Retro Sneakers 18" Doll Shoes

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Your 18 inch doll will be hip and fabulously retro in these fun sneakers!  This doll shoe pattern includes a fun bowling shoe option.  These will be perfect for your boy doll too!  Have fun mixing colors and fabrics for a modern or retro look. The possibilities are endless!

This PDF sewing pattern by QTπ Pattern Co is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.

This PDF shoe pattern works with a combination of the two thicknesses of the Pixie Pack SHAPE 1 pre-cut soles (2mm: WhiteBlackColor 1 or Color 2 - Also 6mm: Black/White ComboGreen/ Purple, or Brown/Tan.) You will need one set of 2mm soles and one set of 6mm soles.


Supplies Needed:

  • main fabric 6" x 8"
  • 5" x 5" fabric or scrapbooking paper (insole)
  • vinyl 6" x 8" (accent pieces)
  • 2mm craft foam 9" x 6" (or pre-cut soles)
  • 6mm craft foam 5" x 5" (or pre-cut soles)
  • 1/8" eyelets (optional)
  • thin box board approximately 1mm (e.g. cereal or cracker box)
  • temporary spray glue adhesive (used for quilting )
  • heavy fusible interfacing
  • string or nylon cording (laces)


Tool Needed:

  • thread and leather needle for your sewing machine
  • glue gun and glue
  • iron
  • leather punch & eyelet setter or Crop-a-dile
  • cutting mat, ruler, and X-acto knife (suggested)


Skill Level: Intermediate


What You Get: One 18 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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Dawn B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom


I am a regular sewist but really struggled with the fiddliness of these. The instructions were fine but i needed more pairs of hands. I’ve done 4 pairs now but still struggling x

Pixie Faire Retro Sneakers 18 Doll Shoes Review

Retro fun

I love, love this Pattern! The combinations are endless and the pattern itself was easy to follow

Pixie Faire Retro Sneakers 18 Doll Shoes Review
christiane s.

retro sneakers 18"

I have tried to make runners many times but they never look good. This was the first pair that turned out and they are pretty and easy. I love it.

Eveline D.

Love the pattern, a little

Love the pattern, a little hard to do (never made shoes), but gave it a try. Great instructions, pictures.

Phyllis S.

So versitle and easy to

So versitle and easy to use. Love the pattern.