Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns.
Yes, as today’s heading implies, these boots will fit most of your 14-inch or 15-inch dolls, like Wellies and H4H Girls. See the bulleted list below for a complete list of dolls who will fit today’s free boot pattern.
And these boots are more-or-less Victorian in style, although they resemble a pair of boots with Edwardian spats. I believe the correct term for this boot is a “cloth-top” or “dull kid” top boot. For more information on the differences between Edwardian boots and Victorian boots, visit AmericanDuchess.com, a website where modern women can actually purchase modern shoes and boots in historical styles.
The site also offers an excellent discussion about what colors to choose for your doll’s boots, depending upon the year in which it would have been produced. For example, should you choose two shades of brown felt, to make your boot, so that it will look like wool on top and leather on the bottom? If so, that would go well with doll clothes that represent fashions from 1890 to 1900.
Again, check out AmericanDuchess.com for full details on which colors of felt to use when making your boot, in order to match the doll clothes you’re sewing.
Today’s free printable PDF doll boot sewing patterns will fit the following dolls:
- 12-inch Baby Alive dolls*
- 13-inch Disney Princess Toddler dolls*
- 14-inch Hearts for Hearts Girls*
- 14 and a half-inch Wellie Wishers* from American Girl doll company*
- 15 and a half-inch Little Miss Matched dolls* (although they are a bit wide for her leg)
- 16-inch vintage Velvet dolls from the Crissy family of dolls*
- 18-inch vintage Crissy*
And here are the patterns and tutorial videos you’re looking for:
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for making Victorian / Edwardian boots
- How to sew snaps on felt fabric
- How to do the backstitch when sewing by hand (this is the stitch I use in the video)
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Disclaimer/Credit/Affiliate Marketing Links:
To honor the trademark rights of the doll companies mentioned in this blog post, I am including links to their websites here. Please feel free to visit their website and consider purchasing one or more of the dolls mentioned.
The Baby Alive dolls are produced and marketed by Hasbro, who owns the trademark rights to them (™). Please visit Hasbro’s Baby Alive page to learn more about the dolls, or visit the Hasbro company website to learn more about the company itself.
The Disney Princess Toddler dolls are products offered by the Disney corporation, which holds the trademark for them (™). Please visit the Disney Toys website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
The Hearts for Hearts Girls, Dolls and Games are owned by the Playmates Company International, which holds the registered trademark for these toys. It should be noted, that for each H4H doll purchased, the Hearts for Hearts company donates a portion of their proceeds to World Vision, a global humanitarian organization.
The Wellie Wishers and the 18 inch American Girl dolls mentioned in this blog post are products offered by Mattel, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit the Mattel Toys website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
Little Miss Matched dolls* were a product of the Tonner brand of toys. At the time of this publication, to the best of my knowledge, the Tonner company (although no longer producing dolls) still holds the trademark rights to them (™). You can learn more about Robert Tonner’s brand of dolls on Wikipedia or by googling the dolls by name (i.e. “Little Miss Matched — dolls”). Robert Tonner has been known to speak at, and even sell dolls at doll shows, from time to time, but to the best of my knowledge, his company no longer produces dolls.
The Crissy family of dolls which includes dolls like vintage Crissy, Velvet, and other dolls, were produced by the Ideal Toy Corporation, which held the registered trademark for them. That company is no longer producing the dolls, and at the time of this blog post, no known company has purchased the trademark to re-produce these dolls. But if you wish to purchase one, you can sometimes find them on eBay (see link in the first set of bullets).