Sofie's Ankle Strap Sandal 18" Doll Shoes

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This pattern is sure to become one of your favorites, not just because the sandals are so chic and versatile but the pattern includes instructions to make DIY “hard soles”. That’s right - hard soles in any shape or size!  Hard soles made with easily found materials and a surprisingly easy technique.

*This PDF Ankle Strap Sandal pattern was designed to fit 18” American Girl dolls using the Pixie Faire sole shape. The sandal can be constructed with or without the DIY Hard Sole and is compatible with the Pixie Faire SHAPE 1 precut soles. These shoes can be made with the FrancescaNoelle, or Acrylic Soles & Heels Artisan Resource Pixie Packs.

*The DIY Hard Sole instructions are intended for use with any size or shape sole for all dolls. Soles can be hand cut to size and shape preferred before hardening or any precut soles can be assembled and used with the DIY hard sole technique.

Recommended Fabrics:  Home decor vinyl with fabric back

Supplies Needed:
-Black poster/cardboard (1) 4x4 piece
-Natural/brown cardboard (1) 4x4 piece
-Darice 2mm Black Sticky Foam (1) 4 x 4 piece (alternate -regular without adhesive )
-Clear Gloss
-Home Décor vinyl with fabric back (6 inch x 12 inch piece)
-2 small buckles
-Matching thread
-Optional trim: lanyard lace, leather lacing 3/32 inch
-Fabric marking pen with disappearing ink
-Hot glue gun (mini detail)
-Glue sticks
-Tape runner
-1/16 inch paper punch or finishing nail
-Leather/vinyl sewing machine needles
-Black emery board or sand paper


Skill Level:  Intermediate 

What You Get: One 37 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!

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My first shoes

I made my first pair of doll shoes and it was very easy to understand and following the steps. The shoes are great looking, too!