The image shows a swatch of purple and pink floral fabric that measures 10 3/4 inches by 10 3/4 inches, square. It rests atop a swatch of lavender-colored fabric of the same size. There are also two teeny-tiny buttons and five tiny snaps featured in the image. This image is a photo of the tiny swatches of fabric, the buttons, and the snaps that will be sent to the winner of a contest on ChellyWood.com

It’s a CONTEST! Win free #fabric, snaps, and buttons so you can sew clothes like my #dolls

It has been a while since I offered a contest on ChellyWood.com, but I thought it might be fun to see if you can guess which of my dolls can fit into these doll clothes: Soul (the African American doll) was part of a collection of vintage dolls called the World of Love dolls. If you’d like to learn more about the World of Love dolls … Continue reading It’s a CONTEST! Win free #fabric, snaps, and buttons so you can sew clothes like my #dolls

The image shows a Made-to-Move Barbie wearing a handmade babydoll pajama. The doll's lilac-colored pajamas are trimmed in bias tape, ribbon, and rick-rack. Barbie lays on a doll-sized bed with a small quilt on the bed. The quilt has little hearts on it (for this image was posted in February, for Valentine's Day. Barbie's head lays on a quilted pink-and-purple nine patch pillow. She has a stuffed bear on her bed and a cabinet in the background. The wallpaper is purple and there's a window in the wall behind her. The whole diorama is 1:6 scale to suit Barbie. The doll wraps her hand around the nine-patch quilted doll pillow, and she has her legs crossed at the ankle as she reclines upon her little quilt-covered bed. The overlay offers the website where you can find free patterns for making the Barbie doll pajamas and a pair of shorts that cannot be seen in this image, but which go with the baby doll pajamas. The overlay says: ChellyWood.com and it also says, "Free doll clothes patterns and tutorials" -- this website offers free doll clothes patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Each pattern comes with a free tutorial video showing you how to make the clothes.

#MeMade Monday: a babydoll pajama set for Barbie #dolls on #ValentinesDay

It’s February, so for St. Valentine’s Day this year, I looked back through my emails from fans and followers for an idea that might suit the Valentine’s Day theme. What did I come up with? A babydoll pajama! When I went back to my emails and blog surveys, I discovered there were a fair number of requests for pajama sets for Barbie, Skipper, and similar … Continue reading #MeMade Monday: a babydoll pajama set for Barbie #dolls on #ValentinesDay

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows a pair of Colonial-style shoes made of felt. Each black shoe has a longer-than-usual tongue and a silver buckle. The doll wearing these shoes is a Liv doll from spin master, but you can't see the doll's body--only her feet wearing the handmade felt shoes. She appears to be standing on a sandy surface. Overlay says, "ChellyWood.com: free printable sewing patterns and tutorials."

Buttons, Zippers, Snaps, and Buckles for Doll Clothes… Where to buy? #dolls #sewing

Today’s blog post will give you tips on where to buy the little accessories that turn a handmade item of doll clothes into something really special, like the buckles on my Colonial shoes, shown in the image above. Next week we’re going to sew the velvet top that goes with this week’s elastic-waist skirt for 18″ dolls. You may have noticed it on my dolls … Continue reading Buttons, Zippers, Snaps, and Buckles for Doll Clothes… Where to buy? #dolls #sewing

Image shows a wall of buttons in hundreds of shapes, sizes, colors, and styles. Overlay says, "ChellyWood.com: Free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes."

#Dolls’ Clothes and #Craft Buttons: Where to buy them…

“Where can I buy tiny buttons for my doll clothes?” is actually a question I get frequently here at ChellyWood.com, so I decided to address the question in one of my blog posts. _________ If you want to know how to find tiny buttons, no matter where you live, I’ll share a little secret with you: I use Etsy for tiny doll buttons, tiny zippers, … Continue reading #Dolls’ Clothes and #Craft Buttons: Where to buy them…

The image shows Mattel's Curvy Barbie modeling a hand-made shirt with cloth-covered tiny buttons. Each button is encompassed by a floss loop, all hand-made by the seamstress who blogs here, at ChellyWood.com.

#DIY Covered Buttons for #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com

Do you have a tiny container full of mismatched snaps? I know I certainly do, and some of those mismatched snaps go back to the 1970’s! But do you honestly think you’re going to locate a snap you lost 10, 20, or 30 years ago? Probably not! So what should we do with all those mismatched snaps? Here’s an idea from Susan W, who posted … Continue reading #DIY Covered Buttons for #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com

Image shows a wall of buttons in hundreds of shapes, sizes, colors, and styles. Overlay says, "ChellyWood.com: Free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes."

#Miniature #Dolls’ Clothes Buttons, Zippers, and Buckles — Advice and Links from ChellyWood.com

I took the photo above while shopping for fabric and doll-clothes-making accessories in Paris. If you’d like to learn more about my Paris trip and what I learned while shopping for fabric and notions there, come back tomorrow when I post my video about it. _________ But I digress…  Recently one of my regular followers submitted a question to me, asking “Where can I buy … Continue reading #Miniature #Dolls’ Clothes Buttons, Zippers, and Buckles — Advice and Links from ChellyWood.com

#Sewing Tips From Expert Doll #Seamstress, Julie Helmer @ ChellyWood.com #Dollstagram

Some of my followers on ChellyWood.com are new to sewing, so I thought I’d ask an expert seamstress for a little sewing advice. Julie Helmer, one of my Facebook friends from a doll clothes group I belong to online, has her own Etsy doll clothes line. Her store is called, “Sew Dolled Up.” Here are the questions I asked her in our interview, and the careful responses … Continue reading #Sewing Tips From Expert Doll #Seamstress, Julie Helmer @ ChellyWood.com #Dollstagram