The image shows six of the tutorial videos featured on (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 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)

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 @ #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 @ #Embroidery and #DollClothesPatterns

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 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 #EasterCrafts #DollClothesPatterns

I made this video in 2015, and my records show that it was first posted here, on, 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 #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 logo appears in the lower left corner.

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

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)

The image shows the YouTube header for a quick fly stitch tutorial video. Go to for more quick and easy hand embroidery tutorials like this one.

How to Do a Fly Stitch by Hand… #Embroidery #HandEmbroidery #Scandinavian

Today’s tutorial video will be helpful if you’re going to make a traditional Swedish “pocket,” a type of decorated purse that dates back to the 1700’s in Sweden. The Swedish “pocket” purse is part of my Swedish traditional costume ensemble, a set of 18 inch doll clothes patterns which I’m converting from JPG format to PDFs, at the request of my followers. However for those … Continue reading How to Do a Fly Stitch by Hand… #Embroidery #HandEmbroidery #Scandinavian

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 ""

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

Click on the link above for the tutorial video page. This image shows a lazy daisy embroidery project on a red felt background with a stem and leaf. The tutorial video is found at

How to Make a Daisy Stitch for your hand #Embroidery #Crafts and #HolidayCrafts

This stitch was super helpful when I was making the 18-inch doll neckerchief that I’m going to teach you how to make this week. Tomorrow I’ll post the free, printable pattern for the traditional Swedish neckerchief. Wednesday I’ll post the tutorial for making the neckerchief. The embroidered neckerchief project is the last of my Swedish traditional costume pattern series, which I’ve posted in anticipation of … Continue reading How to Make a Daisy Stitch for your hand #Embroidery #Crafts and #HolidayCrafts

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 logo.

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

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 @ #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 @ #HolidayEmbroidery #DollClothes

The image shows a handmade pincushion in the shape of a Dutch windmill (like the old-fashioned ones found in the Netherlands). It has propellers, windows, a door, and it appears to have embroidered borders around various parts, like it's an embroidery sampler of some kind. The propellers are held on with a cloth-covered button. In the window boxes are tiny flowers. From roof to base, it's covered in colorful straight pins. The overlay says, "Windmill pin-cushion" and offers the URL where you can find patterns for other pin cushions and craft projects. All patterns on are free to print, using a creative commons attribution mark.

FREE Dutch windmill pincushion PDF sewing pattern with links to #embroidery #tutorials

I just love my little Dutch windmill pincushion! I use it all the time, so you’ve probably seen it in some of my videos. Until now, it was only available as a JPG image pattern, but today I’m converting it to the PDF format. Here you go! Free printable sewing pattern for making a Dutch Windmill pincushion This week’s free pattern is also available in … Continue reading FREE Dutch windmill pincushion PDF sewing pattern with links to #embroidery #tutorials