Do you avoid making doll shoes because of the sewing and gluing involved? Then the Roman Holiday Sandals are for you! Based on sandals worn by ancient Romans, these shoes are made out of a single piece of leather or vinyl. Their clever design molds to the doll’s foot using laced cord or ribbon to hold them in place.
With no pieces to sew together and no soles to glue on, the Roman Holiday Sandals can be made very quickly, and with very few supplies.
Make them plain using leather cord to tie for an ancient Roman look or jazz them up with ribbon, beads, chain or other embellishments to modernize them.
Special Note - This PDF pattern is designed to fit a Journey Girls Doll specifically and will not fit the standard 18 inch doll such as American Girl Doll. A Journey Girls doll is 18 inches tall but has a much slimmer body. You can see more info on our Doll Measurements page.
Recommended Fabrics: Lightweight vinyl or leather
-4 inch by 8 inch piece of medium-heavy weight vinyl or leather. For the examples shown in this pattern I used upholstery leather that is 1/8 inch thick.
-30 inches of thin leather cording, waxed cotton cording, rattail or similar
-Crop-o-dile, leather punch or similar that is no larger than 1/8 inch
-Doll for fitting when lacing the shoes
Skill Level: Beginner
What You Get: One 13 page crafting pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF crafting 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.Download, Print, Craft!