This image is a screenshot of the YouTube channel header for The Crafty Gemini, which can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheCraftyGemini/about

#FridayFollow: #Teaching #kids to #sew with @CraftyGemini

Here on ChellyWood.com, I often get questions about teaching kids to sew. I do have a playlist on my YouTube channel dedicated to this topic, but I mostly sew by hand and my videos are primarily about sewing doll clothes. So what if you want to teach your child to use a sewing machine? What if you want to teach him/her to sew something other … Continue reading #FridayFollow: #Teaching #kids to #sew with @CraftyGemini

The image shows Kendall, the African American Wellie Wisher doll, wearing a handmade shirt with cute little wood-looking buttons down the back of the shirt. The overlay says "Doll shirt with buttons" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com (where you can find free printable patterns for making the shirt as well as the tutorial video that this header is advertising).

#SewingBlogger Thursday: FREE Shirt #Pattern Fits Wellie Wishers and Hearts4Hearts #Dolls

This video tutorial shows you how to make a shirt for dolls in the 14 inch to 15 inch size range (including Hearts For Hearts Girls and Wellie Wishers) and you may be surprised to find, when you watch the video, that other dolls can fit in this shirt as well. As you can see in the still image at the start of the video, this … Continue reading #SewingBlogger Thursday: FREE Shirt #Pattern Fits Wellie Wishers and Hearts4Hearts #Dolls

The image shows Consuelo, the Hearts4Hearts Girl doll. She stands with her back to the camera.You can see the tiny toy buttons going down the back of her shirt and the little back pocket in her shorts. She wears maryjane shoes to match the mint green of her shorts and short-sleeve top. She stands in a green garden with yellow flowers in the distance. The overlay says, "Articulation in Hearts for Hearts" girl dolls. This is a header for a YouTube video that looks at the overall articulation in Hearts for Hearts Girls as compared to other dolls.

#FridayFollow: Hearts4Hearts Girls #Dolls (a 14-inch Articulated #doll)

I’ve never pretended to be a toy reviewer, but I certainly appreciate those who take the time to mention articulation in their doll reviews. An articulated doll is so much easier to design and sew clothes for than a doll with limited movement. So rather than calling this a toy review, I’m considering my brief video more of a sewing tip. Earlier this week, in … Continue reading #FridayFollow: Hearts4Hearts Girls #Dolls (a 14-inch Articulated #doll)

This image shows a Kendall Wellie Wisher doll modeling a pair of handmade khaki pants with a pocket. This is a YouTube header and contains the simple heading "doll pants" with the URL of ChellyWood.com in the bottom half of the header. The website, ChellyWood.com, not only offers this video tutorial for sewing doll pants to fit most 14-inch or 15-inch dolls, but it also has a free, printable sewing pattern for the pants (and its pocket). These pants will fit Wellie Wisher dolls, Hearts for Hearts Girls, and other dolls in the 14-15-inch size range.

#SewingBlogger Thursday: FREE Khaki Pants #Pattern Fits Wellie Wishers and Hearts4Hearts #Dolls

Here we have the video tutorial, showing you how to make the free khaki pants pattern that I posted just yesterday. This free, printable sewing pattern fits most dolls that stand about 14 inches or 15 inches tall (including Hearts For Hearts Girls, Wellie Wishers, and more). Just in case you missed them, here are the patterns I posted yesterday: Free, printable sewing pattern for … Continue reading #SewingBlogger Thursday: FREE Khaki Pants #Pattern Fits Wellie Wishers and Hearts4Hearts #Dolls

This image shows three swatches of fabric which have a soft fabric sewing label sewn directly onto the fabric using a whipstitch. Each label says "ChellyWood.com" and the image goes with a blog post about where to buy craft labels like these.

#FridayFollow: buy labels for your #handmade #dolls’ clothes @DutchLabel

Have you ever seen fabric craft labels on other people’s handmade doll clothes and wondered, “Where did they buy that?” Well today’s blog post offers one suggestion. Adding a label to your handmade doll clothes helps people find your Etsy store or sewing blog again, long after they’ve forgotten where they bought your product. It’s a subtle way to advertise your handmade goods in a … Continue reading #FridayFollow: buy labels for your #handmade #dolls’ clothes @DutchLabel

The image shows a doll that looks like Chelly Wood (doll clothes designer at chellyWood.com) sitting at her desk, staring at her computer screen which offers the URL for her website.

Where to find helpful #sewing tutorials and #crafty #hacks on ChellyWood.com

How to sew snaps… How to use bias tape… How to buy fabric… For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been sharing these topics, but where did all of these tutorial videos come from? Perhaps you’ve never noticed before that there’s a category on the menu at ChellyWood.com called, “Helpful Tips.” This “Helpful Tips” page is designed to help you find videos that will improve … Continue reading Where to find helpful #sewing tutorials and #crafty #hacks on ChellyWood.com

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? A #tutorial @ ChellyWood.com for #crafting w/#dolls

  With my vacation behind me, I’m gathering up some ideas to share in next week’s blog posts. So if you’ve been anxiously waiting new patterns and tutorials, hopefully you won’t be disappointed when next week rolls around. Meanwhile, I’m posting this video about rickrack trim. It offers a few creative ways to use rickrack that perhaps you hadn’t thought of! If you like my … Continue reading What is rickrack trim? A #tutorial @ ChellyWood.com for #crafting w/#dolls