Everyone who grew up in the 80s remembers those trendy bright plastic shoes we called jellies. Although predecessors to these shoes probably originated in the late 50s or early 60s, it wasn't until the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee the jelly craze took off. The 80s was totally into all things bright and synthetic and jelly shoes. At first, although they were cheap to produce, their high price tag made them chic to wear. Soon high demand and brand knock-offs brought prices down to as low as $1 a pair and kids were buying them in every color and style under the sun.
Make your own 18 inch doll size version of these jelly shoes using a handful of glue sticks and the instructions from this pattern, by Thimbles and Acorns, to make a simple mold from household silicone and cornstarch!
Bonus For Sewing With Cinnamon & Friends Members: Follow along in a full craft along video tutorial as Shari shoes us how to make these shoes! This fun class is part of the Sewing A Themed Wardrobe: 1980s Style topic - jump in today!
Skill Level: Intermediate
TA Pattern #1980-03
PDF Pattern for
18-inch dolls such as American Girl®
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I haven't had a chance to make them yet but thought they would be easy to do with my daughter
The pattern doesn't specify the thickness of foam craft sheet. What thickness should be used? Can't wait to try it out.
Hi there! 2mm craft foam is used in this pattern! Happy Cobbling!