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!
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.
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.
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.