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Hem your own pants without a #sewing machine @ ChellyWood.com

When my acquaintances find out how much I love to sew, they often say things like, “I have a pair of pants that need to be hemmed,” or “I have a ripped shirt that needs fixed.” But let me just say that sewing and mending are two different things… Sewing is a creative endeavor; mending is not. It’s more like housework! Mending is when a … Continue reading Hem your own pants without a #sewing machine @ ChellyWood.com

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Easy #DIY #Doll Tights @ ChellyWood.com

Fall is upon us, so your dolls will need something to keep their little leggies warm under their skirts! How about a pair of doll tights? This easy DIY tutorial shows you how to make a pair of tights for a fashion doll, using a sock, a pair of scissors, and a few easy stitches! This tutorial would be about a two-flower difficulty rating, because … Continue reading Easy #DIY #Doll Tights @ ChellyWood.com

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns and tutorials for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows a Tonner doll wearing a handmade outfit consisting of a summer shirt and business skirt. Overlay says "FREE doll skirt pattern and tutorial" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com.

FREE #Sew Pattern for 16 or 17-inch #BJD or other #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com

Yes, here’s the tutorial video I promised you, to go with yesterday’s FREE printable sewing pattern for a business skirt to fit 16 inch or 17 inch fashion dolls, like various BJD’s, my 16-inch Tonner™ doll, my 17-inch FibreCraft™ doll, and quite possibly the new Endless Hair Kingdom™ 17-inch Princess Doll from Mattel’s Barbie®. To download the FREE printable sewing pattern, just click on that link. If you’re new to … Continue reading FREE #Sew Pattern for 16 or 17-inch #BJD or other #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com

Please visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows a printable paper pattern for a business-type skirt that fits 16-inch or 17-inch fashion dolls like the new 17" Barbie, 16-inch Tonner dolls, and 17 inch FibreCraft dolls. It includes a waistband and suggests visiting the YouTube channel ChellyWood1 for a free tutorial video showing how to stitch this doll's skirt together. Overlay includes the URL ChellyWood.com and a "Creative Commons Attribution" watermark. It suggests by way of two pink flowers, that this is a fairly easy pattern to sew.

16-inch or 17-inch Fashion #Doll Skirt #Sewing Pattern (FREE) @ ChellyWood.com

This week’s new FREE printable sewing pattern is for a business-style skirt that fits 16-inch or 17-inch fashion dolls. Tomorrow I’ll be posting my latest YouTube tutorial, showing how to make the pattern. This pattern fits 16-inch dolls like my Tonner™ doll, 17-inch dolls like my FibreCraft doll, and quite possibly the new Endless Hair Kingdom™ 17-inch Princess Doll from Mattel’s Barbie®. I’m going to ask for this new doll … Continue reading 16-inch or 17-inch Fashion #Doll Skirt #Sewing Pattern (FREE) @ ChellyWood.com

#FREE Skirt #Pattern for 17″ or 16″ #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com

This week I’m going to post my FREE printable sewing pattern and tutorial for making the blue business skirt that you see in the images above and below. These photos, BTW, were used in my “Doll Photography” series. If you’re curious about them, visit my YouTube channel to watch the videos offering tips on great doll photography! The sleeveless summer top shown in these images … Continue reading #FREE Skirt #Pattern for 17″ or 16″ #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com

MH 17-inch “Freak du Chic” and similar-sized dolls’ clothes sewing patterns (free, printable)

This is one of my easiest sewing projects on ChellyWood.com, so I think even some of you sewing beginners out there will find it easy to make. Here’s a collection of links to sewing patterns and tutorials showing you how to make the ensemble pictured above: FREE printable pattern for yellow felt top and jeans Tutorial showing how to make the yellow felt top Tutorial … Continue reading MH 17-inch “Freak du Chic” and similar-sized dolls’ clothes sewing patterns (free, printable)

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#DIY Covered Buttons for #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com

Do you have a tiny container full of mismatched snaps? I know I certainly do, and some of those mismatched snaps go back to the 1970’s! But do you honestly think you’re going to locate a snap you lost 10, 20, or 30 years ago? Probably not! So what should we do with all those mismatched snaps? Here’s an idea from Susan W, who posted … Continue reading #DIY Covered Buttons for #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com

Please visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows a Tonner 16-inch doll wearing a handmade summer top. Overlay says, 16 or 17-inch doll shirt and this image is meant as the YouTube header for a doll clothes DIY sewing tutorial video on Chelly Wood's YouTube channel, ChellyWood1.

Sew a summer shirt for 16-inch or 17-inch #Dolls w/FREE #patterns @ ChellyWood.com

Here’s my tutorial for sewing a 16-inch or 17-inch doll’s sleeveless shirt, using the camp shirt pattern that I posted yesterday. As I showed you on Monday, the pattern fits 16-inch dolls like my Tonner™ doll, 17-inch dolls like my FibreCraft doll, and quite possibly the new Endless Hair Kingdom™ 17-inch Princess Doll from Mattel’s Barbie®. Next week I plan to post the pattern for … Continue reading Sew a summer shirt for 16-inch or 17-inch #Dolls w/FREE #patterns @ ChellyWood.com

Image shows the printable paper pattern for a camp shirt that fits 16-inch and 17-inch dolls like the Tonner doll, FibreCraft dolls, and other 16-inch dolls and 17-inch fashion dolls. Overlay says "ChellyWood.com: free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes."

FREE Printable #Sewing Pattern for 16″ or 17″ #Dolls’ Camp Shirt @ ChellyWood.com

I realize this pattern says “camp shirt,” but this is the pattern I used to make the sleeveless summer top shown in yesterday’s blog post. As you can see in that post, it fits most 16-inch and 17-inch fashion dolls, like the Tonner™ fashion dolls, the old Hollywood Starlette™ dolls from FibreCraft™, and similar tall fashion dolls. I’d be very curious to see if this … Continue reading FREE Printable #Sewing Pattern for 16″ or 17″ #Dolls’ Camp Shirt @ ChellyWood.com

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Preview of this week’s free #doll clothes #patterns @ ChellyWood.com

Isn’t that a lovely doll? She’s a Tonner™, given to me by a friend named Julie. HI JULIE! She looks a lot like a Mattel® doll, but this doll is actually 16-inches tall (41 cm). So this week’s free sewing patterns and tutorials have been designed to fit fashion dolls in that size range. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that this outfit also fits 17-inch (43 … Continue reading Preview of this week’s free #doll clothes #patterns @ ChellyWood.com

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Teach #Kids to #Sew With this Easy Straight-Stitch #Tutorial @ ChellyWood.com

I’ve had a few requests for videos demonstrating some of the most fundamental concepts in sewing. In particular, parents wanted me to create a video tutorial for children learning to sew. Perhaps you’ve seen my video that shows “How to Sew a Snap on Fabric“. The snaps video and this straight stitch tutorial are both part of my “Easy Sewing Tutorials for Kids” video collection on … Continue reading Teach #Kids to #Sew With this Easy Straight-Stitch #Tutorial @ ChellyWood.com

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Here’s a simple #sewing tip: how to #sew snaps on #fabric @ ChellyWood.com

Yesterday I posted my DIY tutorial for making a super easy-to-sew felt top for Monster High™ dolls. The only hard part (for a beginner anyway) was sewing the snaps on the felt. In this video, I show you the fundamental basics of sewing a snap onto fabric. For the more advanced sewist, there’s also a trick to aligning your snaps: push a straight pin through … Continue reading Here’s a simple #sewing tip: how to #sew snaps on #fabric @ ChellyWood.com