Exotic scenes of Ancient Egypt inspired these leather sandals, by BramBelles Boutique, designed for 18 inch dolls such as American Girl® and other similar sized dolls.
Instructions are given for the plain leather sandals featured. Additional instructions are included for decorating the sandals with pictures and symbols using gel pens or paint, and for beaded decoration echoing the bright colours so loved by the Ancient Egyptians.
The design features include:
- plaited leather toe strap
- wide, high set instep strap
- pointed toe
- up-curved toe point
- optional painted or beaded decoration
Recommended Fabrics: Smooth firm leather 1mm (Kangaroo leather was used for the examples) and 2mm leather with a suede surface.
A smooth firm leather,
*1 piece of 1mm leather approximately 6” x 8”
*1 piece of 2mm suede backed leather approximately 4” x 4.5”
*Thonging -24” to 30” of ⅛”wide leather
*Leather Glue (Tacky™ Glue)
For Beaded Option:
*Seed Beads (Size 10)
For Pained Option:
* Gel Pens or Acrylic Paints
* Small paintbrush size 000 (For Paints only)
Skill Level: Intermediate Crafter
What You Get: One 28 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.
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I really recommend this pair of sandals. They were easy to make. I used a fast-tack glue, and had great success. I didn't have thin leather on hand, and used a faux suede upper with a leather sole. Worked great. Looks like a well-loved, comfortable pair of sandals. Great fit. Great instructions, especially for embellishing them. You'll use these embellishing methods for your other projects, too.