Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes. The image shows the Chelly Wood (repainted Liv) doll holding up a copy of Simplicity doll clothes pattern number 7073, which fits most 11 to 11 and a half inch fashion dolls like Barbies. The watermark on this image directs you to go to ChellyWood.com for free doll clothes patterns and tutorials.

A great set of Barbie clothes sewing patterns for beginners: Sewing for Dummies #DollClothes #SewingPattern Review @ ChellyWood.com

From time to time, a visitor to this website will use my contact form to ask “Which sewing pattern is best for beginners?” When my niece, Zoë, started to sew, I bought her the Simplicity 11 and a half inch fashion doll clothes sewing pattern 7073 (“Sewing for Dummies”) that you see in the images above and below this text. I own a copy of … Continue reading A great set of Barbie clothes sewing patterns for beginners: Sewing for Dummies #DollClothes #SewingPattern Review @ ChellyWood.com

Did you own a Barbie car? Join the conversation @ ChellyWood.com #VintageDolls #VintageToys

Do you remember any of the goodies pictured in my Barbie “World of Fashion” catalog from 1985? I own an old catalog insert that came with a Barbie from this era, and I’m selling this little catalog in my eBay store this week. As I got my Barbie catalog ready for this sale, I decided this would make a great blog topic! So I thought … Continue reading Did you own a Barbie car? Join the conversation @ ChellyWood.com #VintageDolls #VintageToys

This image is a screenshot of the Barbie gallery page, showing all the sewing patterns Chelly Wood has designed to fit just the Mattel Made-to-Move and regular Barbie dolls. There are probably close to 50 outfits pictured here. Some are marked with a star, and all of these photos represent free patterns found on the ChellyWood.com website of free patterns. To learn more about what the star means (it appears on a small portion of the photos) please visit ChellyWood.com and search for Chelly's New Year's goals for 2021. The article that accompanies this image celebrates Chelly Wood's accomplishments at creating a library of free doll clothes sewing patterns, but it also helps her set her New Year's resolution to convert JPG patterns to PDFs for easier downloads for all who frequent this website.

Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern PDF Conversion Goals for 2021 @ ChellyWood.com #BarbiePatterns #FreeSewingPatterns

As I type this blog post, it is 1 January 2021. Yes, I type up my blog posts at least one week before they go public on this website. So you might be wondering what the image at the top of this page is all about… It’s a celebration of all I’ve accomplished in 2020, and this blog post is also a public declaration of … Continue reading Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern PDF Conversion Goals for 2021 @ ChellyWood.com #BarbiePatterns #FreeSewingPatterns

In this image, the Chelly Wood doll holds up McCall's "teen doll" pattern #3429 which was published in 1972. In the blog post at ChellyWood.com, where this pattern is discussed, Chelly Wood (a doll clothing pattern designer) asks the question, "Do you prefer to come up with your own fabric concepts, or do you like to choose a fabric that matches the illustration on the front of the doll clothes pattern?" The Chelly Wood doll is actually a Spin Master Liv doll that has been made over to look like the actual doll clothes pattern designer, Chelly Wood.

Do you follow fabric suggestions on patterns? Join the discussion @ ChellyWood.com #SewingChat #Fabric

Do you prefer to come up with your own fabric concepts, or do you like to choose a fabric that matches the illustration on the front of a doll clothes pattern? When I was younger, I used to scour my small town’s tiny fabric store for fabric that sort of matched what was in the illustration on the front of a pattern. I’d make my … Continue reading Do you follow fabric suggestions on patterns? Join the discussion @ ChellyWood.com #SewingChat #Fabric

Image of Ashley Greene doll from the Twilight doll set wearing handmade doll clothes, including a summer top, shorts, and a purse. Words say, "Sew a purse for fashion dolls"

Make a miniature doll’s purse w/free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #miniatures #tinythings

