An apron is a simple Christmas gift to make. You can usually whip one up in a couple of hours. On ChellyWood.com, the doll clothing designer, Chelly Wood, offers advice for making aprons for the whole family for Christmas. This image shows a quilted background with the photo of Simplicity Apron pattern 2691, showing an apron with a pocket and contrasting colors of fabric, along with a quilt-look table runner and a placemat pattern. Visit ChellyWood.com to join the chat.

How to Sew Apron Ties — Aprons make great Christmas gifts for the whole family! #HolidaySewingProjects

Maybe you’ve been thinking about sewing an apron for each of your family members as Christmas gifts. They don’t take long to make. Simplicity apron pattern number 2691 is a simple pattern to follow. It comes with a table runner and placemats, and although it was published in 2009, it’s a timeless shape and design. What most people struggle with are those apron ties, so … Continue reading How to Sew Apron Ties — Aprons make great Christmas gifts for the whole family! #HolidaySewingProjects

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.

What’s your favorite sewing podcast? #Sewing #FridayFollow

I have a 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 to … Continue reading What’s your favorite sewing podcast? #Sewing #FridayFollow

The image shows the legs of a BFC Ink doll wearing a pair of handmade socks which have been sewn out of a pair of underwear. The overlay says "DIY Doll Socks" and if you go to ChellyWood.com, you'll find a free tutorial video that explains, step-by-step, how to make your own doll socks from underpants. This is one of dozens of easy-to-follow instructional DIY videos along with hundreds of free doll clothes sewing patterns which can be found at Chelly Wood dot com.

Let’s make doll socks! #LearningToSew #SewingLessons

Got any undies with holes in them? Or pairs of unmentionables your kids have outgrown? Why not make them into a pair of doll socks? But please… MAKE SURE THEY ARE CLEAN first! 🤪 Today’s super easy craft project requires very little sewing skill, but just to be sure you can handle the wee bit of sewing that’s involved, here are a couple of links … Continue reading Let’s make doll socks! #LearningToSew #SewingLessons

The image shows a purple, white, and turquoise colored infographic with the title "Buyer's Gide" at the top, and the following elements listed within the text boxes of the infographic: buttons, snaps, ribbon, elastic, labels, zippers. The watermark says "ChellyWood" to remind you that you can get lots of doll clothes sewing advice and free patterns at ChellyWood.com

Buyer’s Guide for Sewing Doll Clothes #SewingTips

I’ve compiled a few questions I’ve been asked over the years, about where to buy fabric, notions, buckles, buttons, snaps, ribbon, elastic, and more. So today’s blog post will hopefully address answers to some of the more common questions I get in my inbox. This is just a list of where to buy and what to buy, but keep in mind that it’s always good … Continue reading Buyer’s Guide for Sewing Doll Clothes #SewingTips

This image shows a smattering of printed doll clothes patterns laying on a turquoise-colored fabric with a mottled print.

How to Find Free Doll Clothes Patterns Online and… Changes Are Underway at ChellyWood.com #SewingBlog #SummerProjects

This website is best known for its free, printable sewing patterns for doll clothes. It also offers free printable sewing patterns for craft projects and free tutorial videos for embroidery. (Click those links for easy access.) The tutorial at the top of this page is designed to help you navigate ChellyWood.com’s current layout, using your desktop or laptop computer. If you’re more comfortable using a … Continue reading How to Find Free Doll Clothes Patterns Online and… Changes Are Underway at ChellyWood.com #SewingBlog #SummerProjects

Here we see a tiny purple plastic horse with a crown mark on its behind. The crown is yellow with a small orange star inside. the whole image of the crown is outlined in orange. The pony is light purple (or lavender colored) with a white mane and tail.

How well do you know your My Little Ponies? Can you identify this cutie mark? #MyLittlePony #Collectibles

As my regular followers know, I’m selling a few of my doll-related items in my eBay store lately, to make room for new things. This week I’m selling two My Little Pony-esque toys. I am certain the pony/unicorn on the right is NOT an actual My Little Pony brand toy. However the tiny lavender-colored one has me stumped. An actual My Little Pony has a … Continue reading How well do you know your My Little Ponies? Can you identify this cutie mark? #MyLittlePony #Collectibles

The image shows purple polka dot fabric with patterns laying scattered across the dotted fabric. The top of the image offers the website's URL: ChellyWood.com and the following statement: free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. This is a video header for ChellyWood1, Chelly Wood's YouTube channel.

