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Disclaimer: the video above is not one of Chelly Wood’s videos, and Chelly is not affiliated with the Unicorn Rainbows Toys & Dolls YouTube channel.

Recently the YouTubers at Unicorn Rainbows Toys and Dolls left a kind comment on one of my videos. Out of curiosity, I visited their YouTube channel and discovered all the amazing videos they are making. Go check out their YouTube channel with this link!

They are creating doll play videos, unboxing videos, doll makeover videos, and so much more!

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.
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Currently they are asking for people to submit questions for their Q and A segments. Feel free to pop over to YouTube to submit your question. I submitted one recently too, and I hope they get a chance to answer mine!

Since the passage of COPPA laws, it’s harder to earn money on your YouTube channel, if you are making videos about dolls or toys. To learn more about COPPA and how it affects YouTubers like myself and the Unicorn Rainbows channel folks, click here.

The image is a cartoon drawing of a little girl sitting at a sewing machine, making doll clothes. Beside the sewing machine are two dolls: one is not wearing doll clothes and the other is fully dressed. The text on the image says "COPPA" which stands for the "Children's Online Privacy Protection Act." This image comes from, a website that offers free printable sewing patterns for doll clothes that fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.
Visit for free printable sewing patterns for doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

After they passed the COPPA laws, doll craft YouTubers like myself had to find new ways to earn money. That’s when I started my Affiliate Marketing program, and I also started to offer online courses.

You may not realize it, but there are costs associated with running a website like In 2018, my blog fee alone cost only $28 a year. But someone commented that they couldn’t find my patterns, that links to my patterns weren’t working, and suddenly I realized I’d uploaded more patterns than my $28 a year could hold.

Here’s how my website used to look:

Please visit for FREE printable sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. This image looks a lot like the gallery page on, but it's not touch-sensitive or click-sensitive. It's just a screenshot of doll clothes and craft projects divided up into lots of different doll sizes and project designs.
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So in 2019 I had to purchase a $300 per year business account with my web provider because I had uploaded so many patterns that the cheap version couldn’t hold them all!

And then COPPA laws passed, and I wasn’t able to make money on YouTube because videos that were considered “made for kids” were not eligible for advertising. So how was I supposed to keep this website running?

In this photo, the Chelly Wood doll (actually a Spin Master Liv doll that has had its face re-painted and its wig dyed grey to look like the doll clothing designer, YouTuber, and writer Chelly Wood) stands in her sewing room with her arms spread out wide in a welcoming stance. On the doll's right (your left) we see her hutch filled with tiny folded fabrics. There's a window directly behind her. At her side is her sewing desk with tiny fabrics, a miniature sewing machine, and other sewing supplies on top. To her left (your right) behind the doll, there's a sea blue mannequin displaying an in-progress sun dress with a tape measure around the mannequin's neck. Hanging from a sea blue hanger on the wall is the white party dress with tiny polka dots that often appears in Chelly's videos on the mannequin. The floor is hard wood. The wall is purple. Chelly's desk chair has been upholstered in sea blue fabric. In the corner of the image is the logo for
Please visit for free printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

My brother advised me to start affiliate marketing, which works like this: my blog posts will link to Etsy, eBay, and Amazon, and when you guys — my followers — click on the hyperlinks for buying snaps, Velcro, and even dolls, as long as you actually buy something with that link, I will earn a very small portion of whatever you paid.

In fact, I now have a “Shop” page, so you can purchase your goods for making doll clothes, right out of my shop, and each time you make a purchase, it drops money into my bank account.

The year 2021 was the first year I used Affiliate marketing, and I actually earned a fair amount of money. So last year at tax time, I was advised to create an LLC for my small business, and I followed that advice.

But for some reason, the year 2022 hasn’t been particularly lucrative for my little one-woman business, even though I’m now teaching online classes through the Creative Spark Online Learning platform, in addition to the affiliate marketing that I’m doing through this website.

The image shows a soft doll laying on a cutting mat. Beside her is a pen and pencil, a pair of handmade doll shorts, and a pair of handmade doll pants. A woman's right hand points to a pants pattern which is laying on top of a shorts pattern, as if she is somehow comparing the two paper doll clothes patterns: the shorts pattern and the pants pattern. Beside the woman's right hand is a ruler with imperial and metric measurements. The words to the left of this image say, "Chelly's Class: How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns" and beneath the photo is the following URL:
Visit or to learn more about Chelly Wood’s class entitled, “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns.”

In January, I’ll post my earnings in a blog post, but when I did my quarterly earnings calculations, it wasn’t looking good. So if you need more snaps, doll-sized zippers, fabric, lace, elastic, or teeny-tiny buttons, please consider using my Shop page to make your purchases. Every penny helps!

And I’ll soon be releasing a new class with Creative Spark, teaching everyone how to design their own doll pants. If you have the funds, and if that topic sounds interesting to you, please consider signing up. Here’s a link to my instructor page on the Creative Spark Online Learning platform.

On a purple background fabric with tiny white polka dots, we see three photos of a 1980's Vogue Ginny 8 inch doll modeling two different sets of handmade doll overalls. On the left, the photo shows a side view, and in this photo she wears green cotton overalls with a tiny white star printed on the fabric. Her tee shirt underneath is made of white cotton jersey. In the center we see Ginny wearing handmade overalls made of lightweight denim fabric, and she's facing front so we can clearly see the overalls' bib and straps. She wears a pink cotton short sleeved shirt underneath, which has tiny white polka dots. In the far right photo, Ginny wears the green cotton overalls with tiny white stars again, and we're looking at her from the back where the side closure flaps that snap at the sides are visible. Over the top of these photos, it says, "free PDF sewing patterns" and offers the logo for the website.
Please visit for free printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Finally, with the New Year right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about our sewing resolutions for 2023. Did you know I have a digital sewing planner in my Etsy store and it only costs 99 cents? Consider buying my digital planner, which you can use on your phone, laptop, or computer. You can print it out and write your goals on there by hand, too, if that’s what you prefer.

This image shows the Chelly Wood sewing planner page on a cell phone. Beside the image of the cell phone is a mannequin with a dress on it, and above the phone it states, "download it to your phone to help you set sewing goals!"
Please visit for free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Anyways, to wrap this up, let me say that I truly enjoy making patterns for this website, and with my retirement only about three years away, I really hope I can afford to keep this website running into my retirement years. If you don’t need any sewing notions, and you don’t have a use for a sewing planner, and you can’t afford to sign up for one of my online courses, there’s still something you can do to help…

Share the JPG images of my free patterns (like the one you see below) on any social media venue you take part in… Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tic-Toc, Instagram, etc… Share, SHARE, SHARE! The more people who know about this site, the more money I can earn to keep it running.

Here we see a dress pattern, which includes two parts for the bodice, a single skirt piece (which instructs to be cut on the fold), and two different lengths of sleeves. The pattern is shown on two different dolls: a Breyer Rider and a Kuu Kuu Harajuku G doll. It can also fit Monster High, Ever After High, and a number of other small-bodied dolls. The pattern is marked with Creative Commons Attribution symbols and the Chelly Wood dot com logo.
Please visit for free printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Best wishes for a happy 2023!

The image shows a floral frame around the words "Happy 2023" on a pastel background.
Please visit for free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

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The free printable PDF sewing pattern offered here on this website is the design of Chelly Wood, and it is marked with a Creative Commons Attribution mark. Any similarity to other companies’ or other crafters’ projects of a similar nature is unintended.

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