Fancy Footwork Doll Clothes Pattern For 18" Dolls

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Take a nostalgic trip back to the 1980s, where slouchy over-sized clothing and accessories were donned in layers upon layers. Footwear was no exception. Make these super simple, totally 80s slouchy socks for your doll from a pair of child-size cuffed anklets, a pair of cast-off socks with a funky 80s motif, or a scrap piece of lightweight knit fabric. This pattern, by Thimbles and Acorns, also includes instructions for making a footless pair of slouchy socks so that you can add layers without the bulk. Finish off your footwork with a two paneled 80s style “Hacky Sack”, the foot game that took school hallways by storm in 1983. This pattern includes pieces for you to make one for your doll and a full-size version for yourself!

Suggested Fabrics: Slouchy Socks and Slouchy Sock Layers made from lightweight child-size bobby socks (larger socks can be used, if desired). Alternatively, any lightweight knit can be used, but the top edge will of the sock will need to be finished.

Hacky Sack made from quilting cotton, denim, suede, leather, or vinyl (use very lightweight leather or vinyl for the doll-size Hacky Sack).


Supplies Needed: 

Socks ~ 1 pair small child size bobby socks
Doll Size Hacky Sack - two 2” x 3” pieces of fabric
Full Size Hacky Sack - two 3” x 6” pieces of fabric


Doll-Size Hacky Sack:
About 1 tablespoon small seed beads OR seeds (sesame, millet, poppyseed, etc.)

Full-Size Hacky Sack:
About 1 cup plastic stuffing pellets, dried rice, dried popcorn, or small dried beans.
Buttonhole thread

Sewing machine or Serger

Hacky Sack Only:
Handsewing needle (leather needle if using leather or vinyl for the full-size foot bag)
Fabric pen

Skill Level:  Easy

TA Pattern #1980-02
PDF Pattern for 18-inch dolls such as American Girl®

What You Get: One 12 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides 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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