Most children like to play in imitation of their parents’ chores. That’s why a number of toy companies have made children’s toy laundry room furnishings, like a toy washer, dryer, laundry basket, and yes, even toy irons and ironing boards. Today’s tutorial shows you how to make an ironing board cover for a child’s toy ironing board. But be advised: children should be supervised when … Continue reading Let’s make an ironing-board cover for a kids’-sized toy ironing board! #kids #crafts
Here on ChellyWood.com, I often get questions about teaching kids to sew. I do have a playlist on my YouTube channel dedicated to this topic, but I mostly sew by hand and my videos are primarily about sewing doll clothes. So what if you want to teach your child to use a sewing machine? What if you want to teach him/her to sew something other … Continue reading #FridayFollow: #Teaching #kids to #sew with @CraftyGemini
This week we’ve been learning how to make a baby doll’s diaper (in the UK and many other parts of the world, it’s called a “Nappy”). These baby doll accessories are perfect gifts for little children to play “Mommy” or “Daddy” with baby dolls! As you’ll see in the video, dolly diapers / nappies are also super easy to make! The reversible version, in my … Continue reading #DIY Baby #Dolls’ Diaper / Nappy Makes a Great #Gift for #Kids!
Earlier this week I gave you the free patterns for sewing these adorable skirts, but just in case you missed those blog posts, here they are again: Pattern 1 for back-to-school skirt Pattern 2 for back-to-school skirt As you’ll see in the video, you need to cut out each pattern and tape them together before using them to measure your fabric for the skirt. If … Continue reading Free back-to-#school skirt #pattern for #HeartsForHearts #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com
Some of you will recognize this cute little armoire. It’s featured in a lot of my sewing videos–especially the ones where the doll does the sewing, stop-motion-style. Those of you who know me best are aware that I earn my living as a school librarian. Contrary to popular belief, librarians don’t earn a ton of money; so how can I afford to buy all … Continue reading #FashionDoll Armoire: Where to Buy and How to Repaint @ ChellyWood.com #Doll #Barbie
To make this simple, easy-to-sew felt sleeveless shirt and elastic-waist miniskirt with tulle, please click on the following links for the free patterns and tutorials: Here’s a link to the skirt’s tutorial Here’s a link to the free printable skirt pattern Here’s a link to the felt top’s tutorial Here’s a link to the felt top’s free pattern (you’ll only use the bodice portion) Chelly Wood’s … Continue reading Free sewing #patterns for #Skipper, #Barbie’s little sis @ ChellyWood.com