As many of you know, I sew a lot of my doll clothes by hand. You may not realize that as part of my passion for the needle and thread, I also do a bit of hand embroidery. Every now and then, you’ll see that some of my doll clothes will have embroidered edges, in my videos. The whipped running stitch (sometimes called a cordonnet … Continue reading How to do a whipped running stitch or cordonnet stitch in #embroidery @ ChellyWood.com
Here’s everything you’ll need to make a pair of bikini bottoms or underpants for your 18-inch dolls: Pattern for bikini bottoms FRONT Pattern for bikini bottoms BACK As I’ve said in earlier posts, next week I’ll be posting the pattern for a bikini top to go with the bottoms. These free printable sewing patterns will fit American Girl dolls, Madame Alexander dolls and many other … Continue reading #FREE bikini bottoms or underwear patterns for your #AGdoll or other 18-inch #dolls @ ChellyWood.com
Here’s the second of two free patterns for the bikini bottoms we’re making this week on ChellyWood.com. Yesterday’s post had the BACK side for this pattern; today I give you the FRONT pattern. Tomorrow I’ll post a video tutorial, showing you how to sew the swimsuit bottoms (or panties). Then next week, I’ll post the pattern and tutorial for the swimsuit top. As the heading … Continue reading Let’s sew a #dolls swimsuit for #AGdolls or #MadameAlexander @ ChellyWood.com!
Here’s the back portion of the bikini swimsuit bottoms pattern. Tomorrow I’ll post the front side of the pattern. For easy download, try clicking here. You can also follow the instructions in this video tutorial if you need help printing your patterns. As I said in yesterday’s post, this pattern will fit most 18-inch dolls, like American Girl, Madame Alexander, and similar-sized dolls. The funny-looking edge around … Continue reading Free 18-inch #dolls’ underwear or swimsuit #sewing #pattern
Here we see my American Girl doll with her friend, my Madame Alexander. These two doll-friends really remind me of myself and my cousin, Virginia. I was always afraid of the water, and Virginia would dive in before she even got her swimsuit on! Speaking of swimsuits, guess what I’m going to offer as a free pattern this week… Yep, this week I’m going to … Continue reading It’s the end of #August and my #dolls are enjoying the #BeachLife @ ChellyWood.com
On my “Submit a Question” page, I often hear the question, “Where can I buy tiny buttons for my doll clothes?” From time to time, people also ask me for advice on zippers and buckles. I use Etsy for tiny doll buttons, tiny zippers, and similar sewing notions, but I generally buy my tiny snaps from Jo-Ann’s Fabrics. Jo-Ann’s does have an online store, but … Continue reading Where to Buy Buttons, Zippers, and Buckles for #Dolls, #Crafts, and #Sewing
In today’s tutorial, I’ve mentioned a lighthouse pincushion. That free pattern is not yet available, but once I get the necessary stitchery tutorials completed, I’ll post that free pattern as well. My goal is to have the pattern for the pincushion posted well before Christmas, so you could make this pincushion and give it away to fellow sewists as a Christmas gift (if you celebrate … Continue reading New Whip Stitch #Tutorial for Hand #Sewing and #Embroidery @ ChellyWood.com