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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

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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

The image shows a 28-inch Just Play Barbie wearing a hand-sewn sweater (jumper or pullover) that was made using a free printable sewing pattern from ChellyWood.com. The overlay says "28 inch doll sweater / jumper" and offers the url ChellyWood.com

#SewingBlogger Thursday: Let’s #sew a sweater / jumper for 28″ #dolls!

This week you were given the FREE patterns for making my 28″ doll sweater (in the UK referred to as a jumper, pullover, or jersey). Here are the free, printable sewing patterns that I posted yesterday: Free printable sewing patterns for 28 inch doll shirt or sweater in PDF downloadable pattern format Free printable patterns for 28 inch Barbie in MS Word doc format for … Continue reading #SewingBlogger Thursday: Let’s #sew a sweater / jumper for 28″ #dolls!

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable patterns and tutorials for craft projects. The image shows green embroidery floss forming a leafy-pattern on burlap fabric. The overlay says, "Detached chain stitch" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com (where you can find free patterns and tutorials for lots of crafts and embroidery projects). This detached chain stitch is used to create leaves in a flower box on a windmill pincushion sewing and embroidery sampler. The tutorial video shows how to do the detached chain stitch in the form of leaves or a single leaf.

Learn the detached chain stitch for #embroidery #craft projects with #leaves @ ChellyWood.com

The chain stitch itself is one of my all-time favorite embroidery stitches because it’s so quick and easy to do. That’s why, for the leafy greenery growing out of the flower boxes on my windmill pincushion project, I used the detached chain stitch–the one I’ve posted here. If you didn’t see my Dutch windmill pincushion project, please look back at Wednesday’s post. This is a … Continue reading Learn the detached chain stitch for #embroidery #craft projects with #leaves @ ChellyWood.com

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable patterns and craft tutorials. The image shows a rambler rose embroidery project in the center of a larger embroidered snowflake embroidery pattern. The overlay says, "Rambler rose and snowflake" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com, where you can find lots of free tutorial videos showing how to make an embroidered rambler rose or an embroidered snowflake using simple instructional tutorial youtube videos to guide you.

Rambler rose #crafty #embroidery stitch tutorial with #snowflake variation @ ChellyWood.com

Isn’t that a pretty little embroidery stitch? I love it! The rambler rose is actually a pretty easy stitch to create, and the snowflake adaptations just use a stem stitch together with an arrowhead stitch to form the extensions coming out from the center of the snowflake. In this video tutorial, you’ll see a preview of a sweet little baby doll dress as well as … Continue reading Rambler rose #crafty #embroidery stitch tutorial with #snowflake variation @ ChellyWood.com

The image shows a handmade pincushion in the shape of a Dutch windmill (like the old-fashioned ones found in the Netherlands). It has propellers, windows, a door, and it appears to have embroidered borders around various parts, like it's an embroidery sampler of some kind. The propellers are held on with a cloth-covered button. In the window boxes are tiny flowers. From roof to base, it's covered in colorful straight pins. The overlay says, "Windmill pin-cushion" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com where you can find patterns for other pin cushions and craft projects. All patterns on ChellyWood.com are free to print, using a creative commons attribution mark.

Dutch windmill pincushion: #ChristmasGiftIdeas for anyone who loves #TheNetherlands, #sewing, #miniatures, or #embroidery

Here’s the tutorial you’ve been waiting for! I just love my little Dutch windmill pincushion! I use it all the time, and for Christmas this season, I’ve been making one for an aunt of mine who also loves to sew. I don’t advise this project for the absolute beginner; however, if you’re intermediate to advanced at sewing and would like to learn to embroider, this … Continue reading Dutch windmill pincushion: #ChristmasGiftIdeas for anyone who loves #TheNetherlands, #sewing, #miniatures, or #embroidery

The image shows a pattern for a little pincushion designed in the shape of a Dutch windmill (like those found in the Netherlands). The pattern has been marked with a "creative commons attribution" symbol, and it offers a measurement tool and a photo of a finished windmill pin cushion. The URL watermark on this printable paper pattern says ChellyWood.com, which is where you will also find an instructional youtube tutorial video showing you how to sew and how to do the embroidery stitches for this Dutch windmill pincushion craft project / sewing project / embroidery sampler project. This Dutch windmill pincushion in the style of a Netherlands wind mill would make a great gift idea for someone who sews or does embroidery.

Sew a #Dutch windmill #pincushion with free #sewing pattern @ ChellyWood.com (just like the old wind mills found in the #Netherlands)!

Hopefully you’re as excited as I am about this adorable Dutch windmill pincushion project! I actually started this project a full year ago, but I’ve waited to post it until just before Christmas because I think it would make a fantastic Christmas gift for anyone who sews or collects miniatures. Here’s a link to the Dutch windmill pincushion pattern for easy download. There have been … Continue reading Sew a #Dutch windmill #pincushion with free #sewing pattern @ ChellyWood.com (just like the old wind mills found in the #Netherlands)!