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How to Buy #Fabric for #Sewing #Dolls’ Clothes

I was recently at the dentist office, and while visiting with the receptionist there, I mentioned that I make doll clothes. “I wish I could do that!” she said. So I told her about my sewing tutorials and explained that she can easily learn how to sew using YouTube tutorials just like mine. “But I don’t know how to buy material,” she said. Since I … Continue reading How to Buy #Fabric for #Sewing #Dolls’ Clothes

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#Dolls’ Clothes and #Craft Buttons: Where to buy them…

“Where can I buy tiny buttons for my doll clothes?” is actually a question I get frequently here at ChellyWood.com, so I decided to address the question in one of my blog posts. _________ If you want to know how to find tiny buttons, no matter where you live, I’ll share a little secret with you: I use Etsy for tiny doll buttons, tiny zippers, … Continue reading #Dolls’ Clothes and #Craft Buttons: Where to buy them…

This image shows a spool of thread with a needle stuck in it. The overlay says, "How to knot when sewing" and the background shows silver swirls with pink flowers and tan leaves. This is the header for a video tutorial showing people how to make a knot with a needle and thread when you're sewing by hand or doing embroidery. This tutorial video can be found at ChellyWood.com.

How to Tie a Knot Using a Needle and Thread @ ChellyWood.com #Sewing #KidCrafts #crafty

Like yesterday’s tutorial, this is easy-peasy for those folks who sew all the time, but this week I’m introducing the basics for hand-sewing. I do a lot of posts for advanced and intermediate sewists on ChellyWood.com, but sometimes it’s fun to post information for those people who are just getting started in the world of sewing! Don’t worry, though… I’ll be back later with new … Continue reading How to Tie a Knot Using a Needle and Thread @ ChellyWood.com #Sewing #KidCrafts #crafty

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Easy Backstitch #DIY #Tutorial Video @ ChellyWood.com

Those of you who regularly follow my blog posts are probably aware that I sew a lot of my doll clothes by hand. The stitch I like to use most is the backstitch. Why is the backstitch so useful? It’s sturdy, but quick and easy to do. Here’s a tutorial video I made a while back, in which I demonstrate how to backstitch. Remember, if … Continue reading Easy Backstitch #DIY #Tutorial Video @ ChellyWood.com

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Vintage #Barbie #patterns on new Barbie #dolls @ ChellyWood.com

Sorry about the nude dolls everyone! But I often get questions about the differences between vintage Barbies made by Mattel and today’s Barbies. The photo above shows that their bodies are definitely different. How are they different, though? Will the older doll’s clothes fit the newer dolls and vice versa? I’ve been asked this question often, over the years, and I can tell you a … Continue reading Vintage #Barbie #patterns on new Barbie #dolls @ ChellyWood.com

Visit ChellyWood.com for more doll play videos and for free printable sewing patterns and tutorials for making clothes that fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows Mattel's Curvy Barbie and Mattels petite short barbie standing side by side. Behind them stands a grove of trees. The title of this youtube doll play video header is "Adventures in Paris" and it says this is Part 2. It also offers the URL ChellyWood.com which it says offers free printable sewing patterns and tutorials.

#Paris #Barbie exhibit featured in my #dolls video on Youtube

For those of you who don’t know, a “doll play video” is a video that tells a story from a doll’s point of view. This week I’m featuring Part 2 of “Adventures in Paris,” a doll play video I started after having visited the City of Lights, otherwise known as Paris, France. I found it ironic, while enjoying my one-time vacation in Paris, that near … Continue reading #Paris #Barbie exhibit featured in my #dolls video on Youtube

#Sew an easy #PolarFleece hat and scarf w/free #patterns @ ChellyWood.com

In the northern hemisphere, we’re jumping into spring, but our friends in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and other countries below the equator are looking forward to up-coming fall and winter. What better way to say hello to fall and winter than by making an easy-to-sew hat and scarf? This set was actually something I made for my Secret Santa in December, but I forgot … Continue reading #Sew an easy #PolarFleece hat and scarf w/free #patterns @ ChellyWood.com

#Sew a #3Musketeers outfit for #Dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com

Sometimes I get carried away making doll clothes, and I forget to post links from my Gallery Page so you can find the patterns! I’m actually a little bit behind on that process, so I’m going to make a few posts this week and next that get my Gallery Page all caught up. Sorry for the repeats, for those of you who are regular followers. … Continue reading #Sew a #3Musketeers outfit for #Dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com

Free #doll clothes #patterns for 17-inch #dolls @ ChellyWood.com

My regular followers will recognize this as one of the outfits I designed and posted around Christmas time, but did you know the new Endless Hair Princess 17″ Barbie doll can wear this outfit as well as my Tonner doll? Here are the patterns and tutorials you’ll need to make the outfit shown above: Free printable doll clothes pattern for simple felt sleeveless shirt Tutorial … Continue reading Free #doll clothes #patterns for 17-inch #dolls @ ChellyWood.com

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I got #dolls for my birthday! #haul #toys

I had a birthday last week, and holy cow! I got a bunch of new dolls! I have a lot of projects underway, including finishing up Romeo and Juliet, finishing the patterns for my Barbie wedding set, etc. But once I get all of those projects caught up, I’ll definitely be designing doll clothes for Hearts 4 Hearts, Wellie Wishers, and possibly an American Girl … Continue reading I got #dolls for my birthday! #haul #toys

Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows Monster High Draculaura wearing a handmade dress with puff sleeves and cuffs. ChellyWood.com offers free sewing patterns for making this and other dress patterns and pants and shirt patterns to fit Monster High dolls.

#Sewing Tips for #Dolls’ Clothes: Bias Tape Cuffs! @ ChellyWood.com

Hello my lovely followers! I have created yet another tutorial about the tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years, for sewing clothes for dolls. Someone in a 1:6 scale Facebook group I belong to said he really liked the look of these cuffs (the ones on my St. Patrick’s Day dress for Monster High/Ever After High and other small-bodied dolls).  When I told him … Continue reading #Sewing Tips for #Dolls’ Clothes: Bias Tape Cuffs! @ ChellyWood.com

Please visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows a Draculaura Monster High doll wearing a green plaid dress with puff sleeves. The fabric is also dotted with little shamrocks. Behind Draculaura is a tiny, 1:6 scale table set with a pink and white floral decorated tea set, complete with cup and saucer, teapot, and sugar dish. On the wall behind Draculaura is a painting of Romeo and Juliet. The overlay says, "MH Doll Dress DIY" and offers the website ChellyWood.com.

#MonsterHigh #dolls’ dress tutorial on #YouTube

Here’s my YouTube tutorial for the dress pattern I posted yesterday. To make this doll dress, you’ll need the free pattern: Click here for free dress pattern Click here to watch the video showing how to use bias tape for making sleeve cuffs If you need any help downloading my free patterns, remember, I’ve got tutorials showing you exactly how to download free patterns. This … Continue reading #MonsterHigh #dolls’ dress tutorial on #YouTube