The image shows a handmade oven hot pad, sewn using holiday printed fabric, which can be purchased online at StayWellHealthFoods.com

Where do you sell your handmade items? #CraftFair #Handmade

This past holiday season, it occurred to me that my pot holders — many of which are 10 years old or older — were starting to look pretty shabby. I was thinking about buying myself some new ones, when I wandered into my local health food store, Stay Well Health Foods, and discovered that handmade goods were being sold there. They had hand-knitted scarves and … Continue reading Where do you sell your handmade items? #CraftFair #Handmade

The image shows a close-up of a Barbie doll's tummy with a tie-style belt wrapped around her waist. She's wearing a pink bathrobe under the belt. The text says, "DIY Belt" and the whole image plus text is overlaid on top of a purple cotton background with tiny white polka dots. The Chelly Wood dot com logo appears in one corner.

Instructions for Making a Doll’s Belt from Bias Tape @ ChellyWood.com #DIYprojects #DollClothesPatterns

Today’s video offers simple, easy-to-follow instructions for making a doll’s wrap-around tie-style belt to fit Mattel’s Barbie dolls and similar-sized dolls. It’s a follow-up to the pajamas and bathrobe project that you can find when you click here. Here’s an image of that project: As you can see, the bathrobe has pockets! So be sure to click here, to go back and learn how to … Continue reading Instructions for Making a Doll’s Belt from Bias Tape @ ChellyWood.com #DIYprojects #DollClothesPatterns

The image shows a floral frame around the words "Happy 2023" on a pastel background.

Submit Questions to Doll Play Video YouTube Channel “Unicorn Rainbows” #FunStuff #QandA

Disclaimer: the video above is not one of Chelly Wood’s videos, and Chelly is not affiliated with the Unicorn Rainbows Toys & Dolls YouTube channel. Recently the YouTubers at Unicorn Rainbows Toys and Dolls left a kind comment on one of my videos. Out of curiosity, I visited their YouTube channel and discovered all the amazing videos they are making. Go check out their YouTube … Continue reading Submit Questions to Doll Play Video YouTube Channel “Unicorn Rainbows” #FunStuff #QandA

In a turquoise blue linen square thumbnail frame, we read the words "Romeo and Juliet Act 4" above the Chelly Wood dot com logo. Beside this series of texts, we also see an image of a male and female doll, dressed in Renaissance or medieval doll clothes, and the two dolls are clearly holding hands.

Celebrating 10,000 followers on YouTube! Act 4 of “Romeo and Juliet with Dolls” has been posted! #Shakespeare #StopMotionVideos

  Can you believe it? I’ve reached 10K followers on YouTube! Thank you! I couldn’t have done it without everyone who shares my patterns and videos online… I know this isn’t just my own doing, but dedication from so many of you who’ve supported my website and channel over the years. So THANK YOU again — all of you! Now it must be said… If … Continue reading Celebrating 10,000 followers on YouTube! Act 4 of “Romeo and Juliet with Dolls” has been posted! #Shakespeare #StopMotionVideos

In this image, the Chelly Wood doll (a spin master Liv doll in a grey wig) holds out her hand toward an open cardboard box. The words above the box say Fab Scrap unboxing and Swimsuit Fabric. Inside the box, we can see purple swimsuit fabric spilling over the edge of the box.

Fabric Scrap Haul from FabScrap, a fabric recycling center in New York #Sustainability #TextileWaste

Please consider sharing this video on social media, to help spread the word about FabScrap, and the good things they’re doing to help our planet. I’m not sure where I first heard about FabScrap. It could have been from my sister, who is super conscientious about being good to our beautiful planet earth. In any case, I wasn’t sure whether or not FabScrap would be … Continue reading Fabric Scrap Haul from FabScrap, a fabric recycling center in New York #Sustainability #TextileWaste

Here we see the Chelly Wood doll displaying three new computer buttons: a shopping button, a blog button, and a sewing basics button.

