The image shows a close-up of an arrowhead stitch in red embroidery floss on a blue-and-white gingham fabric. The overlay says, "Arrowhead stitch" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com, where the tutorial video is available for free. This tutorial video (also available on YouTube) shows how to do an arrowhead (or arrow head) stitch, using hand-embroidery methods. It's part of a bigger project: a windmill pincushion sampler. The pattern for the windmill pincushion sewing and embroidery sampler project is free to download at ChellyWood.com.

How to Do the Arrowhead Stitch in Hand #Embroidery @ ChellyWood.com #DIY #Crafts

For a while now, I’ve been posting these little embroidery tutorials because they’re leading up to a windmill pincushion project that I’m planning to post the patterns for in November. If you haven’t seen my windmill pincushion yet, be sure to watch this video; it appears in there several times. The arrowhead stitch is relatively easy to make. It creates the pattern you often see … Continue reading How to Do the Arrowhead Stitch in Hand #Embroidery @ ChellyWood.com #DIY #Crafts

At the top of this purple polka dot square image, it says, "Let's get crafty." Below these words, six boxes suggest the following topics: sewing tips, dioramas, miniatures, doll shoes, embroidery, and a final category called "and more."

Let’s Get Crafty! @ ChellyWood.com #FreePatterns and #CraftTutorials

Click on the links below to access the craft advice, free patterns, and crafty tutorial videos that interest you: Buyer’s Guide Chelly’s Class on Doll Clothes Pattern Design Techniques Dioramas and Miniatures Doll Play Videos Doll Sandals, Shoes, and Boots Fan Mail Holiday Crafts Links Measurements Paper Crafts Pillows Pincushions Plush Toys Selling Your Crafts Sewing Tips Vintage and Collectible Patterns Yarn and Embroidery Continue reading Let’s Get Crafty! @ ChellyWood.com #FreePatterns and #CraftTutorials

On a square of turquoise blue linen fabric, we see the words "free patterns" alongside the ChellyWood.com logo. To the right of these is a photo of a Curvy Barbie (trademarked by Mattel) wearing the following handmade doll clothes: a Renaissance hat with a feather in it, a long-sleeved tunic with puffy sleeves, a pair of leggings, a pair of leather lace-up boots, and a jacket with many gathers. The doll clothes remind us of Alexander (or Alexandre) Dumas.

Sew a Musketeer Halloween Costume for Curvy Barbie w/Free Patterns @ ChellyWood.com #HalloweenBarbie #DollClothes

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. For Halloween, or as part of a Cosplay Renaissance Faire, let’s make a musketeer costume to fit Mattel’s Curvy Barbie dolls! To make today’s fun Halloween costume or cosplay outfit, you’ll need some flannel fabric, cotton fabric, craft foam, a solid-colored sock, a craft feather, a hook-and-eye closure, and … Continue reading Sew a Musketeer Halloween Costume for Curvy Barbie w/Free Patterns @ ChellyWood.com #HalloweenBarbie #DollClothes

Image shows the fabric of a doll's face inside an embroidery hoop, with a lovely blue eye on the doll's face. All around the eye, an embroiderer has used the satin stitch to sort of "paint" the eye, its eyelashes, and an eyebrow. The stitches are very delicate and lovely. Overlay says, "How to do the satin stitch" with a watermark of "chellyWood.com"

Satin #Stitch for #Embroidery #Crafts @ ChellyWood.com

I don’t usually talk in my videos, but in this one, you get to hear my voice for once. As the tutorial’s title implies, this video demonstrates the use of the basic satin stitch, which I used for Angelina Bear’s mouth, plus the surface satin stitch, which is also very useful for creating a sort of “painted” look on a doll or soft toy’s face. … Continue reading Satin #Stitch for #Embroidery #Crafts @ 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

Click on the link above for the tutorial video page. This image shows a lazy daisy embroidery project on a red felt background with a stem and leaf. The tutorial video is found at ChellyWood.com

Hand #embroidery tutorial: the chain #stitch detached @ ChellyWood.com #dolls and #crafts

This is an older tutorial–one that I made in 2015–so the audio is a bit choppy. Since then, I’ve built up my following so I can afford nicer video software for editing my videos. So I apologize for the choppiness of the video, but I think it gets the point across. These little daisies can appear in the flower baskets on your windmill pincushion, a … Continue reading Hand #embroidery tutorial: the chain #stitch detached @ ChellyWood.com #dolls and #crafts

The image shows a pretty red zig-zagging pattern of red embroidery floss on a pale green linen blend fabric, inside a purple embroidery hoop. The overlay says, "Herringbone stitch" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com. This website offers free printable sewing patterns for doll clothes and holiday crafts as well as numerous sewing and stitchery tutorial videos.

