Image shows a YouTube tutorial header with the title, "How to Sew Bias Tape." It features a photo of Mattel's Tall Barbie from the Barbie Fashionistas line. She wears a tie dye shirt with bias tape trim. Overlay offers the URL for this tutorial: ChellyWood.com.

How to Sew Bias Tape for #Crafters and #Sewists

  This week I’ve given you a new pattern for a small-bodied doll’s bias-tape-edged tunic or shirt dress. For anyone who is unfamiliar with bias tape, I thought I’d re-post my bias tape tutorial this week as well. The bias tape project in today’s video uses felt for a doll’s garment, and I often recommend learning to sew with felt. But the drawback to making … Continue reading How to Sew Bias Tape for #Crafters and #Sewists

Image shows a YouTube tutorial header with the title, "How to Sew Bias Tape." It features a photo of Mattel's Tall Barbie from the Barbie Fashionistas line. She wears a tie dye shirt with bias tape trim. Overlay offers the URL for this tutorial: ChellyWood.com.

How to #Sew Bias Tape

  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

Image shows a YouTube tutorial header with the title, "How to Sew Bias Tape." It features a photo of Mattel's Tall Barbie from the Barbie Fashionistas line. She wears a tie dye shirt with bias tape trim. Overlay offers the URL for this tutorial: ChellyWood.com.

Bias Tape #Sewing Tutorial

  This week I re-issued my easiest doll shirt pattern and tutorial video. But I’m also going to show you how to add a notion to the felt doll shirt: 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 easy to cut and sew, … Continue reading Bias Tape #Sewing Tutorial

An apron is a simple Christmas gift to make. You can usually whip one up in a couple of hours. On ChellyWood.com, the doll clothing designer, Chelly Wood, offers advice for making aprons for the whole family for Christmas. This image shows a quilted background with the photo of Simplicity Apron pattern 2691, showing an apron with a pocket and contrasting colors of fabric, along with a quilt-look table runner and a placemat pattern. Visit ChellyWood.com to join the chat.

How to Sew Apron Ties — Aprons make great Christmas gifts for the whole family! #HolidaySewingProjects

Maybe you’ve been thinking about sewing an apron for each of your family members as Christmas gifts. They don’t take long to make. Simplicity apron pattern number 2691 is a simple pattern to follow. It comes with a table runner and placemats, and although it was published in 2009, it’s a timeless shape and design. What most people struggle with are those apron ties, so … Continue reading How to Sew Apron Ties — Aprons make great Christmas gifts for the whole family! #HolidaySewingProjects

This image shows a purple square swatch of dotted Swiss fabric, forming a frame around the words "free patterns," the logo for Chelly Wood dot com, and a photo of a vintage Heart Family baby doll wearing a handmade Easter egg dress.

DIY Long Sleeved Dress for Heart Family baby dolls w/free patterns #Miniature #DollClothes

Are you looking for the patterns and the tutorial video? Scroll down to the second set of bullets. Yesterday I posted my first pattern for the Mattel’s Heart Family Barbie baby dolls. Today I’m posting a long-sleeved dress that will also fit this little baby doll from the Heart family collection. For this project, you’ll need some craft felt for the bodice (use Bodices E … Continue reading DIY Long Sleeved Dress for Heart Family baby dolls w/free patterns #Miniature #DollClothes

Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows Monster High Draculaura wearing a handmade dress with puff sleeves and cuffs. ChellyWood.com offers free sewing patterns for making this and other dress patterns and pants and shirt patterns to fit Monster High dolls.

#Sewing Tips for #Dolls’ Clothes: Bias Tape Cuffs! @ ChellyWood.com

Hello my lovely followers! I have created yet another tutorial about the tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years, for sewing clothes for dolls. Someone in a 1:6 scale Facebook group I belong to said he really liked the look of these cuffs (the ones on my St. Patrick’s Day dress for Monster High/Ever After High and other small-bodied dolls).  When I told him … Continue reading #Sewing Tips for #Dolls’ Clothes: Bias Tape Cuffs! @ ChellyWood.com

Let’s make pajamas and a robe for vintage Tammy w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #VintageToys #VintageDolls

For your free patterns and links to the tutorial videos you’ll find helpful, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Happy New Year! Yesterday I gave you the free pattern and tutorial for just the bathrobe. Today I’m giving you patterns and tutorial videos for the whole ensemble! This outfit will include flannel pajama shorts, a flannel pajama top trimmed in 1/4 inch … Continue reading Let’s make pajamas and a robe for vintage Tammy w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #VintageToys #VintageDolls

The image shows a 1:6 scale doll bathrobe. It's made of white flannel decorated with tiny multi-colored snowflakes. The robe is trimmed in red 1/4 inch bias tape. The overlaid text says "free pattern" and suggests that you visit ChellyWood.com for your free printable doll clothes sewing patterns.

