How to Make Vans Old Skool Slip On Shoes for American Girl Doll

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten requests to craft doll shoes, but over the last few years it’s been a lot! I’ve never made the plunge to create shoes until now thanks to all the VSCO girl craft requests and I’m so happy I did! These are literally so easy to make! Who knew?! Probably most of you! lol. I created the pattern based on a pair of American Girl Brand slip on shoes that I have. I literally sketched it on paper and then scanned it. So, I apologize that’s it’s not as crisp as my templates usually are. Also, I’m not a shoe maker. So, if I called certain pieces by the wrong name, don’t hate me!

I also really love this craft because you can make so many different shoes with the same template! There are so many patterns of Duck Tape to choose from. I literally have Vans in all colors of the rainbow and a few glitter pairs. So, I know how fun it can be to have variety of colors to choose from each day!

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Watch and enjoy! Do you have any Vans?

8 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

    1. Tiffany Gordon
      October 14, 2019 at 11:50 am –

      can you please make more shoes? i love your crafts!

      October 2, 2019 at 4:36 am –

      As a ballast against the whims of the fashion cycle, Vans can always fall back on its roots and legacy. Whether the cachet of heritage will be enough to sustain the Old Skool’s time in the limelight is an open question. For now, Vans don’t appear to be taking any chances. In a subtle nod to the dad shoe trend, the brand recently introduced oversized “Platform” editions of the Old Skools, Authentics, and Slip-Ons—its classic silhouettes propped up on chunky-esque platform soles. The solution was classic Vans: When faced with a challenge, dig in the archives. The answer’s usually there—and the company hasn’t been wrong yet.

    1. KaBellaCupcakery2016
      September 24, 2019 at 5:05 am –

      Also, it has a small siccors, tape w/ despenser, stapler w/ staples, pencil sharpener. for $2.99 w/ a case

    1. KaBellaCupcakery2016
      September 23, 2019 at 2:30 pm –

      Just wanted to let you know that I was at Michaels today and in there dollar section and found small back to school set that is small enough for American girls

    1. Gina Griffin
      September 19, 2019 at 1:15 pm –

      So cool and cute thanks

    1. 3AGDolls4ever
      September 19, 2019 at 6:51 am –

      Totally cute!!
      You are so crafty. Please do more VSCO crafts!!!

    1. Dena
      September 18, 2019 at 1:56 pm –

      The link to the pattern doesn’t work.

    1. Abby
      September 18, 2019 at 11:20 am –

      Love it! Can you please make a fjallraven kanken backpack for dolls?