Image of a Barbie and a Liv doll in a hairdresser's salon. Overlay says, "Win this Hair Salon Set".

Last Day to Sign up for FREE #Toy #HairSalon Set for Barbies and Other #FashionDolls!

Today’s the last day to sign up for my sweepstakes drawing! To sign up to win, just go to this page and follow the directions. It’s as simple as that! I’ll announce the winner shortly after he/she has been contacted. Continue reading Last Day to Sign up for FREE #Toy #HairSalon Set for Barbies and Other #FashionDolls!

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Here’s how to make your #FashionDolls a zip-front #winter #coat w/ free pattern @ ChellyWood.com

The zipper jacket shown in this video tutorial uses the zipper jacket pattern found under the heading: “Doll Clothes for Female 11.5 inch or 292 mm/29 cm Fashion Dolls (like Barbie)” found on this page. As I’ve said before, this is not the easiest item of clothing to make. The beginning seamstress, taylor, or toymaker might find it somewhat challenging. Need help printing my patterns? This link … Continue reading Here’s how to make your #FashionDolls a zip-front #winter #coat w/ free pattern @ ChellyWood.com

Image of Barbie doll wearing gray wig and standing before a table laden with gourds and a cornucopia of food.

Happy #Thanksgiving to My Fellow #Americans, From ChellyWood.com #Diorama

  Happy Thanksgiving to all of my fellow Americans. If you’re here to find my free, printable doll clothes patterns, they can be found on this page. This video tutorial can give you a few tips and pointers about how to print my patterns. And finally, let me remind you that I’m offering a sweepstakes! Please visit this page to sign up to win a Barbie/Liv Doll-sized … Continue reading Happy #Thanksgiving to My Fellow #Americans, From ChellyWood.com #Diorama

Image of printable sewing pattern for a ski coat or winter jacket to fit a Barbie-sized doll like Liv Dolls, Tammy Dolls, or Fashion Royalty dolls

Sew a Zipper #Jacket for #FashionDolls w/ a FREE #Sewing Pattern from ChellyWood.com

  This is the pattern I used to make the zipper-front ski jacket that I posted yesterday. It fits a lot of different fashion dolls, including Barbie and Tammy dolls. (The sleeves turned out a bit long for Barbie, so you might want to trim the pattern up by about a half a centimeter.) It’s a little too bulky on Momoko, but it fits dolls with … Continue reading Sew a Zipper #Jacket for #FashionDolls w/ a FREE #Sewing Pattern from ChellyWood.com

Image of Barbie-sized doll wearing a jacket that zips up the front.

#Sew a Zipper Jacket for Barbies w/ This FREE Printable Sewing Pattern #instadolls #dollcollector

This week I’m going to show you how to make this zipper-front jacket or ski coat. The pattern fits most 11.5-inch dolls and some with wider bodies and even longer arms. Tomorrow I’ll post the pattern, and Friday I’ll post the tutorial. This zipper-front jacket project isn’t for the beginner seamstress. Zippers can be tricky to do, so bear that in mind. It helped that I … Continue reading #Sew a Zipper Jacket for Barbies w/ This FREE Printable Sewing Pattern #instadolls #dollcollector

Image of a Barbie and a Liv doll in a hairdresser's salon. Overlay says, "Win this Hair Salon Set".

Free Hair Salon Chair, Smock, & Apron for Your #BarbieDolls @ ChellyWood.com #Dollstagram #Toys

There’s only one week left to win this wonderful hair salon set! It includes a Barbie/Liv Doll-sized salon chair, along with a smock and apron (both of which are handmade by yours truly)! To sign up to win, follow this link to the page where we’re having the drawing. Continue reading Free Hair Salon Chair, Smock, & Apron for Your #BarbieDolls @ ChellyWood.com #Dollstagram #Toys

Image of a child's colorful artwork, made with swirls and blotches of color. Overlaying words say, "Thank you, love Delia."

#Children Say #Thanks in the Sweetest Way!

