How to make boots for your American Girl Doll (or other 18 inch dolls)

Editor's note: This post was written by my 10 year daughter Celine, in response to a question left in the comments of this post. The pattern, scaled to the exact size for an 18 inch doll, is available to download and print here.

how to sew american girl doll boots

What you need:

  • 10X12 piece of faux fur, your choice of color
  • at least 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 leather piece for boot sole
  • sewing scissors
  • thread, color your choice
  • sewing machine (optional)
  • hot glue


  1. Fold fabric along the 12 side side, furry side up.
  2. Pin pattern onto fabric with the back of the boot along the fold.
  3. Cut out the boot fabric.
  4. Sew boot, starting at the star, along seam A until you get to the toe. Sew up B until you get to the notch.
  5. Inside out the boot so the fur is on the inside.
  6. At the top, fold over about one inch of fabric. This is the cuff.
  7. Hand stitch the bottom of the cuff to the boot.
  8. Trace your doll's feet onto paper.
  9. Use that as a pattern to cut out the leather boot soles.
  10. Cut out the leather and use hot glue to apply the leather piece to the bottom of the boot.

PS. If you decide to make these boots please send me a photo when they are done.


11 November 09


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I absolutely love these! I

I absolutely love these! I have an American Girl Doll YouTube channel showing tutorials for doll-size object. I love the idea. I will have to find some out leather or thick fabric for the soles, and some faux fur, hopefully available at Michael's.
I'd love to make a video on this!

Celine, love the boots

Celine, love the boots pattern!! I made a very darling pair with my own little add-on. Thank you for sharing!!

You may notice that I did not add a sole to the boot--yet, but aren't they just too darn cute? I used a faux suede fabric that had a fake fur lining purchased at Hobby Lobby. Adding the yarn pompoms, makes for a different look. The photo below shows how the boots really complete this little outfit made with fleece and a recycled pair of granddaughter's jeans. I am NOT a seamstress; just a humble crafter, but your pattern is a cinch for anyone to make (with or without a sewing machine)--thanks to you, and Celine, VERY much for sharing it with the rest of us...

(photo credit: Elizabeth)

I need to make boots for an

I need to make boots for an "English Riding Outfit" jacket, white pants, white blouse with ascot and black hat.Any suggestions? I'm using black leather-look fabric.

I make 18" doll clothes for

I make 18" doll clothes for two church bazaars. These will make an excellent addition to some of the outfits. Very good tutorial. Thank you. 

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