Here we have the tutorial video to accompany the free printable sewing pattern I posted yesterday. If you’ve been following along, you’ll remember that this free, printable sewing pattern fits Mattel’s Curvy Barbie, MTM Barbie, Made-to-Move Curvy Barbie, DC Comics’ Superhero Girls dolls, and vintage Tammy dolls from Ideal. You’ll see each of these dolls featured in today’s video.
If you missed your opportunity to download the free printable sewing pattern for this summer shirt, here’s the pattern again:
Later this week and throughout the following week, I’ll be working to catch up on my Gallery Page, where all of my free printable sewing patterns can be easily accessed. But after the first week of July, I’ll begin posting brand new patterns again.
I’ve been behind the scenes working on a party dress for Barbie-sized fashion dolls and a cute summer outfit for American Girl’s 18″ or Madame Alexander’s 18-inch dolls. Watch for those free patterns and tutorials in July!
Meanwhile, if you really enjoy receiving my free patterns and tutorials, please read the “Additional Information” section below, so you will know how you can help promote this website. We need lots more followers!
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.
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:
- 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.
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.