Image of Momoko doll (made by Sekiguchi company of Japan) wearing a red Pilgrim-style or Puritan-style bonnet with overlay of words that say, "Fashion Doll's Pilgrim Bonnet DIY" and "ChellyWood Dot Com FREE printable sewing patterns and tutorials for dolls."

FREE #RenaissanceFaire or #Pilgrim Bonnet Pattern

  Today I’m previewing the bonnet pattern I’ll be posting this week. It’s designed to fit Momoko™ from the Sekiguchi company of Japan (momokoドール公式サイト – momokoDOLL.com); however it will also fit Barbie™ and other Fashion dolls. Momoko is a highly-articulated doll with lovely facial features. She’s popular world-wide, but she can be quite expensive. Momoko will star as Juliet in my upcoming stop-motion video, Romeo … Continue reading FREE #RenaissanceFaire or #Pilgrim Bonnet Pattern

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Image of 18-inch doll bikini underpants or swimsuit bottoms sewing pattern fits American Girl dolls and Madame Alexander Dolls

FREE #sewing pattern for bikini undies to fit #AGdolls and other #kidstoys @ ChellyWood.com

  Today I’m posting my free, printable pattern for making bikini underpants (with a lacy bottom), to fit 18″ dolls like American Girl Dolls, Madame Alexander, and more. Tomorrow I’ll post the video, so you can see, step-by-step, exactly how to make these lovely panties. You’ll need some stretchy fabric (like T-shirt material), elastic, and your usual sewing accoutrements. That’s it! If you like my … Continue reading FREE #sewing pattern for bikini undies to fit #AGdolls and other #kidstoys @ ChellyWood.com

Image of 18-inch doll wearing traditional Swedish folk costume with enlarged detail of an embroidered "Pocket" purse.

Create a Swedish “Pocket” Purse for Your 18-Inch #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com #Broderie #Felt

In the next two weeks, I’m going to teach you how to make a Swedish purse, which I’m told they call a “pocket” in Sweden. Rather than having a strap that goes over your shoulder, these pocket-purses wrap around your waist, like a belt. However it would be easy to alter the pattern to include a shoulder strap if you like.   But one of … Continue reading Create a Swedish “Pocket” Purse for Your 18-Inch #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com #Broderie #Felt

Image of shirt bodice pattern and vest pattern with 18" doll image overlaid. The doll models the shirt and vest in the images. Shirt is white with a collar. Vest laces up the front in a traditional, medieval, or Renaissance style, like one might see in fairy tales.

Here on ChellyWood.com, F is for FREE — i.e. Free #Printable #Sewing Pattern for a #Dolling Shirt

Below you’ll find Pattern F in the Swedish Traditional Costume collection that I’ve designed for 18-inch dolls like American Girl and similar-sized dolls. All of the other patterns in this collection are free to download on my Doll Clothes Patterns page. (Scroll to the bottom for my 18″ doll clothes patterns.) For anyone who needs help printing my patterns, have a look at this video, which … Continue reading Here on ChellyWood.com, F is for FREE — i.e. Free #Printable #Sewing Pattern for a #Dolling Shirt

Image of American Girl Knockoff Doll, 18 inches high, wearing a traditional Swedish costume with bonnet, vest, long-sleeved blouse/shirt, skirt, apron, and "pocket" purse. Pattern includes sleeve and cuff -- free to print. Visit ChellyWood.com for the rest of the costume's free printable sewing patterns.

