For All Time®              Plain Janes Shoe Pattern For 16-inch dolls            Classic Shoe Pattern for 16-inch dolls such as AGAT

Chic Sandals Pattern from Miche Designs

Plain Jane Shoes from Love U Bunches

Classic Shoe Pattern from Crabapples

How to Make Knit and Crochet Doll Shoes

     Check out the entire pattern collection of knit and crochet shoe patterns!

    Shoe Patterns For 18-inch Dolls

                                 Circling Around Crochet Shoe Pattern For 18-inch dolls           Martina Crocheted Braided Sandals for 18-inch dolls

    Circling Around Crochet Sandals from Ma Petite Cherie Couture

    Martina Crocheted Braided Sandals from Sweet Pea Fashions

     

    Shoe Patterns For 14 - 14.5-inch Dolls

                                   Felted Slippers Crochet Pattern for 14.5-inch dolls           Sally Crochet Mary Janes Pattern for 14.5-inch dolls

    Felted Slippers Crochet Pattern from Knot Sew Cute

    Sally Crochet Mary Janes from Ma Petite Cherie Couture

    How To Make No-Sew Doll Shoes

    Shoe Patterns For 18-inch Dolls

    No-Sew Janes Shoe Pattern For 18-inch dolls              No-Sew Foam Clogs Pattern for 18-inch dolls             No-Sew FLip Flops for 18-inch dolls

    No-Sew Janes from Liberty Jane 

    No-Sew Foam Clogs from Miche Designs

    No-Sew Flip Flops from Miche Designs

    Shoe-making Tip! The above patterns are compatible with the Shape 1 Pixie Pack shoe soles.

    Shoe Patterns For 14 - 14.5-inch Dolls

    No-Sew Foam Clogs Pattern for 14.5-inch dolls                No-Sew Janes Pattern for 14.5-inch dolls               No-Sew Boardwalk Sandal Pattern For 14.5-inch dolls

    No-Sew Foam Clogs from Miche Designs

    No-Sew Janes from Liberty Jane Clothing

    No-Sew Boardwalk Sandal Pattern from Miche Designs

    Shoe-making Tip! The above patterns are compatible with the Shape 3 Pixie Pack shoe soles.

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    100 Comments

    Lesley from NE
    Lesley from NE

    April 20, 2020

    I have always wanted to make the Miche Designs animal slippers.

    marcie
    marcie

    April 19, 2020

    I would love to make the little sandals Fluer or Daisy. They are so cute with the spring dresses.

    kathleen
    kathleen

    April 19, 2020

    I love the little knitted shoes.

    Rabbit
    Rabbit

    April 19, 2020

    I would love to make the side zipper boots for my Wellie Wishers!

    Rosemary
    Rosemary

    April 19, 2020

    i love the mary janes.i love them all thank you

    Jacqueline
    Jacqueline

    April 19, 2020

    I like the mary janes!

    Lita
    Lita

    April 19, 2020

    I love the crocheted shoes!

    Jo
    Jo

    April 19, 2020

    The No Sew Janes are just the cutest thing ever.

    Nanette
    Nanette

    April 19, 2020

    I love the crocheted shoes!

    Jo
    Jo

    April 19, 2020

    The No Sew Janes are just the cutest thing ever.

    Shirley
    Shirley

    April 19, 2020

    So far, I like the No Sew Janes, as I am just starting out making shoes for my great grand-daughters doll. Will be neat to make shoes to go with the outfits I make for her dolls.

    Suzanne Wilson
    Suzanne Wilson

    April 19, 2020

    The candy shop sandals 😍

    Lori
    Lori

    April 19, 2020

    Open for James. But would love to try the crochet ones.

    Hollea
    Hollea

    April 19, 2020

    no sew janes

    Judy McP
    Judy McP

    April 19, 2020

    I love boots. The side zip pattern looks interesting.

    Sheila chelednik
    Sheila chelednik

    April 19, 2020

    Love them all. Can’t wait to make some.

