Here we see the Breyer Rider called "Veterinarian Laura" riding "Snowball" in a winter scene. She holds a lead rope and her horse wears a tan bridle with a tan saddle. The overlay says, "DIY saddle and bridle" and reminds us that this image comes from Chelly Wood dot com (using the watermark image for that website).

Let’s make a saddle and halter for Breyer Horses! #ModelHorse #Crafts

Please scroll down to the bullets for links to the tutorial videos. Years ago, when my oldest daughter was in middle school, she loved Breyer model horses. She followed in her mother’s footsteps and enjoyed sewing for her Breyer Rider dolls, and she also made lovely blankets for her horses. But I had forgotten until recently that she also made some tutorials on how to … Continue reading Let’s make a saddle and halter for Breyer Horses! #ModelHorse #Crafts

The image shows a needle and thread hovering over a swatch of heart-shaped lace. The overlay says, "Sewing with lace" and this header leads to a tutorial video that explains the many types of lace and what they are used for when sewing doll clothes.

Sewing doll clothes with lace @ ChellyWood.com #Handmade #DollClothes

This week’s video is just an overview of lace. It demonstrates what different types of lace look like, how they are used, and offers advice on shopping for lace. Yesterday I gave you the free pattern for a pioneer dress trimmed in lace, and you’ll see that dress in today’s video. If you’re looking for a place to buy lace trim in miniature for your … Continue reading Sewing doll clothes with lace @ ChellyWood.com #Handmade #DollClothes

The image shows a turquoise blue fabric square with the words "class announcement" superimposed on top of the fabric square. Inside the square is a photo of someone drafting a doll clothes pattern.

News: Class Announcement! #DollClothes #PatternDesign

So many of you have contributed to my ever-growing list of requests for doll clothes patterns, and I’m mentioning you in this announcement about the class I’ll be teaching with Creative Spark‘s online platform. We still don’t know how much the class will cost, but shorter classes tend to be less expensive than longer ones on the platform. So as I build my videos for … Continue reading News: Class Announcement! #DollClothes #PatternDesign

The image shows six of the tutorial videos featured on ChellyWood.com (although there are additional tutorial videos as well): the feather stitch, the whipped running stitch, the whip stitch, the couched filling stitch, the satin stitch, and the daisy stitch. Please visit ChellyWood.com for lots of great embroidery project ideas, tutorial videos, and free sewing patterns.

Embroidery Tutorials (Gallery)

My embroidery tutorials’ links from the main gallery page have been super wonky ever since I updated this website in 2019. I’ve been working to get the wrinkles worked out, and today I’m publishing an update to that gallery. If you need embroidery floss or miniature hoops, click on the links provided. These are affiliate links and help support our free pattern website. Thank you! Continue reading Embroidery Tutorials (Gallery)

The image shows the close-up of a human hand holding ten different tiny books. The one on top is particularly small and has a paper dustjacket. The title of the book reads as follows: "How to measure your dolls, by Chelly Wood." All other books appear to be painted with tiny white pages and covers of various colors including tan, brown, red, purple, bright blue, yellow, and pink. The watermark reminds you to visit ChellyWood.com for free doll clothes patterns and tutorials.

Miniature Library Craft Project with Free Printable Book Dust Jacket @ ChellyWood.com #MiniatureLibrary #TinyBooks

Today’s tutorial shows you how to create a large collection of tiny books, for making a miniature library. I offer my suggestions for solving some of the problems I faced in creating my library, and there’s a free printable PDF of the paper dust jacket / flap jacket that I show in the video. Scroll down to the bullets for the free PDF pattern of … Continue reading Miniature Library Craft Project with Free Printable Book Dust Jacket @ ChellyWood.com #MiniatureLibrary #TinyBooks

Please vote! @ ChellyWood.com #SewingProjects #DollClothes

As I said on Wednesday last week, my agent has been in talks with C&T Publishing, and they have asked me to teach a class on their Creative Spark Online Learning platform. Last week I asked, “What type of class would you like me to teach?” but very few people left comments. So let’s try Plan B… If I offered the following classes, which one … Continue reading Please vote! @ ChellyWood.com #SewingProjects #DollClothes

The image shows a 15 inch doll's feet modeling a pair of Victorian style boots made of felt. The boots have white tops that look like Edwardian spats, but the lower part of the boot is navy blue. There are teeny-tiny black buttons along the curved edge of the boot's "upper" area. The watermark reminds us to go to ChellyWood.com for free printable patterns and tutorials for making these adorable felt boots for dolls like Wellie Wishers, Hearts for Hearts Girls, and similar sized dolls.

