Here’s the latest “Easy Sewing Project for Kids”! It’s a tutorial showing you how to make this easy “folk dress” for tiny dolls like Mattel’s Chelsea® and other 4.5-inch (11 cm) dolls.
In case you aren’t aware, I posted the pattern for this Easy-Sew Project yesterday, but it might be even easier to search for the pattern link on my Gallery Page (to be posted after Friday).
This and future Easy-Sew videos and free patterns will be posted on ChellyWood.com in response to a number of requests I’ve had for exactly that: projects that kids can make (with the help of an adult) in a short amount of time.
Feel free to leave comments about my recent focus on tutorials and patterns for beginners. I’d love to hear what my regular followers think.
For those of you who already feel comfortable with the basics, check out my new Gallery Page, where you can pick an outfit for a doll, click on that picture, and the link in the caption will take you to all the free, printable patterns and free tutorials you’ll need to make that outfit.
If you want to see all of my Easy-Sew Projects for Kids as soon as I post them, check out my 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.
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.
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.