The image shows the Chelly Wood doll holding an envelope. Beside her is a sewing machine and behind her is a dess form modeling a handmade doll dress. The watermark says, "Chelly Wood dot com : free patterns and tutorials."

Fan Mail: What’s the measurement tool for on Chelly Wood’s patterns? #paperproducts and #crafting

Today I’m sharing an interesting question that I found among my fan mail recently. Marti asked, “What [is] the measurement tool… and how [do you use it]?” I live in Idaho, in the United States, and we use the old English (imperial) measurement system and Standard American printer paper. If you also live here in the US, then you may not realize that the whole … Continue reading Fan Mail: What’s the measurement tool for on Chelly Wood’s patterns? #paperproducts and #crafting

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This is the cover art for a YouTube tutorial video which teaches the viewer how to make an ironing board cover for a child's ironing board. This ironing board cover includes a felt pad and it uses cotton fabric with an elastic to hold it in place, in the form of a casing. Instructions for making the ironing board include suggested measurements. The website ChellyWood.com is where you'll be able to view the tutorial video showing how to make a DIY child's ironing board cover.

Let’s make an ironing-board cover for a kids’-sized toy ironing board! #kids #crafts

Most children like to play in imitation of their parents’ chores. That’s why a number of toy companies have made children’s toy laundry room furnishings, like a toy washer, dryer, laundry basket, and yes, even toy irons and ironing boards. Today’s tutorial shows you how to make an ironing board cover for a child’s toy ironing board. But be advised: children should be supervised when … Continue reading Let’s make an ironing-board cover for a kids’-sized toy ironing board! #kids #crafts

Image of ball jointed doll with handmade ironing board and cast iron flatiron. Overlay says, "Make an adjustable ironing board" implying the tutorial will show you how to make a doll-sized ironing board.

1:6 scale doll’s ironing board with free ironing board cover pattern @ ChellyWood.com #miniature #sewingroom

Today I’m giving you my free sewing pattern and tutorial for making this adorable ironing board. It’s about the right size for 11″ or 11.5-inch (29 to 30 cm) fashion dolls. We call that 1:6 scale, in official “miniature” terms. To save space, I added a jeans pattern to the ironing board pattern. If you want to see which tall dolls will fit in the … Continue reading 1:6 scale doll’s ironing board with free ironing board cover pattern @ ChellyWood.com #miniature #sewingroom

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns. Image shows reversible towel toppers that have been hand-sewn with a button for clasp. The overlay says, "Reversible DIY Towel Topper with FREE patterns."

How to make a tea towel with my free towel topper pattern @ ChellyWood.com #crafty #kitchen

Here’s the free printable sewing pattern for making these adorable, reversible kitchen towels: Click here for a free printable PDF sewing pattern for kitchen towel toppers Click here for the older JPG version of these patterns Just follow the instructions in the video, and you’ll find that these towels are so simple to make, you’ll want to make a dozen of them! What a nice … Continue reading How to make a tea towel with my free towel topper pattern @ ChellyWood.com #crafty #kitchen

The image shows a hand-made ironing board with cover. The website where you can find the patterns for both the ironing board and it's cover is displayed: ChellyWood.com This ironing board is made to fit 1:6 scale dioramas or dollhouses.

Taking Care of Your Handmade Doll Clothes @ ChellyWood.com #SewingTips for #DollClothes

This week’s blog posts will include a new tutorial on how to make a child’s toy ironing board cover, a revision of my 1:6 scale ironing board pattern (shown above), and some tips and tricks for the care of handmade doll clothes. Let’s start the week with tips and tricks for handmade doll clothes… Nobody likes to see a naked doll laying around, but did … Continue reading Taking Care of Your Handmade Doll Clothes @ ChellyWood.com #SewingTips for #DollClothes

The image shows a zipper pouch parrot, designed by Emily D at CriticalHitDesigns on Etsy.

Feeling inspired by this designer’s lovely parrot zipper pouch… today’s #FridayFollow or #FollowFriday

Do you ever feel totally inspired by someone else’s handmade designs? The little parrot in the image above caught my eye on Twitter recently, so I started following his designer, Emily D, who has more creative stuff available for sale on Etsy at Critical Hit Designs. As many of my regular followers know, I love to make stop motion videos with dolls, and I’ve been … Continue reading Feeling inspired by this designer’s lovely parrot zipper pouch… today’s #FridayFollow or #FollowFriday

The image shows three different shirts sewn using the same free pdf sewing pattern. The pattern is for a sleeveless shirt / summer top to fit 11 inch dolls or 11 and a half inch dolls like Queens of Africa and similar sized fashion dolls. You can find the pattern by going to ChellyWood.com and using her gallery to locate free patterns for fashion dolls. This is a YouTube header for the tutorial video that accompanies the free pattern. This header says, "Basic 11 inch doll shirt" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com

Let’s make a shirt for fashion dolls (w/free PDF) @ ChellyWood.com #crafty #dollclothes

