This digital doll shoe pattern will let you craft beautiful shoes for your 18 inch doll with no sewing and no gluing! These shoes are designed to fit American Girl® and Our Generation® dolls.
Do you avoid making doll shoes because of the sewing and gluing involved? Then the Swirling Petal Shoes are for you! Based on shoes worn by ancient Celts, these shoes are made out of a single piece of leather or vinyl. Their clever design wraps around 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 Swirling Petal Shoes can be made very quickly, and with very few supplies.
- 5 inch by 9 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.
- 40 inches of thin leather cording, waxed cotton cording, rattail or similar
- Crop-o-dile, leather punch or similar that is 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: Swirling Petals Shoes for 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.