The image at the top of this blog post was created by taking a series of screenshots from my “Home” page gallery. ChellyWood.com now has too many images to fit in the gallery, which is why my blog has been under re-construction since November of 2018. It’s about to change in a BIG way, too, so I wanted to give my regular blog followers a … Continue reading Over 200 #free #dollclothes #patterns to organize… “A Change Is Gonna Come!”
I’ve never pretended to be a toy reviewer, but I certainly appreciate those who take the time to mention articulation in their doll reviews. An articulated doll is so much easier to design and sew clothes for than a doll with limited movement. So rather than calling this a toy review, I’m considering my brief video more of a sewing tip. Earlier this week, in … Continue reading #FridayFollow: Hearts4Hearts Girls #Dolls (a 14-inch Articulated #doll)
Have you ever seen fabric craft labels on other people’s handmade doll clothes and wondered, “Where did they buy that?” Well today’s blog post offers one suggestion. Adding a label to your handmade doll clothes helps people find your Etsy store or sewing blog again, long after they’ve forgotten where they bought your product. It’s a subtle way to advertise your handmade goods in a … Continue reading #FridayFollow: buy labels for your #handmade #dolls’ clothes @DutchLabel
How to sew snaps… How to use bias tape… How to buy fabric… For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been sharing these topics, but where did all of these tutorial videos come from? Perhaps you’ve never noticed before that there’s a category on the menu at ChellyWood.com called, “Helpful Tips.” This “Helpful Tips” page is designed to help you find videos that will improve … Continue reading Where to find helpful #sewing tutorials and #crafty #hacks on ChellyWood.com
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
Sorry everyone, but I’m about to take a wee little family vacation. I do get fan mail every day or so, and that’s why I thought I’d give everyone a heads up about my absence. To keep you entertained while I’m away, I’m going to re-post the video tutorials that are mentioned most often in my YouTube videos. Next Thursday, though, I’ll post something brand … Continue reading Chelly Wood Out of the Office / #Sewing Room
Anybody who knows and loves Barbie has heard of MyFroggyStuff on YouTube. If you’re not following “Froggy” already, well… you should be. As you know, here on ChellyWood.com, we’ve been making a tutu, swimsuit, and/or figure skating leotard for 28″ Barbie dolls (or similar-sized dolls), and as part of the outfit, you will need a no-sew doll tutu. Today’s tutorial video was made by the … Continue reading #FridayFollow : Make a #NoSew #Dolls’ Tutu with MyFroggyStuff–an amazing YouTuber!
Last year at the start of the new year, I asked you which dolls you wanted me to design clothes for. This year, I’m leaving the creative canvas wide open with the following question: What do you want from ChellyWood.com in 2019? Yep, I’m taking suggestions! Please fill out the form below with your ideas about what this website could offer in the coming year. … Continue reading Let’s start the new year with advice for Chelly Wood… #survey #advice #2019
As most of my regular followers have already noticed, the face of my blog, ChellyWood.com, has changed. I’ve tried to update the blog to offer a more user-friendly approach for those of you who are using mobile devices. What motivated this change? At some point, I had uploaded well over 100 images with links to my free doll clothes patterns in the main Gallery Page, … Continue reading #DollClothes #Sewing Pattern Blog Gets a #Holiday #MakeOver @ ChellyWood.com
In early 2015, I made a video called “How to Sew Snaps on Fabric” which was very brief and extremely basic. However, it lacked some of the details that help you understand the differences between each snap and how to align your snaps neatly. This newer video offers all those details. Granted, it’s a longer video (about 5 minutes longer), but it shows you, step … Continue reading How to #Sew #Dritz Snaps on #Dolls’ Clothes @ ChellyWood.com
Would you like to send fan mail to Chelly Wood, the doll clothing designer for ChellyWood.com? She now has a post office box, where you can send your cards and letters! With this blog post, I’d also like to spotlight an especially nice item I received in the mail from a fan of ChellyWood.com just recently. Have a look at the video to see the … Continue reading Contact information for Chelly Wood, the clothes #pattern designer for #dolls.