Last weekend I launched a new feature, here on ChellyWood.com: the opportunity to share your handmade doll clothes and doll crafts. I frequently get “fan mail” from followers who have made something lovely, using my patterns and /or tutorial videos. I’ve gotten so many of these emails and comments, that I decided it was time to create a gallery especially for you. Here’s a link … Continue reading New feature on ChellyWood.com: #share your #handmade #doll stuff!
This week you were given the FREE patterns for making my 28″ doll sweater (in the UK referred to as a jumper, pullover, or jersey). Here are the free, printable sewing patterns that I posted yesterday: Free printable sewing patterns for 28 inch doll shirt or sweater in PDF downloadable pattern format Free printable patterns for 28 inch Barbie in MS Word doc format for … Continue reading #SewingBlogger Thursday: Let’s #sew a sweater / jumper for 28″ #dolls!
Today’s #TapeMeasureTuesday tutorial video shows you how to measure your doll for sewing purposes, but just in case you didn’t get enough out of the video, here’s a breakdown for you: For the neck circumference, measure around the widest part of the doll’s neck. That’s usually at the base of the neck. For the neck-to-shoulder-seam, measure from the base of the neck (at the side of … Continue reading #TapeMeasureTuesday: How to measure a doll for #sewing measurements
This week I gave you the free, printable sewing pattern for my 18″ doll skirt, plus a free tutorial video showing you how to make the skirt. This skirt uses an elastic waistband, which requires that you understand how to create a casing and how to pull elastic through that waistband’s casing. For your convenience, I’ve created a tutorial video showing you, one step and … Continue reading Doll sewing tips: how to pull elastic through a waistband casing… #sewing #dolls
Today’s blog post will give you tips on where to buy the little accessories that turn a handmade item of doll clothes into something really special, like the buckles on my Colonial shoes, shown in the image above. Next week we’re going to sew the velvet top that goes with this week’s elastic-waist skirt for 18″ dolls. You may have noticed it on my dolls … Continue reading Buttons, Zippers, Snaps, and Buckles for Doll Clothes… Where to buy? #dolls #sewing
When you view this DIY polar fleece scarf tutorial, you’ll be surprised how easy it is to make! In fact, I’m giving this project one flower on my difficulty scale, because there really isn’t much that’s easier to sew than a scarf like this. I have posted this tutorial video before, but since Christmas is drawing near, I thought it wouldn’t hurt to re-post it. … Continue reading #Scarf #DIY #Sewing Tutorial is SO Easy! @ ChellyWood.com
Like the scarf project that I posted yesterday, this “Grinch” hat will make a wonderful Christmas gift, and it’s relatively quick to make. You will need to download these two patterns before you begin: Pattern 1 for making the polar fleece hat Pattern 2 for making the polar fleece hat Need help downloading my free, printable sewing patterns? Click here for an instructional tutorial on … Continue reading #Grinch fleece hat #patterns are free @ ChellyWood.com for #sewing #Christmas gifts