The image shows two rag dolls. The text says, "PDF Sewing Pattern" and below that, "rag doll patterns!" Plus we see the logo for ChellyWood.com in the lower left corner of the turquoise blue linen frame.

Rag Doll Patterns from Nikki at PinCutSew! #FridayFollow #DollClothesPatterns

Some of you, my followers, have asked me to design a plush doll pattern. Well… I have given that a try, only to discover I’m not very good at it. However another blogger and YouTuber, Nikki from Pin, Cut, Sew Studio is fantastic at making plush doll patterns! Plus, her blog post entitled, “The Ultimate List Of Barbie Sewing Patterns” has sent me over a … Continue reading Rag Doll Patterns from Nikki at PinCutSew! #FridayFollow #DollClothesPatterns

The image shows someone doing needlework in a hoop with three skeins of embroidery floss beside them, in the colors blue (top), green (center), and red (bottom). The words at the top of the purple-background-square frame say, "how to thread an embroidery needle" and these words are, indeed, underlined with an embroidery needle.

How to Thread an Embroidery Needle Tutorial Video From ChellyWood.com #EasterCrafts #DollClothesPatterns

I made this video in 2015, and my records show that it was first posted here, on ChellyWood.com, on 12 November 2015. For those of you who know me in real life, that’s why I look so much younger in this video! For those of you who just started to follow this website, don’t worry! The quality of my videos has gotten better over time! … Continue reading How to Thread an Embroidery Needle Tutorial Video From ChellyWood.com #EasterCrafts #DollClothesPatterns

The image shows two flowers embroidered on pink felt, using the Algerian Star and Rambling Rose Stitches with Detached Chain Stitch Leaves

Learning at the Laundromat @ ChellyWood.com #Embroidery and #DollClothesPatterns

Last weekend our dryer quit working, so, as it was raining (and therefore I couldn’t use the laundry line), I had to take my wet laundry to the laundromat to finish. When I was in college, I used my laundromat a lot, so I know that there’s a whole lotta waiting involved at a laundromat. These days most people look at their phones while they … Continue reading Learning at the Laundromat @ ChellyWood.com #Embroidery and #DollClothesPatterns

With a purple and turquoise blue background behind her, a woman sits at her embroidery hoop with scissors and floss beside her. The embroidery needle in her hand has thread that leads to a heart shape near the words "the whipstitch and more" which makes up the heading for this blog post featured image.

How to do a whipstitch with Chelly Wood #Embroidery #SewingByHand

In many of my videos, I reference the “whipstitch” or sometimes spelled “whip stitch.” This is a super helpful stitch to know how to do, when sewing doll clothes. But did you know my website also has a whole embroidery tutorial section? The whipstitch tutorial is just one of many embroidery tutorials I’ve made over the years. Click here to see them all. Now be … Continue reading How to do a whipstitch with Chelly Wood #Embroidery #SewingByHand

Framed in turquoise blue linen fabric, we see a close-up shot of the skirt worn by Juliet's nurse in the stop motion video of Romeo and Juliet, and on top of the layers of skirts, we see the simple apron with detailed embroidery on it. The arrow on this image points to the embroidery, and the text says "free pattern and embroidery tutorials" above the ChellyWood.com logo.

Easy-to-Sew Apron for Barbie! Free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #ApronPattern #DollClothes

  For your free patterns and additional tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Yesterday I posted the PDF patterns for the entire pilgrim costume, which appears in the video above. But when I reviewed the tutorial video for the apron, I thought, “Holy smokes! That’s a really OLD video!” In fact, it goes back to the earliest videos I’ve made … Continue reading Easy-to-Sew Apron for Barbie! Free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #ApronPattern #DollClothes

A purple and turquoise quilt frame surrounds the Chelly Wood website logo and a black and white image of a child's stick horse toy.

