Free #DIY #sewing patterns for #WellieWishers and H4H #dolls

Visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows the Wellie Wisher doll Kendall wearing a handmade summer outfit made up of a pocket-decorated halter style summer top combined with roomy shorts. She wears blue MaryJane shoes, and she seems to stand atop a concrete base with the Seine River and the Eiffel Tower in the background. Her turquoise blue summer clothes match her blue Mary Jane shoes, and the outfit is edged with bright orange ric rac. An orange satin ribbon ties the halter top in the back. The Wellie Wishers doll's expression is curious as she looks slightly right of the photographer. The overlay is a watermark on the photograph stating the URL where these free printable sewing patterns can be found: ChellyWood.com: FREE printable sewing patterns and tutorials for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

Visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

Yes, this is nearly identical to last week’s project. It uses the same patterns, but this week’s halter top also has a pocket and uses rickrack trim. For those of us who are experienced sewists, rickrack and pockets are a piece of cake, but for the beginners in the world of sewing, it’s probably a good idea to slow down and show them the ins and outs of creating this specific look for our dolls’ clothes.

So this week, watch for the free, printable sewing patterns again. I’ll also post a new tutorial that shows how to match up the lines of your rickrack when sewing it onto the garment as trim. This tutorial will also include the addition of the pocket.

The matching shorts tutorial is coming too… be patient!

Since this week’s project fits Wellie Wishers from American Girl Dolls, it also fits my Hearts4Hearts Girls, as you can see in the photo below:

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows HforH (Hearts4Hearts) Hearts for Hearts doll clothes sewing patterns that can be sewn. These are free printable sewing patterns to make the outfit shown on Consuelo, the Hearts 4 Hearts doll pictured here, wearing a halter top shirt with shorts. These clothes were made using the FREE printable sewing pattern that can be found and downloaded at ChellyWood.com. Overlay offers the URL ChellyWood.com along with the phrase free printable doll clothes patterns and tutorials.

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

And as we saw last week, this pattern also fits my vintage Velvet doll from the Ideal company’s Crissy family of dolls:

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows a Blue Halter Top and Shorts with free printable sewing pattern to fit Velvet dolls from the Ideal company's Crissy family line of dolls. Velvet stands before Monet's green bridge, and she seems to be walking on a sandy surface. She wears blue Mary Jane style shoes that match her little blue handmade outfit. The outfit consists of a halter-style summer top, shorts, and the shoes. The image has a watermark: ChellyWood.com: FREE sewing patterns for doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. The website offers free tutorial videos showing how to sew each item in Velvet's clothing ensemble.

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

We also saw last week that this pattern can fit my 12-inch baby doll too. Here’s how this rendition of the halter dress pattern looks on a baby doll:

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image heading says, "Baby Doll Pocket Dress and Shorts With Rickrack Trim FREE Sewing Pattern for 12 inch (30.5 cm) Baby Dolls" and the image shows a chubby baby doll wearing a handmade summer halter-style dress with rickrack trim and a decorative pocket. The baby looks to the photographer's left. The halter-style dress she wears has a ribbon tie at the back of the neck. She sits in front of a rainbow unicorn wallpaper and she appears to be seated on a concrete or granite surface. She wears roomy shorts under her halter-style summer dress. The baby doll is posed with one foot partly raised and her toes curled. The overlay says "ChellyWood.com: free doll clothes patterns and tutorials."

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

Please drop by later this week to download those patterns and view the new tutorial video with a slightly different take on this cute and highly versatile doll clothes pattern!

 

Additional Information:

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Some of my followers have wondered what motivates me to give my patterns away for free.

First of all, I’m a librarian by trade. Librarians love free stuff! We believe that the more a person knows, the more enriched their life will be. So it may sound kind of crazy, but I want ChellyWood.com to become a sort of library of free patterns that help people learn to sew doll clothes.

If you’d like to learn more about my motives, feel free to visit my Chelly’s Books page.

My Gallery Page is the easiest way to search through all of my patterns to find what you want. Each image on the Gallery Page takes you to links for patterns and tutorials.

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).

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:

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. 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.

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