Within a turquoise blue linen frame, we see the words "free pattern" along with the Chelly Wood dot com logo and a photo of a Black Ken doll wearing handmade doll clothes (pants and a pinstriped shirt with a collar).

Sew easy pants for Ken w/free PDF sewing patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #KenDolls

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Here we see my handsome-as-ever Texas A&M Ken modeling a pair of elastic-waist pants made of pale denim blue cotton. This is a lightweight cotton fabric, and that makes these pants super easy to sew. I’ve been negligent to begin converting Ken patterns to PDFs, but the time has definitely come. … Continue reading Sew easy pants for Ken w/free PDF sewing patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #KenDolls

In this photo, a Mattel Ken (or Ryan) doll models a handmade dinner jacket made of felt. It has two buttons in front, and beneath his coat or dinner jacket, he wears a collar shirt and tie. Beside him on his left is the bust of a famous musical composer. On his right, a climbing vine seems to grow up a marble column. There's a window framed in purple on one wall behind him. The logo for ChellyWood.com appears in the lower left corner of the photograph.

Make an Easy-to-sew Felt Dinner Jacket for Ken w/Today’s Free #DollClothesPatterns @ ChellyWood.com

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Earlier this week I set the lofty goal of converting all of my Ken tuxedo clothing patterns into one big giant PDF. Yeah. That didn’t happen. Life got busy! 😉 Instead, you’ll have to settle for a dinner jacket PDF. But hey, it’s enough for Ken to be able to take … Continue reading Make an Easy-to-sew Felt Dinner Jacket for Ken w/Today’s Free #DollClothesPatterns @ ChellyWood.com

A purple cotton fabric with tiny white polka dots frames a photo of a miniature table-top Christmas Tree that has tiny wrapped gifts under it and miniature Christmas tree ornaments on it. The words "Holiday-themed blog posts" float above the Chelly Wood dot com logo.

Sew a pair of holiday pajama pants for Broad Ken with FREE patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothes #FreeSewingPatterns

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Doesn’t Broad Ken look charming in his holiday plaid snowflake fabric pajama pants? And pajama pants are super easy to make! All you’ll need is small-print cotton fabric and 1/8 inch wide elastic. Please note that the link to my “How to sew pajama pants” tutorial below will take you to a tutorial that … Continue reading Sew a pair of holiday pajama pants for Broad Ken with FREE patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothes #FreeSewingPatterns

The image shows a blue linen background with the Chelly Wood logo in one corner, the words "free patterns" in another corner, and along one side of the square image is a photo of a Twilight Jasper doll modeling a Renaissance doll clothes costume that's handmade, following the patterns and instructions found as a free printable PDF sewing pattern at ChellyWood.com

Sew a Renaissance Costume for Ken Dolls w/Free Patterns @ ChellyWood.com #Renaissance #DollClothes

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. This week I’m giving you the free printable PDF sewing patterns for making my “Father Capulet” costume for 12 inch (30.5 cm) male fashion dolls, like Ken, Tammy’s father, and similar-sized male fashion dolls and action figures. The tunic has been marked with five flowers, in terms of the difficulty scale, … Continue reading Sew a Renaissance Costume for Ken Dolls w/Free Patterns @ ChellyWood.com #Renaissance #DollClothes

A turquoise blue linen frame surrounds the Chelly Wood dot com logo, a photo of two dolls' feet in two different pairs of sneakers, and the words, "free patterns."

Sew a Pair of Converse Style Sneakers for Dolls w/Today’s Free PDF Patterns #ConverseSneakers #DollClothes

Please scroll down for the free printable PDF sewing pattern and links to any additional relevant tutorial videos. Today’s free PDF sewing pattern for a Converse-style sneaker can fit on Ken dolls, the beach Barbies with really large feet, Lammily dolls, and Spin Master Jake dolls. As you can see, I’ve had a lot of fun taking pictures of Ken and Lammily in their handmade … Continue reading Sew a Pair of Converse Style Sneakers for Dolls w/Today’s Free PDF Patterns #ConverseSneakers #DollClothes

Hawaiian shirt inspiration from Simplicity doll clothes pattern 7928 #HawaiianShirt #DollClothes

Today I’m going to talk about how a pattern for one doll may inspire a pattern that I design for a different doll. Last Friday I shared my Smokey Bear pattern with you, and I explained how you can transform this pattern into a Paddington Bear look-alike. Then I displayed the project I’m currently working on: a Hawaiian shirt to fit my Paddington-like bear. See … Continue reading Hawaiian shirt inspiration from Simplicity doll clothes pattern 7928 #HawaiianShirt #DollClothes

Here we see a sailor lifting his cap into the air as if to say, "Ahoy there!" Behind him we see the open water of a bay or harbor and a rocky shore. The action figure pictured here is a WWE 12 inch professional wrestler action figure from Mattel. The hat he holds is clearly a white felt sailor's cap which would likely fit most 12 inch action figures like GI Joe, Action Man, and 12 inch male dolls like Broad Ken. The image is surrounded by a purple frame with the words "free pattern" and the logo for ChellyWood.com at the top of the frame.

