The image shows six of the tutorial videos featured on ChellyWood.com (although there are additional tutorial videos as well): the feather stitch, the whipped running stitch, the whip stitch, the couched filling stitch, the satin stitch, and the daisy stitch. Please visit ChellyWood.com for lots of great embroidery project ideas, tutorial videos, and free sewing patterns.

Embroidery Tutorials (Gallery)

My embroidery tutorials’ links from the main gallery page have been super wonky ever since I updated this website in 2019. I’ve been working to get the wrinkles worked out, and today I’m publishing an update to that gallery. If you need embroidery floss or miniature hoops, click on the links provided. These are affiliate links and help support our free pattern website. Thank you! Continue reading Embroidery Tutorials (Gallery)

With a purple and turquoise blue background behind her, a woman sits at her embroidery hoop with scissors and floss beside her. The embroidery needle in her hand has thread that leads to a heart shape near the words "the whipstitch and more" which makes up the heading for this blog post featured image.

How to do a whipstitch with Chelly Wood #Embroidery #SewingByHand

In many of my videos, I reference the “whipstitch” or sometimes spelled “whip stitch.” This is a super helpful stitch to know how to do, when sewing doll clothes. But did you know my website also has a whole embroidery tutorial section? The whipstitch tutorial is just one of many embroidery tutorials I’ve made over the years. Click here to see them all. Now be … Continue reading How to do a whipstitch with Chelly Wood #Embroidery #SewingByHand

The image shows two flowers embroidered on pink felt, using the Algerian Star and Rambling Rose Stitches with Detached Chain Stitch Leaves

Learning at the Laundromat @ ChellyWood.com #Embroidery and #DollClothesPatterns

Last weekend our dryer quit working, so, as it was raining (and therefore I couldn’t use the laundry line), I had to take my wet laundry to the laundromat to finish. When I was in college, I used my laundromat a lot, so I know that there’s a whole lotta waiting involved at a laundromat. These days most people look at their phones while they … Continue reading Learning at the Laundromat @ ChellyWood.com #Embroidery and #DollClothesPatterns

The image shows someone doing needlework in a hoop with three skeins of embroidery floss beside them, in the colors blue (top), green (center), and red (bottom). The words at the top of the purple-background-square frame say, "how to thread an embroidery needle" and these words are, indeed, underlined with an embroidery needle.

How to Thread an Embroidery Needle Tutorial Video From ChellyWood.com #EasterCrafts #DollClothesPatterns

I made this video in 2015, and my records show that it was first posted here, on ChellyWood.com, on 12 November 2015. For those of you who know me in real life, that’s why I look so much younger in this video! For those of you who just started to follow this website, don’t worry! The quality of my videos has gotten better over time! … Continue reading How to Thread an Embroidery Needle Tutorial Video From ChellyWood.com #EasterCrafts #DollClothesPatterns

On a turquoise blue linen background, a miniature Anna doll and a Mini Elsa doll from Disney's Frozen face one another. They are both wearing handmade skirts with tiny print fabrics and a soft pink felt jacket that has been embroidered along the bottom of the coat. The overlay says, "free pattern" and the ChellyWood.com logo appears in the lower left corner.

Fancy embroidered, lined felt coat for tiny dolls w/free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #Embroidery #DollClothesPatterns

Are you looking for the patterns? Scroll down to the second set of bullets. It was on St. Patrick’s day last month, when I uploaded the little yellow version of today’s jacket for teeny-tiny dolls. Now it’s almost Easter, and I’ve taken this easy-to-sew felt jacket pattern up a notch, by adding embroidery to it and a lining. Of course the video at the top … Continue reading Fancy embroidered, lined felt coat for tiny dolls w/free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #Embroidery #DollClothesPatterns

In this thumbnail image, Strawberry Shortcake wears a jacket, skirt, and top. The words "free pattern" can be read at an angle above the turquoise blue background frame and the Chelly Wood dot com logo.

Sew some holiday doll clothes for vintage Strawberry Shortcake dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #StrawberryShortcake

Scroll down to the second set of bullets to download the free printable PDF sewing patterns. I first posted these patterns for my mini Elsa doll around Easter time this past spring, but let’s think outside the box here… You don’t have to use Easter-egg-print fabric. Any small print or solid cotton fabric will be just fine. What about a small-print Christmas fabric for the … Continue reading Sew some holiday doll clothes for vintage Strawberry Shortcake dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #StrawberryShortcake

A purple cotton fabric with tiny white polka dots frames a photo of a miniature table-top Christmas Tree that has tiny wrapped gifts under it and miniature Christmas tree ornaments on it. The words "Holiday-themed blog posts" float above the Chelly Wood dot com logo.