Hand #Embroidery Stitch: How to Do a Herringbone Stitch @ ChellyWood.com

    Next month I’ll be sharing my windmill pincushion pattern, and the embroidery tutorials I’ve been showing you lately are leading up to that adorable little pincushion. This windmill pincushion project could make a great Christmas gift for someone you know, especially for someone who enjoys sewing, and this project is also a great opportunity for a beginner to practice various embroidery stitches. Today’s … Continue reading Hand #Embroidery Stitch: How to Do a Herringbone Stitch @ ChellyWood.com

Here we see an image of an 18 inch Madame Alexander doll wearing a traditional Swedish costume. Around her waist is a felt, hand-embroidered "pocket," a type of purse or bag worn around the waist. The image is watermarked with the website where you can download free printable PDF sewing patterns for making this 18 inch doll outfit, including the pocket, a Pilgrim-style hat or bonnet, a handkerchief, a vest, an apron, a skirt, and a long-sleeved shirt with collar : ChellyWood.com

Free printable PDF sewing patterns for 18 inch doll Swedish traditional costume makes great #ChristmasGifts

It has taken me quite a long time to convert all my JPG images to the PDFs that I’ve been posting throughout the month of November. They’re all converted now! So if you just click on the link below, you can download all the patterns together in one big PDF: Swedish traditional costume for 18″ dolls PDF sewing patterns You’ll also want links to all … Continue reading Free printable PDF sewing patterns for 18 inch doll Swedish traditional costume makes great #ChristmasGifts

Image shows a basic blanket stitch in red embroidery floss on a blue/green background. The overlay states: Blanket Stitch "with" Corners and offers the URL ChellyWood.com. This is the YouTube header for a youtube tutorial video showing how to do a basic blanket stitch, including a blanket stitch that uses corners. The tutorial offers both visual and written instructions for making the blanket stitch for hand embroidery, including a method for wrapping the floss around a corner when doing the blanket stitch by hand. Visit ChellyWood.com for additional craft tutorials and hand embroidery tutorial videos.

How to Do Hand #Embroidery: Blanket Stitch w/Corners @ ChellyWood.com #Stitchery #DIY

Some of you have left comments on my YouTube channel, stating that you’re looking forward to making my windmill pincushion project, which I’ll be posting in November. The string of embroidery tutorials that I’ve been posting lately, including this basic blanket stitch tutorial, are leading up to the windmill pincushion project. If you watch this video tutorial for blanket stitching (hand embroidery), you’ll see images … Continue reading How to Do Hand #Embroidery: Blanket Stitch w/Corners @ ChellyWood.com #Stitchery #DIY

Click on the link in the image's caption for the actual tutorial video which shows how to do the backstitch. The image shows a needle and thread and offers the URL of the website where you can find this and many other tutorials that will help you learn how to sew by hand: 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

The image shows a close-up of the couching stitch used in hand-embroidery (broderie). The overlay says, "Basic couching stitch" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com as the home of this particular DIY embroidery video showing how to do the couching stitch.

Learn hand #embroidery with this basic couching #stitch for #Halloween #craft projects

If you regularly visit ChellyWood.com, you may have noticed that I’ve been offering a number of hand embroidery tutorials lately. In November, these tutorials will culminate in a pincushion sampler, with (to no one’s surprise) a free pattern! In this video, you can see a preview of the windmill pincushion pattern that’s coming in November, just in time for making handmade Christmas gifts for friends … Continue reading Learn hand #embroidery with this basic couching #stitch for #Halloween #craft projects