The Swedish traditional costume that I featured on ChellyWood.com in October and November was made for a friend’s little girl, Delia, and although I certainly didn’t expect anything in return, she made me this lovely picture to say thanks in the sweetest way: Incidentally, Delia’s dad is a fantastic, freelance book editor. If there are any writers out there, who would like to have a professional … Continue reading #Children Say #Thanks in the Sweetest Way!

Here we see an image of an 18 inch Madame Alexander doll wearing a traditional Swedish costume. Around her waist is a felt, hand-embroidered "pocket," a type of purse or bag worn around the waist. The image is watermarked with the website where you can download free printable PDF sewing patterns for making this 18 inch doll outfit, including the pocket, a Pilgrim-style hat or bonnet, a handkerchief, a vest, an apron, a skirt, and a long-sleeved shirt with collar : ChellyWood.com

ChellyWood.com Offers FREE Printable Doll Clothes Patterns of #Swedish #Folk Costume #FolkLoreThursday

  Now I’ve given you every single pattern and tutorial on the Swedish Traditional Folk Costume, so I’ll offer links back to everything I’ve shared. First there’s my Pinterest page, where I was first inspired by the ladies of Delarna, Sweden. (I’m not Swedish myself, but I love folk costumes from all parts of the world.) When I first ran across the pocket purses, I … Continue reading ChellyWood.com Offers FREE Printable Doll Clothes Patterns of #Swedish #Folk Costume #FolkLoreThursday

Image of eighteen-inch doll wearing a folksy-looking neckerchief that has been embroidered with flowers. Header says, "Embroidered neckerchief for dolls."

#Neckerchief #Embroidery and Sewing #Tutorial from ChellyWood.com Includes FREE Pattern

The neckerchief shown in this video is part of my Swedish Traditional Costume for 18″ dolls like American Girl dolls and similar-sized dolls. If you’re wondering why I make patterns and tutorials without charging a fee, please visit the “Chelly’s Books” page, and that should explain my general motivations. Overall, I love to sew and embroider, and I think it’s important to share my talent with the world. Want … Continue reading #Neckerchief #Embroidery and Sewing #Tutorial from ChellyWood.com Includes FREE Pattern

Image of 18-inch doll (looks a lot like American Girl or AG doll) wearing a traditional Swedish costume. Pattern displayed is free to print. Design made by Chelly Wood of ChellyWood.com

FREE #Sewing Pattern for a #Dolls #Neckerchief from ChellyWood.com

This is the pattern I used for the neckerchief that’s part of the Swedish traditional costume for 18″ dolls. This week I’ll post my tutorial, showing you how to make the neckerchief, plus I’ll also do a whole-costume post, with links to each pattern and tutorial needed to make the entire Swedish traditional outfit. If you like my free patterns and tutorials, please show your appreciation by … Continue reading FREE #Sewing Pattern for a #Dolls #Neckerchief from ChellyWood.com

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How to Make a Daisy Stitch #Embroidery Tutorial #Broderie #Stitchery

This stitch was super helpful when I was making the 18-inch doll neckerchief that I’m going to teach you how to make this week. Tomorrow I’ll post the free, printable pattern for the traditional Swedish neckerchief. Wednesday I’ll post the tutorial for making the neckerchief. If you like my free patterns and tutorials, please show your appreciation by doing one of the following: like my tutorial on FB, … Continue reading How to Make a Daisy Stitch #Embroidery Tutorial #Broderie #Stitchery

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How to #Thread an #Embroidery Needle Tutorial Video From ChellyWood.com #Crafty

The next part of our Swedish traditional costume is the neckerchief. (I’ll be posting the free pattern next week.) I embroidered mine with little flowers, so I’m going to share a few embroidery videos and tips with you, so you can make a neckerchief like mine, if you so desire. If you like my free patterns and tutorials, please show your appreciation by doing one of … Continue reading How to #Thread an #Embroidery Needle Tutorial Video From ChellyWood.com #Crafty