    Tamara
    Tamara

    April 19, 2020

    The espadrilles

    Cathy Elmore
    Cathy Elmore

    April 19, 2020

    No Sew Janes.

    Janet P
    Janet P

    April 19, 2020

    I often flirt with the idea of making my dolls sandals or espadrilles – they have Janes, but casual Summer shoes would really be a big hit with their shorts or sundresses!
    Beth P
    Beth P

    April 19, 2020

    My favorite shoes are the Buttonstock Sandals.

    Sandy
    Sandy

    April 19, 2020

    All my dolls need shoes. Thank you for this contest.

    Linda Smith
    Linda Smith

    April 18, 2020

    I like the no sew Mary Jane pattern.

    Christine
    Christine

    April 18, 2020

    I like all of them, but I especially like the Crabapples

    Monya
    Monya

    April 18, 2020

    There are so many adorable styles but I love Pixie-Sweets slip ons by Miche Designs, they are just exceptionally adorable!

    Anne
    Anne

    April 18, 2020

    Old fashion Mary Jane’s!

    Chantal
    Chantal

    April 18, 2020

    I haven’t made any shoes yet but I’m thinking of starting soon. So still trying to figure out where to start.

    Sarah Lutz
    Sarah Lutz

    April 18, 2020

    I love the classic shoe’s. Wish I was good at making them.

    Pam N.
    Pam N.

    April 18, 2020

    My favorite shoe patterns are the Miche fringed loafers and the Liberty Jane no sew Janes. Perfect fit on both!

    Robin
    Robin

    April 18, 2020

    I love the No-Sew Janes patterns as they can be dressed up or down to go with every outfit.

    Diane
    Diane

    April 18, 2020

    I love the No-Sew Janes pattern, but have not been able to find 2-inch trims. It’s almost a hundred miles to the nearest store that carries anything like that and I have cancer and am in quarantine for the duration. I’ll be heading to JoAnn or other store like that as soon as I’m released to travel and stores are open.

    Martha Ann Reese
    Martha Ann Reese

    April 18, 2020

    No sew janes are my favorite.

    Heidi
    Heidi

    April 18, 2020

    Love all the Miche patterns. The outcomes look like a high end shoe

    Debbie W
    Debbie W

    April 18, 2020

    Hard to decide between Candy Shop sandals and the Mary Janes. All are darling and would be great!

    pat p
    pat p

    April 18, 2020

    I like making doll shoes. My dolls have a lot more shoes than I do. The Shoe tutorial is a great class.

    Ansley
    Ansley

    April 18, 2020

    My dolls feet are slightly bigger than AGs so hopefully I can adjust the pattern for them and create them some new footwear.

    Marilee
    Marilee

    April 18, 2020

    Can’t wait to make an open toe Jane!

    Jane Parks
    Jane Parks

    April 17, 2020

    There are so many shoe patterns that it is hard to decide. I have made a few of the different ones for the 18" doll. And I really love to make them.

    Annette Boos
    Annette Boos

    April 17, 2020

    There’s no way I can pick just one pair of the shoes as my favorite! But, I especially like the new Fleur Sandals, Flower Sandals, Janes, one the Open Toe Janes! I hope to start working on them VERY SOON!!

    Patricia S.
    Patricia S.

    April 17, 2020

    It’s amazing to see so MANY kinds of shoes for dolls. I love the choice.

    S.
    S.

    April 17, 2020

    I like the clogs because they are so cute and realistic. The crochet ones are super adorable too!

    LaLinda eggerling
    LaLinda eggerling

    April 17, 2020

    I love the little crocheted ones very cute I’d sure like to try them.

    Cathy
    Cathy

    April 17, 2020

    I like the No Sew Janes, and I love the name of the Buttonstock sandals!

    Teresa w
    Teresa w

    April 17, 2020

    I have to agree with some of the other commenters. Though I’ve crocheted shoes Before, I’ve never sewn shoes before, and I do like all of them. As a barefoot or sandals girl, and a crocheter, my favorite pattern is definitely the “circling around” sandal.