Yesterday’s free printable PDF sewing patterns included a pattern for a dress, a scarf, and a purse, but the purse went with another outfit. When I created yesterday’s blog post, it was the first time I realized that I had possibly forgotten to post the purse tutorial video here on ChellyWood.com back when I first designed that pattern. So today I’m reposting the pattern in … Continue reading Make a miniature doll’s purse w/free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #miniatures #tinythings

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable doll clothes patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows Made to Move Barbie seated in a white wicker chair with a brick background and wooden floor. She wars a handmade scarf of blue with white polka dots. Her dress, which is hand-sewn to look like an American flag, has more blue-and-white polka dot fabric in the right corner of the dress. The rest of the dress's fabric is made of red and white stripes. An image at the bottom of the picture says, "Chelly Wood dot com: free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes." This website has a gallery page, where you can find over 100 free printable sewing patterns for dolls including Barbie doll clothes patterns free, Made-to-Move Barbie doll clothes patterns free, curvy barbies doll clothes patterns free, Mattels Skipper doll clothes patterns free, disney princess doll clothes patterns free, spin master liv doll clothes patterns free, american girl doll clothes patterns free, madame alexander doll clothes patterns free, wellie wisher doll clothes patterns free, 18” or 17” endless hair princess tall barbie doll clothes patterns free, petite barbie dolls clothes patterns free, dora the explorer doll clothes patterns free, monster high doll clothes patterns free, 18-inch monster high doll clothes patterns free, ever after high doll clothes patterns free, breyer rider doll clothes patterns free, bratz doll clothes patterns free, lammily doll clothes patterns free, kelly doll clothes patterns free, stacie doll clothes patterns free, polly pocket doll clothes patterns free, tonner doll clothes patterns free, project mc2 doll clothes patterns free, twilight doll clothes patterns free, divergent doll clothes patterns free, ken doll clothes patterns free, fashionista ken doll clothes patterns free, chelsea doll clothes patterns free, momoko doll clothes patterns free, 12 inch baby doll clothes patterns free, FibreCraft doll clothes patterns free, Tammy doll clothes patterns free, 17-inch freak du chic doll clothes patterns free, velvet doll clothes patterns free, crissy doll clothes patterns free, What’s her face doll clothes patterns free, G.I. Joe doll clothes patterns free, World of Love doll clothes patterns free, spin master la dee da doll clothes patterns free, hearts for hearts girls doll clothes patterns free, etc...

Sew a patriotic colorblock dress for Barbie w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #ivoted #Patriotism

Let’s face it. Barbie has been an astronaut, architect, paleontologist, and teacher. She has served in the military, served as an ambassador for world peace, and she has been a candidate for the presidency since 1992. Why wouldn’t she vote? She’s an educated, worldly-wise individual, isn’t she? If you live in the United States, like I do, I hope you get out and vote today … Continue reading Sew a patriotic colorblock dress for Barbie w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #ivoted #Patriotism

This is a close-up image of Vogue Craft Pattern 9985 for sewing a Victorian wedding dress for a Barbie doll and for sewing a Victorian tux with tails for a Ken doll. To learn more about this pattern, check out the review at ChellyWood.com

Sew a Victorian wedding dress for Barbie and a Victorian tux for Ken with Vogue Pattern 9985 (review and overview @ ChellyWood.com) #Patterns #VictorianEra

Before I designed my own wedding set for Ken and Barbie-sized dolls, I would get requests for a wedding set, all the time! Back then, I would refer people to this pattern: Vogue Craft Pattern #9985. Today’s “throwback” pattern includes a gorgeous Victorian-style wedding dress pattern for Barbie, and a tux with tails for Ken. I enjoyed making this wedding costume set back when I … Continue reading Sew a Victorian wedding dress for Barbie and a Victorian tux for Ken with Vogue Pattern 9985 (review and overview @ ChellyWood.com) #Patterns #VictorianEra

The image shows an African American or African doll wearing her underpants and bra. All around her are images of outfits someone has made for her. She stands next to a tape measure.

