Chelly Wood will be teaching a class! Please offer your ideas! @ #SewingClass #CraftClass

The image shows the Chelly Wood doll (a Spin Master Liv doll which has been re-designed as an OOAK doll to look like Chelly Wood the doll clothing designer, blogger, and YouTuber) and she is holding up a clipboard in 1:6 scale. The clipboard has a tiny piece of graph paper on it, with scribbled writing and check marks. The Liv doll wears handmade doll clothes including pants with an elastic waist, a long-sleeve shirt, and an apron. The doll's dyed-grey hair is held up in a bun with an octopus clip. Behind her is a purple backdrop with the logo hanging on it.

I have some fun and exciting news! My agent has been in talks with C&T Publishing, and they have asked me to teach a class on their Creative Spark Online Learning platform.

Your input is needed, my faithful followers! What type of class would you like me to teach? Please leave a comment to help generate some ideas.

Here are some thoughts I’ve had, but as I’ve said, feel free to type additional ideas in the comments section below:

  • How to make a bendable cloth doll and a wardrobe to fit him/her (the doll would be made of cloth, but it would have posable arms, legs, and neck)
  • How to make stop motion videos with dolls (including set design techniques, video and photography tips, puppeteering, sound effects, and costuming)
  • How to alter doll clothes patterns you already own (turn shorts into pants, widen an existing pattern to fit a bigger doll, change a sleeve design, etc.)
  • How to apply notions to your doll clothes (lace, ribbons, buttons, zippers, rickrack, patches, etc…)
  • How to teach a child to sew doll clothes (lessons for the parent or teacher, to guide them in teaching the child)

Or maybe there’s a series of outfits you’d like me to design for a specific doll, and offer those patterns and tutorials exclusively through Creative Spark.

For example, I could design a series of historical costumes to fit American Girl dolls and offer those patterns and tutorials exclusively on Creative Spark. Or I could design super hero costumes for Made-to-Move Barbie dolls and offer those tutorials exclusively on Creative Spark.

This will be a class you would have to pay for, so the topic of the class series would need to be something I don’t already offer for free, here on, and it would need to be a concept you find super helpful (enough to be willing to pay for the class).

Here’s the exciting news… You know that book I have been waiting to publish? (Its “working title” is Easy Doll Clothes Design Techniques.) If enough people sign up for my classes on Creative Spark, then C&T Publishing will probably make me an offer for publishing my book! This would truly be a dream come true!

So please help me choose a topic that genuinely interests you, my faithful followers! What type of class would you like me to teach? What type of class would you be willing to pay for? Please leave thoughtful comments below.


8 thoughts on “Chelly Wood will be teaching a class! Please offer your ideas! @ #SewingClass #CraftClass

  1. How to alter doll clothes patterns you already own. Since I already have so many I hesitate to buy new ones unless the design is really different. I have already lengthened your 28″ doll pattern from shorts to pants and a top to dress length and even joined the pieces of the leotard into one piece for front and back and posted the pictures on my Pinterest page.

  2. What would the cost of class be? I would want patterns to fit my 10.5 inch Little Miss Revlon without me trying to adjust pattern which is hit or miss for me. How to put elastic in by hand. where to find mini zippers to put in, all zippers I have seen are to big. Thanks 🙂

  3. I love your dressed grey haired doll with the pocket apron. Where did you buy her? She might be a way to earn money for you if she was available. Thanks. 🙂

    1. She’s actually a Spin Master Liv doll that has been repainted and had the hair dyed. My daughters designed her to look just like me (the REAL me).

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