Image shows the 17-inch Monster High doll named Gooliope wearing a hand-made sleeveless top made of felt. Overlay says, "Easy MH Shirt" and offers the website, "ChellyWood.com."

#SewEasy #MonsterHigh #Dolls Shirt Tutorial @ ChellyWood.com

This really is a pretty simple doll shirt, with one exception. The snaps can be tricky for beginners, which is why, on the pattern, I’ve labeled it with two dusty rose flowers instead of one. To make it easier for all the beginners out there, I’ll re-post my “How to Sew Snaps on Fabric” tutorial tomorrow. Also, it wouldn’t hurt to review my basic straight … Continue reading #SewEasy #MonsterHigh #Dolls Shirt Tutorial @ ChellyWood.com

Image shows a printable paper pattern for sewing a doll clothes outfit for the 17.5-inch "Freak du Chic" Monster High dolls (or dolls of a similar size and shape). This pattern includes a sleeveless shirt pattern and a jeans pattern.

MH #DollClothes pattern is #FREE @ ChellyWood.com for 17-inch #Dolls

Yes, I realize I posted this last week, but we were working on the jeans pattern then. This week we’re focusing on Gooliope’s™ easy-to-sew doll shirt pattern. We’ll be making this shirt out of felt, which makes it especially simple because it doesn’t need to be hemmed! Even if you’re just learning to sew (heck, even if you’re a small child learning to sew), this … Continue reading MH #DollClothes pattern is #FREE @ ChellyWood.com for 17-inch #Dolls

Image shows the Monster High Doll called "Gooliope" from the "Freak du Chic" doll collection, wearing a hand-made felt shirt. Overlay offers the website where the free patterns for sewing this shirt can be found: "ChellyWood.com: free printable sewing patterns and tutorials for dolls of many shapes and sizes."

Preview of #MHdolls (17-inch #dolls) #EasySew project: felt top @ ChellyWood.com

Last week I offered my patterns and tutorial for making the outfit shown above, which has been designed to fit very slender 17-inch dolls, like the Monster High™ dolls from the “Freak du Chic”™ collection. The doll shown wearing my hand-made doll clothes is called Gooliope™ (pronounced goo-LIE-oh-pee). This week I’ll be sharing the pattern for this outfit once again, and then I’ll post the … Continue reading Preview of #MHdolls (17-inch #dolls) #EasySew project: felt top @ ChellyWood.com

Image of traditional Breyer doll standing in a kitchen, wearing Western shirt and jeans. Also standing nearby is a hand-made stove with handmade miniature pots and pans

#Sewing project: make clothes for 8-inch #dolls w/FREE #patterns!

But wait, there’s more! I not only have the patterns and tutorials for making the jeans… I also have the patterns and tutorials for making the shirt shown above and the one shown below as well: Here are the patterns and the tutorials you’ll need to make the outfits shown above: FREE Printable Pattern for Pants and Both Shirts Tutorial for Making the Pants/Jeans Tutorial … Continue reading #Sewing project: make clothes for 8-inch #dolls w/FREE #patterns!

Image shows an eight-piece pattern set, designed by Chelly Wood, to be used for sewing a Western shirt and a pair of elastic-waist jeans for an eight inch doll, like the Breyer riders, the eight-inch World of Love Dolls from Hasbro, and Mattel's Stacie dolls. On the pattern, it says that there are instructional videos showing how to make the clothes on a YouTube channel called ChellyWood1, but you can also see these videos at ChellyWood.com.

Sew a #Western Outfit for 8″ #Dolls w/FREE #Sewing Pattern @ ChellyWood.com

Today I’m posting a re-designed pattern for 8″ dolls, like the World of Love™ dolls from Hasbro, the Breyer Rider® dolls from the Breyer toy company, and even the eight-inch Wizard of Oz action figures from MEGO Toys. When my daughter was younger, she was really passionate about her Breyer® horses and dolls, so I designed this pattern for her. She made a bunch of … Continue reading Sew a #Western Outfit for 8″ #Dolls w/FREE #Sewing Pattern @ ChellyWood.com

Image shows a 17-inch Freak du Chic Gooliope doll wearing handmade jeans and a handmade shirt. The overlay says, "FREE MH jeans pattern and tutorial" with the URL of a website offered: ChellyWood.com. The entire layout sits atop a rectangular background of swirls and ashy-pink flowers.

Sew a pair of 17-inch #MH #dolls’ jeans w/FREE #DollClothes pattern @ ChellyWood.com

To print the sewing pattern for these jeans/pants that fit the tall Monster High™ (or other 17-inch slender) dolls, please click here. As is my usual routine, I’ll post links to all the parts and pieces of this doll’s outfit when I’m done posting the individual patterns and tutorials. Therefore, you won’t find this particular outfit on my Gallery Page until later, when I’ve posted … Continue reading Sew a pair of 17-inch #MH #dolls’ jeans w/FREE #DollClothes pattern @ ChellyWood.com

Image shows a printable paper pattern for sewing a doll clothes outfit for the 17.5-inch "Freak du Chic" Monster High dolls (or dolls of a similar size and shape). This pattern includes a sleeveless shirt pattern and a jeans pattern.

Sew #MHdolls 17-inch #dolls jeans w/FREE pattern from ChellyWood.com

This week I’m going to show you how to make a pair of elastic-waist jeans for a 17-inch doll with a very slender waist, like the 17.5-inch Monster High® dolls from the “Freak du Chic” collection. When I first saw the Monster High® dolls, I was concerned. “Is this doll generating a negative body image for girls?” I wondered. And then I stumbled across a video … Continue reading Sew #MHdolls 17-inch #dolls jeans w/FREE pattern from ChellyWood.com

Image shows Monster High's Gooliope Jellington standing next to a Mattel Barbie dolls, to indicate the size difference. Gooliope Jellington stands at about 17.5 inches tall, and Barbies are typically 11.5 inches tall. In this image, Barbie looks up at the Monster High doll, while the taller doll places a hand on Barbie's head.

Designing 17-inch #dolls’ clothes for my new #MH #doll: Gooliope Jellington

  About one week before a friend sent me a gorgeous 16-inch Tonner® doll, I was shopping at a second hand store and discovered a Gooliope Jellington® from Monster High‘s® Freak du Chic® collection. She was (as are most second-hand dolls) naked when I found her, so when my first attempt at making jeans for the 16-inch Tonner® doll failed, I was able to adapt … Continue reading Designing 17-inch #dolls’ clothes for my new #MH #doll: Gooliope Jellington

Image shows a soft toy bear in the likeness of Smokey Bear with overlay that says "free toy bear patterns and tutorial".

FREE #FireFighter bear #patterns @ ChellyWood.com show our support for #FireFighters

Even though August is over, fire season isn’t, here in North America! I hope some of you will show your support for our hard-working firefighters by making a firefighter bear for someone you know. It reminds us all that “Only YOU can prevent forest fires!” So here are the patterns you’ll need: Pattern 1 for FireFighter Bear Soft Toy Pattern 2 for FireFighter Bear Soft … Continue reading FREE #FireFighter bear #patterns @ ChellyWood.com show our support for #FireFighters