As the blog post heading suggests, these sandals are SUPER easy to make! Tomorrow I’ll be posting a free, printable craft pattern for making the DIY sandals shown above. Tomorrow’s pattern is designed to fit 18″ dolls (46 cm dolls) like American Girl dolls and Madame Alexander dolls. But there’s also a special surprise this week…
Yup! Those are Wellie Wisher feet in the image above! I’ve designed a pattern to fit smaller dolls like Wellie Wishers, Hearts for Hearts Girls, and even Crissy dolls like Velvet! This smaller doll sandal pattern will be posted on Wednesday this week.
Thursday I’ll share the video that shows you how to make your doll sandals. The same video can be used to guide you, whether you’re making sandals for Wellie Wisher/ Hearts4Hearts Girls, Crissy/Velvet dolls, or the bigger AG Dolls /Madame Alexander dolls. I’ll post the foot length for each pattern, so you can determine whether or not it will fit your doll’s feet.
The 18-inch dolls’ sandal pattern completes the ensemble for the 18 inch dolls like American Girl dolls, Madame Alexander dolls, and similar-sized dolls. So on Friday this week, I’ll probably post the complete ensemble for 18-inch (46 cm) dolls like my Kaya, who is an American Girl doll (shown below).
Some of my followers have wondered what motivates me to give my patterns away for free.
First of all, I’m a librarian by trade. Librarians love free stuff! We believe that the more a person knows, the more enriched their life will be. So it may sound kind of crazy, but I want ChellyWood.com to become a sort of library of free patterns that help people learn to sew doll clothes.
If you’d like to learn more about my motives, feel free to visit my Chelly’s Books page.
My Gallery Page is the easiest way to search through all of my patterns to find what you want. Each image on the Gallery Page takes you to links for patterns and tutorials.
Need help printing my patterns? This link offers a tutorial showing you how to download and print my FREE patterns using Google Docs. (For the older print-a-pattern tutorial, which uses Microsoft Word, click here.) To review my difficulty scale (demonstrating how hard or easy a pattern is by the number of flowers displayed), take a look back at this blog post.
Please note: you must enlarge my patterns to fit a full-sized piece of American computer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm) without margins, before printing. These designs use a scant 1/4 inch seam (4 mm to be exact).
My patterns are now available through “Creative Commons Attribution.” This means that I created my patterns (and therefore I own rights to them), but I’m willing to share them with everyone who will tell people about my website.
Here are some helpful ways to tell the world about my patterns:
- You can pin them on Pinterest.
- You can like them on Facebook.
- You can tweet about them.
- Use any other form of social media that appeals to you!
Are you new to sewing? I’ve got a playlist of tutorials for the beginning sewists on my YouTube channel. It includes video tutorials showing you how to do a basic straight stitch when sewing by hand, how to use the whipstitch to hem a garment, how to sew on snaps, and even how to design your own doll clothes patterns, for those who are new to design and alterations.
In case you haven’t heard, I have actually designed some commercial patterns for Lammily LLC. You might want to visit the Lammily website to see what they’ve got going on.
If your question wasn’t answered here, feel free to submit a question. I’m always happy to help my followers find what they need, so they, too, can make amazing doll clothes and crafts.