If you would like to print your patterns using Google docs, please view the video above.
If you prefer to use Microsoft Word, please view the video below.
This second video (the one just above) is a bit older than the top video, so please be aware that the instructions may be a little off, due to updates to the MS Word program. However the basic concept is the same.
As these videos become outdated, please help me notice the problem, by leaving a comment at the bottom of this blog post. When necessary, I will create updates to this post for your convenience.
If you’re a person who needs a lot of help when using technology, please consider this: in most places all over the world, your public library offers the free use of computers, and your librarian is usually a willing instructor/ helper. In fact, librarians in the 21st century consider “tech assistance” a large part of their job!
So you might consider visiting your public library to get help with printing my patterns.
I think you’ll find that your librarian will be more than willing to assist you, and the cost of printing at your public library is very minimal.
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.