Easy #StPaddysDay #Shamrock #Barbie Purse w/ free pattern @ ChellyWood.com

Image shows Mattel's Curvy Barbie carrying a handmade handbag-style purse made of shamrock fabric. Its lining is made of green and white striped fabric, as is the handle. There's also a free pattern for making the pattern in the image. This pattern includes two pieces: the body of the purse and the purse's strap. It also offers the overlay of the watermark, "ChellyWood.com" along with instructions for going to Chelly Wood's youtube channel to find a tutorial for making the purse (also free).

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

That’s my free sewing pattern above. Now here’s the tutorial showing you exactly how to make it:

Just in time for St. Patrick’s day, I’m helping to promote the Irish author, Kieran Fanning, by giving away a hand-made ninja costume to help him promote his way-cool ninja novel for kids. Click here to learn more about this sweepstakes giveaway and Kieran’s ninja novel, The Black Lotus.

The sweepstakes ends on Tuesday, so you’re running out of time to sign up to win!

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If you’re searching for something different, have a look at the 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.

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) without margins, before printing. These 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.

In case you haven’t heard, I’ve 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 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!

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