#Medieval monk or #SundaySchool character #DIY project w/free pattern @ ChellyWood.com

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows Texas A and M Ken doll dressed as Friar Laurence in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. He wears a hooded robe and sandals. He stands in an Italian garden with a cobble-stone path behind him and a small topiary nearby. Caption reads "Chelly Wood dot come for free, printable sewing patterns and tutorials."

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

By the heading I’ve chosen, you probably won’t be surprised when I tell you that the costume I designed for my Friar Laurence to wear in the stop-motion video I’m producing of Romeo and Juliet is quite popular with Sunday School teachers. I guess they use it to make costumes for Father Christmas, Jesus, holiday angels, and various Bible characters.

I’ve received a number of emails (using my Submit a Question feature), telling me how useful this pattern can be. I love to hear from folks who follow me! If you ever find a new and fun way to use my patterns, don’t hesitate to send me pictures and tell me all about your adventures!

The outfit you see pictured above was designed to fit male fashion dolls and action figures like Ken™, Jake (from the Liv Doll™ collection), and G.I. Joe™. Below you’ll find my patterns for the hood, robes, and even his rope sandals, along with tutorials showing you how to make each piece of the costume which I designed for my Texas A&M Ken’s Friar Laurence part in the play:

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If you have any questions about my patterns, instructions, or about sewing for dolls, in general, just submit a question.

Please be aware, however, that I may not be answering emails until August, as I’m on a business trip to France right now, where I’m doing some doll photography for a doll company. (There will be more news about this later on.) So if you need answers to your sewing questions right away, you’ll probably want to search elsewhere.

Remember that you need to enlarge my patterns to fit an American-sized sheet of printer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm), without margins, before printing. Feel free to pinlike, or tweet about my free patterns and tutorials.

Need help printing my patterns? This link will take you to a tutorial showing you how to download my free, printable patterns.

I’ve also got a playlist of tutorials for the beginning sewists on my YouTube channel. It includes video tutorials showing you how to do a basic straight stitch when sewing by hand, how to use the whipstitch to hem a garment, how to sew on snaps, and even how to design your own doll clothes patterns, for those who are new to design and alterations.

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, design doll clothes, and embroider, and I think it’s important to share my talents with the world, so others can learn to do what I do.

And in case you haven’t heard, I have also designed commercial patterns for Lammily LLC. They have some new dolls coming out soon, so you might want to visit the Lammily website to see what they’ve got going on.

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