This digital doll shoe pattern will let you craft Roman style sandals to fit your Maplelea® doll with no sewing and no gluing!
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.
Looking for no sew sandals for your other 18 inch dolls? Check out these other KeLibu patterns:
- 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.
- 30-34 inches of thin leather cording, waxed cotton cording, rattail or similar
- Crop-o-dile, leather punch or similar makes holes no larger than 1/8 inch
- Doll for fitting when lacing the shoes
Skill Level: Beginner
Download, Print & Craft!
Start your project immediately with this digital PDF pattern. It includes step-by-step instructions with full color pictures and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the file (e.g. Adobe Reader for Windows or Preview for Mac).
You will see a link to download your pattern as soon as your purchase is complete. You will also receive an email receipt for your purchase that will include the link to download the pattern.
KeLibu is not affiliated with American Girl®, Mattel®, Our Generation®, Battat®, Maplelea®, Maplelea Girls®, Avonlea Traditions Inc.®, Journey Girls®, Toys R Us®, With Heart and Soul®, Kidz N Cats®, Maru and Friends®, Maru & Friends® LLC, A Girl for All Time®, Daughters of History Ltd. or any doll/toy company.
Specification: Roman Holiday Sandals for Canadian 18 inch dolls
Traci Akierman is the designer, creator and owner of KeLibu. Pronounced Kee Lee Boo, the name is a mashup of her daughter’s and son’s initials and nicknames.
Traci’s passions for pattern making, sewing, costuming and dolls came together four years ago when her daughter got her first 18 inch doll and started asking for doll clothes. Her focus is on Steampunk, Fantasy and Mori Girl styles.
She makes her home in Calgary, AB, Canada with her husband and two children, ages 7 and 11.