Gladiator Sandals 18" Doll Shoes

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Find out how to make a pair of stylish gladiator sandals with this PDF pattern from Miche Designs. These trendy sandals can be embellished by adding a few jewels.   This is a craft pattern that requires a small amount of sewing with a sewing machine and use of a hot glue gun.

This shoe pattern works with any of the Pixie Pack SHAPE 1 pre-cut soles (White, Black, Color 1 or Color 2 - Also Black/White Combo.

Supplies Needed:

-1 scrap fabric for body Heel, Connector, and Sole


-1 Darice© Foamies Sheet 9" x 12" (2mm thick)

-Cardboard (An empty yogurt or shoe box works perfect)

-1/4" trim

-Hot glue gun

-Hot glue sticks

-X-Acto© knife


-Jewels or sequins (Optional)


Skill Level:  You will need the basic understanding of how to use a sewing machine. The assembly of the shoe requires a bit of practice and patience, which is why the pattern is rated intermediate. 


What You Get: One 15 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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Vendor: Miche Designs

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Debbie B.

I loved making this pattern.

I loved making this pattern. The only problem I encountered was the true AG doll has thicker ankles than the generic 18" doll I was using as a model, so had to redo the ankle straps for my granddaughters dolls.

Carole Valenzuela

Gladiator Sandals

My favorite shoe so far! Great directions and pictures. Easy to make and looks great.

Lana Frazier

First Shoes I Ever Made

These were the first shoes I have made, and I was very successful with this wonderful pattern and instructions. I did have trouble using an exacto knife, but that was also a first for me. I ended up just using my scissors. On the small slits that needed to be cut, I just folded in the center of where the slit needed to be and cut with my scissors. No need to go to the expense of purchasing the knife if you don't have one. I couldn't find trim for the soles that was the correct width, so I made my own by braiding 3 strands of twine together. Worked perfectly. Will definitely make these shoes again and am looking forward to making other Miche Design shoes.

Kay T.

love them can't wait to

love them can't wait to make them thank you for the great patterns

Jane W.

Very cute! However...

I just finished these. Found that I needed to re-cut the top straps slightly longer (5" instead of 4 1/2") and then fit them to the doll in the final step after the shoes were together. Initially, I used the super thin velcro and it wouldn't hold the top strap together. Ended up using the slightly heavier velcro from Farmcookies. I also used studs...the kind with prongs on the tongue, as glue would not hold anything on the slick side of the vinyl. Made two pair and both came out very well. Love these and starting on the third pair now!