Let’s make a pair of Victorian (or Edwardian-looking) boots for 15 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers @ ChellyWood.com #Historical #SewingProject

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Yes, as today’s heading implies, these boots will fit most of your 14-inch or 15-inch dolls, like Wellies and H4H Girls. See the bulleted list below for a complete list of dolls who will fit today’s free boot pattern. And these boots are more-or-less Victorian in style, although they resemble a … Continue reading Let’s make a pair of Victorian (or Edwardian-looking) boots for 15 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers @ ChellyWood.com #Historical #SewingProject

Chelly Wood will be teaching a class! Please offer your ideas! @ ChellyWood.com #SewingClass #CraftClass

I have some fun and exciting news! My agent has been in talks with C&T Publishing, and they have asked me to teach a class on their Creative Spark Online Learning platform. Your input is needed, my faithful followers! What type of class would you like me to teach? Please leave a comment to help generate some ideas. Here are some thoughts I’ve had, but … Continue reading Chelly Wood will be teaching a class! Please offer your ideas! @ ChellyWood.com #SewingClass #CraftClass

The image shows a fashion doll holding a handmade purse. The purse is made of cotton fabric with a simple ribbon as its purse strap. The overlay says, "easy doll purse D I Y project." Would you like to make this super simple purse for your fashion dolls? It fits lots of dolls in sizes ranging from eight inches tall to 12 inches tall (20 centimeters to 30 and a half centimeters tall). Click on the link in the caption if you'd like to watch the video that shows you how to make this super easy doll's purse for beginners.

Sew an easy tiny doll purse — no pattern needed! Tutorial @ ChellyWood.com #Miniatures #AprilFoolsDay

I made this purse in February, but I never got this video posted in time to accompany my other Valentine’s Day doll clothes projects. So I decided to have fun with the creation of this video by adding the purse to dolls wearing clothing from various holidays. Can you name all the holidays featured in this video? Feel free to add your guesses in the … Continue reading Sew an easy tiny doll purse — no pattern needed! Tutorial @ ChellyWood.com #Miniatures #AprilFoolsDay

The image shows a printer that has paper in the back. A pattern for making a doll's handkerchief head covering is being printed at the front of the printer. The wording on theis youtube video's header says, "How to Print Patterns" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com (a website that offers free, printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes and other craft items).

How to Print Sewing Patterns for Dolls’ Clothes Online @ ChellyWood.com #Sewing #DollClothes

I occassionally get emails from fans and followers who are having trouble printing their free sewing patterns from my website. Of course, everyone’s printer and device is different, so it’s impossible to solve all printing problems in one quick tutorial. However these two tutorials are available on my site on the Home page (the main gallery), right at the top of the page. And these … Continue reading How to Print Sewing Patterns for Dolls’ Clothes Online @ ChellyWood.com #Sewing #DollClothes

Image shows a caucasian person's fingers holding fabric that has been decorated with an array of bright-colored flowers. Overlay says, "How to Buy Fabric" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com

How to Buy Fabric for Making Doll Clothes @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothes #Sewing

Once when I was at the dentist office, I mentioned to the receptionist that I make doll clothes. “I wish I could do that!” she said. So I told her about my sewing tutorials and explained that she can easily learn how to sew using YouTube tutorials just like mine. “But I don’t know how to buy material,” she said. Since I came from a … Continue reading How to Buy Fabric for Making Doll Clothes @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothes #Sewing

The image shows words on a quilt-like fabric background. The words read: "Sewing Tips for Beginners: How to Buy Fabric." This image comes from ChellyWood.com

How to Choose Fabric for Making Doll Clothes #Sewing #HolidayCrafts #SewingTipTuesday

I grew up in a family full of seamstresses. So to me, shopping for fabric was no more difficult than buying a piece of candy at a convenience store. But to the absolute beginner, the cutting counter at a fabric store can seem a little daunting. I designed this step-by-step guide for buying doll clothes fabric, keeping in mind that some people are brand new … Continue reading How to Choose Fabric for Making Doll Clothes #Sewing #HolidayCrafts #SewingTipTuesday