Here’s my latest sewing tutorial. It goes with the free patterns I posted on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. But just in case you missed those posts, here are links to the JPG patterns for making this cute polar fleece stocking cap (also called a tuque / touque or beanie):
Polar fleece has a lot of “give,” and I tried to make my patterns one-size-fits-all. In fact, I tried the hat on myself, my husband, and each of my children and discovered it does fit all of us (although it was a bit roomy on my youngest daughter who is a high school freshman).
Did you see the scarf that also appears in that tutorial video? I’ll show you how easy it is to make one of those in tomorrow’s blog post.
I’ll also post the winners of the January 19th poll, which helped me decide which dolls to design doll clothes for in 2018. As always, my doll clothes patterns for these dolls will be free and easy-to-print, right here on ChellyWood.com!
Need help printing my patterns? This link offers a tutorial showing you how to download and print my FREE patterns using Google Docs. (For the older print-a-pattern tutorial, which uses Microsoft Word, click here.) To review my difficulty scale (demonstrating how hard or easy a pattern is by the number of flowers displayed), take a look back at this blog post.
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 scant 1/4 inch seam (4 mm to be exact).
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. My patterns are now available through “Creative Commons Attribution.” This means that I created my patterns (and therefore I own rights to them), but I’m willing to share them with everyone who will tell people about my website.
Here are some helpful ways to tell the world about my patterns:
- You can pin them on Pinterest.
- You can like them on Facebook.
- You can tweet about them.
- Use any other form of social media that appeals to you!
Are you new to sewing? I’ve got a playlist 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 use the whipstitch to hem a garment, how to sew on snaps, and even how to design your own doll clothes patterns, for those who are new to design and alterations.
In case you haven’t heard, I have actually designed some 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.
If your question wasn’t answered here, feel free to submit a question. I’m always happy to help my followers find what they need, so they, too, can make amazing doll clothes and crafts!