The image shows two rag dolls. The text says, "PDF Sewing Pattern" and below that, "rag doll patterns!" Plus we see the logo for ChellyWood.com in the lower left corner of the turquoise blue linen frame.

Rag Doll Patterns from Nikki at PinCutSew! #FridayFollow #DollClothesPatterns

Some of you, my followers, have asked me to design a plush doll pattern. Well… I have given that a try, only to discover I’m not very good at it. However another blogger and YouTuber, Nikki from Pin, Cut, Sew Studio is fantastic at making plush doll patterns! Plus, her blog post entitled, “The Ultimate List Of Barbie Sewing Patterns” has sent me over a … Continue reading Rag Doll Patterns from Nikki at PinCutSew! #FridayFollow #DollClothesPatterns

On a turquoise blue background, we see the "Chelly Wood doll" (actually a Spin Master Liv doll) standing in front of a laundry line of doll clothes hanging from tiny hangers. The camera has taken a zoom-in photo of one of the hangers, and we see it's a handmade cloth covered hanger. The words say, "free pattern" and there's a logo for ChellyWood.com in the lower left corner.

Make a little cloth-covered hanger for your fashion doll clothes w/FREE patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #Miniatures

Please scroll down to the bullets for the free printable PDF sewing pattern and links to any additional relevant tutorial videos. Over the past few weeks, I’ve shared with you a few photos of various dolls wearing the handmade doll clothes that I gave to a little girl who lives near me. You may or may not have noticed the cloth-covered hangers that are being … Continue reading Make a little cloth-covered hanger for your fashion doll clothes w/FREE patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #Miniatures

On a turquoise blue cotton background, we read the words "how to use a needle threader" and beneath these are images of a needle and a traditional tin threader. In the lower left corner is the ChellyWood.com logo.

How to use a needle threader for hand-sewing doll clothes projects @DritzSewing #DollClothesPatterns #SewingTips

In spite of the tiny sewing machine that often appears in my doll clothes tutorial videos, I actually sew a lot of my doll clothes by hand. I find that hand stitching gives you greater control when sewing tiny items. If you’re ever struggling with a sleeve or zipper attachment, I recommend switching from your sewing machine to sewing by hand. It may actually save … Continue reading How to use a needle threader for hand-sewing doll clothes projects @DritzSewing #DollClothesPatterns #SewingTips

This is a collage of fabrics in various prints in solids, including all of the following colors: maroon, pink, white, orange, and a burgundy wine color.

How to Choose Mix-and-Match Fabrics for a Doll’s Wardrobe @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothes #Fabrics

I had so much fun this weekend! Yesterday’s blog post gave you a bit of a preview, but here’s what happened in greater detail. A lot of people don’t know this, but I’m lactose intolerant. That means I can’t drink cows’ milk. (Don’t worry; I’m going to get to the fabric part! I promise!) However I can drink goats’ milk. And last spring a local … Continue reading How to Choose Mix-and-Match Fabrics for a Doll’s Wardrobe @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothes #Fabrics

The Chelly Wood doll points to a pink dress. In America, we would call this type of dress (that's sort of strappy at the shoulders and is intended to go over the top of a blouse) a "jumper," but in the UK they don't say "jumper" for this type of dress. The dress, which is very straight (not flared or A-line at all) is pink with tiny multi-colored polka dots.

Upcoming Tutorials, Videos, Projects, and Patterns

Today I’m going to give you a brief preview of the many projects I’m working on behind the scenes. As I’ve said in a previous blog post, I’ve started filming for my next class. That takes a lot of time and concentration, so I have to get lots of blog post materials prepped before I start to work on my Creative Spark coursework. And here’s … Continue reading Upcoming Tutorials, Videos, Projects, and Patterns

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 ChellyWood.com #EasterCrafts #DollClothesPatterns

I made this video in 2015, and my records show that it was first posted here, on ChellyWood.com, 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 ChellyWood.com #EasterCrafts #DollClothesPatterns

In this photo, a modern Skipper doll models a pajama set which includes easy to sew flannel shorts and a super easy to make felt sleeveless shirt. The overlay says "Free Pattern" and offers the logo for ChellyWood.com on a purple cotton background with tiny white polka dots.

Let’s sew spring pajamas for Skipper w/Free Patterns @ ChellyWood.com #KidsCrafts #DollClothesPatterns

For your free pattern, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Today’s project is super easy! Even beginners and kids-learning-to-sew can make this spring time pajama outfit for a Skipper doll or similar sized dolls. To make this outfit, you’ll need some craft felt, flannel small-print fabric, 1/8 inch elastic, and a few tiny Dritz snaps. Today’s patterns will fit these dolls: Skipper dolls … Continue reading Let’s sew spring pajamas for Skipper w/Free Patterns @ ChellyWood.com #KidsCrafts #DollClothesPatterns

A purple background square of fabric that's dotted with tiny white polka dots surrounds a photo of a Mini Elsa Toddler doll wearing a little pink felt shirt and matching pink print skirt along with the words "free pattern" and the ChellyWood.com logo.

Sew Easter doll clothes for Elsa Mini Toddler doll w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #SewingFun

Scroll down to the second set of bullets to download the free printable PDF sewing pattern. Yesterday I gave you the tutorial video for making the Easter egg skirt. Today I’m giving you the whole ensemble: the pink felt top, plus the Easter egg skirt worn by my mini Elsa doll in the image at the top of this page. Click on this link, if you … Continue reading Sew Easter doll clothes for Elsa Mini Toddler doll w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #SewingFun

A purple background square of fabric that's dotted with tiny white polka dots surrounds a photo of a Mini Elsa Toddler doll wearing a little pink felt shirt and matching pink print skirt along with the words "free pattern" and the ChellyWood.com logo. An arrow points at the skirt, indicating that the blog post will focus on the skirt, rather than the whole ensemble.

Sew a skirt for Elsa Mini Toddler doll w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #SewingFun

  Scroll down to the second set of bullets to download the free printable PDF sewing pattern. Like yesterday’s blog post said, I’m busy making a wardrobe for my niece’s mini Elsa doll. My niece’s birthday is coming up, and she asked for a few doll clothes for her 6 inch Elsa doll who only has pajamas to wear. So today’s video tutorial shows you how … Continue reading Sew a skirt for Elsa Mini Toddler doll w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #SewingFun

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 @ ChellyWood.com #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 @ ChellyWood.com #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

With a purple frame around it, we see a hand with a tiny sewing project right in the middle of the palm of the hand. Beside this photo, we read the words "sewing in the time of covid." Below these images is the ChellyWood.com logo overshadowed by a graphic image of the corona virus.

Sewing with Covid Fingers… #SewingProjects with #DollClothesPatterns

These are the projects I’m working on. I don’t know if you can tell, but those are some awfully tiny little doll clothes. Teeny tiny! Itsy bitsy! And… I have covid again. Ugh. At least, it’s the form of covid that I always seem to get. Whenever my husband gets covid, I get… something. I’m one of those weird freaky people who gets “covid toes” … Continue reading Sewing with Covid Fingers… #SewingProjects with #DollClothesPatterns