#DIY #Dolls’ Sandals–making EASY #foam sandals @ ChellyWood.com #Crafts

Image shows a pair of sandals worn on the feet of a 46 cm Madame Alexander doll with the watermark "ChellyWood.com" which also says "free patterns and tutorials". This image accompanies a series of free patterns and tutorials for making a pair of AG doll (American Girl doll), Madame Alexander doll, Wellie Wisher doll, Hearts for Hearts girl dolls (Hearts4Hearts girls), Velvet and Crissy dolls, and many other dolls in the 14-inch, 15-inch, 16 inch, 17 inch, and 18 inch doll size range. This image was posted on the Monday before the release of the FREE printable pattern and easy-to-follow DIY tutorial showing how to make doll sandals from foam, ribbon, bias tape, glue, and /or elastic ribbons. ChellyWood.com offers lots of free printable patterns for doll clothes, doll shoes, doll sandals, and so much more. Each pattern comes with a youtube tutorial that shows you exactly how to make the item of doll clothes. So please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable doll clothes /doll shoes/ doll sandals patterns and tutorials.
Please visit ChellyWood.com for the DIY doll sandal making video tutorial (and FREE pattern for doll sandals)!

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…

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable craft patterns for making these doll sandals–we also have an easy DIY tutorial video on Youtube that shows how to make doll sandals.

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 image shows different sized dolls wearing our foam and ribbon, foam and bias tape, foam and elastic strappy sandals. This sandal pattern is free and printable at ChellyWood.com. Dolls pictured here include the Velvet doll from the Crissy family of dolls, Kaya from the American Girl doll collection, Consuelo from the Hearts for Hearts girls dolls, the Wellie Wisher doll named Kendall from American girl, and a Madame Alexander doll of the 46 cm variety. Most of these dolls stand 14 inches, 15 inches, 16 inches, 17 inches or 18 inches tall. There are two sandal patterns available, and you'll want to choose the pattern for sandal making that is closest to your doll's actual foot size. Free patterns are accompanied by a free tutorial video showing how to make these easy craft project doll sandals. Watermark offers the website: ChellyWood.com
Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable patterns and tutorials for all your doll crafting needs.

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).

Image shows the Kiya doll from the American Girl Doll company wearing a hand-made halter top, hand-sewn pants, and DIY sandals. She carries a hand-sewn duffle bag that matches her outfit. She stands on a sandy beach with a seascape behind her including rocky cliffs and rolling waves. Kiya looks at the camera with honest eyes. She extends one hand in which she carries the DIY duffle bag. The header for the image says, "Purple Duffle Bag Pattern for AG Dolls FREE 2" and the watermark says, "ChellyWood.com: FREE doll clothes patterns and tutorials." In fact, if you go to ChellyWood.com, you can download the free, printable sewing pattern for this duffle bag (and the other American Girl -sized doll clothes patterns for the other items of clothing she wears) and all patterns at ChellyWood.com are free and come with a free tutorial video showing how to make the clothing item (including this duffle bag or overnight bag for dolls).
Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.


Additional Information:


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:

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.


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