The image shows a green piece of felt with a Dritz snap on it. The snap is being sewn on using a needle and thread. A person's thumbnail is included in the picture to demonstrate the tiny size of the snap. The overlay says, "How to Sew Snaps on Doll Clothes" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com where one can find this and many other free youtube tutorials on the topic of sewing doll clothes (including a number of tips and trips). ChellyWood.com is a website that offers free printable sewing patterns for doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

How to #Sew #Dritz Snaps on #Dolls’ Clothes @ ChellyWood.com

The doll clothes pictured in this video are some I’ve been working with to re-design and re-develop lately. So watch for more on that! This is a re-post of one of the tutorials that is often mentioned in my videos. I’m re-posting it because I’m actually on vacation right now. Want to follow my vacation online? If I have any sewing adventures to share, I’ll … Continue reading How to #Sew #Dritz Snaps on #Dolls’ Clothes @ ChellyWood.com

Image of needle and thread with overlaid words "Backstitch Tutorial" and "ChellyWood.com"

Use the #Backstitch when #sewing by hand @ ChellyWood.com

Here we have a tutorial for the backstitch. I love this stitch because it’s so versatile and easy to create! When you see me sewing by hand in my videos, I’m almost always using the backstitch. This is a re-post of one of the tutorials that is often mentioned in my videos. I’m re-posting it because I’m actually on vacation right now. Want to follow … Continue reading Use the #Backstitch when #sewing by hand @ ChellyWood.com

Image of orange felt with black whip stitch overlaid by the words "How to hem a garment by hand using the whip stitch"

How to Whipstitch a Hem @ ChellyWood.com #embroidery #sewing #crafts

Occasionally people who are new to sewing ask me questions that are old-hat to those of us who are long-time sewists. One question I was recently asked is, “How do you hem a garment without a sewing machine?” I use the whipstitch to hem most of my garments. It’s a fairly easy stitch, and it creates a nearly invisible hem. Here’s how it’s done: This … Continue reading How to Whipstitch a Hem @ ChellyWood.com #embroidery #sewing #crafts

#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 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!

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. This image shows a tiny Monster High doll holding an iron and pressing a garment. The overlay says, "How to iron doll clothes" but the tutorial associated with this image also includes an overview of various types of irons to use when sewing doll clothes, pressing seams, or ironing doll clothing. It also shows techniques for pressing seams on tiny doll clothes items, finger pressing, and how to use various irons for pressing and ironing when sewing dolls' clothes. The watermark offers the URL ChellyWood.com, where interested parties can watch this video for free and download free printable sewing patterns for many different sized dolls.

#SewingBlogger Thursday: Iron Doll Clothing (Tips)

This week has been primarily dedicated to renovating this website. I’m working behind the scenes to re-design my main gallery into a variety of galleries based a doll’s size, gender, and brand. It might be fun for those of you who follow the blog to see all of these older patterns pop up, but my YouTube followers can’t see them. And I didn’t want to … Continue reading #SewingBlogger Thursday: Iron Doll Clothing (Tips)

The image shows an African American or African doll wearing her underpants and bra. All around her are images of outfits someone has made for her. She stands next to a tape measure.

#TapeMeasureTuesday: How to measure a doll for #sewing measurements

  Today’s #TapeMeasureTuesday tutorial video shows you how to measure your doll for sewing purposes, but just in case you didn’t get enough out of the video, here’s a breakdown for you: For the neck circumference, measure around the widest part of the doll’s neck. That’s usually at the base of the neck. For the neck-to-shoulder-seam, measure from the base of the neck (at the side of … Continue reading #TapeMeasureTuesday: How to measure a doll for #sewing measurements