My regular followers know that beneath each of my YouTube videos, there are links to a number of videos like this “How to Whipstitch” tutorial. These “basic stitchery” tutorials are designed to help you understand terms and concepts within each tutorial, like:
- How to print my FREE patterns
- How to sew snaps on fabric
- How to thread a needle
- How to sew by hand
- How to tie a knot when sewing by hand
- How to gather fabric
These and many other helpful sewing tips are found in the “Sewing Tutorials for Beginners” playlist, on my YouTube Channel. I thought I’d point this out, because I often get questions about beginner techniques, so I thought it might be helpful to do a post on these tutorials that are designed to guide those of you who are relatively new to sewing.
If any of you would like me to make a tutorial on a specific sewing technique, please feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments or Submit a Question which goes directly to my email account. I’m here to help! And this summer, I’d like to do a few new tutorials on more of the basic concepts in sewing. So I really hope I’ll get a few suggestions before I begin my new series for beginners.
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!