The image shows a Madame Alexander doll wearing a hand-made long-sleeved shirt with buttons in the front and snaps in the back. This doll shirt fits most 18" dolls, including the American girl dolls and the 18-inch Madame Alexander dolls among others. The shirt is made of velvet but can be sewn using other fabrics as well. The overlay says, "ChellyWood.com: free patterns and tutorials".

DIY Project: Sew a velvet shirt with long sleeves for your 18″ dolls! #sewing #crafts #dolls

This week on ChellyWood.com, I’m going to give you the free, printable sewing pattern for the adorable red velvet shirt that my 18-inch Madame Alexander doll is wearing in the photo above. It looks great with the free, easy-to-sew skirt pattern that I posted last week, as you can see in the image below: This week’s pattern and last week’s are designed to fit most … Continue reading DIY Project: Sew a velvet shirt with long sleeves for your 18″ dolls! #sewing #crafts #dolls

The image shows a hand holding a strip of elastic, and at one end of the elastic, there's a safety pin attached through the elastic. Behind the hand is a swatch of colorful fabric on a wooden surface. The overlay says, "How to Pull Elastic," and the tutorial video demonstrates how to pull elastic through the waistband of a skirt or a pair of pants or a pair of shorts when sewing.

Doll sewing tips: how to pull elastic through a waistband casing… #sewing #dolls

This week I gave you the free, printable sewing pattern for my 18″ doll skirt, plus a free tutorial video showing you how to make the skirt. This skirt uses an elastic waistband, which requires that you understand how to create a casing and how to pull elastic through that waistband’s casing. For your convenience, I’ve created a tutorial video showing you, one step and … Continue reading Doll sewing tips: how to pull elastic through a waistband casing… #sewing #dolls

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows a pair of Colonial-style shoes made of felt. Each black shoe has a longer-than-usual tongue and a silver buckle. The doll wearing these shoes is a Liv doll from spin master, but you can't see the doll's body--only her feet wearing the handmade felt shoes. She appears to be standing on a sandy surface. Overlay says, "ChellyWood.com: free printable sewing patterns and tutorials."

Buttons, Zippers, Snaps, and Buckles for Doll Clothes… Where to buy? #dolls #sewing

Today’s blog post will give you tips on where to buy the little accessories that turn a handmade item of doll clothes into something really special, like the buckles on my Colonial shoes, shown in the image above. Next week we’re going to sew the velvet top that goes with this week’s elastic-waist skirt for 18″ dolls. You may have noticed it on my dolls … Continue reading Buttons, Zippers, Snaps, and Buckles for Doll Clothes… Where to buy? #dolls #sewing

Sew an easy skirt for 18 inch dolls with free pattern from Chelly Wood

Let’s sew a skirt for 18″ dolls! FREE patterns @ ChellyWood.com #patterns #dolls #sewing

Yesterday I posted the free pattern for making this very basic skirt for 18″ dolls like American Girl and Madame Alexander. Today I’m showing you how to make it. But just in case you missed the pattern in yesterday’s post, here it is again: Free printable sewing pattern for a basic skirt to fit 18-inch dolls Need help printing my free patterns? Not sure how … Continue reading Let’s sew a skirt for 18″ dolls! FREE patterns @ ChellyWood.com #patterns #dolls #sewing

Basic 18 Inch Doll Skirt Pattern

Sew a Basic Skirt for 18″ Dolls w/FREE Patterns @ ChellyWood.com #sewing #dolls

Today’s easy-to-sew skirt pattern for 18-inch dolls (like American Girl and Madame Alexander) is free to print and easy to make. I’ve labeled it with only two flowers on my Difficulty Scale. Here’s a direct link to the pattern’s image page, for easy download: Free printable sewing pattern for a basic skirt to fit 18-inch dolls Tomorrow I’ll post the video showing how to make … Continue reading Sew a Basic Skirt for 18″ Dolls w/FREE Patterns @ ChellyWood.com #sewing #dolls

