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How to Make Dolls Shoes? - Explained the Easiest Ways

How to Make Dolls Shoes? – Explained the Easiest Ways

There are versatile types of dolls in the market nowadays. Just like their outfits and their construction, their shoes are also unique in some sense. For children’s whining or spending time with them, you may wonder “how to make shoes for dolls”.

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Well, I’ll answer today in this article. Don’t worry making dolls shoes is easy and simple. You don’t even need ti to buy much stuff to make it. Here I would love to share some methods with you all by which you can make any doll’s shoes. That can be barbie, ag, or American dolls. However, here are two ways of baby doll shoes for adults to make-

How to Make Dolls Shoes?

I’ll describe two very easy and simple methods for all kinds of doll shoe patterns. Those are-

  1. Paper Doll Shoes
  2. Leather Doll Shoes

Let’s start with the first one-

Method: Paper Doll shoe Pattern


  • Large colored paper for each side of shoes.
  • Pencil
  • Glue Strick / Hot Glue Gun


Step 1: Draw the Outline

Put the doll on the colored paper and draw the foot outline on the paper.

Step 2: Stick the Papers

Now, use a glue stick or gun to stick four papers together. Now keep the previously drawn foot outline paper on it and glue it carefully.

Step 3: Measure with The Foot Shape

Place the doll on the paper and try to bend the paper according to the foot shape. Glue the paper and let it dry.

Step 4: Cut the Sole

When the paper is fully dry, cut the shape out of the paper which seems like a shoe sole. Then, stick two pieces to the paper and let it fully dry.

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Step 5: Make Shoe Straps

Now, cut the glued 2 pieces of paper into horizontal strips for the strap of the shoes. Place the first strip on the sole and glue it carefully at the bottom of the shoe.

Step 6: Attach the Shoe Strap

Before the glue fully dries, place the doll foot inside the shoe to adjust the fitting. If all is okay, then do the same to the other foot. Cut any excess part of the paper from the shoe.

Step 7: Make the Heel

Take a paper and roll it to get width like the sole. Apply glue, so that the roll stays still. Check the angle of placing the heel to the shoe.

Step 8: Glue The Heel

Then, cut the heel according to the size and glue the heel to the shoe, and you are done! Do the same to the other foot and your doll shoes will be ready.

Method: Leather Doll shoe Pattern

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  • Sheets of paper
  • Thin large piece of old leather
  • Pencil
  • Sewing Machine or Needle & Thread


Step 1: Cut The Leather

On the paper trace the doll foot with a pencil and place the paper on the leather and cut the leather 1/2″ larger than the paper cut.

Step 2: Make The Sole

Now again trace the doll foot on the paper and cut it adding half an inch seam allowance.

Step 3: Cut The Top Part

Step 2 part will be used for the top part of the shoe. So, cut the leather according to the part for both left and right shoes.

Step 4: Make a Slip-into-Hole

Cut a circle on the edge part of the shoe to make it slip into the doll’s foot. It’ll position on the top part of the shoe.

Step 5:  Start Sewing

Use the step 1 leather as the sole and sew it well with the top part of the shoe. After sewing cut, if there is any leather extension. Put it on the doll’s foot and stretch with your fingers for fitting. And you are done!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to Make Doll Shoes for 18 Dolls?

You can use Duct Tape to make 18 dolls shoes. The duck tape method is quite easy. You’ll just need duct tape for the base and a glue gun to secure the sole.

How to Make Barbie Doll Shoes?

You can use the Paper method or the Leather method for your barbie doll as you want. I also described how you can make heel shoes for your barbie doll.

How to Make American Girl Doll Shoes?

You can use the paper method to make your American Girl doll shoes. Just trace the doll’s foot on the paper with a pencil then cut it. Use a glue stick to attach the paper and you are done!

How to Make Shoes for AG Dolls?

AG dolls mean American Gurl dolls. You can use any of my previous two methods to make your perfect doll shoes.

Final Verdict

So, we hope you got some ideas about how you can make your barbie or American Girl doll shoes. All of these methods are tested and very easy to make within 10-15 minutes. Thank you for reading.