During the month of November, I’m going to be participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). To free up my time to write my novel this month, I’m going to revisit a couple of older tutorials that might make great Christmas gifts: my Instagram Pillow and my dragon pincushion.
I’ll also be adding one new pattern for everyone: the tea towel toppers found at the bottom of the image shown above.
Most of my followers are big fans of doll clothes, though, so of course that element of the November blog posts won’t be left out. In anticipation of election day, I’m going to post the pattern for the Patriotic Colorblock Dress that I designed last July, for an Independence Day giveaway. Here’s a preview of that image:
So stick with me in November, even though I may be a little late answering sewing-related questions and replying to comments. There’s still plenty of fun stuff in store for November!
Have you checked 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? It’s awesome!
If you’re looking for easy-peasy tutorials (esp. for those who’ve just started to sew), 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. But it also has some easy sewing tutorials with free printable patterns too.
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.