The image shows an 18 inch Madame Alexander doll (similar in size to the 18 inch American Girl dolls) wearing a handmade skirt of holiday print. She also wears a hand-sewn velvet top (shirt) with long sleeves and a v-neck collar. These 18 inch doll clothes are very easy to sew with free patterns from the website ChellyWood.com. Sewing patterns at ChellyWood.com focus on doll clothes and doll crafts for dolls of many shapes and sizes, including the 18" dolls like American Girl doll and Madame Alexander doll. The image shows the 18" doll modeling the free doll clothes patterns in a snowy scene with winter trees and brush behind her, snow at her feet, and overhead, the wintery sky has snowflakes falling all around. The little skirt she wears (the one that goes with the free pattern for 18 inch dolls) uses an elastic waist, and ChellyWood.com not only offers the free patterns for making the whole outfit for 18" dolls, but it also offers free tutorial videos showing how to sew these simple garments. The image has a watermark that says "ChellyWood.com: free printable patterns and tutorials."

Free Printable Sewing Patterns for 18″ Dolls’ Skirts @ ChellyWood.com #dolls #sewing #crafts

This week I’m going to show you how to make the adorable elastic-waist holiday skirt shown above. It fits 18″ dolls like American Girl dolls, Madame Alexander dolls, Journey Girls, and many more 18-inch dolls. Below you’ll see that I’ve made a gingham skirt for my Kaya doll, from American Girl doll company: Tomorrow (on Christmas Day) I’ll post the free, printable sewing pattern for … Continue reading Free Printable Sewing Patterns for 18″ Dolls’ Skirts @ ChellyWood.com #dolls #sewing #crafts

The image shows Mattel's "Broad Ken" doll modeling a pair of plaid pajama pants made with a free printable sewing pattern (like a pdf pattern but using google docs to print the patterns) for pants to fit the broad sized ken dolls. The overlay offers the website where you can find the free printable sewing pattern for these ken doll pants: ChellyWood.com (offering free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes).

#Sewing Measurements for Broad Ken #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com

The pattern above (also available here) not only fits GI Joe action figures, but it also fits the new Broad Ken dolls. I recently received a question from one of my followers about the differences between Broad Ken and Original Ken dolls. This is an important question, because the tinier the doll clothes, the more essential it is to get every inch–or in this case … Continue reading #Sewing Measurements for Broad Ken #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. The image shows a Bibi doll from JC Toys' Lil Cutesies line of 8-inch baby dolls wearing a hand-made holiday dress with puffy sleeves. The overlay says "Baby doll dress" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com, where you can find, download, and print free patterns for not just this little 8 inch baby doll, but other dolls ranging in size from two and a half inches tall to twenty-eight inches high.

Fun #sewing project for a #holiday dress for baby #dolls comes with free #patterns and tutorial video @ ChellyWood.com

This Lil Cutesie doll from JC Toys is so adorable in the candy cane holiday dress that I made for her! If you want to make this dress, simply download the free printable sewing patterns below and follow the instructions in the video tutorial above: Free printable dress pattern for 8-inch baby dolls Free printable diaper and sleeve patterns for 8 inch baby dolls Need … Continue reading Fun #sewing project for a #holiday dress for baby #dolls comes with free #patterns and tutorial video @ ChellyWood.com

The image shows a preview of the baby doll pattern that will be free to print on ChellyWood.com, as of Tuesday, Nov. 27th. This nappy pattern or baby doll diaper pattern uses Velcro to close the diaper / nappy. The image shows an 8 inch or 20 cm baby doll wearing the diy handmade diaper that uses this free printable sewing pattern for baby doll diapers / nappies. The doll is an 8 inch Bibi doll from JC Toys, designed by berenguer as part of the lil cutesies line of baby dolls. ChellyWood.com appears as the watermark on this image, indicating the website where you can find the free printable sewing patterns and tutorials (everything you need) to make this hand sewn baby doll diaper (nappy).

