How to make #darts when designing an #EasySew #Felt #doll’s bodice

  Today’s video tutorial is original and all-new! Yes, I’ve been on vacation, so I’ve sort of put my blog on back-burner for a while. But today I’m showing you something new and wonderful! It’s a tutorial that gives you a brief taste of the methods I use for designing simple bodices, including how I design the darts. Sewists — followers on this blog especially … Continue reading How to make #darts when designing an #EasySew #Felt #doll’s bodice

The image shows a green piece of felt with a Dritz snap on it. The snap is being sewn on using a needle and thread. A person's thumbnail is included in the picture to demonstrate the tiny size of the snap. The overlay says, "How to Sew Snaps on Doll Clothes" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com where one can find this and many other free youtube tutorials on the topic of sewing doll clothes (including a number of tips and trips). ChellyWood.com is a website that offers free printable sewing patterns for doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

How to #Sew #Dritz Snaps on #Dolls’ Clothes @ ChellyWood.com

The doll clothes pictured in this video are some I’ve been working with to re-design and re-develop lately. So watch for more on that! This is a re-post of one of the tutorials that is often mentioned in my videos. I’m re-posting it because I’m actually on vacation right now. Want to follow my vacation online? If I have any sewing adventures to share, I’ll … Continue reading How to #Sew #Dritz Snaps on #Dolls’ Clothes @ ChellyWood.com

Image of needle and thread with overlaid words "Backstitch Tutorial" and "ChellyWood.com"

Use the #Backstitch when #sewing by hand @ ChellyWood.com

Here we have a tutorial for the backstitch. I love this stitch because it’s so versatile and easy to create! When you see me sewing by hand in my videos, I’m almost always using the backstitch. This is a re-post of one of the tutorials that is often mentioned in my videos. I’m re-posting it because I’m actually on vacation right now. Want to follow … Continue reading Use the #Backstitch when #sewing by hand @ ChellyWood.com

Image of orange felt with black whip stitch overlaid by the words "How to hem a garment by hand using the whip stitch"

How to Whipstitch a Hem @ ChellyWood.com #embroidery #sewing #crafts

Occasionally people who are new to sewing ask me questions that are old-hat to those of us who are long-time sewists. One question I was recently asked is, “How do you hem a garment without a sewing machine?” I use the whipstitch to hem most of my garments. It’s a fairly easy stitch, and it creates a nearly invisible hem. Here’s how it’s done: This … Continue reading How to Whipstitch a Hem @ ChellyWood.com #embroidery #sewing #crafts

Check out @creative_starr for amazing #Barbie diorama ideas–YAY! #FridayFollow

This amazing lady, who goes by Starrcreative, left me a helpful comment here on ChellyWood.com about a video that wasn’t working and needed a little maintenance work. Thank you, Starrcreative! So with a name like Starrcreative, of course I dropped by her blog. And WOW!!! What a find! She does lots of creative DIY projects of all kinds, but my favorite of her blog posts … Continue reading Check out @creative_starr for amazing #Barbie diorama ideas–YAY! #FridayFollow

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. This image shows three different patterns for use in making Barbie-sized (11.5-inch fashion doll) skirts in a variety of styles. The free sewing pattern offers the URL ChellyWood.com, where tutorials offer free instruction for sewing these Barbie-sized dolls' skirts. The pattern is marked with a "creative commons attribution" symbol as well.

It’s #PDFpattern Wednesday @ ChellyWood.com and our dolls sport the #WearingOfTheGreen for #StPatricksDay!

Are you ready for some more free printable sewing patterns, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day? Here are some skirt patterns that fit a lot of different 11 to 12 inch fashion dolls, like Barbie, the Disney Princesses, Monster High, Ever After High, Lammily, Momoko, and more! As part of my website re-design, I’m trying to convert some of my most popular patterns into … Continue reading It’s #PDFpattern Wednesday @ ChellyWood.com and our dolls sport the #WearingOfTheGreen for #StPatricksDay!

#MeMadeMonday: a #StPatricksDay dress for Disney #Princess #dolls @ ChellyWood.com

Happy March, everyone! I posted this dress as a Monster High pattern last St. Patrick’s Day, but imagine my surprise when I discovered that it also fits my new/used Merida Disney Princess doll! Hopefully no one will be upset by the fact that Merida is actually Scottish, not Irish! 😉 It’s just that I stumbled across the fact that she’ll fit in this dress, so … Continue reading #MeMadeMonday: a #StPatricksDay dress for Disney #Princess #dolls @ ChellyWood.com