Please visit ChellyWood.com for ideas on how to make money sewing and selling crafts. Today's topic is about how to save money by using second-hand clothing as a fabric source for sell-able fabric crafts.

Save money by recycling second-hand clothing for sewing doll clothes! #MoneyMaker #Sewing

Over the summer, I’ve been posting daily free doll clothes patterns, but I’m about to go back to work. Some of you know that in my “day job,” I work as a school librarian. We librarians come back to work a week or two before the teachers and about three weeks before the students return. It takes me about 5 hours to make a single … Continue reading Save money by recycling second-hand clothing for sewing doll clothes! #MoneyMaker #Sewing

The image shows a Greenbrier 12 cm doll which looks a lot like a Strawberry shortcake doll (which came in 10 cm, 11 cm, and 12 cm sizes). She wears a felt-and-cotton handmade dress with ribbons for straps. The dress is decorated with rickrack. To find and download the free printable sewing patterns for making this doll dress, please go to ChellyWood.com, a website with hundreds of free printable sewing patterns for doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Preview of 4″ or 4.5-inch doll dress project for this week @ ChellyWood.com #sewingproject

Here’s a preview of this week’s easy-to-sew doll dress project, which fits dolls in the 4-inch to 4 and a half-inch size range. The doll modeling this week’s dress project is a Greenbrier doll. She looks a lot like a Strawberry Shortcake doll, though, and I’d venture to guess that 4 to 5 inch Strawberry Shortcake dolls could easily wear this dress project, although it … Continue reading Preview of 4″ or 4.5-inch doll dress project for this week @ ChellyWood.com #sewingproject

The image shows a smartphone with a doll clothes pattern shown on the screen. The overlay says "how to find" and this image accompanies a blog post and video tutorial showing you how to navigate ChellyWood.com a website that offers lots of free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

How to Find Free Doll Clothes Patterns Online: Smartphone or Tablet Method

This website is best known for its free, printable sewing patterns for doll clothes. It also offers free printable sewing patterns for craft projects and free tutorial videos for embroidery. (Click those links for easy access.) Today’s tutorial is designed to help you navigate ChellyWood.com’s new layout, using your mobile device (tablet, smartphone, etc.). If you’re more comfortable using a desktop or laptop computer, please … Continue reading How to Find Free Doll Clothes Patterns Online: Smartphone or Tablet Method

This image shows a laptop computer open to a printable PDF of a doll clothes pattern. The overlay says "How to Find" and the title of the video that accompanies this YouTube video header is "How to find free doll clothes patterns online." This tutorial video will show you how to navigate ChellyWood.com, one of the most comprehensive doll clothes pattern websites on the Internet, offering free printable doll clothes patterns for dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

How to Find Free Doll Clothes Patterns Online: Laptop or Desktop Method

This website is best known for its free, printable sewing patterns for doll clothes. It also offers free printable sewing patterns for craft projects and free tutorial videos for embroidery. (Click those links for easy access.) Today’s tutorial is designed to help you navigate ChellyWood.com’s new layout, using your desktop or laptop computer. If you’re more comfortable using a cell phone / smartphone / tablet … Continue reading How to Find Free Doll Clothes Patterns Online: Laptop or Desktop Method

This is a picture of the Chelly Wood doll at her computer. She's looking at the cover art for a doll collector's blog and meetup website. This image illustrates today's #FridayFollow recommendation.

#FridayFollow : AGBC is a place where #doll #bloggers can connect

I recently found a new website that is designed for doll-related bloggers to reblog on various doll topics and generally meet other doll-related bloggers. It’s called AGBC, but it’s not just for American Girl fans. Other doll bloggers are welcome too. They just got their blog underway, so they’re still brand new. But I love the idea! The initials AGBC stand for American Girl Bloggers … Continue reading #FridayFollow : AGBC is a place where #doll #bloggers can connect

The image shows the OOAK Liv Doll "Chelly Wood" at her computer in her tiny dolly diorama office. Behind her is a painting of ballerinas by Degas. The overlay says, Fan Mail and offers the at symbol followed by the URL ChellyWood.com, a website where there are hundreds of free, printable sewing patterns for doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. This is the YouTube header for what one might call "Barbie fan mail opening" or stop motion fan mail reading. It's a stop motion video of the Chelly Wood doll discussing her fan mail, reading it out loud, and showing a video of Barbie dolls modeling the hand-made dresses that one of Chelly Wood's fans created using Chelly Wood's own free doll clothes patterns (printable on the ChellyWood.com website).

