This is the JPG image of a free printable doll clothes pattern to fit 18 inch dolls. Specifically, this is the Swedish "pocket" style of purse or bag worn by women of Dalarna Sweden in the 1600's and 1700's. This is part of a doll clothes ensemble of traditional Swedish costumes for 18 inch dolls.

Swedish “Pocket” for 18 inch #Dolls #Sweden #Patterns

Here’s the free, printable PDF sewing pattern for making a Swedish “pocket” (a type of traditional Swedish purse or bag worn around the waist) that you see in the image above. Tomorrow I’ll post the tutorial video for making this “pocket” purse: Free printable sewing pattern for 18 inch doll miniature Swedish pocket PDF download As part of my Swedish traditional costume for 18” dolls. … Continue reading Swedish “Pocket” for 18 inch #Dolls #Sweden #Patterns

The image shows the YouTube header for a quick fly stitch tutorial video. Go to ChellyWood.com 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 "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

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns and craft ideas. The image shows a holiday ornament in Hanukkah blue and white. It's made of a styrofoam ball, quilt triangles, and straight pins. the overlay says "No-sew holiday ornament" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com. The page where this image is found has a free printable no-sew pattern for the quilt squares and a tutorial video from youtube showing you how to make this lovely quilted ornament to give as a gift for Christmas or Hanukkah. The ornament can be hung from a Christmas tree by a pretty ribbon, and it can also be made in Christmas red and green, or any other color combination, using fabric scraps cut into small squares of fabric.

Craft Fair Project Ideas 2019: Hanukkah or Christmas Quilted Ornament With FREE Pattern #quilting #crafty #craftfair

Today’s tutorial video is a re-post of a crafty, no-sew decorative ornament that looks like it has been quilted, but actually it’s quite easy to make without ever sewing a single stitch. If you’re planning to do a craft fair / craft show / craft bazaar, this little item is a wonderful project to sell at your booth, as it makes a great gift for … Continue reading Craft Fair Project Ideas 2019: Hanukkah or Christmas Quilted Ornament With FREE Pattern #quilting #crafty #craftfair

The image shows a doll craft fair booth with a Madame Alexander doll seated in a seemingly hand-made wicker chair in a doll-sized diorama with a tiny train, a Christmas tree, and a fireplace framed by Christmas stockings. The overlay says, "Craft Fair Booth." The URL associated with this image is ChellyWood.com and this image is the header for a YouTube video in which doll clothing designer Chelly Wood shares with you a few tips and tricks to help you build a successful and inventive craft fair booth for selling handmade items like doll clothes and miniatures.

Craft Fair Preparations Part 4: How to Build a #CraftShow Booth with #Dolls and #Dioramas

PART 4: How to Build a Craft Show Booth  Last weekend I participated in a craft fair, and throughout this week, I’ve been posting tips for anyone else who would like to do a craft show, doll-and-bear show, or even a booth at a swap meet where you could sell your handmade things. My friend Dodi was my booth partner. She’s the owner of Dodi’s … Continue reading Craft Fair Preparations Part 4: How to Build a #CraftShow Booth with #Dolls and #Dioramas

The image is a YouTube tutorial's header, showing an example of a bubble-letter sign that Chelly Wood made for a craft fair. The tutorial is called "Basic Bubble Letters" or "How to Make a Craft Fair Sign." In this tutorial, Chelly describes the steps she took to make the bubble letter sign shown in the tutorial's header image, which states "free doll clothes patterns" in bubble lettering, and it also offers an arrow in bubble-letter-format.

Craft Fair Preparations Part 3: How to Make a Craft Fair Sign Using Bubble Letters #CraftShow #CraftFair #Crafts

Part 3: How to Make a Bubble-Letter Sign Today’s how-to video shows you how to make bubble-letter signs the easy way. The morning of the first day of our craft fair, I woke up late. Believe it or not, I got these bubble-letter signs done in less than 30 minutes. The steps are carefully demonstrated for you in the video, but here are the written … Continue reading Craft Fair Preparations Part 3: How to Make a Craft Fair Sign Using Bubble Letters #CraftShow #CraftFair #Crafts

The image shows the real Chelly Wood, holding a Strawberry Shortcake doll that she has cleaned and re-done after finding it in terrible condition at her local second hand store. She stands before her booth at a craft fair in Idaho where she advertised her website, ChellyWood.com (a free doll clothes sewing pattern website).

