A tiny Chelsea doll or a similar-sized doll is going trick-or-treating for Halloween. She wears a little felt ghost costume with they eyes cut out. She carries a pumpkin-shaped candy basket. She appears to be wearing her ghost costume over a dress of blue printed fabric. Click on the link in the caption, and it will take you to a page where you can download and print all the free printable sewing patterns for making these doll clothes, along with links to tutorial videos that show you how to make this outfit.

Sew a ghost costume for very small dolls with this easy FREE sewing pattern @ ChellyWood.com #Costumes #Halloween

Please scroll to the very bottom of this page for today’s free ghost costume pattern. During the summer, I showed you how adaptable this easy-to-sew ghost costume is. Just look at my Chelsea doll below! She’s wearing a cactus costume that I made using green felt for the ghost costume and cutting out a hole for her face. For more details on how to make … Continue reading Sew a ghost costume for very small dolls with this easy FREE sewing pattern @ ChellyWood.com #Costumes #Halloween

The image shows an African American or African doll wearing her underpants and bra. All around her are images of outfits someone has made for her. She stands next to a tape measure.

How to measure a doll for sewing doll clothes #SewingLove #DollCrafts

  I recently had someone send me a message using my Contact Form, and she wasn’t sure how to best measure her doll for sewing purposes. So I thought it wouldn’t hurt to re-post this tutorial video and my written tips. 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 … Continue reading How to measure a doll for sewing doll clothes #SewingLove #DollCrafts

Image shows a little doll seated at her sewing machine. Behind her is a doll-sized ironing board. Her tiny, pale blue coffee cup sits at the ready near her sewing machine. The overlay says, "ChellyWood.com free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes."

Helpful sewing tutorial video links for people learning to sew @ ChellyWood.com #HolidayGiftIdeas #SewingByHand

  My regular followers know that beneath each of my YouTube videos, there are links to a number of videos like this “How to Whipstitch” tutorial. These “basic stitchery” tutorials are designed to help you understand terms and concepts within each tutorial, like: How to sew snaps on fabric How to thread a needle How to sew by hand How to tie a knot when sewing … Continue reading Helpful sewing tutorial video links for people learning to sew @ ChellyWood.com #HolidayGiftIdeas #SewingByHand

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows a Made-to-Move Barbie wearing a Cat costume and a Polly Pocket wearing a ghost costume. Both costumes are hand-sewn. The Polly Pocket doll carries a jack-o-lantern, and the two dolls stand before a felt haunted house with a full moon rising behind it. The ground at their feet is sandy. Overlay says, "ChellyWood.com: free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes."

Where can you find great Halloween costume patterns for fashion dolls? Chelly Wood offers some ideas @ ChellyWood.com #Halloween #CostumeIdeas

The image above is of Simplicity craft pattern #4754, which includes wedding costumes (views A and B), villain costumes (views C and D), a witch costume (view E), a vampire costume (view F), and doctor/nurse costumes (views G and H) for Ken and Barbie-sized dolls. Around this time of year, I often get requests for making “a witch costume for Barbie” or something along those … Continue reading Where can you find great Halloween costume patterns for fashion dolls? Chelly Wood offers some ideas @ ChellyWood.com #Halloween #CostumeIdeas

Please click on the link in the caption to navigate to the page where you can download and print your free PDF sewing patterns for making hair scrunchies (or scrunchie hair ties / scrunchy hair ties). The image shows two scrunchie hair ties or hair elastics made with a burgundy-colored fabric that has a dotted-swiss style of polka dots on the fabric. Free patterns and tutorial videos are available at ChellyWood.com

DIY Scrunchie Hair Ties / Hair Elastics with Free PDF Sewing Patterns @ ChellyWood.com #PonyTail #HairStyles2021

Please scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free printable PDF sewing pattern and links to any additional relevant tutorial videos. Today’s tutorial video shows you how to make a human-sized scrunchie hair tie or scrunchy hair elastic. I say “human sized,” because as most of my followers already know, this website specializes in doll-sized crafts and doll clothes patterns. But I … Continue reading DIY Scrunchie Hair Ties / Hair Elastics with Free PDF Sewing Patterns @ ChellyWood.com #PonyTail #HairStyles2021

The image shows a Ken doll dressed as Romeo and a Momoko doll dressed as Juliet. The image has been altered using Paint2 style in Comic Life, to give it a soft, painted look to the photograph.

