You’ll have to forgive the quality of the video tutorial on this one, folks, as it was one of the earliest videos I made. It goes back a long way, but it is still one of my most popular videos on my YouTube channel, coming in at #9 among all of my doll clothes/ doll diorama DIY project tutorials.
I actually have a whole series of tutorials for making doll-related and doll-diorama-related craft projects, ranging from a four-poster bed to a bottle of wine. Check out that playlist at this link, if you’re curious.
Now let’s get down to the nitty-gritty! Here are the pattern and tutorial you came to see:
In case you’re unfamiliar with my site, this chair pattern and tutorial is designed to fit the average fashion doll, like Barbie™, Blythe™/ Pullip™ /Momoko™, Ever After High™ dolls, Liv dolls, Monster High™ dolls, and probably some others I haven’t even mentioned.
Should you long to delve further into what I create and why I create it, just read all the stuff I’ve typed below the line:
Coming soon: easy-peasy sewing lessons for the beginner doll sewists. I’ve been getting requests for tutorials that even the brand-new sewists can make, so I’m working on a series of easy-to-sew patterns and tutorials for just that sort of person. These beginner tutorials will be suitable for both children and adults. I plan to begin posting those easy-sew lessons and patterns this fall, so stay tuned for more news about that.
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 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 mid-August, as I’m on a business trip right now, 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 pin, like, 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.
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 in their line, including a new male doll, so you might want to visit the Lammily website to see what they’ve got going on.