I am going to make a pair of boots for your doll like UGGS or bear paw using felt, craft foam, a needle, and thread, paper, and pencil for the pattern and glue.
I start by taking the paper and pencil, and I make a rough sketch of what the boot look like. It would take four parts, so I sketch the pattern down below starting with the bottom of the shoe, the back, the top and the front.
I developed this pattern trough trial and error, going back and re-adjusting until it worked. I’ve included a small seam allowance, and I will make this pattern available on our blog myfroggystuff.blogspot.com.
Now I cut out the pattern, place it on felt and cut out. I cut two of each to make the pair of boots, then starting with the top and front of the boot, line up the edges, use the needle and thread to saw a straight stitch around the curve bending the front piece, so that, it continue to match up as you go around. This can be a little tricky, and I want to be neat, so I’m just taking my time.
When I get to the end I open it up and place it on top of the rectangle to the back of the shoe, line up the edges, then sew a straight line across. These stitches will be visible, so, you want to make them as neat and as close together as possible. Then repeat on the other side.
Now, it is starting to take shape, all we have to do now is saw on the bottom. I’m using a back stitch for this so that it look like one continuous line. To saw a back stitch, you enter a little bit in front of your prior stitch, and then you go back through right at the last one. Tie a knot at the bottom and trim up the excess.
Cut an oval out of a piece of foam that is slightly smaller than the pattern for the bottom of the shoe and glue it to the felt to make a basic pair of boots.
And these are a perfect fit for Project MC2 dolls. They can fit Monster High. However, they’ll be walking around on their-their tip toes. The same goes for Ever After High dolls. However, when it comes to our Barbies, they are a little lose.
So I take this sock, turn it inside out, place the dolls leg inside, pinch it firmly, saw a straight stitch following the back of the leg, trim it, turn it inside out, to make a sock helping it to fit.
I can take it a step further by cutting a thin strip of fleece, gently pulled the ends to make a fuzzy cording. Glue it to the back, trim it on the other side. Glue another line starting at the bottom, then going up and around the front, then down the other side.
Add buttons or bows to customize it… And you’re done! Happy Crafting!
We want to give a shout out to Animals and Co. What’s up!
Finally! It’s boots season! Yey! Goodbye, sandals… Hello, boots. They’re so fuzzy and soft!
Where have you been all my life?