18" Doll Shoes

Project #18769
18769

Every outfit needs the perfect pair of shoes. With these Sizzix dies by Kid Giddy, you can make sure your 18" doll steps up their style for any occasion.



Fabric Requirements:

Yardage FabricInstructions
Fat 1/16Quilter’s cotton for reversible slip-onCut (2) slip-on upper outers
Cut (2) slip-on outsole outers
Fat 1/16Quilter’s cotton #2 for reversible slip-onCut (2) slip-on upper linings
Cut (2) slip-on outsole linings
Fat 1/16Quilter’s cotton for reversible sandals Cut (2) sandal band upper outers
Cut (2) sandal outsole outers
Fat 1/16Quilter’s cotton #2 for reversible sandalsCut (2) sandal band upper linings
Cut (2) sandal outsole linings
Fat 1/16Quilter’s cotton for reversible sneakersCut (2) sneaker upper outers
Cut (4) sneaker side panel outers
Cut (2) sneaker outsole outers
Fat 1/16Quilter’s cotton #2 for reversible sneakersCut (2) sneaker upper linings
Cut (4) sneaker side panel linings
Cut (2) sneaker outsole linings
1/4 ydBattingCut (2) slip-on uppers
Cut (2) slip-on outsoles
Cut (2) sandals uppers
Cut (2) sandals outsoles
Cut (2) sneaker uppers
Cut (4) sneaker side panels
Cut (2) sneaker outsoles
1 1/2" loopFabric
15"Ribbon for tying
15"String for lacing

Notes:

  • All seam allowances are 1/4" unless noted.
  • Always lock in stitches at the beginning and the end to prevent unraveling.
  • Fat 1/16 = approximately 9" x 11"

Assembling the Reversible Slip-ons:

  1. Individually fold the slip-on upper pieces, two outer and two lining, with right sides together. Sew the back seam on each one (Fig. 1).
  2. Place one outer and one lining upper together right sides facing, and sew around the inside curve (Fig. 2) with seams pressed open.
  3. Clip the inside curve (Fig. 3).
  4. Flip one piece through the opening so both fabrics are now right side out (Fig. 4). Be sure to flatten the back seam to reduce bulkiness. (Tip: Topstitching the slip-on upper is optional; do so now if preferred.)
  5. Layer the pieces as follows: Place the stabilizer down, the outsole outer fabric right side up on top and the slip-on upper on top with the outer side down (lining side should be facing up). Pin the heel and toe in place, and then pin around the edge (Fig. 5).
  6. Stitch a 1"–1 1/2" seam along the inside edge (Fig. 5).
  7. Place the outsole lining fabric right side down on top and stitch from the point on the inside around the outsole to the other side, leaving a space for turning (Fig. 6).
  8. Notch all the way around the shoe to reduce seam bulk, and carefully turn the shoe right side out (Fig. 7).
  9. Using a needle and thread, close the inside lining seam with a ladder stitch.

Assembling the Reversible Sandals:

  1. Sew the sandal band by sewing one outer band and one lining band right sides together along the top edge and bottom edge, leaving the ends open. Turn right side out, and topstitch both edges (Fig. 8). (Tip: To make this piece easier to turn right side out, stitch the end closed, turn right side out and unstitch.)
  2. Layer the pieces as follows: Place the stabilizer down, the outsole outer fabric right side up on top and the finished sandal strap upper on top with the outer side down (lining side should be facing up). Pin it in place (Fig. 9).
  3. Sew a thin 1/4" bias strap for a loop (or use ribbon) that is 1 1/2" long. Fold in half, and pin the raw edges to the raw edge of the heel of the sandal outsole heel (Fig. 9).
  4. Place the outsole lining fabric right side down on top and stitch from the point on the inside around the outsole to the other side, leaving a space for turning (Fig. 7).
  5. Notch all the way around the shoe to reduce seam bulk, and carefully turn the shoe right side out (Fig. 7).
  6. Tuck in the seam and topstitch all the way around the outsole (Fig. 10). This may need to be done in two steps: the toe portion and the heel portion.
  7. Slip ribbon or string through the loop to secure the sandal around the ankle.

Assembling Sneakers:

  1. Sew the sneaker upper by sewing one outer and one lining right sides together along the “tongue” top edge, leaving the curve edge open. Clip and notch before turning right side out, and topstitch both edges (Fig. 11).
  2. Sew two sneaker side lining pieces right sides together on the heel (Fig. 11), and repeat for the outer pieces.
  3. Open the sneaker sides, and place one lining and one outer piece right sides together, line up the heel seam and sew along the top edge from one corner to the other (Fig. 12). Clip and notch before turning right side out, and topstitch the sewn edge. (Tip: Sew tiny eyelets now for laces if preferred.)
  4. Layer the pieces as follows: Place the stabilizer down, the outsole outer fabric right side up on top and the finished sneaker side and the finished sneaker upper on top. Both the sneaker side and sneaker upper should be outer side down (lining side should be facing up). Pin in place (Fig. 13).
  5. Stitch a 1 1/2" seam along the inside edge (Fig. 13).
  6. Place the outsole lining fabric right side down on top, and stitch from the point on the inside around the outsole to the other side, leaving a space for turning (Fig. 7).
  7. Notch all the way around the shoe to reduce seam bulk, and carefully turn the shoe right side out (Fig. 7).
  8. Using a needle and thread, close the inside lining seam with a ladder stitch.
  9. Use a large embroidery needle to thread string or embroidery floss through the front of the sneaker sides for laces.

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