The image shows the OOAK Liv Doll "Chelly Wood" at her computer in her tiny dolly diorama office. Behind her is a painting of ballerinas by Degas. The overlay says, Fan Mail and offers the at symbol followed by the URL, a website where there are hundreds of free, printable sewing patterns for doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. This is the YouTube header for what one might call "Barbie fan mail opening" or stop motion fan mail reading. It's a stop motion video of the Chelly Wood doll discussing her fan mail, reading it out loud, and showing a video of Barbie dolls modeling the hand-made dresses that one of Chelly Wood's fans created using Chelly Wood's own free doll clothes patterns (printable on the website).

Opening Fan Mail #StopMotion style @ #Dolls

Even though I’m just a school librarian with a love for doll-clothes-pattern-making, I do get fan mail on this website or in my P.O. box every now and then. Sometimes people send me photos of the lovely doll clothes they’ve made, using my free patterns. At the top of this post, you’ll find a brief stop motion video showing the doll clothes made by one … Continue reading Opening Fan Mail #StopMotion style @ #Dolls

Image shows two fashion dolls dressed as Christmas elves. Overlay says, "What's going on at the North Pole?" and it offers the URL with the words "free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes."

What’s going on at the #NorthPole? Check out these little #dolls:

This is actually a re-post from last Christmas, but please be aware that the hats, elf shoes, and dresses that appear in the video above now have free patterns and tutorials available right here on! Look back at this post or this post for those free doll clothes patterns and tutorials. This time last year, I was just learning how to use my Camtasia … Continue reading What’s going on at the #NorthPole? Check out these little #dolls:

The image shows a preview of the baby doll pattern that will be free to print on, as of Tuesday, Nov. 27th. This nappy pattern or baby doll diaper pattern uses Velcro to close the diaper / nappy. The image shows an 8 inch or 20 cm baby doll wearing the diy handmade diaper that uses this free printable sewing pattern for baby doll diapers / nappies. The doll is an 8 inch Bibi doll from JC Toys, designed by berenguer as part of the lil cutesies line of baby dolls. appears as the watermark on this image, indicating the website where you can find the free printable sewing patterns and tutorials (everything you need) to make this hand sewn baby doll diaper (nappy).

Sew a #DIY Diaper for 8″ Baby #Dolls w/FREE #Patterns on!

This week I’m going to show you how to make a diaper (nappy) for your baby dolls. The free pattern, which will be posted here tomorrow, will fit 8″ dolls like the Lil’ Cutesies dolls from J.C. Toys. (Of course there are other 8″ baby dolls that will fit this diaper / nappy pattern as well.) Tuesday I’ll post the free pattern for sewing your … Continue reading Sew a #DIY Diaper for 8″ Baby #Dolls w/FREE #Patterns on!

Update on #Shakespeare’s #RomeoAndJuliet with #Dolls

As many of my regular followers know, I’ve created and published on my YouTube channel, the first three acts of Romeo and Juliet With Dolls. I have all the photos and stop motion videos completed for the production of Acts 4 and 5, but I’ve had a creative block for almost a year now. I guess I was hoping these videos would be received with … Continue reading Update on #Shakespeare’s #RomeoAndJuliet with #Dolls

Easy sewing #project for Barbie #dolls’ #felt shirt @

It didn’t take me long at all to whip up this adorable little outfit, so if you’re looking for some quick, easy-to-sew Barbie clothes, this week’s pattern is just what you’re looking for! Last week we made the skirt, but this week, I’m going to post the pattern and tutorial video for making the little green shirt shown in these images. Since it’s made with … Continue reading Easy sewing #project for Barbie #dolls’ #felt shirt @

The image shows Made to Move Barbies with a regular Barbie doll in a fall harvest / garden diorama scene. This diorama photo comes from, a website offering free printable sewing patterns for Barbie and many other dolls. This diorama scene has fall leaves, a wheelbarrow full of harvested vegetables from a garden, and a stack of hay bales with an apple cider barrel behind them. In the distance a garden has a river running through it with a bridge over the water. In front of all this, the three Barbies stand holding hands, facing the camera in hand-sewn doll clothes. Their outfits include (first Barbie doll) a white tank top edged in red stitching, a pair of red shorts with white polka dots, and a pair of irrigation boots; (second Barbie doll) a sunflower-printed dress with fluttery sleeves and a gathered skirt that is edged in burgundy rick-rack, having a pinafore of yellow that matches its petticoat of yellow; (the third Barbie doll) wears a handmade bright green felt shirt with green lace straps and green lace edging the top of the shirt along with a lace-edged floral mini-skirt and green go-go boots. The overlay offers the website, "" which is a website where you can find free printable sewing patterns and tutorials fo r making each of these Barbie doll outfits.

Barbie #dolls’ #autumn wardrobe with #free #sewing #patterns @

Do you recognize two of the outfits there? I’ve already posted the red and white shorts-and-tank-top set and the gold-and-burgundy sunflower dress with pinafore. Check out the links to make those cute little fall harvest (or summer) outfits. In the next two weeks, we’re going to wrap up this fall (if you’re in the northern hemisphere) or spring (if you’re in the southern hemisphere) fashion … Continue reading Barbie #dolls’ #autumn wardrobe with #free #sewing #patterns @

Please visit for FREE printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes and craft items like this free Dutch windmill pincushion project. The image shows a pincushion that is shaped like a Dutch windmill from Holland (also known as the Netherlands). It is not only a pincushion, but it's also an embroidery sampler. This photo represents the final product created by Chelly Wood, a doll clothing designer who posted the free sewing pattern for her Dutch windmill pincushion on her website This project uses felt, cotton, embroidery floss, silk roses, and a cloth-covered button. Anyone can download the free printable sewing pattern for making this windmill of Holland, as the pattern is absolutely free to the public, with a "creative commons attribution" mark on the paper pattern. In the Dutch language, one would call this a "Please visit for FREE printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes and craft items like this free Dutch windmill pincushion project." In German, it's a Dutch Windmühle Nadelkissen frei Nähmuster aus Holland. In Japanese, it's called a "オランダからのオランダの風車ピンクッションフリー縫製パターン" and in Chinese, you would call this a " 荷兰风车枕形免费缝纫模式从荷兰". The pattern comes with a free youtube tutorial video as well, and that can be found on Chelly Wood's channel: ChellyWood1. To print your free pin cushion pattern, just go to and click on her craft gallery page. Links from the image will lead you to all the patterns and tutorial videos you need for instructions to make a Dutch windmill pincushion (a great gift idea for someone who sews/seamstresses/sewists).

#GiftIdea: make a #Dutch windmill #pincushion for someone you #love!

I’m best known for my free doll clothes patterns and tutorials, but this week on, I’m going to share my beloved Dutch windmill pincushion project. Tomorrow I’ll be posting the free pattern, and Wednesday I’ll post the free tutorial video showing you how to make this darling little gem. This windmill pincushion project makes a great gift for anyone who loves miniatures, dolls, sewing, … Continue reading #GiftIdea: make a #Dutch windmill #pincushion for someone you #love!