Your doll will be rockin' and rollin' when she puts on these fun roller skates! Get creative with brightly colored eyelets, laces and vinyl to give them their own unique flair. This PDF pattern is designed to fit 18" American Girl® dolls.
Interested in creating a rollerskating waitress outfit? Pair these skates with the Little Miss Muffett Roadhouse Roller Skater Pattern to achieve the perfect look!
Recommended Fabrics: vinyl, marine vinyl, glitter vinyl
-4 colors of scrap vinyl for body
-Thread (4 colors to match exterior)
-8 wooden wheels (size 1” with 1/4” hole)
-8 wooden furniture buttons (size 1/4”)
-Woodpile Fun!™ sticks and blocks with hole OR
-4 wooden blocks (size 1/2") with 1/8” hole drilled through center and
-1 wooden dowel rod (size 1/8")
-1 plywood board (1/8” thick)
-1 Darice® Foamies® Sheet 9” x 12” color to match exterior (2mm thick)
-1 Darice® Foamies® Sheet 9” x 12” white (6mm thick)
-Cardboard (an empty yogurt or shoe box works perfect)
-4 screws (size 1/2")
-16 eyelets (size 5/32”)
-Beading string or braiding cord
-Hot glue gun and glue sticks
-Acrylic paint and paintbrush
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 20 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.Download, Print, Sew!
There are quite a few steps involved and if one isn't crafty they may be tricky. Not for first time shoe makers. I doubled the truck height on my second pair bc the first pr of wheels hit the skate bottom and were a very tight fit. I bought the squares and sticks recommended and learned before assembly to put the stick through the holes in the blocks. I used pliers to get them through bc I had already glued and screwed the trucks onto the skate bottom. The skate body itself is AWESOME. The fit is perfect and they look fabu! They are ADORABLE.
I enjoyed this pattern. You definitely need to pay attention to her instructions. They are easy to follow and with her pictures that go along by the side, you can have some cool skates. My daughter just loved how the wheels turn fast, she says. I will be making more pairs of these for summer.