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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    30 Comments

    Sylvia
    Sylvia

    April 15, 2020

    I love the Liberty Jane. I have several packs of soles and like using fabric that matches the dresses to make shoes.

    Donna
    Donna

    April 15, 2020

    The Plain Jane shoes remind me of shoes I wore growing up!

    Theresa
    Theresa

    April 15, 2020

    No sew flip flops..

    Theresa
    Theresa

    April 15, 2020

    No sew flip flops..

    oliver
    oliver

    April 15, 2020

    not sure what to try next…looks like fun

    Connie
    Connie

    April 15, 2020

    I would love to try the crochet shoes!

    Doris
    Doris

    April 15, 2020

    It’s really hard to decide – maybe thr=e Jane

    Judy
    Judy

    April 15, 2020

    I have several show patterns from your website, I bought a couple of the sole packages as well as the video which I watched and I still have not buckled down to actually do the work. Maybe now is the time!

    Laurie
    Laurie

    April 15, 2020

    I like the simple Jane sewed shoe pattern. They are so flexible and creative. So many options!

    Judith Martinez
    Judith Martinez

    April 15, 2020

    I love the crocheted mary janes best.

    Jeanne
    Jeanne

    April 15, 2020

    My favorite shoe pattern is No Show Janes.

    Francoise
    Francoise

    April 15, 2020

    I like the No-Sew Janesmost off all. They are so cute !

    Joy
    Joy

    April 15, 2020

    Plain Janes are my favorite. Simple, yet cute and easy to dress up if you wish to.

    kathy
    kathy

    April 14, 2020

    i like no sew mary jane shoe it so easy to to make

    Donna Landreth
    Donna Landreth

    April 14, 2020

    I like the button stock sandals. They remind me of Birkenstocks.I entered the contest through the contest widget. Thank you Cinnamon for the awesome giveaways.😘

    Donna Landreth
    Donna Landreth

    April 14, 2020

    I like the button stock sandals. They remind me of Birkenstocks.I entered the contest through the contest widget. Thank you Cinnamon for the awesome giveaways.😘

    Lorraine M
    Lorraine M

    April 14, 2020

    No Sew Foam Boardwalk Sandals I like very much, but all are so lovely that it’s hard to choose!

    Lorraine M
    Lorraine M

    April 14, 2020

    No Sew Foam Boardwalk Sandals I like very much, but all are so lovely that it’s hard to choose!

    Dena M
    Dena M

    April 14, 2020

    I like the Liberty Janes shoe pattern the best.

    Christine
    Christine

    April 14, 2020

    I love so many of the shoe patterns and love them all. But I think my favorite are the liberty Jane’s. That one pattern can be done in patent leather, fabric, faux leather. Dress up or dress down. Even in denim. I love it. So versatile!

    Sam
    Sam

    April 14, 2020

    The Candy Shop sandals are super cute.

    Maureen W.
    Maureen W.

    April 14, 2020

    Oh my gosh….girlfriends! They are ’shoooz!!! I love them all :)….IMPOSSIBLE too decide, but all the patterns are terrific!

    Christine C.
    Christine C.

    April 14, 2020

    My favorite shoes are the bow tie sandals, Miche designs, for all sizes of dolls.

    Pam
    Pam

    April 14, 2020

    My favorite shoes are the clogs. They are so cute and go together very quickly

    Kimberly C
    Kimberly C

    April 14, 2020

    I love sandals with little details.

    Kimberly C
    Kimberly C

    April 14, 2020

    I love sandals with little details.

    Beth C
    Beth C

    April 14, 2020

    I love the Liberty Jane No-Sew Janes pattern for Hearts for Hearts dolls because it is so versatile and finding shoes that fit Hearts for Hearts dolls is difficult.

    Denise Darby
    Denise Darby

    April 14, 2020

    love u bunches plain janes and QT sling backs are the ones I like to make.

    debbie swanson
    debbie swanson

    April 14, 2020

    I love the liberty jane open toe, with extra details, you can make simple or fancy shoe, and the pattern is so easy to follow, thanks cinnamon

    Sue
    Sue

    April 14, 2020

    I love to wear my Birkenstock sandals when the snow and cold finally leaves my province so I’m picking that style. No supplies to make this type of shoe available around here unfortunately

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