Craft Fair Preparations Part 2: Craft Show Checklist — what to bring to sell your #handmade #dollcrafts at a #craftshow

PART 2: What’s on my Craft Fair / Craft Show Checklist? First, I need to make a disclaimer. I started typing this blog post the week before the craft fair, but after the fair was over, I did add a few things to the list. I’ve done lots of craft fairs / art shows, and it doesn’t matter how many I’ve done… I always forget … Continue reading Craft Fair Preparations Part 2: Craft Show Checklist — what to bring to sell your #handmade #dollcrafts at a #craftshow

The image shows a sign giving directions with arrows pointing in the direction of an arts and crafts fair.

Craft Fair Preparations Part 1: How to get a booth at a Craft Show #CraftFair #CraftShow #ArtShow

My followers probably aren’t aware of it, but I try to create my blog posts 1 to 2 weeks before they post. They automatically self-post at a pre-appointed time, by way of WordPress’s electronic “magic!” Like everyone else in the Blogosphere, I’ve fallen short of the mark from time to time. Occasionally my daily job as a school librarian takes me away from the fun … Continue reading Craft Fair Preparations Part 1: How to get a booth at a Craft Show #CraftFair #CraftShow #ArtShow

The image shows the Chelly Wood doll from ChellyWood.com viewing her computer screen, and on the screen is the YouTube channel entitled "Pipe Cleaner Crafts," which is the topic of this week's hashtag Friday follow feature on ChellyWood.com

Let’s make doll shoes with Pipe Cleaner Crafts! #FridayFollow #Crafty #Dolls

Today’s #FridayFollow recommendation is Pipe Cleaner Crafts on YouTube. The video I’ve posted here with permission comes from Pipe Cleaner Crafts, but they have a lot of additional videos showing how to make diorama miniatures, doll houses, and more! You should go check them out! I frequently get requests for doll shoe and boot patterns, and as you can see in the video above, Pipe … Continue reading Let’s make doll shoes with Pipe Cleaner Crafts! #FridayFollow #Crafty #Dolls

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns and tutorials for making clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows the fabric of a doll's skirt trimmed in blue ric rac, which gives it a jagged, scalloped edge. The overlay says, "Ric rac questions answered" and offers the website: ChellyWood.com.

What is rickrack trim? And how do you #sew it onto #dollclothes?

  Two weeks ago I posted patterns and tutorials for making this adorable summer top to fit vintage Crissy dolls. (It fits a bunch of other dolls too. Click here to see a list of the dolls who can wear this pattern.) Then, rather foolishly, I included links to the tutorial for making this skirt: Of course my regular followers wanted to know more about … Continue reading What is rickrack trim? And how do you #sew it onto #dollclothes?

This image shows a variety of craft projects you can make at home by printing the free patterns and printables at ChellyWood.com and by following Chelly Wood's easy-to-follow tutorial videos. The images in this gallery screenshot include a hacky sack Minecraft cube, a paper puppet, a miniature Christmas stocking, a quilted Christmas tree ornament, a dragon pincushion, a plush bear toy, an Instagram-themed pillow, a windmill pincushion, and tea towels with personalized applique towel toppers.

Craft Project Ideas With Free Patterns

ATTENTION BLOG FOLLOWERS: Today’s blog post is part of the new 2019 website renovations. I’m working behind the scenes to make it easier to find the patterns and tutorial videos you want. If you’d like to make one of the craft projects shown in this gallery, just follow these directions: Click on the photograph of the project you’d like to make. This will take you … Continue reading Craft Project Ideas With Free Patterns

This is a picture of the Chelly Wood doll at her computer. She's looking at the cover art for a doll collector's blog and meetup website. This image illustrates today's #FridayFollow recommendation.

#FridayFollow : check out @KickFireClassics for exploring classic #toys

This week on ChellyWood.com, I shared with you my footsack pattern and tutorial (showing how to make a footsack like the Hacky Sack brand of toys). Now that you’ve made one, how do you use it? Well for today’s #FridayFollow, I’m including a video tutorial made by KickFire Classics on YouTube. KickFire Classics specializes in YouTube videos that show kids how to use classic toys, … Continue reading #FridayFollow : check out @KickFireClassics for exploring classic #toys