Chelly Wood Out of the Office / #Sewing Room

Sorry everyone, but I’m about to take a wee little family vacation. I do get fan mail every day or so, and that’s why I thought I’d give everyone a heads up about my absence. To keep you entertained while I’m away, I’m going to re-post the video tutorials that are mentioned most often in my YouTube videos. Next Thursday, though, I’ll post something brand … Continue reading Chelly Wood Out of the Office / #Sewing Room

This image shows Chelly Wood (doll clothes designer) holding up a Skipper doll. She has opened up the back of Skipper's pajamas to expose the little shorts that go underneath the PJ's, and although these shorts were primarily designed to fit Barbie, we see that they also fit this modern Skipper (dated 2010). The blog post that goes with this image (found at ChellyWood.com) suggests that the old skipper from the 1960s and 1970's is different from Modern skipper, in terms of her measurements. All body measurements for the 2010 skipper are provided with the blog post.

#TapeMeasureTuesday: What are the modern Skipper doll’s #sewing measurements?

Not only does the Barbie pajama pattern fit Skipper, but as you can see in the image above, the shorts I designed to fit Barbie will also fit Skipper. However if you want the waist to fit Skipper snugly, you should really measure Skipper’s waist for your elastic when you make the shorts, not Barbie’s. Skipper’s waist is 8 cm in circumference, whereas my MTM … Continue reading #TapeMeasureTuesday: What are the modern Skipper doll’s #sewing measurements?

ChellyWood.com offers free printable sewing patterns for quinceanera dresses to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows Mattel's Made-to-Move Barbie wearing a pink quinceañera dress with tulle overlaid. The doll poses ballerina-like before a wicker table holding a tiny 1:6 scale tea set. Overlay says, "Quince dress DIY" and offers the website url ChellyWood.com.

#DIY #Quinceañera Dress for Barbie #Dolls

I thoroughly enjoyed photographing my Made-to-Move Barbie® in this lovely quinceañera dress, for this video. If you haven’t purchased a Made-to-Move Barbie® of your own, I highly recommend considering it. These dolls are amazing! They can sit cross-legged in a natural way, they can touch their own face, and they are super fun to photograph in stop-motion because they are so flexible! Well I’m gushing a bit, so … Continue reading #DIY #Quinceañera Dress for Barbie #Dolls

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows a collage of 105 different doll outfits and sewing/craft projects designed by Chelly Wood. Each of these comes with free, printable sewing patterns (found at ChellyWood.com). Overlay says, "ChellyWood.com: FREE doll clothes patterns and tutorials."

Which Patterns Need to Be Improved @ ChellyWood.com? #dolls #dollstagram #crafts

In the collage above, you’ll find there are over 100 different doll outfits and craft projects, all designed by me, Chelly Wood. Each of them has free, printable sewing patterns available through the gallery page on this website. Yes, this is quite a milestone for me! I’ve reached the big 100 mark! In looking back, some of my early patterns and tutorials weren’t as well-made … Continue reading Which Patterns Need to Be Improved @ ChellyWood.com? #dolls #dollstagram #crafts

Image shows a doll stand with a seemingly "invisible" base. Overlay says "Invisible Doll Stands" and "ChellyWood.com free printable doll clothes patterns and tutorials."

How to Make Your #Doll Stand Invisible @ ChellyWood.com #dailydollphotos #dollplay

A doll stand gives you a chance to take photos of your doll without holding her up with your hands. But how do you keep the stand out of the picture? This video shows you what I do to hide the doll stands in my videos and doll photography. This video tutorial has been remarkably popular on my YouTube channel, and yet its such a … Continue reading How to Make Your #Doll Stand Invisible @ ChellyWood.com #dailydollphotos #dollplay

Image of doll clothing pattern with overlay of words "D.I.Y. Sewing Patterns"

Design Your Own Skirt Pattern for #FashionDolls Like #MomokoDolls and #Barbies

I took some stop-motion footage of me designing a costume for Momoko. I’ve broken it up into the bodice portion (yesterday’s video) and the skirt (today’s video). This was sort of a request made by one of the ladies on a Facebook sewing group that I belong to. So if you’re wondering whether or not I take requests, I certainly do, but I make no … Continue reading Design Your Own Skirt Pattern for #FashionDolls Like #MomokoDolls and #Barbies