Duct Tape Toms-like shoes for American Girl Dolls

This was an experiment and it turned out really nice- a Tom’s shoes for American Girl Dolls made of duct tape. I actually love it especially the fact that my daughter can make it herself because it’s really easy. While the quality is not at par with the Toms by Liberty Jane, it’s cute enough as a project for any kid who loves making stuff for their dolls. My daughter made 4 pairs, one for each of our dolls. She adores it so much that she decided to post the video tutorial in her youtube account, her username is pinkiepinkgirl. Below is the video tutorial for making this shoes.

Video Tutorial for Making Duct Tape Toms for AG Dolls

44 Responses to Duct Tape Toms-like shoes for American Girl Dolls

  • BIBI says:


  • Heather says:

    I love this tutorial πŸ™‚ I just made 2 pairs and they came out adorable…thank you…now I need to find how to make rainboots πŸ™‚

  • Marge says:

    So cute, great tut, GD will love them!

  • Susan Townsend says:

    This was well done tutorial,thank you. I am going to make some for my Grandaughter,she will love them. Thank you for sharing ! Have a blessed day.

  • Vicki Odom says:

    Wonderful presentation by a very articulate young lady. Can’t wait to try these with my granddaughter, Anna. I know she will love it. She just asked the other day if I knew how to make shoes; so now I can tell her I can. Thank you for sharing,

  • Jessica says:

    Wow! What talent! Thanks so much for taking the time to do this and sharing your talent with us all. I’m going to make some of these for my daughter for Christmas. πŸ™‚ Thanks!

  • Bridgette says:

    My Goodness, what talent you have! Thank you so much for sharing your duct tape shoe tutorial. I have 3 granddaughters and one of them is now old enough to receive her first American Girl doll. I’ve been looking for clothes/shoes tutorials all over the web. So glad I found your website. Thank you!

  • Shari Kalous says:

    I think it is AWESOME a little girl can post a better tutorial than the adult versions I have seen! TY so very much! I will be trying this for my doll AND my grand daughters doll for christmas! Awesome job sweetie! Keep going and who knows, maybe one day you will be a designer! πŸ™‚

  • Lynn says:

    This is fabulous!

  • Vicki Good says:

    The tutorial was great will try some of the shoes.

  • Cynthia says:

    Your tutorial was great. My daughter and I made two pairs of shoes. One for her pilgrim doll. Thanks for the tutorial. The only problem I ran into was on the sides where the backs of the shoes hung forward even with the tape so we ended up just making a criss cross with the tape on each of the sides.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Maggi says:

    Super crafty girl! I love it! Cannot wait to make a bunch of these for my little one’s 18″ doll. Thank you so much for your awesome tutorial!

  • Brianna says:

    Oh my goodness!! What a great idea πŸ™‚ I teach an American Girl class and I can’t wait to make these with my girls… They are going to be so excited! Thank you for your post!

  • Lucy says:

    This was so much fun to watch and you did a great job. Can’t wait to make some for my Grandaughters American Girl dolls.

  • Carys says:

    Cute! Shoes are my most needed right now…, I am soooo very happy! Tyvm! (thank you very much)

  • Emily says:

    What a great tutorial! Your daughter did a great job! We just got our first AG doll and are looking forward to fun projects together!

    • admin says:

      thanks for your nice comment…ag dolls are really fun, im sure you and your daughter will be hooked crafting for your new doll.

  • Charity says:

    Worked great! Love mine, didn’t look exactly like the pic but pretty close! But it was also my first time.

  • Michelle says:

    What is the width of your tape? You didn’t state that at all.

  • Sarah says:

    Thank you for this tutorial!:)

  • Danene says:

    Thank you for sharing this tutorial. You did an excellent job and were very clear on your instructions. I have made several pairs for the little girls in my life that have AG dolls. They make up so adorable.

  • Shannan Carothers says:

    Thank you. We can make shoes that her doll can wear with leg braces also.up

  • Gail says:

    What a great job explaining how to make the shoes. I will be showing my granddaughters how to do it. Thanks.

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  • Sara Barracuda says:

    Great idea for shoes! Thanks!

  • wendy says:

    Great idea! My question is what happens with the piece of foil? Doesn’t it cause a problem putting the shoe on??

    • Joni Johnson says:

      That was my question as well. What happens to the foil? I think my piece was to big so had to tear it away. It stays in the shoe, right? Will keep playing with it. I am the Great Grandma and am slow! So far it looks good. Thanks for great video!

  • Chris Reese says:

    These are just adorable! Thanks so much

  • Nancyb says:

    Do you have written instructions for making these shoes? I cannot view videos online as I am on dial-up. I really want to make these shoes.

  • Samantha P. says:

    Great tutorial! I just wish you had a screen in the beginning with the tape sizes and foil size you will need so I can pre-cut the tape. Other than that it was easy to follow and makes really cute shoes.

  • Lorna Holmberg says:

    Very great tutorial. I agree that a list of sizes of strips but it is doable to stop video as I go. Thanks for your experise.

  • Beaj says:

    Thanks for the Fantastic tutorial…Great job and I’ll be busy tomorrow making shoes to go with the outfits I’ve knit, crochet and sewed for !8″ Dolls.
    Thanks again and Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Fun year ahead full of doll footwear designs..:)

  • Ruth McCully says:

    This a terrific video of the Toms…..Great Job!! Thank you so much!!

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  • Dori says:

    You did an awesome job for such a young person. Very nice video.

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  • Cheryl says:

    you did a great job making this film or tutorial!

  • Debra Bohannon says:

    Great Job!! going to make some of these for my great granddaughter …Thank you!

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