Here’s a preview of what we’ll be making this week on ChellyWood.com. Usually, my blog focuses on doll clothes patterns, my area of specialty. If you’re here for doll clothes patterns, please navigate to my Gallery Page where it’s easy to find all the patterns and tutorials you’ll need to make a variety of doll clothes to fit everyone from Mattel’s tiny Kelly® dolls to the 18″ American Girl® dolls.
But for this week, I’m giving you free, printable sewing patterns to make your own tea towels. My pattern for a towel topper is really pretty easy to put together. A seasoned sewist could probably make a pair of these in less than an hour!
Imagine them with holiday fabric on top… What a great Christmas gift they’ll make! So please come back tomorrow to download the first of the two towel topper patterns I have in store for you. Thursday I’ll upload the second pattern, and Friday I’ll post my tutorial.
If you’ve stumbled across this blog post long after November 22, 2016, you’ll be able to find the patterns and tutorials on my Gallery Page. That’s the easiest way to search through all of my patterns to find what you want. Each image on the Gallery Page takes you to links for patterns and tutorials that help you make the project shown in the gallery image.
Need help printing my patterns? This link will take you to a tutorial showing you how to download my free, printable patterns.
Please note: you must enlarge my patterns to fit a full-sized piece of American computer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm) before printing. Unlike my doll clothes patterns, which use 1/4-inch seams, this towel-topper pattern will use a 5/8-inch seam.
If you’re wondering why I make patterns and videos without charging a fee, please visit the “Chelly’s Books” page, and that should explain my general motivations.
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.
I’ve also got a series 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 gather fabric, how to use the whipstitch to hem a garment, how to sew on snaps, and even how to design your own doll clothes patterns, just like I do!