Don’t know how to sew? No problem! The No Sew Janes shoe pattern is a fun and easy way to create cute shoes for your 18 inch doll without any sewing!
This version of the popular Janes shoe PDF pattern has been simplified and uses packaged trims for the shoe body. There are so many options of trims to choose from when making these shoes; cotton lace, embroidered trim, or crocheted trim will all work great. You just need a style that is at least 2 inches wide and has a straight edge along the length of the trim. A variety of lightweight woven cotton fabrics can be used for the shoe lining, just a small scrap is needed!
This PDF shoe pattern works with a combination of the two thicknesses of the Pixie Pack SHAPE 1 pre-cut soles (2mm: White, Black, Color 1 or Color 2 - Also 6mm: Black/White Combo, Green/ Purple, or Brown/Tan.) You will need one set of 2mm soles (for the chipboard base) and one set of 6mm soles.
Be sure to follow along with Cinnamon, in the complete step by step tutorial video! You can find it on the Liberty Jane YouTube Channel or watch it here by clicking in the 3rd image to the right. Enjoy!
Skill Level: Beginner (but note if using a hot glue gun adult supervision is recommended).
What You Get: One 11 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, Sew!
I obviously still need practice because even with the 1/4" seam the shoe is still too tight. And with the struggle to get it on the foot the steam a seam came loose on the ribbon at the back. Think I will sew all my joins next time and make some allowances for my learning curve:-). Shoes do look very cute when finished. Very simple and easy. I think a good start for a beginner with making shoes.
This is a wonderful pattern for casual shoes. They fit well and are simple to make. I have made several pairs already.
The No Sew Janes 18" Doll shoes is sew simple to make. With so many different choices of 2 inch ribbons and trims you can make shoes to match most anything that your doll wears without having to pull out the sewing machine. I just love this pattern. It is also easy to work with my young granddaughters to make these shoes.