    Peggy
    Peggy

    April 17, 2020

    I like the no sew shoe pattern the best. Sewing tiny shoes is becoming difficult for my arthritic fingers, so no sew is an appealing idea. Thanks for sharing this contest with us.

    Donna Sherry
    Donna Sherry

    April 17, 2020

    I love the Jane’s shoes and sneakers for my dolls as I like to keep them looking like little girls

    Rebecca
    Rebecca

    April 17, 2020

    I like the James, as well as most Miche Designs shoe patterns. The Candy Shop sandals are perfect for summer.

    Sharon
    Sharon

    April 17, 2020

    I like the crochet shoes. They are so cute! I have made boots for my daughter’s dolls and she adores them.

    designdreamer
    designdreamer

    April 17, 2020

    Love the no-sew janes.

    Tonya W.
    Tonya W.

    April 17, 2020

    I love the Fringe Moccasin shoes. My daughter wants a pair of these for her doll to wear with her Indian dress.

    Donna Deters
    Donna Deters

    April 17, 2020

    My daughter is looking for more shoes for her dolls.

    Ann
    Ann

    April 17, 2020

    I love the Miche Designs “Botas” – they work well for both girls and boys. I also love their Slouch Ankle Boots design; they’re just really cute with everything!

    Nancyb
    Nancyb

    April 17, 2020

    My favorite shoe pattern is the Mary Jane’s. I am so sad to have lost so many patterns of shoes and clothes from Pixie Faire when my computer crashed several years ago; just can’t bring myself to pay again for then. All your shoes patterns are so wonderful and easy to follow. I love them.

    Lynn
    Lynn

    April 17, 2020

    I love all the patterns and have several different size dolls so would love to learn how to make everyone shoes in all styles.

    leticia
    leticia

    April 17, 2020

    My favoriate pattern is the No Sew Janes shoes. So cute! Thank you Cinnamon!

    SHARON
    SHARON

    April 17, 2020

    I love the lace shoes. I have a little bit of wide lace I’d love to use to make a pair of shoes.

    Susan D.
    Susan D.

    April 17, 2020

    Love them all! The multi color no sew Janes might be my fave. Thank you for this opportunity!

    Sue
    Sue

    April 17, 2020

    I really love the No-Sew Janes, but I have several others I like as well.

    Dottie
    Dottie

    April 17, 2020

    I love the Miche Design garden clogs. They look just like the ones my granddaughters love to wear!

    Linda
    Linda

    April 17, 2020

    I don’t have the pattern yet, but the new crochet pattern circling around for sandals looks really cool!!!

    Cynthia C
    Cynthia C

    April 17, 2020

    I like the Plain Jane Shoes from Love U Bunches.

    Kate E
    Kate E

    April 17, 2020

    I love the shoe patterns by Miche Designs. I also like the no sew shoe design for ease of putting together a fashionable pair of shoes with minimal time. Thanks.

    Mary
    Mary

    April 17, 2020

    I have made the No Sew Janes and I really like them. I just finished a pair of Janes that I sewed. Its a little tight. I know my granddaughters will have a hard time with the heel. So I will try another pair and see if I can do better. I like to order the Candy Sandles and try them sometime. All 3 of my Granddaughters have dolls, so I have been in sewing mode since I am staying at home more these day.
    Deborah Fields
    Deborah Fields

    April 17, 2020

    There are so many I like! I really like the Candy Shop Sandels with all the colors!!

    Mara
    Mara

    April 17, 2020

    I love all shoes for 18” dolls. Thanks for the opportunity to win a generous pf gift card!

    Victoria Faudree
    Victoria Faudree

    April 17, 2020

    I love the Candy Shop sandals, and I think my granddaughters would really love them, too!

    Elizabeth
    Elizabeth

    April 17, 2020

    I love to sew easy patterns, my favorite are the; No-Sew Janes from Liberty and I love the Jane Clothing patterns. Really, I love all doll patterns, that is all I do is sew for all my dolls.:)

    Anne C-E
    Anne C-E

    April 17, 2020

    My favourite pattern is one that fits well and assembles easily. The toms looks like it would fit the bill.

