The image shows a 28-inch Just Play Barbie wearing a hand-sewn sweater (jumper or pullover) that was made using a free printable sewing pattern from ChellyWood.com. The overlay says "28 inch doll sweater / jumper" and offers the url ChellyWood.com

#SewingBlogger Thursday: Let’s #sew a sweater / jumper for 28″ #dolls!

This week you were given the FREE patterns for making my 28″ doll sweater (in the UK referred to as a jumper, pullover, or jersey). Here are the free, printable sewing patterns that I posted yesterday: Free printable sewing patterns for 28 inch doll shirt or sweater in PDF downloadable pattern format Free printable patterns for 28 inch Barbie in MS Word doc format for … Continue reading #SewingBlogger Thursday: Let’s #sew a sweater / jumper for 28″ #dolls!

This image shows the pattern for a fitted sleeve which could be used to sew a sweater or long-sleeve shirt to fit 28 inch dolls like Mattel's Best Fashion Friend Barbie doll.

#PDFpattern Wednesday: download a free sweater / jumper pattern for 28-inch Barbie #dolls @ ChellyWood.com

Today’s FREE sewing patterns will guide you as you create the sweater (in the UK I believe you would call this a “jumper” instead), or you could use this pattern to make a long-sleeve shirt. Today’s free pattern fits 28 inch fashion dolls like the 28-inch Barbie doll by Mattel. If you want to see my finished sweater / jumper, go back to my #MeMade … Continue reading #PDFpattern Wednesday: download a free sweater / jumper pattern for 28-inch Barbie #dolls @ ChellyWood.com

The image shows an African American or African doll wearing her underpants and bra. All around her are images of outfits someone has made for her. She stands next to a tape measure.

#TapeMeasureTuesday: How to measure a doll for #sewing measurements

  Today’s #TapeMeasureTuesday tutorial video shows you how to measure your doll for sewing purposes, but just in case you didn’t get enough out of the video, here’s a breakdown for you: For the neck circumference, measure around the widest part of the doll’s neck. That’s usually at the base of the neck. For the neck-to-shoulder-seam, measure from the base of the neck (at the side of … Continue reading #TapeMeasureTuesday: How to measure a doll for #sewing measurements

The image shows a 28 inch best Fashion Friend Barbie doll by Mattel. She's in a winter outdoor setting with a bare tree behind her and yellow grass. A road winds around the corner behind her as well. She looks out at the wintery landscape with one hand over her eyes to shade them. This 28 inch Barbie doll models a handmade shirt made of sweater material. She also has a heart-shaped necklace on and a handmade skirt. The skirt has knife pleats and is made of tan and blue argyle fabric. This doll's clothes were made using the free doll clothes patterns available at ChellyWood.com and the URL is on the watermark for the image of this doll. ChellyWood.com offers free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes, including but not limited to free sewing patterns for 28 inch Barbies.

#MeMade Monday: Handmade sweater for 28-inch Barbie dolls and tips for #sewing sweater fabric

This past week, I made the adorable sweater pictured on my 28″ barbie in the image above. So for #PDFpattern Wednesday this week, I’m going to give you the free, printable sewing pattern for making this adorable sweater. This 28″ doll’s sweater uses “sweater fabric” that I purchased on the sale tables at JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts. As the dead of winter comes to a … Continue reading #MeMade Monday: Handmade sweater for 28-inch Barbie dolls and tips for #sewing sweater fabric

Please visit chellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. The image shows the Chelly Wood doll seated at her computer. On the computer screen we see Helen and Caroline of the LoveToSew podcast on the computer screen.

#FridayFollow: @lovetosewpod @BlackbirdFabric @helens__closet (on Instagram)

I have a new favorite podcast: LoveToSew with Helen of Helen’s Closet and Caroline of Blackbird Fabrics! Being a school librarian in my dayjob, I love podcasts; especially podcasts that are informative and fun. LoveToSew is just that kind of podcast. They cover topics like… Sewing with knits Sewing meet-ups Sewing struggles Hand sewing Jeans making …and so much more! Their LoveToSew website is super easy … Continue reading #FridayFollow: @lovetosewpod @BlackbirdFabric @helens__closet (on Instagram)

The image shows a 28-inch Mattel Best Fashion Friend Barbie doll wearing a hand-made pleated skirt, sewn with argyle fabric. It has knife pleats. The overlay says "Pleated skirt" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com as a place to find the free printable sewing patterns for this 28 inch Barbie's skirt.

#SewingBlogger Thursday: pleated skirt for 28-in #Barbie

This is the tutorial video to accompany yesterday’s free printable sewing patterns. A word to the wise: knife pleats are somewhat challenging because they require precise measurements, so if you’re a beginner, you might want to make this skirt instead. It’s a little easier. Today’s post will be brief; I’m behind on sewing projects for next week, so you’ll have to excuse my brevity. Continue reading #SewingBlogger Thursday: pleated skirt for 28-in #Barbie

Image shows the top section of a knife-pleat skirt for 28 inch Barbie dolls. On the pattern it also shows Crissy dolls, American Girl dolls, and 18 inch Madame Alexander dolls wearing the same argyle skirt with knife pleats that was made using this pattern.