Which Romeo and Juliet do you like best? Please VOTE! #GraphicNovel #LiteraryClassics

As some of my regular followers already know, I’ve created three acts of Romeo and Juliet in stop motion, but the fourth and fifth acts have not yet been completed. (My shortened version didn’t do well on YouTube, so I removed it.) And many of you know that I’m both a school librarian and a writer. As such, I’m aware that schoolteachers all over the … Continue reading Which Romeo and Juliet do you like best? Please VOTE! #GraphicNovel #LiteraryClassics

The image shows a Made to Move Barbie modeling a handmade 1950's style poodle skirt in pink with a black silhouetted poodle sewn to the fabric. In this photo, the camera seems to be above the doll, and she's looking up at it. She leans back as if laughing. She also wears a handmade T-shirt and flat white shoes. This Barbie has a dark complexion with blond curly hair. The website in the background is ChellyWood.com, a site that offers free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

I made a poodle skirt with this old pattern, but I had a few problems… #SewingFail #SewingProjects

Last Monday I shared an old vintage Barbie pattern that I thought would be ideal for sewing a poodle skirt. But I mentioned that these older patterns are designed for vintage Barbie, and those older Barbies have a narrower waist than today’s Barbies. So what pattern would be better for a modern Barbie? Well before giving you my answer to that question, I wanted to … Continue reading I made a poodle skirt with this old pattern, but I had a few problems… #SewingFail #SewingProjects

The image shows the Chelly Wood doll holding up a McCall's Crafts sewing pattern which displays the finished projects of a Barbie sized wedding dress, various pants and shirts, a cape, and evening gowns. The article that goes with this image offers advice for buying sewing patterns for making doll clothes, using the eBay auction platform. Please visit ChellyWood.com for additional sewing ideas plus free printable sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Tips for Buying Used Doll Clothes Patterns on eBay @ ChellyWood.com #AmSewing #DollClothes

  Have you ever purchased doll clothes sewing patterns on eBay? I have. In fact, the pattern pictured above was one I purchased about a year ago. Yes, the pattern you see in the image above is outdated, but there are some timeless patterns in this set, as well as out-of-style fashions. The wedding dress pattern can be used for a Disney princess character dress, … Continue reading Tips for Buying Used Doll Clothes Patterns on eBay @ ChellyWood.com #AmSewing #DollClothes

The image shows the YouTube header for a video tour of Chelly Wood's doll craft room / sewing room for making doll clothes. Her "tips and tour" include tips and links to help you get your sewing room or craft room organized and to help you decorate your sewing room and/or craft room.

Doll Craft Room Tips and Tour Celebrating 5k Subscribers on YouTube! @ ChellyWood.com #DollSewing #GetOrganized!

On 3 July 2020, my YouTube channel reached a milestone: 5,000 subscribers! Hooray! To celebrate, I’m giving you a tour of my doll sewing and craft room. There are also a few tips along the way, like… Getting organized with the Boximize app Viking Sewing Machines Little Quilts All Through the House, a book by Alice Berg Fovitec Tabletop Lighting  Simplicity Vintage products Fat quarters … Continue reading Doll Craft Room Tips and Tour Celebrating 5k Subscribers on YouTube! @ ChellyWood.com #DollSewing #GetOrganized!

The image shows a selections of handmade masks that would be fun for boys or girls. One shows superheroes; another has felt words stitched on the mask that say "be well," and still others use simple colors of fabric for perhaps a father to wear. The words on the image say "Cloth Mask Making with Pattern" and the image includes the URL where you can download the free printable PDF sewing pattern for making all of these easy-to-sew, reversible cloth face masks for the whole family (including patterns for small children and a doll). Click on the link in the caption to access all the patterns and tutorials.

Do you have time to help your school by sewing masks? Here’s a free pattern. #TeacherTuesday #BackToSchool

Please scroll down for the free PDF pattern School begins in about a month, here in the state of Idaho, where I live. There’s a sense of urgency at schools because we’re scrambling to try to make sure the environment is as safe as it can be for our students and staff. Have you thought about making masks for your school? Purchasing them will be … Continue reading Do you have time to help your school by sewing masks? Here’s a free pattern. #TeacherTuesday #BackToSchool

The image shows a YouTube tutorial video header for sewing a patriotic mini skirt that will fit 10 inch dolls. It includes the URL of the website where you can download the free printable PDF sewing patterns for making this skirt: ChellyWood.com

Patriotic mini skirt sewing project for 10 inch dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #4thOfJuly #Crafts

For your free pattern and tutorial video, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. With the 4th of July holiday coming up here in the United States, I re-designed this tutorial video with a patriotic theme. For those of you who live outside the US, this coming Saturday is our Independence Day holiday, a national holiday in the United States. We celebrate with … Continue reading Patriotic mini skirt sewing project for 10 inch dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #4thOfJuly #Crafts

This image, showing a doll's tiny criss-crossed legs and itty-bitty feet is found at ChellyWood.com, where a blog post encourages blog followers to dialog about doll shoes in the comments. In this image, the doll appears to be seated in a wicker chair and her bare feet are a bit out of focus. In the foreground, however, her shoes are sharply focused, and they are pink with a T-strap. They may only be a centimetre long with an even tinier heel. The blog post that accompanies this image is great for anyone wanting to chat with other doll collectors and doll shoe makers about collecting and making shoes for dolls.

Let’s talk doll shoes @ ChellyWood.com #dollshoes #FridayFollow

Today’s blog post is all about doll shoes! I have a favorite eBay supplier to buy doll shoes from. Do you? My favorite supplier is Dodi, who runs Dodi’s Shop of Stuff on eBay. I bought some unusual shoes from her and you see a pair of them in nearly all of my stop-motion sewing videos. They were originally designed for a flat-footed “Posable Barbie” … Continue reading Let’s talk doll shoes @ ChellyWood.com #dollshoes #FridayFollow