Baby #dolls’ #diapers are super easy to make with this free #DIY pattern @ ChellyWood.com

Once again, you’ll need this diaper pattern to make the dress project we’re sewing this week because the diaper pattern also has the dress’s sleeve on it. Do you want to make the diaper along with this week’s dress? To revisit the diaper sewing tutorial, just click here. You can make the diaper in traditional white or use fabric that matches your baby doll’s dress. … Continue reading Baby #dolls’ #diapers are super easy to make with this free #DIY pattern @ ChellyWood.com

This is a free, printable sewing pattern that you can print on computer paper, cut out, and sew to fit an 8" baby doll, like the Lil Cutesies dolls made by JC Toys. It will fit most 8 inch baby dolls. These doll clothes patterns are free at ChellyWood.com which offers them for download with a creative commons attribution watermark. This particular baby doll pattern is the first of two. The second pattern includes the sleeve for this baby doll dress and a free printable baby doll diaper pattern too. This pattern, in addition to the doll dress, also offers a "slipper" or shoe for 8-inch baby dolls among its pattern pieces, along with the bodice and skirt patterns to fit 8 inch baby dolls.

Sew a pretty #Christmas dress for your #kids’ baby #dolls w/FREE patterns @ ChellyWood.com

My regular followers will recognize this pattern. It’s the one we used to make the snowflake dress. However this week’s tutorial will add the sleeve to this dress, to create the candy-cane dress you see pictured in the lower left-hand corner of the dress pattern. Tomorrow I’ll post the sleeve pattern, which is also attached to the free printable diaper pattern. For easy download, click … Continue reading Sew a pretty #Christmas dress for your #kids’ baby #dolls w/FREE patterns @ ChellyWood.com

Please visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. The image shows a JC Toys 8" baby doll from the lil cutesies line of baby dolls, and she wears a hand-made baby doll dress made of fabric that's printed with little candy cane patterns. She lays on a miniature handmade pinwheel quilt. The watermark offers the website ChellyWood.com, which is where you can find free, printable sewing patterns for making this adorable little baby doll's dress and other doll clothes for dolls of manys shapes and sizes.

Sew a #CandyCane dress for your 8″ baby #Dolls w/FREE #craft patterns @ ChellyWood.com

Once again, we’re previewing the sewing project we’re going to make this week, and it’s another little dress to fit 8-inch baby dolls, like the JC Toys Lil’ Cutesies doll you see on my handmade miniature quilt shown above (my mother-in-law made that gorgeous quilt). Tomorrow and Wednesday, I’ll offer the FREE printable sewing patterns. Then, on Thursday, I’ll post my free tutorial video, showing … Continue reading Sew a #CandyCane dress for your 8″ baby #Dolls w/FREE #craft patterns @ ChellyWood.com

The image shows the OOAK Liv Doll "Chelly Wood" at her computer in her tiny dolly diorama office. Behind her is a painting of ballerinas by Degas. The overlay says, Fan Mail and offers the at symbol followed by the URL ChellyWood.com, a website where there are hundreds of free, printable sewing patterns for doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. This is the YouTube header for what one might call "Barbie fan mail opening" or stop motion fan mail reading. It's a stop motion video of the Chelly Wood doll discussing her fan mail, reading it out loud, and showing a video of Barbie dolls modeling the hand-made dresses that one of Chelly Wood's fans created using Chelly Wood's own free doll clothes patterns (printable on the ChellyWood.com website).

Opening Fan Mail #StopMotion style @ ChellyWood.com #Dolls

Even though I’m just a school librarian with a love for doll-clothes-pattern-making, I do get fan mail on this website or in my P.O. box every now and then. Sometimes people send me photos of the lovely doll clothes they’ve made, using my free patterns. At the top of this post, you’ll find a brief stop motion video showing the doll clothes made by one … Continue reading Opening Fan Mail #StopMotion style @ ChellyWood.com #Dolls