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How to Make Duct Tape Shoes for American Girl Dolls





The first thing you’re going to do is trace your doll’s foot on chords, craft boards or cardboard that can get the pattern like this. I’ve already done this… So, this is going to be the inside part of the shoes. Make sure that there are… The side here is on the inner part of the foot. You have to make your doll’s foot is protected by putting socks or stockings on your doll.

The first thing you’re going to do is conduct a piece of duct tape 4 inches long and fold it in half lengthwise like this. Tape it onto the back of the shoe pattern like this.

Then put the pattern on the bottom of your doll’s foot and grab the duck tape like this and tape it down. Make sure it’s tight enough.

Next, we’re going to do the side part of the shoe. Cut another 4 inch of the duct tape and fold it like this and leave about the ¼ inch on the sticky side. Now, you’re going to tape it on the side of the shoe, like this, and then fold the sticky side under the bottom of the shoe wrapping the duct tape under it.

Then tape it on the side to finish it. So, as you can see, we’re halfway done with the shoe. The next step is to do the front part. Get a piece of the aluminum foil then wrap it on the front of your doll’s foot. This will help you shape the front part of the shoe. After you’ve shaped the front part of the shoe get another piece of duct tape, but this time only 3 inches. Wrap it around the whole front part of the shoe, like this.

So, after you’ve put the piece of duct tape on, you can take the shoe off your doll’s foot because we’re almost done.

 

So, now that the shoe is off of your doll’s foot you can stick your finger under the front part of the shoe and push it to make it look less wrinkly.

The next part we’re going to do is slanted part of the shoe. So, we need to get a 3-inch piece of duct tape and then fold it like this. We’re nearly done folding it. Tape it under the front side of the shoe, like this. Then, you tape the duct tape underneath the shoe. And then tape the rest of it down with the little strip of tape like this.

So, as you can see, the shoes are already done. I put a piece of tape on the bottom to make it look nice. If you want to make your shoes more like Tom’s you can take another piece of core craft board or a cardboard and glue it on the bottom of the shoe with tacky glue.

You can also buy a trim like this and glue it on the sides. If you want to make it look better you can also cut a small triangle and put it on your doll’s shoe. I call that “masking tape”.

So, these are two of our dolls wearing pairs of Tom’s you’ve made for them. As you can see, they can actually stand on them. By following the first two steps of this video you can also make stipples for your American girl doll.

Feel free to post a video response of the Tom’s’ you’ve made and we hope you’ve enjoyed the tutorial. Bye!

 
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