This is actually one of the oldest patterns I created, back when I first turned ChellyWood.com into a blog about doll crafting. Because of that, you’ll have to excuse the poor quality of the video. It was an early attempt at self-made videos. (I’m a little embarrassed to post it!) However the video does explain the steps to making this Renaissance-style 1:6 scale chair quite well, and the pattern, though hand-drawn, is functional.
Of course these chairs appear on the set of my stop-motion video, Romeo and Juliet, which is still in production.
As you’ll see in the video below, very little sewing is required for making these chairs. I did gather the fabric around the seat, arm rests, and back, but mostly, these chairs are made with cardboard and hot glue. Take a look:
- Free printable pattern for making 1:6 scale Renaissance chairs
- Free video tutorial showing how to make Renaissance chairs
- Free video showing how to gather fabric
I’ve included a video tutorial showing how to gather fabric. That should help for those of you who are crafters but not really sewists. Gathering fabric is a pretty simple task, and it helps create a smooth look to the back, seat, and arm rests on the chair.
Please note: I’ll be on vacation from December 22nd through the first week of January. If you submit a question, you may not hear from me until I get back from my vacation. These blog posts are scheduled in advance, so comments may not be approved until later as well. But I do welcome questions and comments!
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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) without margins, before printing. My designs use a 1/4 inch seam (standard for fashion doll sewing projects).
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. It’s always friendly and kind to show your appreciation for my free patterns and tutorials by liking them on Facebook, pinning them on Pinterest, and/or tweeting about them (yes, you have my permission). You’re also welcome to add any of my YouTube channel’s videos to your playlists. Please visit those links for easy access to my patterns, tutorials, and blog posts.
In case you haven’t heard, I have 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 also have 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!