Free #craft #pattern for sandals fits 14″-16 inch #dolls @ ChellyWood.com #DIY

The image shows a printable rectangular skirt pattern for dolls that measure 14 inches, 15 inches, or 16 inches tall. This skirt pattern is called the "short schoolgirl pattern" for dolls, and it's one of two patterns that have been designed to fit any number of different dolls that range in size between the American Girl company's Wellie Wisher doll size and the Hearts for Hearts girl dolls. There's a photograph of three different dolls wearing this skirt after it has been sewn using this sewing pattern for the "schoolgirls' short skirt": the Velvet doll from the Crissy doll line, the Consuelo doll from the Hearts4Hearts Girls, and Kendall from American Girl's Wellie Wisher line of dolls. This simple-to-sew elastic waist skirt pattern comes in two pieces which you must print, cut out, and tape together. This free pattern (pattern 1 from the two patterns required) also includes a pattern for making doll sandals to fit dolls in this 14" to 16" height range. The sandal measures 2 inches or 5 cm from heel to toe. It's one and one-quarter inches across at the widest point of the foot (3.2 cm). The sandal craft project uses black foam, another color of foam to form the sole, and either a ribbon or bias tape to form the strap. You could also use colored elastic to form the strap. This pattern is marked with "Creative Commons Attribution" which means you should acknowledge where the pattern came from if you wish to use it. The pattern also offers a watermark of the website ChellyWood.com, where you can also find tutorial videos showing you how to make the skirt and the sandals.

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing and craft patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

Monday I shared a preview of the doll sandals we’ll be making this week. Tuesday I offered the free, printable pattern for making the 18-inch dolls’ sandals. Today I’m giving you my NEW free pattern for sandals that fit 14 inch, 15 inch, or 16 inch dolls (like American Girl’s Wellie Wishers and the Hearts for Hearts Girls, among others).

When you use this sandal pattern, it will make sandals that measure 2 inches from heel to toe and 1 1/4 inches across at the widest point of the foot. In metric measurements that would be 5 cm from heel to toe and 3.2 cm across at the widest point.

Hopefully these measurements will help you determine whether or not this sandal pattern will fit your dolls, whether you’re making a Disney Princess doll, a Dora the Explorer doll, or whatever 14 to 16 inch doll tickles your fancy.

Yes, this pattern includes a portion of a doll’s skirt pattern too, but it’s incomplete at this time. (You need to be able to tape it to Pattern 2, which I haven’t finished making yet.) Hang in there, though! That free pattern and tutorial are coming soon!

Tomorrow I’m posting the tutorial video that shows you how to make these sandals and/or the sandals for 18 in. dolls. I’ll re-post both patterns tomorrow for easy printing, so please come back for a visit then!

 

 

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.

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.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.