Framed by a blue linen square, we see a Lottie doll wearing a pretty yellow handmade dress that has a black collar and short black sleeves. The Chelly Wood dot com logo appears in the corner, and the words "free pattern" appear at an angle above the photo of the doll modeling her lovely full-skirted dress.

Sew a dress with a collar and zipper for Lottie dolls w/FREE pattern @ ChellyWood.com #TinyThings #DollClothesPatterns

For your free patterns, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Today’s pattern makes such a lovely little dress! But I’m also really excited about today’s tutorial, which will show you how to create a collar from bias tape, as well as how to stitch a 3-inch zipper into a doll’s dress. Both the bias tape collar and the zipper are firsts for … Continue reading Sew a dress with a collar and zipper for Lottie dolls w/FREE pattern @ ChellyWood.com #TinyThings #DollClothesPatterns

On a blue background, we read the words "Why don't my seams match?" overlapping a photo of fabric that has been sewn askew.

Why don’t my seams match up? 10 tips from doll clothing designer Chelly Wood #SewingTips #DollClothesPatterns

I’ve done a number of different “sewing tip” blog posts on the ensemble you see in the image above, but what you may not have noticed is that my seams didn’t always match up when I made these garments. “What?!” you say. “How can that be? You’re the expert!” When you sew doll clothes, and especially when sewing very small doll clothes, you can expect … Continue reading Why don’t my seams match up? 10 tips from doll clothing designer Chelly Wood #SewingTips #DollClothesPatterns

On a purple background, we see a woman's fingers holding a recently sewn strap under the title "straps and belts" on a purple square background.

Tips for Sewing Tiny Straps and Belts with Chelly Wood #SewingTips #DollClothesPatterns

The arrows in the image at the top of this page point to the feed dogs on a sewing machine. These are the “teeth” that grab the fabric and move it along when you press your foot against the pedal that makes your sewing machine move. Those of us who have been sewing doll clothes for a while have run across the problem of not … Continue reading Tips for Sewing Tiny Straps and Belts with Chelly Wood #SewingTips #DollClothesPatterns

Inside a turquoise blue linen square, there's a photo of a Tall Fashionista Barbie wearing a handmade strappy pink sundress and the words "free pattern" are angled above the photo. Below these words is the logo for ChellyWood.com

Sew a Tall Barbie Dress w/Free Pattern #SummerDress #DollClothesPatterns

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. This tutorial is unlike some of the other sundress tutorials I’ve created because it’s designed to hide your gathers inside the bodice of the dress. This makes it a little more difficult than most of my other sundress patterns. That’s why the pattern is marked with four flowers. If … Continue reading Sew a Tall Barbie Dress w/Free Pattern #SummerDress #DollClothesPatterns

On a turquoise blue linen frame, we see the words "free pattern" angled across a photo of an Ideal Pepper doll (a vintage doll that was the little sister of Ideal Tammy, and whose United Kingdom counterpart was Patch, the little sister of Sindy dolls). The pepper doll wears a beach bonnet made of turquoise blue cotton and a little white floral sun dress (sundress) with white shoes. In the photo, the Pepper doll is standing in a room with a white floor and purple wall. The ChellyWood.com logo appears in the lower left corner of the image.

Sew a summer outfit for Ideal Pepper collectible dolls with today’s free patterns! @ ChellyWood.com #Collectibles #DollClothesPatterns

For your free patterns and links to helpful tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. I bet you’re thinking that today’s free dress pattern is the same one I’ve recently posted for Rainbow High dolls, Vogue Ginny dolls, and the 11 inch Strawberry Shortcake dolls. Yup! You got it! But be advised: you’ll want to use the “Pinafore” measurement for your … Continue reading Sew a summer outfit for Ideal Pepper collectible dolls with today’s free patterns! @ ChellyWood.com #Collectibles #DollClothesPatterns

A turquoise blue linen square frames the words "free pattern" which are angled over an image of an Ideal Pepper or possibly a Patch doll's face wearing a turquoise blue bonnet with a tiny purple ribbon around the brim. The ChellyWood.com logo appears in the lower left corner.

Make a pretty “beach hat” for Ideal Pepper dolls w/free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #IdealPepper #DollClothesPatterns

For your free pattern and other helpful tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. This week I’m giving you a pattern and tutorial video for making a pretty little “beach bonnet” hat that will fit Ideal Pepper dolls and other dolls with a similar head circumference. (See the video for an exact measurement of the head circumference needed.) I first posted … Continue reading Make a pretty “beach hat” for Ideal Pepper dolls w/free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #IdealPepper #DollClothesPatterns

On a purple polka dot cotton background, the words "free pattern" are displayed at an angle over a photo of a Sindy doll or Ideal Tammy doll wearing a handmade sun dress (sometimes spelled sundress). The ChellyWood.com logo appears in the lower left corner.

