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How To Make American Girl Doll Shoes / Sandals for 18" dolls

Updated: Jan 9, 2023

I was sitting in my sewing room nothing really in my head only thing I know was I feel the urge of making something NEW!!!...

I grab one of the AG dolls trace their feet and start to make the shoe I use my kids drawing paper that laying on the floor and tape, then I remember I got a foam sheet on sale last year from JoAnn and I have CA glue from Starbond (I love this glue) I told myself that perfect! I will make doll shoes with the foam sheet then! and I got so excited 😁

The purple shoes are my first try I'm so surprised how Cute it turned out I didn't expect that at all I'm not even know I could make shoes (a little proud of myself at the moment😌) It's so fun and easy to make so I made 2nd one with the Pink and then 3rd one with the yellow but this time I add strap OMG It's so adorable!!!

It's would be too sad not to share these Cute little shoes, I hope you enjoy this tutorial

Video Tutorial

General Materials I used :


Cut out all the pieces.


1. Clip around the outer edge of the front piece of the shoe, Carefully apply glue to all the tabs around the outside edge to the front part of the sole.


2. Carefully glue the shoes onto the cardboard sole.


3. Glue Velcro to the straps of the back of the shoes.


4. Measure the side of the shoe and cut a strip of foam for the side of the shoe depending on how thick of cardboard you used ( mine is 1/4 of an inch thick ); Optional glue the pompom or ribbon for decoration.



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Jul 16, 2022

Just seen your vid on YT the dolls shoes came out soo neat and adorable .I will be making a few for my daughter dolly thanks again for the help and free PDF


Erin Mease
Erin Mease
Dec 23, 2021

😍i love your idea!


Sharon Helm
Sharon Helm
Apr 13, 2021

I bought that glue and it didn’t work. The list of items it is used for does not include cloth, cardboard or foam.


Karla Strauss
Karla Strauss
Mar 31, 2021

Where do I find the file to cut on the cutting machine?


May 24, 2020

Hi can you tell me where I can find the pdf for the chic sandals for 18" dolls. I have printed the free printable version but hoping I could cut out on my Cricut. Thank you.

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