#PDFpattern Wednesday: download a free skirt pattern for 28-inch Barbie #dolls @ ChellyWood.com

As promised, here are the patterns you’ll need to make the argyle skirt with knife pleats that we saw in Monday’s post and yesterday’s post: FREE PDF download of argyle skirt pattern with knife pleats MS Word version of argyle skirt pattern with knife pleats This week’s patterns are sort of a long set of patterns, equaling four pages of patterns. Please note that the … Continue reading #PDFpattern Wednesday: download a free skirt pattern for 28-inch Barbie #dolls @ ChellyWood.com

The image shows a 28 inch Best Fashion Friend Barbie standing next to a Crissy doll (made by Ideal Toy Corporation). They stand next to a measurement tool. The two dolls wear handmade doll clothes which use patterns from ChellyWood.com (a website for free printable doll clothes patterns). This image accompanies a blog post about the sewing measurements for Crissy dolls.

#TapeMeasureTuesday: What #doll clothes can Crissy #dolls wear, and what are her measurements?

My Crissy doll is wearing the same pleated argyle skirt that my 28-inch Barbie wore in yesterday’s blog post. So it’s safe to say that Crissy can wear the skirt we’re sewing on ChellyWood.com this week. Of course it fits Crissy as more of a mid-knee-length skirt than a mini-skirt; whereas it clearly fit my Best Fashion Friend 28 inch Barbie as more of a … Continue reading #TapeMeasureTuesday: What #doll clothes can Crissy #dolls wear, and what are her measurements?

The image shows a 28-inch Fashion Friend Barbie doll wearing handmade doll clothes including an argyle skirt in blue and tan plaid, with a cashmere-style sweater. The skirt uses knife pleats in a ruffled edge around the bottom of the skirt. The overlay offers the website where you can find the free printable sewing pattern for this outfit including patterns for both the argyle skirt and the cashmere-style sweater for 28 inch fashion dolls.

#MeMade Monday: Argyle knife pleated skirt for 28-inch #Barbie

This image shows the adorable 28″ Barbie doll clothes we’ll be making here at ChellyWood.com over the course of the next two weeks. It includes my argyle mini-skirt PDF pattern (which is free, like all the other patterns here on my website) and the pattern for the cashmere-style sweater, which is really just a lined shirt made with sweater fabric. I’ll be focusing on the … Continue reading #MeMade Monday: Argyle knife pleated skirt for 28-inch #Barbie

The image shows a vintage Tammy doll taking her pink poodle for a walk in Paris. She wears a handmade dress in pink, black, and white, and she has a little baret with a pom pom on her head. It's a cute little scene with Tammy doll looking very fresh-cheeked and adorable in the streets of Paris (with the Eiffel Tower behind her).

#FridayFollow: Who do you follow on #Etsy?

Since I’ve been busy sewing for Tammy dolls lately, I wanted to see who sells quality outfits for Tammy dolls online. Lo and behold, I discovered Sherri, who (like me) sews and seems to design and/or alter a lot of her patterns for Tammy (see image above). She has the best Tammy doll board on Pinterest–the BEST! And her Francie board on Pinterest is WAY … Continue reading #FridayFollow: Who do you follow on #Etsy?

The image shows a vintage Tammy doll (made by Ideal toy company) wearing a hand-made felt shirt with tiny buttons. the overlay offers the website, where the free pattern for this felt shirt can be found: ChellyWood.com

#SewingBlogger Thursday: Sew a #Felt shirt for vintage Tammy #dolls @ ChellyWood.com

Last week I shared my free patterns for Tammy’s pajama pants. This week I’m sharing my free pattern for the felt shirt you see in this DIY video. Here are the free, printable patterns you’ll need: Free printable pattern for Tammy Doll shirt PDF Free printable pattern for Tammy Doll shirt MS Word It’s my sincere hope that you’ll have loads of fun making this … Continue reading #SewingBlogger Thursday: Sew a #Felt shirt for vintage Tammy #dolls @ ChellyWood.com

The image shows a PDF pattern for a simple tank top-style shirt for Tammy dolls (Ideal Toy Corporation). This free, printable sewing pattern for Tammy doll clothes was created by Chelly Wood, the doll clothes designer at ChellyWood.com, using the Creative Commons Attribution mark. Please show your appreciation for this free printable pdf or MS word pattern by sharing it on social media and notifying your followers where you found this pattern.

#PDFpattern Wednesday: download a free Tammy #doll shirt pattern @ ChellyWood.com

Last week I gave you the free, printable sewing patterns for making the shorts and pajama pants shown on this pattern. This week I’m sharing my PDF download and MS word version for this free printable shirt pattern, which fits Ideal Toy Corp’s Tammy doll. Here are the patterns for easy download: Free printable pattern for Tammy Doll shirt PDF Free printable pattern for Tammy … Continue reading #PDFpattern Wednesday: download a free Tammy #doll shirt pattern @ ChellyWood.com