The T-strap shoe is among one of the most expanded on shoe styles. The size, shape and even materials of the T-strap features are varied but the basic shape remains intact. Sofie’s T-Strap shoe pattern is basic but allows the crafter to alter the pieces for different design choices. One of the alternate design choices shown in the photo is an original from the ’50s. It is a double strap of braided leather. This variation is included in this PDF pattern as a DIY version.
The supply section of this pattern lists the items needed to make one pair of shoes and instructions are included for a DIY sole made with an easily obtained embossed vinyl or other similar material.
Recommended Fabrics: Vinyl (Thin, Soft, pliable)
(Makes one pair of shoes)
1 piece of thin soft/flexible vinyl 5 x 13 inch
2 Buckles for 1/4 inch strap
1 piece 5x5 Black Vinyl shelf /drawer liner with embossed design(approx. 1-1/2 to 2mm thick) or another similar choice
1 sheet of double-sided adhesive at least 5 x 5
1 pc 5 x 5 thin Black tag board for outer sole
1 pc 5 x 5 thin Chipboard for inner sole any color
Basting tape (such as Dritz Wash Away WonderTape)
Jewelry tip glue gun (the point is the size of a ballpoint pen)
Heavy-duty leather or vinyl sewing machine needle
1/16 inch hole punch or finishing nail
Hot air gun
Teflon sewing machine foot
Braided leather for straps
Skill Level: Intermediate
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This is such an easy cute shoe. i opted to not put the middle strap on. The shoes still stay on snugly. Excellent fit for American girl dolls!