The image shows a hand holding a strip of elastic, and at one end of the elastic, there's a safety pin attached through the elastic. Behind the hand is a swatch of colorful fabric on a wooden surface. The overlay says, "How to Pull Elastic," and the tutorial video demonstrates how to pull elastic through the waistband of a skirt or a pair of pants or a pair of shorts when sewing.

Doll sewing tips: how to pull elastic through a waistband casing… #sewing #dolls

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

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows a pair of Colonial-style shoes made of felt. Each black shoe has a longer-than-usual tongue and a silver buckle. The doll wearing these shoes is a Liv doll from spin master, but you can't see the doll's body--only her feet wearing the handmade felt shoes. She appears to be standing on a sandy surface. Overlay says, "ChellyWood.com: free printable sewing patterns and tutorials."

Buttons, Zippers, Snaps, and Buckles for Doll Clothes… Where to buy? #dolls #sewing

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

Image shows a pretty girl wearing a handmade polar fleece hat and scarf. Heading reads, "Fleece Scarf DIY" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com.

#Scarf #DIY #Sewing Tutorial is SO Easy! @ ChellyWood.com

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

Image shows a pretty girl in a polar fleece hat with folded head band. The heading says, "winter hat DIY" and the overlay offers a website where the free patterns and tutorial for making this polar fleece hat can be found: ChellyWood.com. The hat is in the style of a winter polar fleece beanie, tuque /touque or stocking cap.

#Grinch fleece hat #patterns are free @ ChellyWood.com for #sewing #Christmas gifts

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

Image shows a lined, printable sewing pattern for each of the following: Barbie doll pants, a Barbie-sized elf hat, and a Barbie-sized (1:6 scale) Christmas stocking. Overlay offers the URL "ChellyWood.com" for patterns and tutorials.

Free #Christmas #Stocking Pattern for your #SecretSanta #Gifts @ ChellyWood.com

Did you see the little Christmas stocking in Santa’s Sleigh in my stop-motion video entitled “North Pole Christmas“? Well did you also know I haveĀ the FREE pattern for these stockings, right here on ChellyWood.com? The little stocking I’ve designed is perfect for holding a small candy cane and maybe some M&M’s for your Secret Santa at work. But of course, it’s ideal for Barbie dioramas … Continue reading Free #Christmas #Stocking Pattern for your #SecretSanta #Gifts @ ChellyWood.com

Image shows two fashion dolls dressed as Christmas elves. Overlay says, "What's going on at the North Pole?" and it offers the URL ChellyWood.com with the words "free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes."

What’s going on at the #NorthPole? Check out these little #dolls:

This is actually a re-post from last Christmas, but please be aware that the hats, elf shoes, and dresses that appear in the video above now have free patterns and tutorials available right here on ChellyWood.com! Look back at this post or this post for those free doll clothes patterns and tutorials. This time last year, I was just learning how to use my Camtasia … Continue reading What’s going on at the #NorthPole? Check out these little #dolls:

Image shows a Skipper doll from Mattel wearing a hand-made Christmas dress with a lace-edged skirt and lace sleeves. She also wears an elf's hat. Overlay says "Make a holiday dress for dolls." The URL offered is ChellyWood.com

FREE Skipper #dolls #Christmas clothes #sewing patterns @ ChellyWood.com

This is such a cute little outfit for Christmas! The dress actually fits a whole bunch of dolls, not just Mattel’s SkipperĀ®. Just take a look at my “North Pole Christmas” stop motion video to see a preview of all the different dolls that can wear this dress. Today’s project is actually a re-post from last Christmas, but it’s worth revisiting. It was so much … Continue reading FREE Skipper #dolls #Christmas clothes #sewing patterns @ ChellyWood.com