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