How to Make a Stick Horse with Pattern Suggestion #ChristmasGiftIdeas #SewingProjects

When my girls were little I made them stick horses for Christmas, and I used this Vogue pattern #7603. The pattern was originally intended for making a plush horse to fit 18 inch dolls, like American Girl, but when I found Vogue 7603 at JoAnn Fabrics, I knew this pattern would be ideal for making a pair of stick horses. The pattern calls for fake … Continue reading How to Make a Stick Horse with Pattern Suggestion #ChristmasGiftIdeas #SewingProjects

On a turquoise blue square of linen fabric, we see a photograph of a small tan bear wearing a cute red hat with a turned-up brim. The overlay says "free patterns" and the watermark reminds us to go to ChellyWood.com for free printable PDF sewing patterns for making the stuffed animal shown here, along with his Paddington-bear-like hat.

Make a bear with a Paddington-like hat at ChellyWood.com #PaddingtonBear #FreePatterns #DollClothes

Please scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free printable PDF sewing pattern and links to any additional relevant tutorial videos. How cute is this little fellow? My best friend’s daughter is pregnant, and she wanted books for her baby shower. So of course, I bought her the full set of Paddington Bear books to go with this little Paddington look-alike that … Continue reading Make a bear with a Paddington-like hat at ChellyWood.com #PaddingtonBear #FreePatterns #DollClothes

On a square of turquoise blue linen fabric, we see the words "free patterns" alongside the ChellyWood.com logo. To the right of these is a photo of a Curvy Barbie (trademarked by Mattel) wearing the following handmade doll clothes: a Renaissance hat with a feather in it, a long-sleeved tunic with puffy sleeves, a pair of leggings, a pair of leather lace-up boots, and a jacket with many gathers. The doll clothes remind us of Alexander (or Alexandre) Dumas.

Sew a Musketeer Halloween Costume for Curvy Barbie w/Free Patterns @ ChellyWood.com #HalloweenBarbie #DollClothes

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. For Halloween, or as part of a Cosplay Renaissance Faire, let’s make a musketeer costume to fit Mattel’s Curvy Barbie dolls! To make today’s fun Halloween costume or cosplay outfit, you’ll need some flannel fabric, cotton fabric, craft foam, a solid-colored sock, a craft feather, a hook-and-eye closure, and … Continue reading Sew a Musketeer Halloween Costume for Curvy Barbie w/Free Patterns @ ChellyWood.com #HalloweenBarbie #DollClothes

Here we see the Breyer Rider called "Veterinarian Laura" riding "Snowball" in a winter scene. She holds a lead rope and her horse wears a tan bridle with a tan saddle. The overlay says, "DIY saddle and bridle" and reminds us that this image comes from Chelly Wood dot com (using the watermark image for that website).

Let’s make a saddle and halter for Breyer Horses! #ModelHorse #Crafts

Please scroll down to the bullets for links to the tutorial videos. Years ago, when my oldest daughter was in middle school, she loved Breyer model horses. She followed in her mother’s footsteps and enjoyed sewing for her Breyer Rider dolls, and she also made lovely blankets for her horses. But I had forgotten until recently that she also made some tutorials on how to … Continue reading Let’s make a saddle and halter for Breyer Horses! #ModelHorse #Crafts

The image shows six of the tutorial videos featured on ChellyWood.com (although there are additional tutorial videos as well): the feather stitch, the whipped running stitch, the whip stitch, the couched filling stitch, the satin stitch, and the daisy stitch. Please visit ChellyWood.com for lots of great embroidery project ideas, tutorial videos, and free sewing patterns.

Embroidery Tutorials (Gallery)

My embroidery tutorials’ links from the main gallery page have been super wonky ever since I updated this website in 2019. I’ve been working to get the wrinkles worked out, and today I’m publishing an update to that gallery. If you need embroidery floss or miniature hoops, click on the links provided. These are affiliate links and help support our free pattern website. Thank you! Continue reading Embroidery Tutorials (Gallery)

The image shows Mattel's Curvy Barbie modeling a hand-made shirt with cloth-covered tiny buttons. Each button is encompassed by a floss loop, all hand-made by the seamstress who blogs here, at ChellyWood.com.

What can you do with mismatched miniature buttons? Try this trick…

Today I’m sharing an older tutorial for making a Curvy Barbie crop top with embroidery floss fringe. Back when I made this video, I used to film on the kitchen table, so you can actually hear my kids and husband in the background. (Sorry about the noise…) But there’s a gem at the end of this tutorial… I show you how to take a pile … Continue reading What can you do with mismatched miniature buttons? Try this trick…

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