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 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!
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
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
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
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)!