As promised in Monday’s post, here’s my pattern for a pair of sandals to fit dolls like American Girl Dolls, Madame Alexander Dolls, and similar brands of 18 inch / 46 cm dolls.
Once you print the pattern, then cut it out, and finally use it to trace the sole of your doll’s sandals, you’ll find the foam sole will measure 2 3/4 inches or approximately 7 cm from heel to toe. The width of the sandal is 3 cm or 1 1/8 inch across at the heel and 1 3/4 inches or 4.3 cm across at the widest point.
There’s a “measurement tool” on the pattern itself, to help you make sure you’ve re-sized the pattern to the right printing size. If you need tips on how to print this pattern, please look back at this recent post.
Now this pattern includes a strap for measuring bias tape, ribbon, or elastic in addition to the sole pattern, but you’ll also notice the elephant in the room: a pattern for a gym bag. You’ll need both this pattern (Pattern A) and another one (Pattern B) to make the gym bag. We’ve already posted that tutorial earlier this summer, so if you click on this link, you can go back to review those patterns and tutorials.
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.
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.