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 caption for access to the tutorial video and free patterns. The image shows a Madame Alexander doll (18 inch dolls) with a Swedish traditional pocket purse attached to her apron. The link provided includes a tutorial video, pattern, and links to embroidery tutorials that show you how to make a Swedish pocket purse for your dolls.

Sew traditional Swedish pocket for 18 inch dolls w/ #FreePDF #sewingpatterns #Dalarna

Here are the free, printable sewing patterns for the 18-inch doll traditional Swedish pocket that you see in the video above: Free printable sewing pattern for 18 inch doll Swedish traditional pocket (click here for PDF download) You may also find these tutorial videos helpful when creating your pocket: How to do the satin stitch How to do a fly stitch Yarn and embroidery tutorials (all) … Continue reading Sew traditional Swedish pocket for 18 inch dolls w/ #FreePDF #sewingpatterns #Dalarna

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

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

Image of spool of grey thread with needle through it. Overlay says, "Basic Sewing Stitch Tutorial"

Teach a Child to Sew by Hand With this Easy Straight-Stitch #Sewing #Tutorial @ ChellyWood.com

  With so many families stuck in their houses under COVID-19 lockdown, I’ve seen a significant increase of traffic to this website, and I’m wondering if parents are taking this opportunity to teach their children to sew. My site has lots of great tutorials for the beginning sewist. For example, perhaps you’ve seen my video that shows “How to Sew a Snap on Fabric“. The video … Continue reading Teach a Child to Sew by Hand With this Easy Straight-Stitch #Sewing #Tutorial @ ChellyWood.com

Click on the link above for the tutorial video. This image shows a spool of thread and the text says, "How to Knot When Sewing" (meaning when one sews by hand). The tutorial associated with this image is found at ChellyWood.com

How to Tie a Knot Using a Needle and Thread @ ChellyWood.com #crafts #diy #Embroidery

When it comes to sewing by hand and doing hand embroidery, tying knots is essential stuff! Usually, though, when I’m doing embroidery, I don’t dip the needle into the fabric like it shows in the video; instead, I dip the needle into a stitch that’s on the underside of the design… then I make my knot. It works the same way though, generally. I’ve been … Continue reading How to Tie a Knot Using a Needle and Thread @ ChellyWood.com #crafts #diy #Embroidery

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. This free tutorial video shows you how to do a basic feather stitch when embroidering by hand. The image shows the feather stitch as red thread on a light green background. The title says, "Feather stitch" and offers the website, ChellyWood.com, where you can view free tutorials on many embroidery stitches including the feather stitch, whipstitch, backstitch, and many others. His hand embroidery tutorial specifically addresses how to make the feather stitch when doing embroidery.

How to do a feather stitch #embroidery #design @ ChellyWood.com #crafts

This is yet another video tutorial that shows one of the stitches I used in my windmill pincushion design. I have not yet posted the windmill pincushion pattern, but I’m hoping to post it in November. That should allow any of my interested followers enough time to make one of these cute pincushions and give it away as a Christmas gift (for those of you … Continue reading How to do a feather stitch #embroidery #design @ ChellyWood.com #crafts

Here we see the Breyer Rider called "Veterinarian Laura" riding "Snowball" in a winter scene. She holds a lead rope and her horse wears a tan bridle with a tan saddle. The overlay says, "DIY saddle and bridle" and reminds us that this image comes from Chelly Wood dot com (using the watermark image for that website).

Let’s make a saddle and halter for Breyer Horses! #ModelHorse #Crafts

Please scroll down to the bullets for links to the tutorial videos. Years ago, when my oldest daughter was in middle school, she loved Breyer model horses. She followed in her mother’s footsteps and enjoyed sewing for her Breyer Rider dolls, and she also made lovely blankets for her horses. But I had forgotten until recently that she also made some tutorials on how to … Continue reading Let’s make a saddle and halter for Breyer Horses! #ModelHorse #Crafts

The image shows a close-up of the whipped running stitch (an embroidery stitch used for decoration). It also has the heading, "Whipped Running Stitch" but it should also be noted that this embroidery stitch is sometimes called the "cordonnet stitch". This is a header for a youtube tutorial video showing how to do the cordonnet stitch (how to do a whipped running stitch). The image also shows the website where more embroidery tutorials like this one can be found: ChellyWood.com.

How to do a whipped running stitch or cordonnet stitch in #embroidery @ ChellyWood.com

As many of you know, I sew a lot of my doll clothes by hand. You may not realize that as part of my passion for the needle and thread, I also do a bit of hand embroidery. Every now and then, you’ll see that some of my doll clothes will have embroidered edges, in my videos. The whipped running stitch (sometimes called a cordonnet … Continue reading How to do a whipped running stitch or cordonnet stitch in #embroidery @ ChellyWood.com

The image shows an enlarged whip stitch along the edge of a felt swatch which has been whip stitched onto cotton fabric. The whipstitch pattern is at a slight angle, and it uses red yarn to connect the two swatches (the cotton and the felt) to one another. Overlay states, "Whip Stitch" as this is the YouTube header for a tutorial video showing how to make a whip stitch using embroidery floss. This tutorial shows the stitching-by-hand method. It also tells the name of the blog where this instructional youtube whip stitch tutorial video can be found: ChellyWood.com.

New Whip Stitch #Tutorial for Hand #Sewing and #Embroidery @ ChellyWood.com

In today’s tutorial, I’ve mentioned a lighthouse pincushion. That free pattern is not yet available, but once I get the necessary stitchery tutorials completed, I’ll post that free pattern as well. My goal is to have the pattern for the pincushion posted well before Christmas, so you could make this pincushion and give it away to fellow sewists as a Christmas gift (if you celebrate … Continue reading New Whip Stitch #Tutorial for Hand #Sewing and #Embroidery @ ChellyWood.com

Image shows a little doll seated at her sewing machine. Behind her is a doll-sized ironing board. Her tiny, pale blue coffee cup sits at the ready near her sewing machine. The overlay says, "ChellyWood.com free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes."

Whipstitch #embroidery and other #crafty #DIY tutorials @ ChellyWood.com

My regular followers know that beneath each of my YouTube videos, there are links to a number of videos like this “How to Whipstitch” tutorial. These “basic stitchery” tutorials are designed to help you understand terms and concepts within each tutorial, like: How to print my FREE patterns How to sew snaps on fabric How to thread a needle How to sew by hand How to … Continue reading Whipstitch #embroidery and other #crafty #DIY tutorials @ ChellyWood.com

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!