Sofie's T-Strap Shoe 18" Doll Shoes

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The T-strap shoe is among one of the most expanded on shoe styles. The size, shape and even materials of the T-strap features are varied but the basic shape remains intact. Sofie’s T-Strap shoe pattern is basic but allows the crafter to alter the pieces for different design choices. One of the alternate design choices shown in the photo is an original from the 50’s. It is a double strap of braided leather. This variation is included in this PDF pattern as a DIY version.
The shoes can be made with the FrancescaNoelle, or Acrylic Soles & Heels Artisan Resource Pixie Packs. The packs contain everything needed to make four pairs of shoes. The shoes are made with the acrylic soles and heels for a nice realism.
The shoes can also be made as a DIY project without the acrylic sole. The supply section of this pattern lists the items needed to make one pair of shoes and instructions are included for a DIY sole made with a easily obtained embossed vinyl or other similar material .
A Bonus includes instructions to mold the acrylic soles to the upper shoe form for even more “shoe realism”.

Recommended Fabrics:   Vinyl (Thin, Soft, pliable) 

Supplies Needed:
(Makes 4 pairs of shoes)
1 - Pixie Faire Francesca, Noelle, or Acrylic Soles & Heels Artisan Resource Pixie Pack

(Makes one pair of shoes)
1 piece of thin soft/flexible vinyl 5 x 13 inch
2 Buckles for 1/4 inch strap
1 piece 5x5 Black Vinyl shelf /drawer liner with embossed design(approx. 1-1/2 to 2mm thick) or other similar choice 
1 sheet of double sided adhesive at least 5 x 5
1 pc 5 x 5 thin Black tag board for outer sole
1 pc 5 x 5 thin Chip board for inner sole any color

Supplies needed to assembly Pixie Pack or DIY:
Basting tape (such as Dritz  Wash Away WonderTape)
Jewelry tip glue gun (point is the size of ball point pen)
Heavy duty leather or vinyl sewing machine needle
Marking pencil
Matching thread
1/16 inch hole punch or finishing nail

Optional Supplies:
Hot air gun 
Teflon sewing machine foot
Doll legs
Braided leather for straps


Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 35 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.

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sofies t-strap shoes

This is such an easy cute shoe. i opted to not put the middle strap on. The shoes still stay on snugly. Excellent fit for American girl dolls!