If you saw last Tuesday’s post, you probably predicted that I was going to post something new to sew for 11-inch or 11 and a half inch fashion dolls. Today’s video shows you how to make a pretty easy-to-sew sleeveless top for a Queens of Africa doll or any other fashion dolls in that 11 inch to 11.5 inch size range (approx. 29 cm). Here is … Continue reading Let’s make a shirt for fashion dolls (w/free PDF) @ ChellyWood.com #crafty #dollclothes

This is a FREE printable sewing pattern for two different styles of shirt to fit 11 inch or 11 and a half inch dolls like the Queens of Africa dolls, Greenbrier fashion dolls, and many other fashion dolls in this size range. The two styles of "springtime wardrobe" shirts include a sleeveless top and a shirt with short sleeves.

Fun springtime shirt patterns for fashion dolls (free PDF) @ ChellyWood.com #amsewing #dollclothes

Today’s free printable PDF sewing pattern is marked with an explanation that the shorts pattern and capri patterns are still incomplete. I’ve been having a little trouble getting these two “bottoms” patterns to fit my Queens of Africa dolls right because, as you might have noticed in last Tuesday’s post, Azeezah’s hips are a little wider than other, more well-known fashion dolls. But you’re safe … Continue reading Fun springtime shirt patterns for fashion dolls (free PDF) @ ChellyWood.com #amsewing #dollclothes

The image, which is purely decorative, shows a heart-shaped pincushion with needles and pins in it. Beside this are two spools of thread.

Chelly Wood wants to hear YOUR opinion on TapeMeasureTuesday posts! #sewingblog #topicideas

Every now and then I’ll do a blog post that takes the measurements of one or two dolls for sewing purposes. I’ve noticed that these #TapeMeasureTuesday blog posts don’t get as many readers as other blog posts. Should I continue offering the #TapeMeasureTuesday blog posts? Is anyone actually using these doll body measurements to aide them in their sewing projects? Is there something else you’d … Continue reading Chelly Wood wants to hear YOUR opinion on TapeMeasureTuesday posts! #sewingblog #topicideas

This image shows a Queens of Africa doll wearing a pretty handmade dress made of thin pink material decorated with polka dots and flowers on pink and white striped fabric. The dress has a short, straight skirt and a summery bodice with straps made of ribbon. The watermark says, "ChellyWood.com: Free doll clothes patterns and tutorials." The Queens of Africa dolls have a body shape similar to a Barbie-sized doll. She stands 11 inches high and has dark chocolate complexion. Her hair is quite curly. To purchase a Queens of Africa doll, go to https://queensofafricadolls.com/ In this image, we see the doll quite close-up, and the fabric fits her figure flatteringly.

Sew a pretty springtime dress for your 11-inch fashion dolls w/free patterns! #spring #dollclothes

In the bullets below, you’ll find my free printable PDF sewing pattern and a link to an older tutorial video for making the dress shown in the image at the top of the page: Free printable sewing pattern for Valentine’s Day dresses to fit 11.5-inch fashion dolls. Video tutorial showing how to make the dress shown in the image above The tutorial video shows a … Continue reading Sew a pretty springtime dress for your 11-inch fashion dolls w/free patterns! #spring #dollclothes

The image shows a Queens of Africa doll wearing a Valentine's Day dress. Her strapless dress fits 11-inch or 11.5-inch fashion dolls. The dress has a pencil skirt topped with a flouncy skirt. The fabric is pink with multi-colored hearts splattered across the fabric in random patterns. The watermark on this image tells you that ChellyWood.com offers free printable PDF sewing patterns and free tutorial videos.

Happy Valentine’s Day, my lovely dolls! #FreeStuff #DollClothes

  This week we’re making a series of Valentine’s Day dresses for fashion dolls. Below you’ll find my free printable PDF sewing pattern and a link to an older tutorial video for the dress shown in the image at the top of the page: Free printable sewing pattern for Valentine’s Day dresses to fit 11.5-inch fashion dolls. Video tutorial showing how to make the dress … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day, my lovely dolls! #FreeStuff #DollClothes

Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns to make doll clothes that fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. This image is the header for a YouTube video that instructs you through spoken words, visuals, and video clips, how to make a pencil skirt dress for 11 inch fashion dolls. The header title is "Special Valentine's Day Dress for 11-inch Dolls" and it shows a Queens of Africa doll modeling the handmade dress in Valentine's Day red.

How to sew a Valentine’s Day dress for 11 inch fashion dolls #tutorial for #dollclothes

    If today’s Valentine’s Day dress project looks familiar, that’s because I have posted the same project here in years past. However I’ve updated the pattern for easier download this year: Free printable sewing pattern for Valentine’s Day dresses to fit 11.5-inch fashion dolls. If you enjoy my tutorials and free patterns, please show your appreciation by sharing them with others. You can pin … Continue reading How to sew a Valentine’s Day dress for 11 inch fashion dolls #tutorial for #dollclothes