    Sue Fisher
    Sue Fisher

    April 17, 2020

    I like the no sew janes, but all patterns are pretty.Would like to learn how to make them.

    Linda Smith
    Linda Smith

    April 17, 2020

    I really like the Candy Shop Sandals best of all. They are made up of different colors and I love the rope twisted around the sole of the shoes.

    Patricia
    Patricia

    April 17, 2020

    I think the Crocs are a hoot!

    Melanie
    Melanie

    April 17, 2020

    I love the buttonstock shoe pattern! So cute!

    Donna
    Donna

    April 17, 2020

    Crocs

    Andrea
    Andrea

    April 17, 2020

    I really like the Buttonstock shoe pattern, it’s an adorable take on the real Burkenstock shoes!

    Susie
    Susie

    April 17, 2020

    I love the Janes. Plan to make my first pair this afternoon!

    Lyn K
    Lyn K

    April 17, 2020

    Would love to make slouch boots,

    Lyn K
    Lyn K

    April 17, 2020

    I absolutely love making all the doll shoes. The janes are great, foam clogs were fun. Have set up a ‘cobbler’ work area, just to have fun.

    Judy Bishop
    Judy Bishop

    April 17, 2020

    I love all the shoe patterns. Hard to pick just one :)

    Joanne
    Joanne

    April 17, 2020

    I like Liberty Jane open toe shoes.

    Michelle
    Michelle

    April 17, 2020

    The buttonstock shoes are my favorite! However, I would love to make every pattern here!!!

    Suzi
    Suzi

    April 17, 2020

    I love the Jedi boots!

    Sally
    Sally

    April 17, 2020

    So hard to choose! I love them all! If I had to choose, anything for crochet or no sew for now as my machine is still packed away from a recent relocation.

    Darlene
    Darlene

    April 17, 2020

    No sew foam clogs. Have made several pairs.

    Kathy
    Kathy

    April 17, 2020

    I love the clogs and the No Sew Janes and I think the boots are just adorable.

    Margaret
    Margaret

    April 17, 2020

    Plain Janes were the first pair I made. They are still my favorite.

    BETTIE
    BETTIE

    April 17, 2020

    I just recently purchased the Janes pattern and am creating a needlepoint mule for my doll in Civil War attire. Perfect !! Thanks

    Pat
    Pat

    April 17, 2020

    The Candy Shop Sandals.

    Rebecca Burch
    Rebecca Burch

    April 17, 2020

    Enjoy seeing the ideas and patterns.

    Ellen
    Ellen

    April 17, 2020

    I have purchased the soles a while ago, but have not had the courage to try a pair yet. This guide will be helpful.

    Eveline
    Eveline

    April 17, 2020

    I have entered all in your ecard gift box love this idea, love to make a pair of shoes for my niece’s dolls to give once pandemic is over. Thanks for the opportunity.

    Kathy
    Kathy

    April 17, 2020

    The no sew Jane’s are my favorite

    Mary
    Mary

    April 17, 2020

    I’m like the candy shop sandles. They look alive and energizing.

    Colleen Peters
    Colleen Peters

    April 17, 2020

    I have never tried making shoes yet. But i love the crochet sandals .

    Csrol JB
    Csrol JB

    April 17, 2020

    Love the no sew flip flops!!

    Susan
    Susan

    April 17, 2020

    love the boot patterns the best

    Eileen
    Eileen

    April 17, 2020

    I love so many tat I can’t choose. Boots are probably at the top of the list.

    Tracy
    Tracy

    April 17, 2020

    I like the candy shop sandals.

    Karen Carroll
    Karen Carroll

    April 17, 2020

    I’d love to try any of them. Shoes are the only thing missing when I make new outfits.

    Candy
    Candy

    April 17, 2020

    I love the buttonstock and candy shop sandals. Thank you for all the wonderful patterns you produce for us.

    Susan
    Susan

    April 17, 2020

    Miche Designs Lace-up boots

    R
    R

    April 17, 2020

    I really like the Buttonstock sandals pattern :)

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