Earlier this week I gave you the free patterns for sewing these adorable skirts, but just in case you missed those blog posts, here they are again:
As you’ll see in the video, you need to cut out each pattern and tape them together before using them to measure your fabric for the skirt. If you’ve never downloaded patterns before, please visit this tutorial for help.
Today’s blog post says this DIY project will show you how to make a back-to-school skirt for Hearts for Hearts Girls, but I want to reiterate that (just as it says in the video) these skirts will fit most 14 inch, 15 inch, and 16 inch dolls including (but not limited to) the 14-inch Hearts4Hearts Girl dolls, the 15-inch Wellie Wisher dolls, and the 16-inch Crissy/Velvet dolls from Ideal toy company.
I’ve made tutorial videos for sewing the skirt to fit the Wellie Wishers and Velvet dolls, but really these are all the same tutorial video. By producing a different video that’s titled with each doll’s name, I’m making it easier for people to search for and (hopefully) locate my videos and free sewing patterns.
For anyone who would like to help promote my free patterns and tutorials, please read the “Additional Information” below.
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.
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.