Scroll down to the third set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns.
Today we’ll be sewing a pair of flat shoes for dolls like vintage Crissy, vintage Velvet, and similar-sized dolls.
I normally offer a first set of bullets demonstrating which dolls will fit into my patterns, but today I’ve broken the first set of bullets into two subsets. That’s because these flats will fit Wellie Wishers, Baby Alive, and Disney Princess Toddler dolls, but those are not the dolls the patterns were designed for.
So what I’ve discovered is that the felt shoes will go on these other dolls’ feet, but there’s a bit of extra room (like two or three millimeters) at the toe. So if that’s not a big deal to you (and the child who plays with your doll clothes), then these flat shoes should be just fine for your dolls.
But please bear in mind that I made these doll shoes specifically for my Ideal Crissy dolls.
Today’s free printable PDF doll shoe/slipper sewing patterns will fit the following dolls:
- 14-inch Hearts for Hearts Girls*
- 15 and a half-inch vintage Velvet dolls from the Crissy family of dolls*
- 18-inch dolls like vintage Crissy*
- Other dolls in the Ideal Crissy family of dolls
Please note that the shoes are only a wee bit too long for, but will otherwise fit, these dolls also:
- 12-inch Baby Alive dolls*
- 13-inch Disney Princess Toddler dolls*
- 14 and a half-inch Wellie Wishers* from American Girl doll company*
- 15 and a half-inch Little Miss Matched dolls* (they’re slightly too wide for her but about the right length)
And here are the patterns and tutorial videos you’re looking for:
- Here’s a link to the free printable PDF sewing pattern for making these dolls’ shoes
- The tutorial for making these shoes is at the top of this page
- How to do a backstitch
- How to use a needle threader
- How to tie a knot using a needle and thread
- How to press seams open, using a hot iron
- How to attach ribbon to doll clothes
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Disclaimer/Credit/Affiliate Marketing Link:
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, it looks like Mattel currently owns the trademark for Crissy (although to my knowledge, they are not producing them). If you wish to purchase one of these dolls, you can sometimes find them used, in good condition, on eBay (see link in the first set of bullets).
MGA Entertainment is the company that produced the BFC Ink dolls, and it still holds the trademark rights to them (™). The BFC Ink dolls (aka Best Friends Club dolls) were in production, starting in 2009, but at the time of this blog post, they are no longer available in stores. You may be able to find a used one on eBay, though, if you’re thinking about collecting them (see link in the first set of bullets). These dolls can swap clothes with Crissy dolls, but their bodies are much more articulated. They have very lovely faces.