The image shows Chelly Wood's hand holding a delicately hand-stitched dress made of burgundy fabric that's dotted with little yellow sunflowers. A yellow petticoat dips out from under the full skirt of the dress, and the dress's rickrack edging forms a wavy scallop along the division line between the dress itself and the petticoat. The dress has very short cap sleeves. The petticoat, too, has a scalloped edge, which has been formed by attaching rickrack to the underside of the petticoat. This handmade dress will fit Barbie and most 11.5 inch fashion dolls of similar size and shape. The overlay on this photograph says: ChellyWood.com, "Free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes."

Sew a #sunflower #harvest #season dress for #dolls w/FREE pattern @ ChellyWood.com

This week’s project is what I’ve dubbed my “Sunflower Harvest” dress. It’s designed for most 11.5 inch fashion dolls, including but not limited to Mattel’s Barbie, Queens of Africa, the old Spin Master Liv dolls from the 1990’s, the 10 or 11-inch Disney Princess dolls, and many similar-sized fashion dolls. After making this dress, I gave it away to a friend’s little girl. Unfortunately, I … Continue reading Sew a #sunflower #harvest #season dress for #dolls w/FREE pattern @ ChellyWood.com

The image shows a pretty red zig-zagging pattern of red embroidery floss on a pale green linen blend fabric, inside a purple embroidery hoop. The overlay says, "Herringbone stitch" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com. This website offers free printable sewing patterns for doll clothes and holiday crafts as well as numerous sewing and stitchery tutorial videos.

Hand #Embroidery Stitch: How to Do a Herringbone Stitch @ ChellyWood.com

    Next month I’ll be sharing my windmill pincushion pattern, and the embroidery tutorials I’ve been showing you lately are leading up to that adorable little pincushion. This windmill pincushion project could make a great Christmas gift for someone you know, especially for someone who enjoys sewing, and this project is also a great opportunity for a beginner to practice various embroidery stitches. Today’s … Continue reading Hand #Embroidery Stitch: How to Do a Herringbone Stitch @ ChellyWood.com

The image shows a needle and embroidery floss. The floss is wrapped around the needle in one loop. The overlay says, "Single Twist French Knot" and the video which accompanies this header image shows how to create a single-loop French knot using an embroidery needle and embroidery floss. The video was produced by Chelly Wood, whose website, ChellyWood.com offers free printable sewing patterns (specializing in small-scale sewing crafts and free doll clothes patterns). The overlay of this image includes the URL ChellyWood.com where this video tutorial for French knot embroidery can be found.

Hand #Embroidery Stitch: How to Make a Single-loop French Knot #DIY #Tutorial

Whether you consider mine a “true” French knot or more of a variation on the more traditional double-loop French knot, this stitch creates a lovely bead-sized bump, that appears like a tiny rose bud on embroidered leaves or as a false bead on a garment. On my upcoming windmill pincushion project, I used this knotting technique to create tiny pink rose buds in the flower … Continue reading Hand #Embroidery Stitch: How to Make a Single-loop French Knot #DIY #Tutorial

The image shows a handmade kitchen-style apron with a pinafore front, open pockets in the skirting, and a tie-back closure. The overlay says "Doll Apron" and offers the URL: ChellyWood.com, where you can find the free, printable doll clothes pattern for making this apron which has been designed to fit 11.5 inch fashion dolls like Barbie, Liv dolls, Momoko, queens of Africa, and many similar-sized dolls.

Sew a #Harvest #Apron for Barbie and Similar-sized #Dolls w/Free Patterns @ ChellyWood.com

This week on ChellyWood.com, we’ve been making this golden “harvest” apron with pockets. On Monday we saw a preview of the apron. Yesterday I gave you the free printable pattern for making the apron. Today you get to see the free tutorial video, showing how to make the apron. For your convenience, here’s the free pattern again: Yellow “Harvest” Apron Pattern or Reversible Hairdresser’s Apron … Continue reading Sew a #Harvest #Apron for Barbie and Similar-sized #Dolls w/Free Patterns @ ChellyWood.com

This document is a free printable sewing pattern for an apron that will fit most 11.5 inch dolls. The apron can be used as a pinafore, as it does wrap around a doll's waist and tie at the back, but the straps of the apron are fixed in place, much like a full-dress pinafore. This apron has functional pockets and is also available to make as a reversible apron. It will fit dolls in the size range of Barbies, Liv Dolls, Momoko dolls, Queens of Africa, Francie, Midge, and many similar-sized fashion dolls. This apron comes with a free tutorial showing you how to make it as a pinafore to be worn over our "harvest" style sunflower dress. Visit ChellyWood.com to get the free tutorial videos and the pattern for the dress as well.