Sew a Bathrobe for 12 Inch Fashion Dolls Like Vintage Tammy or Sindy Dolls #VintageToys #Sewing

  For your free patterns, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. This week I’m giving you a brand new pattern for making a bathrobe to fit vintage Tammy dolls (from Ideal Toy Corp.) and similar-sized dolls. I recommend using flannel for your bathrobe with cotton bias tape trim in a contrasting color. You should use 1/4 inch (6mm) double-fold bias tape for … Continue reading Sew a Bathrobe for 12 Inch Fashion Dolls Like Vintage Tammy or Sindy Dolls #VintageToys #Sewing

The image shows a 1960's Tammy Doll made by Ideal Toy Corp. wearing handmade elastic-waist shorts and a sleeveless pajama top. The pattern for these pajamas can be found at ChellyWood.com as a free printable PDF sewing pattern with complete tutorial video instructions for sewing the outfit as a whole.

Sew flannel pajamas for your vintage Tammy doll w/ #FreePatterns @ ChellyWood.com #VintageToys

The image above shows a doll which was made and distributed in the 1960’s. Here in the US, this doll mold was called Tammy, but a very similar body mold was made and distributed in the UK as the Sindy doll. Today I’m giving you free patterns and tutorials for making a pair of flannel pajama shorts (or pajama pants) and a bias-tape-trimmed pajama shirt to … Continue reading Sew flannel pajamas for your vintage Tammy doll w/ #FreePatterns @ ChellyWood.com #VintageToys

In the photo, we see a fashion doll wearing safari style doll clothes, including a summer shirt, a pair of shorts, hiking boots, and a safari straw hat. The logo tells us to visit ChellyWood.com for the free printable PDF sewing patterns for making this outfit, and there's text above the logo that says, "free patterns." The entire images is on a square frame of turquoise blue linen fabric.

Make a shirt and shorts for Ideal Tammy dolls or Pedigree Sindy dolls w/today’s free pattern #Sewing #DollClothes

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Today’s sewing project is a safari outfit for your Pedigree Sindy or Ideal Tammy dolls. I realize it’s not summer in the northern hemisphere, but summer is rapidly approaching for those of you living below the equator. So to make today’s safari gear, you can use a lot of … Continue reading Make a shirt and shorts for Ideal Tammy dolls or Pedigree Sindy dolls w/today’s free pattern #Sewing #DollClothes

In a purple square frame with tiny white dots, we see the words "free patterns" accompanied by a photo of a Chelsea doll in a brightly colored handmade doll dress. The watermark is the logo for Chelly Wood dot com, a website known for its free printable doll clothes sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Sew a back-to-school dress for Chelsea dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #BackToSchool #DollClothes

Scroll down to the second set of bullets to download the free printable PDF sewing pattern. A lot of families are busy getting ready for back-to-school this week, if school hasn’t already started yet. Why not inspire your kids by creating a back-to-school dress for your kids’ or grandkids’ dolls with today’s free printable PDF sewing pattern for this cute dress that fits Mattel’s Chelsea … Continue reading Sew a back-to-school dress for Chelsea dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #BackToSchool #DollClothes

Click on the link in the caption for the free printable sewing patterns and tutorial videos showing how to make these doll clothes. The image show a vintage Tammy doll (by Ideal Toy Corp.) wearing handmade capri pants and a sleeveless shirt. The clothing's fabric is soft flannel, and the shirt is trimmed with cotton bias tape. The doll stands in a 1:6 scale museum with a bust of a composer in front of her and the famous Degas ballerinas behind her. On the wall is a Van Gogh and to the doll's right is a painting of an origami crane. The watermark tells you where you can download the free printable sewing patterns for making Tammy doll clothes in the form of a PDF downloadable pattern: ChellyWood.com

Sew these pretty doll clothes for your vintage Tammy doll w/ free #Patterns @ ChellyWood.com #VintageDolls

A while back, I gave you the shorts-with-sleeveless shirt pajama set for Tammy or Sindy dolls. During that week, I may have mentioned that I was planning to post another outfit for Tammy, but it never happened. There was a technical glitch that kept this blog post from loading on my website during that last week of August. So without further ado, here are the … Continue reading Sew these pretty doll clothes for your vintage Tammy doll w/ free #Patterns @ ChellyWood.com #VintageDolls