How Do You Make Ballet Shoes for Dolls?

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Making ballet shoes for dolls is an enjoyable and rewarding craft project. Not only is it a great way to use up old, unused materials, but it’s also a great way to personalize the doll for the recipient. Whether you’re making ballet shoes for a special gift or just for yourself, the process is simple and straightforward.

First, you’ll need to gather your materials. You’ll need some fabric or felt in a color of your choice, some elastic, scissors, sewing thread in a coordinating color, and most importantly, some small pieces of elastic or ribbon for the ties. If you don’t have any of these materials on hand, they can usually be found at any craft store.

Once you have all your materials gathered together, it’s time to begin making your ballet shoes. Start by measuring around the doll’s foot with a piece of string or yarn and cutting out two pieces of fabric in that shape.

Make sure that each piece has an extra quarter inch all around so that the shoe will fit snugly when finished. Once the pieces are cut out, sew them together along the edges with coordinating thread.

Next, cut two small pieces of elastic to fit around each ankle and then sew them onto either side of the shoe. To finish off the shoe securely, add some ribbon ties around each ankle so that they can be adjusted as needed.

Finally, decorate your ballet shoes with any embellishments you choose! You can use buttons, beads or even glitter for extra sparkle if desired.


Making ballet shoes for dolls is a fun and creative project that anyone can do with just a few basic materials and tools. With just some fabric or felt, elastic and ribbon ties you can create beautiful personalized ballet shoes that will bring joy to whoever receives them!