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 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
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
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
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
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!
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