Have you ever seen fabric craft labels on other people’s handmade doll clothes and wondered, “Where did they buy that?” Well today’s blog post offers one suggestion. Adding a label to your handmade doll clothes helps people find your Etsy store or sewing blog again, long after they’ve forgotten where they bought your product. It’s a subtle way to advertise your handmade goods in a … Continue reading #FridayFollow: buy labels for your #handmade #dolls’ clothes @DutchLabel
This week I’m back from my vacation, and I have a whole bunch of wonderful new outfits designed and patterns to share with you, starting with today’s purse pattern that fits dolls sizes 13 to 17-inches (including Hearts For Hearts Girls, Wellie Wishers, and more). Just in case you missed them, here are the patterns I posted yesterday: Free, printable sewing pattern for doll purse … Continue reading #SewingBlogger Thursday: #Sew a purse for @WellieWishers or @HFHGirls #dolls w/free #Pattern
This week’s pattern is for a purse that will look great on 13-inch to 17-inch dolls, like Wellie Wishers, Hearts4Hearts Girls, BFC Ink dolls, Crissy dolls, and others in this general size range. Here are the free patterns for making this purse, in both a MS Word format and a PDF download: Free, printable sewing pattern for doll purse (PDF Format) Free, printable sewing pattern … Continue reading #PDFpattern Wednesday: #Sew a #Purse for your 13-inch to 17-inch #dolls!
ATTENTION BLOG FOLLOWERS: Today’s blog post is part of the new 2019 website renovations. I’m working behind the scenes to make it easier to find the patterns you want. If you’d like to make one of the outfits shown in this gallery, just follow these directions: Click on the photograph of the outfit you’d like to sew. This will take you to a larger image … Continue reading Free Broad Ken Doll Clothes Sewing Patterns
I’m back from my spring break vacation, and I’ve returned with a bunch of wonderful projects to work on! This week’s project is a purse that has a pocket on one side. On Wednesday I’ll post my free, printable pattern. On Thursday I’ll post a tutorial video showing you just how to make this cute little addition to your doll’s wardrobe! And speaking of wardrobes, … Continue reading #MeMade Monday: This week’s #Crafty project will be a purse for #dolls!
How to sew snaps… How to use bias tape… How to buy fabric… For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been sharing these topics, but where did all of these tutorial videos come from? Perhaps you’ve never noticed before that there’s a category on the menu at ChellyWood.com called, “Helpful Tips.” This “Helpful Tips” page is designed to help you find videos that will improve … Continue reading Where to find helpful #sewing tutorials and #crafty #hacks on ChellyWood.com
Last week I showed you how to design your own bodice. Did you notice, in that tutorial, that Moana’s bodice was decorated with a strip of blue? What was that blue stuff? It was bias tape! I often recommend learning to sew with felt, if you’re an absolute beginner. But the drawback to making dolls’ clothes out of felt is the fray factor. Felt is … Continue reading How to #Sew Bias Tape
With my vacation behind me, I’m gathering up some ideas to share in next week’s blog posts. So if you’ve been anxiously waiting new patterns and tutorials, hopefully you won’t be disappointed when next week rolls around. Meanwhile, I’m posting this video about rickrack trim. It offers a few creative ways to use rickrack that perhaps you hadn’t thought of! If you like my … Continue reading What is rickrack trim? A #tutorial @ ChellyWood.com for #crafting w/#dolls
I grew up in a family full of seamstresses. So to me, shopping for fabric was no more difficult than buying a piece of candy at a convenience store. But to the absolute beginner, the cutting counter at a fabric store can seem a little daunting. I designed this step-by-step guide for buying doll clothes fabric, keeping in mind that some people are brand new … Continue reading How to Buy #Fabric for #Sewing #Dolls’ Clothes
Last Thursday I posted a video showing you how to design your own felt bodice. To turn your felt bodice into a dress, all you need is a skirt. This tutorial video will show you how to gather fabric for a skirt, so you can design your own “prom” or “quince” dresses for dolls of many shapes and sizes! You may be thinking, “Oh… is … Continue reading How to gather a #doll’s skirt @ ChellyWood.com