Make a snowflake dress for 8-inch baby dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #HolidayEmbroidery #DollClothes

These Lil’ Cutesies baby dolls will be making a cameo appearance in the class I’ll be offering with Creative Spark. They’re a product from JC Toys, and I just love the details in their dimpled fingers and realistically wrinkled little toes! If you’re thinking about buying a baby doll for a child you know, for Christmas, let me suggest that these little 8-inch dolls are … Continue reading Make a snowflake dress for 8-inch baby dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #HolidayEmbroidery #DollClothes

Framed in turquoise blue linen fabric, we see a close-up shot of the skirt worn by Juliet's nurse in the stop motion video of Romeo and Juliet, and on top of the layers of skirts, we see the simple apron with detailed embroidery on it. The arrow on this image points to the embroidery, and the text says "free pattern and embroidery tutorials" above the ChellyWood.com logo.

Easy-to-Sew Apron for Barbie! Free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #ApronPattern #DollClothes

  For your free patterns and additional tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Yesterday I posted the PDF patterns for the entire pilgrim costume, which appears in the video above. But when I reviewed the tutorial video for the apron, I thought, “Holy smokes! That’s a really OLD video!” In fact, it goes back to the earliest videos I’ve made … Continue reading Easy-to-Sew Apron for Barbie! Free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #ApronPattern #DollClothes

The heading, "Teach a Child to Sew" floats above a vintage image of a woman sewing with her son looking bored in the background (Victorian era image).

5 Tips for Teaching a Child to Sew @ ChellyWood.com #LearningToSew #DollClothes

  When my children were little, we often did holiday crafts and even made our own Christmas gifts at this time of year. So I thought it was a good time to re-post my tips for teaching children how to sew. This blog post entitled, “Helpful Tutorial Videos for Sewing Basics” has a collection of tutorials for beginners. You may find these tutorials helpful, if … Continue reading 5 Tips for Teaching a Child to Sew @ ChellyWood.com #LearningToSew #DollClothes

Image shows a little doll seated at her sewing machine. Behind her is a doll-sized ironing board. Her tiny, pale blue coffee cup sits at the ready near her sewing machine. The overlay says, "ChellyWood.com free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes."

Helpful sewing tutorial video links for people learning to sew @ ChellyWood.com #HolidayGiftIdeas #SewingByHand

  My regular followers know that beneath each of my YouTube videos, there are links to a number of videos like this “How to Whipstitch” tutorial. These “basic stitchery” tutorials are designed to help you understand terms and concepts within each tutorial, like: How to sew snaps on fabric How to thread a needle How to sew by hand How to tie a knot when sewing … Continue reading Helpful sewing tutorial video links for people learning to sew @ ChellyWood.com #HolidayGiftIdeas #SewingByHand

For the directory of needle crafts, please click on the link in the caption. The image shows a number of different embroidery stitches including the herringbone stitch, the Algerian eye stitch, the detached chain stitch, and the blanket stitch, along with headers for helpful needle craft tutorials like one called "how to put fabric into an embroidery hoop."

Hand Embroidery and Hand Stitching Tutorials (Gallery)

I’m sorry this page looks a little bit messier than my other gallery pages. (Scroll down to see the gallery.) I think I’ve overloaded my WordPress theme with so many tutorials! But rest assured, my links do work. So if you’re here to find free tutorial videos for embroidery stitches, embroidery projects, or basic hand stitching techniques, you’ve come to the right place! In the … Continue reading Hand Embroidery and Hand Stitching Tutorials (Gallery)

Image shows the fabric of a doll's face inside an embroidery hoop, with a lovely blue eye on the doll's face. All around the eye, an embroiderer has used the satin stitch to sort of "paint" the eye, its eyelashes, and an eyebrow. The stitches are very delicate and lovely. Overlay says, "How to do the satin stitch" with a watermark of "chellyWood.com"

How to Do a Satin Stitch (Hand Embroidery) for the Swedish Pocket Purse #Crafting #Embroidery #Dolls

As the tutorial’s title implies, this video demonstrates the use of the basic satin stitch using hand embroidery, which I used to create the little hearts on the Swedish pocket purse, an accessory that’s part of the Swedish traditional costume ensemble. Today’s video also demonstrates the surface satin stitch, which is very useful for creating a sort of “painted” look on a doll or soft … Continue reading How to Do a Satin Stitch (Hand Embroidery) for the Swedish Pocket Purse #Crafting #Embroidery #Dolls