When it came time for taking pictures of my doll outfits for sale this summer, I just couldn't find what I was looking for in my collection of shoes, so I created my own! These adorable sandals delighted me to no end, so I thought I’d share that joy with other seamstresses and doll clothes creators!
The insoles are fabric-covered cardboard, the strap and heel are lined fabric, and the trim is made from fabric-wrapped cardstock (or you can use your own purchased trim). The example in the photo-illustrated steps is finished with a double-layered white flower backed by green leaves, but I’ll give some design advice as you consider your fabric choices. The options are limitless!
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 13-14.5" dolls such as Les Cheries®, Hearts for Hearts® or WellieWishers™. Two shape soles are provided within the pattern. Shape 2 should be used when making shoes for Les Cheries or Hearts for Hearts dolls and is compatible with the Pre-cut Shoe Sole SHAPE 2: Black/ White Combo or Color Variety 2 Pixie Packs. Shape 3 should be used when making shoes for WellieWishers but will also work for Les Cheries dolls with this pattern, and is compatible with the Pre-cut Shoe Sole Shape 3: Black/White or Color Variety 2 Pixie Packs.
Recommended Fabrics: lightweight cotton
• Fabric remnant for sandals, at least 12” x 6” in size
• Lining fabric for sandals
• Fabric scraps for soles, flowers and leaves
• Scrap of fleece or thin batting
• Fabric glue, such as Liquid Stitch™ Original
• Optional Iron-On Adhesive, such as HeatnBond®
• Miniature buttons (mine were 4mm buttons purchased on Etsy)
• Cardstock (heavy-weight paper)
• Cardboard (or pre-cut chipboard)
• 2mm foam in a coordinating color for sole of shoe
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 17 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 to purchase.Download, Print, Sew!
PixieFaire and the designers featured are not affiliated with American Girl®, Les Cheries®, Hearts for Hearts® or WellieWishers™.
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