Felt Sailor Cap for Action Man or GI Joe with #FreePatterns for #ActionFigures

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. For today’s sailor’s hat, you might want to refresh your knowledge of hand stitching. Along with the PDF sewing pattern, I’ve included a few helpful bullets for hand-stitching tutorial videos. You’ll also need to buy some white craft felt for your project, and if you’re new to hand stitching, it wouldn’t … Continue reading Felt Sailor Cap for Action Man or GI Joe with #FreePatterns for #ActionFigures

This is a square image showing a GI Joe action figure wearing a white pith helmet like British Foreign Service soldiers might have worn around the early 1900's or late 1800's. The watermark image shows an outline of a bodice pattern and says "Chelly Wood," reminding us to visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns for making clothes to fit dolls and action figures of many shapes and all different sizes.

Make a Felt Pith Helmet for GI Joe with Today’s Free Pattern at ChellyWood.com #ActionFigure #FeltCrafts

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. I kind of wish I had made today’s pith helmet project out of “army green” felt or desert tan felt instead of white! But the truth is this… I was trying to make a pattern for a sailor’s cap, so that’s why I was using white. Instead of a sailor’s cap, … Continue reading Make a Felt Pith Helmet for GI Joe with Today’s Free Pattern at ChellyWood.com #ActionFigure #FeltCrafts

The image shows a Sew-Easy "Advance" Mattel doll clothes sewing pattern #2899, which is used to illustrate a blog post about giving doll collectors an old / antique doll clothes pattern like this as a Christmas or holiday gift. Visit ChellyWood.com to read this and other blog posts about doll clothes. Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Vintage Ken Clothes Patterns Make a Great Holiday Gift for Doll Collectors #VintageDolls #ChristmasGiftIdeas

Most doll collectors have friends in the doll collecting community. It’s certainly true of me… Hello Dodi! (She’s a local friend of mine who collects and sells dolls, doll accessories, and retro toys. Here’s a link to her Ebay store.) What kind of Christmas gift do you get that friend who has every doll ever made? Why not buy him/her some old patterns? The pattern … Continue reading Vintage Ken Clothes Patterns Make a Great Holiday Gift for Doll Collectors #VintageDolls #ChristmasGiftIdeas

This is a close-up image of Vogue Craft Pattern 9985 for sewing a Victorian wedding dress for a Barbie doll and for sewing a Victorian tux with tails for a Ken doll. To learn more about this pattern, check out the review at ChellyWood.com

Sew a Victorian wedding dress for Barbie and a Victorian tux for Ken with Vogue Pattern 9985 (review and overview @ ChellyWood.com) #Patterns #VictorianEra

Before I designed my own wedding set for Ken and Barbie-sized dolls, I would get requests for a wedding set, all the time! Back then, I would refer people to this pattern: Vogue Craft Pattern #9985. Today’s “throwback” pattern includes a gorgeous Victorian-style wedding dress pattern for Barbie, and a tux with tails for Ken. I enjoyed making this wedding costume set back when I … Continue reading Sew a Victorian wedding dress for Barbie and a Victorian tux for Ken with Vogue Pattern 9985 (review and overview @ ChellyWood.com) #Patterns #VictorianEra

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows a Made-to-Move Barbie wearing a Cat costume and a Polly Pocket wearing a ghost costume. Both costumes are hand-sewn. The Polly Pocket doll carries a jack-o-lantern, and the two dolls stand before a felt haunted house with a full moon rising behind it. The ground at their feet is sandy. Overlay says, "ChellyWood.com: free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes."

Where can you find great Halloween costume patterns for fashion dolls? Chelly Wood offers some ideas @ ChellyWood.com #Halloween #CostumeIdeas

The image above is of Simplicity craft pattern #4754, which includes wedding costumes (views A and B), villain costumes (views C and D), a witch costume (view E), a vampire costume (view F), and doctor/nurse costumes (views G and H) for Ken and Barbie-sized dolls. Around this time of year, I often get requests for making “a witch costume for Barbie” or something along those … Continue reading Where can you find great Halloween costume patterns for fashion dolls? Chelly Wood offers some ideas @ ChellyWood.com #Halloween #CostumeIdeas

The image shows a pattern for a pair of sailor pants or jeans with a bell bottom, like cowboys wear for the boot-cut look, or like sailors wore in the 1960's. This pattern is designed to fit GI Joe action figures and similar sized dolls or action figures with a 5 and a half inch or 14 cm inseam. Visit ChellyWood.com for the free printable PDF pattern download and the easy-to-follow free tutorial video showing how to make these clothes and other clothes to fit your GI Joe action figure or similar sized dolls.

Free Printable PDF Sewing Patterns for GI Joe Clothes — here at last! @ ChellyWood.com #onesixscale #dioramas

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Yes, I realize that my regular followers already saw a similar photo yesterday. However, every now and then, I have to post the links to both the pants and the shirt patterns, plus the tutorials for making both clothing items, all in one blog post. That’s what today’s post is. You … Continue reading Free Printable PDF Sewing Patterns for GI Joe Clothes — here at last! @ ChellyWood.com #onesixscale #dioramas