Make some miniature Christmas stockings w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #HolidayDIY #DollClothesPatterns

Today’s tutorial video shows you how to make a Christmas stocking for your 1:6 scale dollhouse or diorama. Yes, I’ve posted this tutorial and this stocking pattern before, but last year I remastered the tutorial video to include a voice-over for instruction. And not only that, but new followers might not be aware that I have this tutorial and pattern on the Crafts page, on … Continue reading Make some miniature Christmas stockings w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #HolidayDIY #DollClothesPatterns

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

The image shows the Chelly Wood doll holding out a hand toward a clipart image of a sewing box that stands open, and that contains thread and scissors. The words above the image say "sewing box ASMR."

Sewing Box ASMR — a special treat from ASMR Tingle and Taps! #ASMR #Sewing

Special thanks to ASMR Tingle and Taps for creating this video especially for me and my followers. The ASMR Tingle and Taps channel on YouTube is owned and hosted by my cousin, who collaborated with me to create this special video for all of you, my followers. If you’re not familiar with the term ASMR, its acronym stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. According to … Continue reading Sewing Box ASMR — a special treat from ASMR Tingle and Taps! #ASMR #Sewing

Surrounded by a turquoise blue frame is a photo of an 18 inch doll (perhaps an American Girl doll) wearing a Halloween costume that looks a lot like a candy corn, with white on top, orange in the middle, and yellow candy at the bottom. The words to the left of the doll's photo say "free pattern" and below that is the Chelly Wood dot com logo.

Let’s make a NO-SEW Candy Corn Halloween costume for 18 inch dolls @ ChellyWood.com #FreePatterns #HalloweenCostume

  Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Today I’m giving you an easy-to-follow NO-SEW tutorial and a free printable pattern for making a “sandwich board” style Halloween costume to fit many 18 inch dolls. There’s a list of dolls that will fit this “sandwich board” costume in the first set of bullets below. You might be wondering … Continue reading Let’s make a NO-SEW Candy Corn Halloween costume for 18 inch dolls @ ChellyWood.com #FreePatterns #HalloweenCostume

An 18 inch doll wears a donut costume. There's a purple frame around the photo of the 18 inch doll in the frosted donut costume. The words "free pattern" are above and at a slight angle to the left of the photo of the 18 inch doll (not an American Girl doll, but one that looks a lot like American Girl dolls). The Chelly Wood dot com logo appears in one corner of the picture.

Free Halloween Costume Patterns for 18 inch Dolls @ ChellyWood.com #HalloweenCostumeIdeas #DollClothesPatterns

Scroll down to the THIRD set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. I’ve been slowly building up the pieces for this whole entire donut Halloween costume for 18 inch dolls, and today I’m giving you all the parts and pieces in one place! I’m so grateful to my cousin, who runs the YouTube channel, ASMR Tingle and Taps, for challenging me to create … Continue reading Free Halloween Costume Patterns for 18 inch Dolls @ ChellyWood.com #HalloweenCostumeIdeas #DollClothesPatterns

Inside a purple frame (with tiny white polka dots), we see an 18 inch doll (not one of the American Girls dolls but another brand) wearing a donut-shaped pillow as a Halloween costume. The words "free pattern" are at a slight angle over the top of the photo, and there's a white arrow that curls from the "free patterns" words to the pillow shape of the donut pillow worn around the doll's shoulders. The Chelly Wood dot com logo appears in one corner.

Sew a donut sandwich board for 18 inch dolls w/today’s FREE PDF sewing patterns @ ChellyWood.com #CraftyMom #DollClothesPatterns

  Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. We’re inching closer to Halloween, so it’s time for me to post my “donut sandwich board” pattern, that can be used as a Halloween costume for 18 inch dolls! Later on, I’ll put this together with some other projects we’ve been working on, to form the full costume, as shown … Continue reading Sew a donut sandwich board for 18 inch dolls w/today’s FREE PDF sewing patterns @ ChellyWood.com #CraftyMom #DollClothesPatterns

The image shows a close-up photo of a 1:6 scale doll or action figure's sword, sword belt, and scabbard, as worn by a one six scale Made to Move Ken doll. The words "free pattern" are shown in white at an angle above the photo, and the Chelly Wood dot com logo appears above the photo at the right. The entire image is framed by a purple cotton background with tiny white polka dots.

Make a sword, belt, and scabbard or sheath for your fashion dolls or action figures with today’s free PDF sewing patterns @ ChellyWood.com #Fencing #DollClothesPatterns

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Yesterday I gave you my free medieval or Renaissance cloak pattern for your male fashion dolls or action figures (click here for that blog post), and today I’m giving you my sword belt and sheath, along with a how-to video for making swords: On Friday, I’ll give you the patterns for … Continue reading Make a sword, belt, and scabbard or sheath for your fashion dolls or action figures with today’s free PDF sewing patterns @ ChellyWood.com #Fencing #DollClothesPatterns

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

On a turquoise blue background, we see the "Chelly Wood doll" (actually a Spin Master Liv doll) standing in front of a laundry line of doll clothes hanging from tiny hangers. The camera has taken a zoom-in photo of one of the hangers, and we see it's a handmade cloth covered hanger. The words say, "free pattern" and there's a logo for ChellyWood.com in the lower left corner.

Make a little cloth-covered hanger for your fashion doll clothes w/FREE patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #Miniatures

Please scroll down to the bullets for the free printable PDF sewing pattern and links to any additional relevant tutorial videos. Over the past few weeks, I’ve shared with you a few photos of various dolls wearing the handmade doll clothes that I gave to a little girl who lives near me. You may or may not have noticed the cloth-covered hangers that are being … Continue reading Make a little cloth-covered hanger for your fashion doll clothes w/FREE patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #Miniatures

On a turquoise blue cotton background, we read the words "how to use a needle threader" and beneath these are images of a needle and a traditional tin threader. In the lower left corner is the ChellyWood.com logo.

How to use a needle threader for hand-sewing doll clothes projects @DritzSewing #DollClothesPatterns #SewingTips

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 How to use a needle threader for hand-sewing doll clothes projects @DritzSewing #DollClothesPatterns #SewingTips

In this image, we see a smattering of tools that will be needed to take the Creative Spark course on doll clothes pattern alterations with Chelly Wood. The items include the following: a doll, a ruler with metric and imperial measurements, a pencil with an eraser, graph paper, patterns that don't quite fit your doll, fabric, craft felt, ribbons, elastic, and post-it notes or scratch paper.

“How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” Class Update @ctpublishing #DollClothesPatterns #DollCollector

I’m a school librarian in my “day job,” so over spring break, I brainstormed with my editor at C&T Publishing’s Creative Spark online learning platform. I wondered why so many people were curious about my class, but so few people actually signed up for it. My editor and I decided that the general audience didn’t understand a key element of my class: how to re-size … Continue reading “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” Class Update @ctpublishing #DollClothesPatterns #DollCollector

With a purple and turquoise blue background behind her, a woman sits at her embroidery hoop with scissors and floss beside her. The embroidery needle in her hand has thread that leads to a heart shape near the words "the whipstitch and more" which makes up the heading for this blog post featured image.

How to do a whipstitch with Chelly Wood #Embroidery #SewingByHand

In many of my videos, I reference the “whipstitch” or sometimes spelled “whip stitch.” This is a super helpful stitch to know how to do, when sewing doll clothes. But did you know my website also has a whole embroidery tutorial section? The whipstitch tutorial is just one of many embroidery tutorials I’ve made over the years. Click here to see them all. Now be … Continue reading How to do a whipstitch with Chelly Wood #Embroidery #SewingByHand