#Dolls’ #Harvest Apron #Sewing Pattern @ ChellyWood.com

This is the pattern for the “harvest apron” project that I showed in yesterday’s preview photos. It’s the same pattern that we used to make the reversible hairdresser’s apron (published here on ChellyWood.com in July of 2017). However in the latest project, I’ll be using this pattern as a one-sided apron–almost more of a pinafore–over the top of my sunflower dress for 11.5-inch fashion dolls … Continue reading #Dolls’ #Harvest Apron #Sewing Pattern @ ChellyWood.com

#Sew a Pinafore-style #Apron for Fashion #Dolls w/free pattern@ ChellyWood.com

Isn’t that an adorable harvest scene? This “harvest dress and pinafore” was part of a little girl’s birthday gift that I made. The pinafore is actually a re-design of the reversible hairdresser’s apron pattern that I made and posted back in 2016. (Click here for a link to that project.) This week I’m going to focus on the pinafore, as it can be complicated if … Continue reading #Sew a Pinafore-style #Apron for Fashion #Dolls w/free pattern@ ChellyWood.com

The image shows a green piece of felt with a Dritz snap on it. The snap is being sewn on using a needle and thread. A person's thumbnail is included in the picture to demonstrate the tiny size of the snap. The overlay says, "How to Sew Snaps on Doll Clothes" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com where one can find this and many other free youtube tutorials on the topic of sewing doll clothes (including a number of tips and trips). ChellyWood.com is a website that offers free printable sewing patterns for doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

How to #Sew #Dritz Snaps on #Dolls’ Clothes @ ChellyWood.com

In early 2015, I made a video called “How to Sew Snaps on Fabric” which was very brief and extremely basic. However, it lacked some of the details that help you understand the differences between each snap and how to align your snaps neatly. This newer video offers all those details. Granted, it’s a longer video (about 5 minutes longer), but it shows you, step … Continue reading How to #Sew #Dritz Snaps on #Dolls’ Clothes @ ChellyWood.com

#Sew summer clothes for 18-inch (46 cm) #dolls w/free #patterns and tutorials @ ChellyWood.com

Here are all the patterns and tutorial videos you’ll need, for making the adorable summer outfit shown in the images above and below: Free felt shirt pattern for 18-inch dolls / 46 cm dolls Easy sewing instructions for making the felt shirt Free shorts pattern for 18-inch dolls / 46 cm dolls Easy sewing instructions for making the shorts Free pattern for 18-inch doll / … Continue reading #Sew summer clothes for 18-inch (46 cm) #dolls w/free #patterns and tutorials @ ChellyWood.com

The image shows Kaya, the 18-inch American Girl doll wearing a handmade felt shirt. The overlay on this youtube header says "easy felt shirt" and offers the free printable doll clothes sewing pattern website ChellyWood.com as the URL for finding this youtube tutorial video. The website offers lots of free patterns for 18 inch doll clothes.

Today we’re #sewing a #felt shirt for #18inchDolls w/free pattern @ ChellyWood.com

Here we have the tutorial video showing how to sew a very basic felt shirt for 18 inch dolls (46 cm dolls) like American Girl dolls and Madame Alexander dolls. Yesterday I posted the free pattern that accompanies this video, but for your convenience, I’m re-posting it right here: Free printable sewing pattern for basic felt summer top for 18-inch (46 cm) dolls If you’re … Continue reading Today we’re #sewing a #felt shirt for #18inchDolls w/free pattern @ ChellyWood.com

The image shows a free printable sewing pattern for a very basic easy-to-sew pattern for a felt shirt that's designed to fit 18-inch dolls (46 cm dolls) like American Girl dolls, Madame Alexander dolls, Journey Girls, and many similar-sized dolls. On the pattern itself, it shows Kaya, the 18-inch AG doll, wearing a pair of nautical-style summer shorts and a felt shirt, both of which were handmade using patterns from ChellyWood.com. This pattern was also used to make the felt shirt shown on a 46 cm Madame Alexander doll which is pictured with the pattern. This pattern comes with a measurement tool, to make sure you're printing it correctly. It also has a free tutorial video showing how to sew it together. This pattern is ideal for beginners and children who are new to sewing. It's a very easy pattern to follow. It has been marked with "Creative Commons Attribution" which means you're allowed to use the pattern, but please let people know where you got this pattern. Share the pattern on social media with a link to the website where you found it. The image is also watermarked "ChellyWood.com: free printable patterns and tutorials" for making dolls' clothes.

Free #patterns for 18-inch #dolls’ easy- #sew shirt @ ChellyWood.com

It doesn’t get easier than this! Here’s my free printable pattern for an easy-to-sew felt shirt, which is designed to fit 18-inch (46 cm) dolls like American Girl and Madame Alexander dolls (among others). Tomorrow I’ll post my tutorial showing you how to sew it together. Remember the Creative Commons Attribution mark on my patterns simply means that you may freely use my patterns, but … Continue reading Free #patterns for 18-inch #dolls’ easy- #sew shirt @ ChellyWood.com

Image shows Kaya an American Girl 18-inch doll wearing an easy-to-sew felt shirt made using a free pattern which is downloadable at ChellyWood.com. The doll stands in front of a blue background with her arms outstretched in a welcoming manner. Her expression is content. The overlay says: "ChellyWood.com" and offers the explanation that this website offers "free doll clothes patterns and tutorials." The page where this image is found says "later this week I'll be posting the free printable sewing pattern and tutorial to help you make this easy-to-sew felt shirt that will fit most 18-inch dolls like American Girl dolls and Madame Alexander dolls."

Easy #DIY #felt project for 18-inch #dolls at ChellyWood.com!

Here’s a preview of this week’s super-easy-to-sew project for 18-inch dolls. It’s a sleeveless shirt made of felt. Later this week I’ll be posting the free printable sewing pattern and tutorial to help you make this easy-to-sew felt shirt that will fit most 18-inch dolls like American Girl dolls and Madame Alexander dolls. You may recall, that on September 12th, I gave you the free … Continue reading Easy #DIY #felt project for 18-inch #dolls at ChellyWood.com!