Sew a pretty sundress for Tammy or Sindy w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #SindyDoll #DollClothesPatterns

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. I’ve been told that vintage Tammy dolls and vintage Sindy dolls used the exact same body molds, but I can’t be sure about that. However, they certainly look a lot alike! And yes, I’ve had my niece re-root my vintage Tammy doll’s hair. I think it turned out really … Continue reading Sew a pretty sundress for Tammy or Sindy w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #SindyDoll #DollClothesPatterns

With a turquoise colored linen background behind it, we see a photo of a Wellie Wisher doll modeling a short skirt with a felt top. The overlay says, "free pattern," and the ChellyWood.com logo is in the lower left corner. This is the attachment image for a tutorial video for making a "schoolgirl" style easy-to-sew cotton skirt for Wellie Wishers and similar sized dolls, and it does come with a free printable PDF sewing pattern plus a tutorial video showing you how to make a super simple skirt for your Wellie Wishers doll.

Make a super simple skirt for Wellies and other 15 inch dolls w/today’s free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #FreeStuff #DollClothesPatterns

  Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Today’s tutorial video has been available on my website for a really long time. In fact, the photos in today’s video were taken years ago, when I first got my Wellie Wisher doll and started to design patterns for her. Back then I didn’t have any video-editing software or photography … Continue reading Make a super simple skirt for Wellies and other 15 inch dolls w/today’s free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #FreeStuff #DollClothesPatterns

Framed in purple cotton with white polka dots, we read the words "free pattern" which is angled above a photo of a Rainbow High blond doll wearing a "cottage core" style sundress. The ChellyWood.com logo appears in the corner.

Sew a Rainbow High dress with straps, with today’s free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #CottageCore #DollClothesPatterns

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Today I’m sharing my free, printable PDF sewing pattern for making this sweet little strappy sundress with a “cottage core” feel to it. This dress will fit 10 inch Rainbow High dolls and similar-sized dolls. To make this dress, all you’ll need is the cotton fabric of your choice … Continue reading Sew a Rainbow High dress with straps, with today’s free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #CottageCore #DollClothesPatterns

On a turquoise blue linen background, we read the words "free pattern" overlaid near the photo of a vintage Ideal Velvet doll with one hand raised, modeling a pioneer style dress.

Make a pioneer dress for 15 and a half inch (39 cm) dolls with free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #VintageToys

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. If you’re a regular follower of ChellyWood.com, this dress is going to look familiar to you. I first posted these patterns for American Girl’s Wellie Wisher dolls, about a year ago. But with Easter right around the corner, I thought it might be fun to re-post the patterns and show the … Continue reading Make a pioneer dress for 15 and a half inch (39 cm) dolls with free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #VintageToys

A purple background square of fabric that's dotted with tiny white polka dots surrounds a photo of a Mini Elsa Toddler doll wearing a little pink felt shirt and matching pink print skirt along with the words "free pattern" and the ChellyWood.com logo.

Sew Easter doll clothes for Elsa Mini Toddler doll w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #SewingFun

Scroll down to the second set of bullets to download the free printable PDF sewing pattern. Yesterday I gave you the tutorial video for making the Easter egg skirt. Today I’m giving you the whole ensemble: the pink felt top, plus the Easter egg skirt worn by my mini Elsa doll in the image at the top of this page. Click on this link, if you … Continue reading Sew Easter doll clothes for Elsa Mini Toddler doll w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #SewingFun

A purple background square of fabric that's dotted with tiny white polka dots surrounds a photo of a Mini Elsa Toddler doll wearing a little pink felt shirt and matching pink print skirt along with the words "free pattern" and the ChellyWood.com logo. An arrow points at the skirt, indicating that the blog post will focus on the skirt, rather than the whole ensemble.

Sew a skirt for Elsa Mini Toddler doll w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #SewingFun

  Scroll down to the second set of bullets to download the free printable PDF sewing pattern. Like yesterday’s blog post said, I’m busy making a wardrobe for my niece’s mini Elsa doll. My niece’s birthday is coming up, and she asked for a few doll clothes for her 6 inch Elsa doll who only has pajamas to wear. So today’s video tutorial shows you how … Continue reading Sew a skirt for Elsa Mini Toddler doll w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #SewingFun