#SewingBlogger Thursday: How to Use Ribbon With Doll Projects

Have you ever finished sewing a doll dress and decided your finished product seemed to be missing something? Perhaps that something was a ribbon! As you’ll see in this video, there are lots of great uses for ribbons when sewing doll clothes. Some are functional parts of the garment, and others are just there to add a little splash of color to an otherwise too-simple … Continue reading #SewingBlogger Thursday: How to Use Ribbon With Doll Projects

The image leads to a video embedded (with permission) from My Froggy Stuff on YouTube. It shows how to make a no-sew tutu for Barbie dolls using a hairband made of elastic or rubber band with knotted tulle wrapped around it. This featured image is a white tulle tutu made using the method shown on the MyFroggyStuff YouTube channel. Credit was given to the creators at MyFroggyStuff

#FridayFollow : Make a #NoSew #Dolls’ Tutu with MyFroggyStuff–an amazing YouTuber!

Anybody who knows and loves Barbie has heard of MyFroggyStuff on YouTube. If you’re not following “Froggy” already, well… you should be. As you know, here on ChellyWood.com, we’ve been making a tutu, swimsuit, and/or figure skating leotard for 28″ Barbie dolls (or similar-sized dolls), and as part of the outfit, you will need a no-sew doll tutu. Today’s tutorial video was made by the … Continue reading #FridayFollow : Make a #NoSew #Dolls’ Tutu with MyFroggyStuff–an amazing YouTuber!

The image shows a woman's hand with her thumb pressing against a seam that connects a blue denim polka dot fabric to a red cotton polka dot fabric. The overlay says "Finger Pressing" and this image comes from the website ChellyWood.com (but it uses, with permission, a video from LearnHowToQuilt.com).

#FridayFollow: Learn about finger pressing from a #quilting master class website!

I didn’t make this sewing tutorial, but I am using it with permission. The sewing website that produced this video is called LearnHowToQuilt.com, and even if you don’t have any interest in quilting, you should really check out their site. Here’s why… LearnHowToQuilt.com offers free patterns, just like I do, but they also have a really cool encyclopedia of sewing terminology and techniques, which any … Continue reading #FridayFollow: Learn about finger pressing from a #quilting master class website!

Image shows a pretty girl wearing a handmade polar fleece hat and scarf. Heading reads, "Fleece Scarf DIY" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com.

#Scarf #DIY #Sewing Tutorial is SO Easy! @ ChellyWood.com

When you view this DIY polar fleece scarf tutorial, you’ll be surprised how easy it is to make! In fact, I’m giving this project one flower on my difficulty scale, because there really isn’t much that’s easier to sew than a scarf like this. I have posted this tutorial video before, but since Christmas is drawing near, I thought it wouldn’t hurt to re-post it. … Continue reading #Scarf #DIY #Sewing Tutorial is SO Easy! @ ChellyWood.com

Image shows a pretty girl in a polar fleece hat with folded head band. The heading says, "winter hat DIY" and the overlay offers a website where the free patterns and tutorial for making this polar fleece hat can be found: ChellyWood.com. The hat is in the style of a winter polar fleece beanie, tuque /touque or stocking cap.

#Grinch fleece hat #patterns are free @ ChellyWood.com for #sewing #Christmas gifts

Like the scarf project that I posted yesterday, this “Grinch” hat will make a wonderful Christmas gift, and it’s relatively quick to make. You will need to download these two patterns before you begin: Pattern 1 for making the polar fleece hat Pattern 2 for making the polar fleece hat Need help downloading my free, printable sewing patterns? Click here for an instructional tutorial on … Continue reading #Grinch fleece hat #patterns are free @ ChellyWood.com for #sewing #Christmas gifts

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns and craft ideas. The image shows a holiday ornament in Hanukkah blue and white. It's made of a styrofoam ball, quilt triangles, and straight pins. the overlay says "No-sew holiday ornament" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com. The page where this image is found has a free printable no-sew pattern for the quilt squares and a tutorial video from youtube showing you how to make this lovely quilted ornament to give as a gift for Christmas or Hanukkah. The ornament can be hung from a Christmas tree by a pretty ribbon, and it can also be made in Christmas red and green, or any other color combination, using fabric scraps cut into small squares of fabric.

#Crafty #Hanukkah or #Christmas DIY tutorial w/ free pattern @ ChellyWood.com

Christmas and Hanukkah are approaching soon, so I’ve noticed a lot of people have been watching my quilted ornament tutorial video on YouTube. Therefore, I thought it would be wise to post it on ChellyWood.com again, just to remind my regular followers that it’s there… Here’s the free no-sew pattern to accompany it: Quilted ornament pattern This website is best known for its free doll … Continue reading #Crafty #Hanukkah or #Christmas DIY tutorial w/ free pattern @ ChellyWood.com

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable patterns and tutorials for craft projects. The image shows green embroidery floss forming a leafy-pattern on burlap fabric. The overlay says, "Detached chain stitch" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com (where you can find free patterns and tutorials for lots of crafts and embroidery projects). This detached chain stitch is used to create leaves in a flower box on a windmill pincushion sewing and embroidery sampler. The tutorial video shows how to do the detached chain stitch in the form of leaves or a single leaf.