How to measure a doll for sewing doll clothes #SewingLove #DollCrafts

  I recently had someone send me a message using my Contact Form, and she wasn’t sure how to best measure her doll for sewing purposes. So I thought it wouldn’t hurt to re-post this tutorial video and my written tips. For the neck circumference, measure around the widest part of the doll’s neck. That’s usually at the base of the neck. For the neck-to-shoulder-seam, measure from … Continue reading How to measure a doll for sewing doll clothes #SewingLove #DollCrafts

The image shows a Made-to-Move Barbie wearing a pair of elastic-waist "booty" shorts and holding a clutch purse. In the corner of the image, a logo tells you where to go to find the free printable sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making this outfit: ChellyWood.com

Sew shorts or a retro bikini for Barbie-sized dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #BarbieStyle #SummerFashion

As some of you know, I’m a school librarian in my “day job,” and of course, school has begun here in Idaho, where I reside. So I’m sorry to drop the ball like this, but I need a little time to get my ducks in a row for school. So today’s post is a re-blog of an older blog post. It’s still relevant though, as … Continue reading Sew shorts or a retro bikini for Barbie-sized dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #BarbieStyle #SummerFashion

The image shows a Made to Move Barbie modeling a handmade 1950's style poodle skirt in pink with a black silhouetted poodle sewn to the fabric. In this photo, the camera seems to be above the doll, and she's looking up at it. She leans back as if laughing. She also wears a handmade T-shirt and flat white shoes. This Barbie has a dark complexion with blond curly hair. The website in the background is ChellyWood.com, a site that offers free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

I made a poodle skirt with this old pattern, but I had a few problems… #SewingFail #SewingProjects

Last Monday I shared an old vintage Barbie pattern that I thought would be ideal for sewing a poodle skirt. But I mentioned that these older patterns are designed for vintage Barbie, and those older Barbies have a narrower waist than today’s Barbies. So what pattern would be better for a modern Barbie? Well before giving you my answer to that question, I wanted to … Continue reading I made a poodle skirt with this old pattern, but I had a few problems… #SewingFail #SewingProjects

The image shows the Chelly Wood doll holding up Mattel Sew-Easy pattern #2896, which offers a series of patterns for vintage Barbies including a shirt-like dress, a circle skirt with waistband, a T-shirt like top, a Jackie-Kennedy style of dress, a pair of pajamas with top and bottom, a pair of capri pants with boat neck shirt, and a pretty sleeveless dress with ruffle. These patterns are not for sale on ChellyWood.com, but you can find similar patterns that can be downloaded for free on ChellyWood.com (a website best known for its free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes).

What pattern would be best for a Barbie Poodle Skirt? — fan mail answers @ ChellyWood.com #Sewing #DollClothes

People use my Contact Form to ask me all kinds of questions about sewing doll clothes. One question I’ve seen a few times in the past couple of years is… What pattern would you recommend for sewing a Barbie-sized poodle skirt? A classic poodle skirt is usually made using a circular pattern with a waistband. Traditionally, the skirt will be embellished with a felt image … Continue reading What pattern would be best for a Barbie Poodle Skirt? — fan mail answers @ ChellyWood.com #Sewing #DollClothes

In this photograph, a Made to Move Barbie models a pair of handmade "booty shorts" with a short-sleeved shirt that's trimmed in white bias tape. She stands in a bedroom with her quilted bed beside her, some pillows, a stuffed animal, and a dresser gracing the diorama.

Free printable PDF pajama patterns for Barbie @ ChellyWood.com #dolls #pajamas

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Yesterday I gave you my basic shirt pattern, and today I’m going to suggest that you use the same pattern with a flannel fabric, to create the cute pajama top shown in the image above. I’m adding elastic-waist shorts to the pattern lineup today. Consider using flannel for your … Continue reading Free printable PDF pajama patterns for Barbie @ ChellyWood.com #dolls #pajamas