C is for #Crafty #DollClothes Shirt Pattern and It’s FREE @ ChellyWood.com

Yes, this is “Pattern C” for 18″ dolls like American Girl and many similar models of dolls. To make the long-sleeved, collared shirt shown in my preview post, you’ll need patterns A, C, D, and F from my free Doll Clothes Patterns page. This week I’m posting each of the patterns; then next week I’ll post a video tutorial, showing you how to make the … Continue reading C is for #Crafty #DollClothes Shirt Pattern and It’s FREE @ ChellyWood.com

Image of sewing patterns used to make a hat, vest, and collar for American Girl dolls or other 18 inch dolls

First of 4 FREE #Sewing #Patterns to Make a Long-Sleeved, Collared Shirt for 18-inch #Dolls

This week I’m going to download four free patterns for making the collared, long-sleeved shirt that you see my 18″ doll wearing in the preview image that I posted last week. Next week I’ll post the video tutorial showing you how to make this long-sleeved shirt. If you’re an advanced seamstress, who doesn’t really need to wait for the tutorials, I’ve posted patterns A-F on … Continue reading First of 4 FREE #Sewing #Patterns to Make a Long-Sleeved, Collared Shirt for 18-inch #Dolls

Image of American Girl Knockoff doll wearing a simple black skirt with gathered waist and white collared shirt with cuffs. Overlay says, "Sew a Skirt for 18-inch dolls with free sewing pattern"

Tutorial: #Sew a Skirt for #18inchDolls (With FREE #Sewing Pattern)

You can find all of my free, printable sewing patterns on this page, but I’ll only be posting one pattern at a time for the 18″ dolls. You’ll have to wait — check back with me later — to print the other pieces of the Traditional Swedish Doll Costume. If you’re wondering why I give away my sewing pattern designs for free, please visit the … Continue reading Tutorial: #Sew a Skirt for #18inchDolls (With FREE #Sewing Pattern)

Image of skirt pattern (free and easy to print), plus image of 18 inch doll wearing skirt.

Free Skirt Pattern for #AGdolls and #JourneyGirls @ ChellyWood.com #18inchDolls

Here’s the first part of the free pattern set that I’m posting this week. It’s a simple pattern for a gathered-waist skirt, to fit American Girl Dolls, Madame Alexander Dolls, Journey Girls, and most other 18″ dolls. You can find all of my free, printable sewing patterns on this page, but I’ll only be posting one pattern at a time for the 18″ dolls. You’ll … Continue reading Free Skirt Pattern for #AGdolls and #JourneyGirls @ ChellyWood.com #18inchDolls

Image of 18 inch doll wearing basic white long-sleeved blouse with basic black skirt.

Preview of This Week’s FREE Pattern and Tutorial for 18″ #Dolls’ Skirt @ ChellyWood.com #Crafty #AGdolls

Here’s a quick preview of the skirt I’ll be showing you how to make this week. It’s a basic “little black skirt” with a waistband. It snaps in the back. It’s the skirt shown under the apron in the traditional Swedish costume image that I showed you last Thursday. So this week I’ll offer the first pattern and tutorial in a series of clothing items that … Continue reading Preview of This Week’s FREE Pattern and Tutorial for 18″ #Dolls’ Skirt @ ChellyWood.com #Crafty #AGdolls

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

Preview of #AGdoll Clothes Patterns That I’ll Begin Posting Next Week @ ChellyWood.com #Dollstagram #Crafty

  Just look at this little Swedish sweetie! I found an image of the traditional costumes from Leksand, Dalarna, Sweden on Pinterest, and I thought, “Oooh! I wanna make that!” Traditional costumes are so bright and colorful anyway, but for some reason I was really drawn in by this particular style. I gathered a bunch of images on one of my Pinterest board called, “Swedish Traditional … Continue reading Preview of #AGdoll Clothes Patterns That I’ll Begin Posting Next Week @ ChellyWood.com #Dollstagram #Crafty

Image of green face with large eyes and overlaid words say "My Froggy Stuff"

#ShoutOut to @FroggyStuff Who Inspires #Creativity in #Doll Lovers Everywhere

In case you haven’t heard, Froggy, who blogs, tweets, and vlogs about Barbies, Breyer Horses, and other toys is an inspiration to doll and model horse lovers everywhere. Her YouTube channel, My Froggy Stuff, offers tutorials on everything from making doll waffles to creating a stable for your Breyer horses. Froggy’s blog, also called My Froggy Stuff, offers free printable patterns for making all kinds of … Continue reading #ShoutOut to @FroggyStuff Who Inspires #Creativity in #Doll Lovers Everywhere