Learn the detached chain stitch for #embroidery #craft projects with #leaves @ ChellyWood.com

The chain stitch itself is one of my all-time favorite embroidery stitches because it’s so quick and easy to do. That’s why, for the leafy greenery growing out of the flower boxes on my windmill pincushion project, I used the detached chain stitch–the one I’ve posted here. If you didn’t see my Dutch windmill pincushion project, please look back at Wednesday’s post. This is a … Continue reading Learn the detached chain stitch for #embroidery #craft projects with #leaves @ ChellyWood.com

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable patterns and craft tutorials. The image shows a rambler rose embroidery project in the center of a larger embroidered snowflake embroidery pattern. The overlay says, "Rambler rose and snowflake" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com, where you can find lots of free tutorial videos showing how to make an embroidered rambler rose or an embroidered snowflake using simple instructional tutorial youtube videos to guide you.

Rambler rose #crafty #embroidery stitch tutorial with #snowflake variation @ ChellyWood.com

Isn’t that a pretty little embroidery stitch? I love it! The rambler rose is actually a pretty easy stitch to create, and the snowflake adaptations just use a stem stitch together with an arrowhead stitch to form the extensions coming out from the center of the snowflake. In this video tutorial, you’ll see a preview of a sweet little baby doll dress as well as … Continue reading Rambler rose #crafty #embroidery stitch tutorial with #snowflake variation @ ChellyWood.com

The image shows a handmade pincushion in the shape of a Dutch windmill (like the old-fashioned ones found in the Netherlands). It has propellers, windows, a door, and it appears to have embroidered borders around various parts, like it's an embroidery sampler of some kind. The propellers are held on with a cloth-covered button. In the window boxes are tiny flowers. From roof to base, it's covered in colorful straight pins. The overlay says, "Windmill pin-cushion" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com where you can find patterns for other pin cushions and craft projects. All patterns on ChellyWood.com are free to print, using a creative commons attribution mark.

Dutch windmill pincushion: #ChristmasGiftIdeas for anyone who loves #TheNetherlands, #sewing, #miniatures, or #embroidery

Here’s the tutorial you’ve been waiting for! I just love my little Dutch windmill pincushion! I use it all the time, and for Christmas this season, I’ve been making one for an aunt of mine who also loves to sew. I don’t advise this project for the absolute beginner; however, if you’re intermediate to advanced at sewing and would like to learn to embroider, this … Continue reading Dutch windmill pincushion: #ChristmasGiftIdeas for anyone who loves #TheNetherlands, #sewing, #miniatures, or #embroidery

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes and craft items like this free Dutch windmill pincushion project. The image shows a pincushion that is shaped like a Dutch windmill from Holland (also known as the Netherlands). It is not only a pincushion, but it's also an embroidery sampler. This photo represents the final product created by Chelly Wood, a doll clothing designer who posted the free sewing pattern for her Dutch windmill pincushion on her website ChellyWood.com. This project uses felt, cotton, embroidery floss, silk roses, and a cloth-covered button. Anyone can download the free printable sewing pattern for making this windmill of Holland, as the pattern is absolutely free to the public, with a "creative commons attribution" mark on the paper pattern. In the Dutch language, one would call this a "Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes and craft items like this free Dutch windmill pincushion project." In German, it's a Dutch Windmühle Nadelkissen frei Nähmuster aus Holland. In Japanese, it's called a "オランダからのオランダの風車ピンクッションフリー縫製パターン" and in Chinese, you would call this a " 荷兰风车枕形免费缝纫模式从荷兰". The pattern comes with a free youtube tutorial video as well, and that can be found on Chelly Wood's channel: ChellyWood1. To print your free pin cushion pattern, just go to ChellyWood.com and click on her craft gallery page. Links from the image will lead you to all the patterns and tutorial videos you need for instructions to make a Dutch windmill pincushion (a great gift idea for someone who sews/seamstresses/sewists).

#GiftIdea: make a #Dutch windmill #pincushion for someone you #love!

I’m best known for my free doll clothes patterns and tutorials, but this week on ChellyWood.com, I’m going to share my beloved Dutch windmill pincushion project. Tomorrow I’ll be posting the free pattern, and Wednesday I’ll post the free tutorial video showing you how to make this darling little gem. This windmill pincushion project makes a great gift for anyone who loves miniatures, dolls, sewing, … Continue reading #GiftIdea: make a #Dutch windmill #pincushion for someone you #love!

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable patterns and tutorials. The image shows a close-up of a threaded backstitch done in embroidery floss with multiple colors of floss. The overlay says, "Threaded backstitch" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com, where more free craft and sewing and embroidery tutorials are offered.

#Crafty threaded #backstitch #handEmbroidery w/ ChellyWood.com

Here we have a tutorial for the threaded backstitch. I love this stitch because it’s so versatile and easy to create! We’ll be using this stitch on our windmill pincushion project. For my regular followers, you’re probably anxiously awaiting the FREE windmill pincushion pattern, which is scheduled to post on November 6–in less than a week! This stitch is one that I use along the … Continue reading #Crafty threaded #backstitch #handEmbroidery w/ ChellyWood.com

Please visit ChellyWood.com for free sewing patterns, tutorial videos, and embroidery projects. The image shows the Algerian eye embroidery stitch (also called the "star eyelet" stitch. The overlay offers the URL ChellyWood.com, where this stitchery tutorial demonstrates how to do either the algerian eye or star eyelet embroidery stitches.

Learn to #embroider the Algerian eye or #star eyelet #stitch with this free tutorial:

If you’re planning to make my windmill pincushion (the pattern posts on November 6th, right here on ChellyWood.com), you’ll need to create some flowers to put in the flower boxes under the windmill’s windows. This fairly simple, straightforward stitch, is called the Algerian eye or star eyelet stitch. It’s sometimes called a star eyelet because it actually does create a tiny eyelet in the center … Continue reading Learn to #embroider the Algerian eye or #star eyelet #stitch with this free tutorial: