Free printable PDF patterns for teaching a child to sew (or for adults learning to sew) @ChellyWood.com #SewingClass #SewingPatterns

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. The outfit shown in the image above includes a super easy-to-sew felt top and an elastic-waist easy-sew skirt. Earlier this week I gave you the skirt pattern. Today I’m giving you both the skirt and the easy-sew felt top pattern. Today’s free printable PDF skirt and shirt patterns will fit the … Continue reading Free printable PDF patterns for teaching a child to sew (or for adults learning to sew) @ChellyWood.com #SewingClass #SewingPatterns

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The image shows a 16" Velvet doll from the Crissy family of vintage dolls. She seems to be strolling in front of a wall where a lovely miniature quilt is hanging. The quilt is made with purple applique hearts on a white background, and it's trimmed in purple and white floral fabric. The doll wears an easy-to-sew felt sleeveless shirt / top and a super easy to make elastic waist skirt. Patterns for the skirt and shirt are found at ChellyWood.com in the form of a free printable PDF sewing pattern.

Free printable PDF patterns for teaching a child to sew (or for adults learning to sew) @ChellyWood.com #EasySew #HomeEcAtHome

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing pattern. The outfit shown in the image above includes a super easy-to-sew felt top and an elastic-waist easy-sew skirt. I’ll be posting the felt top pattern later this week. The skirt fits a wide variety of dolls including but not limited to the list below. Today’s free printable PDF skirt pattern will … Continue reading Free printable PDF patterns for teaching a child to sew (or for adults learning to sew) @ChellyWood.com #EasySew #HomeEcAtHome

Visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes that fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. This image is used in a blog post that answers the question, "What is a seam allowance used for?" The image shows the seam at the shoulder of a doll's shirt from the underside of the garment.

Sewing Tip Tuesday: What is a seam allowance used for? #DollBlogger @ChellyWood1 @ ChellyWood.com

A seam allowance is a bit of extra room that’s given along the edge of a pattern, to allow for the sewist to include seams in a garment and still have it fit the doll properly. Think of it like this… When you’re driving a car, there’s a curb (spelled kerb in some countries) that gives you a little extra sway room at the sides … Continue reading Sewing Tip Tuesday: What is a seam allowance used for? #DollBlogger @ChellyWood1 @ ChellyWood.com

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns and tutorials. The image shows a Spin Master Liv doll fashion doll wearing an apron and standing beside her sewing machine. Beside her is a handmade doll dress on a 1:6 scale dress form mannequin and in the foreground, it says, "How to use a needle threader" with an arrow pointing to a cameo-style needle threader tool used by seamstresses and sewists. The URL provided on the image is chellywood.com.

Sewing Tip Tuesday: How to use a needle threader for #handcrafted #DollClothes using @DritzSewing threaders

In spite of the tiny sewing machine that often appears in my doll clothes tutorial videos, I actually sew a lot of my doll clothes by hand. I find that hand stitching gives you greater control when sewing tiny items. If you’re ever struggling with a sleeve or zipper attachment, I recommend switching from your sewing machine to sewing by hand. It may actually save … Continue reading Sewing Tip Tuesday: How to use a needle threader for #handcrafted #DollClothes using @DritzSewing threaders