New additions to ChellyWood.com #Blogging #DollClothesPatterns

  I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but my home page has a few new additions. One day, on my Facebook page, I mentioned that I’d been doing blog posts on “How to Sew Doll Shirt Collars,” and someone said, “Wait, there’s a blog on your website? How do I get to that?” I guess she only accessed my website from her phone, and for … Continue reading New additions to ChellyWood.com #Blogging #DollClothesPatterns

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 gifts for the whole family! #HolidaySewing #ChristmasGiftIdeas

Maybe you’ve been thinking about sewing an apron for each of your family members as Christmas gifts, or even to use at Thanksgiving, when the whole family is visiting. 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 … Continue reading How to Sew Apron Ties — Aprons make great gifts for the whole family! #HolidaySewing #ChristmasGiftIdeas

The image shows the Chelly Wood doll (a repainted, re-wigged Spin Master Liv doll) sitting at her computer, looking at the website, ChellyWood.com, and there's a pink arrow pointing to the computer from words above the image that say, "free doll clothes patterns!"

How to find free doll clothes patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes @ ChellyWood.com #SewWithMe #DollClothesPatterns

At the start of July, I revised the layout of this website to include alphabetical order of the different dolls’ brand names. So I thought it would be wise to update the video that shows how to find free patterns on this website. Are you lovin’ all this free stuff from ChellyWood.com? Please show your support by telling people about ChellyWood.com. That’s what the “Creative … Continue reading How to find free doll clothes patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes @ ChellyWood.com #SewWithMe #DollClothesPatterns

A turquoise blue cotton or linen fabric frames the words "charitable donation 2022: full disclosure" with an image of a gift box filled with money, bread, and clothing. The Chelly Wood dot com logo appears in the lower left corner.

Charity Work Annual Announcement @ ChellyWood.com #CharityWork #InternationalDayOfCharity

As my regular followers know, I’ve been donating 10% of my website’s annual funds to a charitable cause since 2016. This past year I was a little slow in announcing my donation, but I had a good reason, which I’m about to explain. Now as you know, this website is a dot com, not a dot org, and I actually like it that way. I … Continue reading Charity Work Annual Announcement @ ChellyWood.com #CharityWork #InternationalDayOfCharity

The image shows a women holding up a poster of three dolls wearing handmade doll clothes. There's a tripod holding a DSLR camera nearby, and the woman is smiling as she looks toward the camera. The text over the top of this image says, "how to really shine on video" and there is, in fact, a sparkle of tiny pale colored dots all around the woman's head, like stars.

Doll Photography Tip #12: How to really SHINE in your doll-related videos (thank you @salmajafri !) #Photography #Dollstagram

I get fan mail from my followers every now and then, and through our conversations, I’ve come to realize that many of you are using my free doll clothes patterns to help cut costs in your doll-related businesses, whether that’s selling your doll clothes on Etsy, selling your doll crafts on eBay, or making doll clothes or doll crafts for various in-person sales venues. About … Continue reading Doll Photography Tip #12: How to really SHINE in your doll-related videos (thank you @salmajafri !) #Photography #Dollstagram

The text at the top of this turquoise blue linen frame says, "unboxing and clothing swap." Beneath these words is a photo of a vintage 8 inch Vogue Ginny doll. She's in her little peach-colored box, and she wears a pretty ballerina dress.

Unboxing and clothing swap for 8-inch vintage Vogue Ginny doll @ ChellyWood.com #CollectibleToys #DollClothesPatterns

Today’s video isn’t just an “unboxing” in the traditional sense. I ordered this vintage Vogue Ginny doll on eBay, as a “NIB” (New in Box) doll, and after I get her out of the box, I will show you which of the outfits I’ve designed will fit on her little 8 inch body. (Note: she’s actually just a slight bit under 8 inches tall, like … Continue reading Unboxing and clothing swap for 8-inch vintage Vogue Ginny doll @ ChellyWood.com #CollectibleToys #DollClothesPatterns

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

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I often get questions about where to buy tiny buttons, small-print fabrics, snaps, itty-bitty buckles, miniature zippers, and even sewing machines and their parts. So I’ve put together a “Buyer’s Guide” to help you with that. When you buy fabric, ribbons, lace, snaps, or other doll clothes sewing notions, using the links I’ve provided below, this website will earn a small commission, which helps pay … Continue reading Shop