The image shows a swatch of purple and pink floral fabric that measures 10 3/4 inches by 10 3/4 inches, square. It rests atop a swatch of lavender-colored fabric of the same size. There are also two teeny-tiny buttons and five tiny snaps featured in the image. This image is a photo of the tiny swatches of fabric, the buttons, and the snaps that will be sent to the winner of a contest on ChellyWood.com

It’s a CONTEST! Win free #fabric, snaps, and buttons so you can sew clothes like my #dolls

It has been a while since I offered a contest on ChellyWood.com, but I thought it might be fun to see if you can guess which of my dolls can fit into these doll clothes: Soul (the African American doll) was part of a collection of vintage dolls called the World of Love dolls. If you’d like to learn more about the World of Love dolls … Continue reading It’s a CONTEST! Win free #fabric, snaps, and buttons so you can sew clothes like my #dolls

The image shows the Chelly Wood doll from ChellyWood.com viewing her computer screen, and on the screen is the YouTube channel entitled "Pipe Cleaner Crafts," which is the topic of this week's hashtag Friday follow feature on ChellyWood.com

Let’s make doll shoes with Pipe Cleaner Crafts! #FridayFollow #Crafty #Dolls

Today’s #FridayFollow recommendation is Pipe Cleaner Crafts on YouTube. The video I’ve posted here with permission comes from Pipe Cleaner Crafts, but they have a lot of additional videos showing how to make diorama miniatures, doll houses, and more! You should go check them out! I frequently get requests for doll shoe and boot patterns, and as you can see in the video above, Pipe … Continue reading Let’s make doll shoes with Pipe Cleaner Crafts! #FridayFollow #Crafty #Dolls

This image is a screenshot of the YouTube channel header for The Crafty Gemini, which can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheCraftyGemini/about

#FridayFollow: #Teaching #kids to #sew with @CraftyGemini

Here on ChellyWood.com, I often get questions about teaching kids to sew. I do have a playlist on my YouTube channel dedicated to this topic, but I mostly sew by hand and my videos are primarily about sewing doll clothes. So what if you want to teach your child to use a sewing machine? What if you want to teach him/her to sew something other … Continue reading #FridayFollow: #Teaching #kids to #sew with @CraftyGemini

This video header shows three Liv dolls, a vintage Francie, and a Tall Barbie wearing shoes called "Little Extras" which were designed to fit Posable Barbies from the late 1990's and early 2000's. The video offers a shoe swap hack showing doll clothes designer Chelly Wood trying the "Little Extras" shoes on twelve different dolls from different doll makers. This shoe hack /shoe swap is supposed to help people decide whether or not to buy "Little Extras" shoes for their dolls. It also shows how this package of shoes can really benefit your collection.

#FridayFollow: Here’s a #FollowUp on DodisShopOfStuff Barbie #dolls’ supplies…

When I posted my first #FridayFollow on January 11, I told you I was following Dodi’s Shop of Stuff on eBay because they had such a great selection of cool Barbie collectibles and miniatures. But at that time, I had not yet purchased anything from Dodi’s Shop of Stuff. Well today I’m sharing my unboxing of a set of “Little Extras” shoes for Posable Barbies. … Continue reading #FridayFollow: Here’s a #FollowUp on DodisShopOfStuff Barbie #dolls’ supplies…

Please visit chellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. The image shows the Chelly Wood doll seated at her computer. On the computer screen we see Helen and Caroline of the LoveToSew podcast on the computer screen.

#FridayFollow: @lovetosewpod @BlackbirdFabric @helens__closet (on Instagram)

I have a new favorite podcast: LoveToSew with Helen of Helen’s Closet and Caroline of Blackbird Fabrics! Being a school librarian in my dayjob, I love podcasts; especially podcasts that are informative and fun. LoveToSew is just that kind of podcast. They cover topics like… Sewing with knits Sewing meet-ups Sewing struggles Hand sewing Jeans making …and so much more! Their LoveToSew website is super easy … Continue reading #FridayFollow: @lovetosewpod @BlackbirdFabric @helens__closet (on Instagram)

#FridayFollow: Who do you follow on eBay?

Who do you follow on eBay? One of my favorite eBay stores is Dodi’s Shop of Stuff. I’m actually lucky enough to have met Dodi in person, and she’s a woman with a business-sense that I truly admire and aspire to. Her eBay store has over 8,000 reviews with a 99.9% positive rating. You can’t find eBay stores with a better rating than that! Dodi … Continue reading #FridayFollow: Who do you follow on eBay?

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows a pair of Colonial-style shoes made of felt. Each black shoe has a longer-than-usual tongue and a silver buckle. The doll wearing these shoes is a Liv doll from spin master, but you can't see the doll's body--only her feet wearing the handmade felt shoes. She appears to be standing on a sandy surface. Overlay says, "ChellyWood.com: free printable sewing patterns and tutorials."

Buttons, Zippers, Snaps, and Buckles for Doll Clothes… Where to buy? #dolls #sewing

Today’s blog post will give you tips on where to buy the little accessories that turn a handmade item of doll clothes into something really special, like the buckles on my Colonial shoes, shown in the image above. Next week we’re going to sew the velvet top that goes with this week’s elastic-waist skirt for 18″ dolls. You may have noticed it on my dolls … Continue reading Buttons, Zippers, Snaps, and Buckles for Doll Clothes… Where to buy? #dolls #sewing

The image shows a swirling cluster of vines which are actually part of a wedding dress image from iClipart. At the bottom of the image is the website URL and company logo for ChellyWood.com, a website that offers free, printable sewing patterns and tutorial videos that show you how to make doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes including but not limited various sizes of Barbie dolls, American Girl dolls, and more. The doll clothes patterns are free and printable, easy to find, and easy to sew even for beginners and children.

#DollClothes #Sewing Pattern Blog Gets a #Holiday #MakeOver @ ChellyWood.com

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

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 Mattel's Best Fashion Friend Barbie doll (28-inch Barbies) holding up a sign that tells how a person could write to the doll clothes designer Chelly Wood. The overlay says, "Chelly Wood Fan Mail" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com.

Contact information for Chelly Wood, the clothes #pattern designer for #dolls.

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.

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.

Where to Buy Buttons, Zippers, and Buckles for #Dolls, #Crafts, and #Sewing

On my “Submit a Question” page, I often hear the question, “Where can I buy tiny buttons for my doll clothes?” From time to time, people also ask me for advice on zippers and buckles. I use Etsy for tiny doll buttons, tiny zippers, and similar sewing notions, but I generally buy my tiny snaps from Jo-Ann’s Fabrics. Jo-Ann’s does have an online store, but … Continue reading Where to Buy Buttons, Zippers, and Buckles for #Dolls, #Crafts, and #Sewing

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."

#Crafty #DIY Tips for #Crafters and People Who #Sew @ ChellyWood.com

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 print my FREE patterns How to sew snaps on fabric How to sew by hand How to tie a knot when sewing … Continue reading #Crafty #DIY Tips for #Crafters and People Who #Sew @ ChellyWood.com