Chelly Wood’s YouTube channel gets a new look! #SewingBlogger #Sewing #DollClothes

For those of you who regularly follow my YouTube Channel, ChellyWood1, today’s blog post is probably going to be old news: I’ve changed my branding to an updated purple-and-turquoise theme with a whole new style. The starting segment of my videos is shorter, too, with the Chelly Doll speaking more rapidly. The same is true for the closing segment of my videos. I decided the … Continue reading Chelly Wood’s YouTube channel gets a new look! #SewingBlogger #Sewing #DollClothes

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

The image shows the YouTube header for a video tour of Chelly Wood's doll craft room / sewing room for making doll clothes. Her "tips and tour" include tips and links to help you get your sewing room or craft room organized and to help you decorate your sewing room and/or craft room.

Doll Craft Room Tips and Tour Celebrating 5k Subscribers on YouTube! @ ChellyWood.com #DollSewing #GetOrganized!

On 3 July 2020, my YouTube channel reached a milestone: 5,000 subscribers! Hooray! To celebrate, I’m giving you a tour of my doll sewing and craft room. There are also a few tips along the way, like… Getting organized with the Boximize app Viking Sewing Machines Little Quilts All Through the House, a book by Alice Berg Fovitec Tabletop Lighting  Simplicity Vintage products Fat quarters … Continue reading Doll Craft Room Tips and Tour Celebrating 5k Subscribers on YouTube! @ ChellyWood.com #DollSewing #GetOrganized!

This image, showing a doll's tiny criss-crossed legs and itty-bitty feet is found at ChellyWood.com, where a blog post encourages blog followers to dialog about doll shoes in the comments. In this image, the doll appears to be seated in a wicker chair and her bare feet are a bit out of focus. In the foreground, however, her shoes are sharply focused, and they are pink with a T-strap. They may only be a centimetre long with an even tinier heel. The blog post that accompanies this image is great for anyone wanting to chat with other doll collectors and doll shoe makers about collecting and making shoes for dolls.

Let’s talk doll shoes @ ChellyWood.com #dollshoes #FridayFollow

Today’s blog post is all about doll shoes! I have a favorite eBay supplier to buy doll shoes from. Do you? My favorite supplier is Dodi, who runs Dodi’s Shop of Stuff on eBay. I bought some unusual shoes from her and you see a pair of them in nearly all of my stop-motion sewing videos. They were originally designed for a flat-footed “Posable Barbie” … Continue reading Let’s talk doll shoes @ ChellyWood.com #dollshoes #FridayFollow

The image shows the legs of a BFC Ink doll wearing a pair of handmade socks which have been sewn out of a pair of underwear. The overlay says "DIY Doll Socks" and if you go to ChellyWood.com, you'll find a free tutorial video that explains, step-by-step, how to make your own doll socks from underpants. This is one of dozens of easy-to-follow instructional DIY videos along with hundreds of free doll clothes sewing patterns which can be found at Chelly Wood dot com.

What to do with your bored kids during the quarantine? Make doll socks! #boredkids #quarantine

How do you entertain your bored kids during the COVID-19 quarantine? I have an idea… Got any undies with holes in them? Or pairs of unmentionables your kids have outgrown? Why not make them into a pair of doll socks? But please… MAKE SURE THEY ARE CLEAN first! 😀 Today’s super easy craft project requires very little sewing skill, but just to be sure you … Continue reading What to do with your bored kids during the quarantine? Make doll socks! #boredkids #quarantine

The image shows a framed announcement as follows: "Help me get my 'birthday wish' ... share a video!" with the words "birthday wish" in fabric banner letters shaped like hearts.

It’s my birthday! You can give me a present if you like… #birthday #freestuff

You know what my #1 birthday wish is? I want to publish a book that teaches my followers how to design their own doll clothes, using the three methods I use for my pattern designs. Want to help? Share a video from my youtube channel with someone you know — especially someone who might enjoy videos about sewing, crafts, embroidery, making doll clothes, or doll … Continue reading It’s my birthday! You can give me a present if you like… #birthday #freestuff