On a turquoise blue background, we see the "Chelly Wood doll" (actually a Spin Master Liv doll) standing in front of a laundry line of doll clothes hanging from tiny hangers. The camera has taken a zoom-in photo of one of the hangers, and we see it's a handmade cloth covered hanger. The words say, "free pattern" and there's a logo for ChellyWood.com in the lower left corner.

Make a little cloth-covered hanger for your fashion doll clothes w/FREE patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #Miniatures

Please scroll down to the bullets for the free printable PDF sewing pattern and links to any additional relevant tutorial videos. Over the past few weeks, I’ve shared with you a few photos of various dolls wearing the handmade doll clothes that I gave to a little girl who lives near me. You may or may not have noticed the cloth-covered hangers that are being … Continue reading Make a little cloth-covered hanger for your fashion doll clothes w/FREE patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #Miniatures

Image of traditional Breyer doll standing in a kitchen, wearing Western shirt and jeans. Also standing nearby is a hand-made stove with handmade miniature pots and pans

Sew Western Clothes for Breyer Rider Dolls w/FREE Patterns @ ChellyWood.com #BreyerHorses #DollClothesPatterns

Please scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free printable PDF sewing patterns and links to any additional relevant tutorial videos. This is one of the oldest patterns I have on this website, and you’ll find that the PDF is all hand-drawn in pencil with just a few necessary trademark symbols and what-not on it (which were added later). My daughter, who … Continue reading Sew Western Clothes for Breyer Rider Dolls w/FREE Patterns @ ChellyWood.com #BreyerHorses #DollClothesPatterns

On a purple cotton background with tiny white polka dots, we see a Bratz doll wearing a white felt dress with lace trim. It looks almost like a wedding dress or a very fancy summer dress. The words "free pattern" appear above the ChellyWood logo, on the left side of the square of purple fabric.

Sew a fancy lace-trim dress for Bratz dolls with today’s free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #BratzDolls #DollClothesPatterns

Please scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free printable PDF sewing patterns and links to any additional relevant tutorial videos. My regular followers will recognize this pattern. It’s the pattern for the purple felt dress with eyelet trim. Remember this dress on the far right? But now, instead of using a 3/4 inch eyelet trim, we’re adding a 2 and a … Continue reading Sew a fancy lace-trim dress for Bratz dolls with today’s free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #BratzDolls #DollClothesPatterns

In this photo, the Chelly Wood doll (actually a Spin Master Liv doll that has had its face re-painted and its wig dyed grey to look like the doll clothing designer, YouTuber, and writer Chelly Wood) stands in her sewing room with her arms spread out wide in a welcoming stance. On the doll's right (your left) we see her hutch filled with tiny folded fabrics. There's a window directly behind her. At her side is her sewing desk with tiny fabrics, a miniature sewing machine, and other sewing supplies on top. To her left (your right) behind the doll, there's a sea blue mannequin displaying an in-progress sun dress with a tape measure around the mannequin's neck. Hanging from a sea blue hanger on the wall is the white party dress with tiny polka dots that often appears in Chelly's videos on the mannequin. The floor is hard wood. The wall is purple. Chelly's desk chair has been upholstered in sea blue fabric. In the corner of the image is the logo for ChellyWood.com

Help me choose the topic of my next Creative Spark class! #DollClothesPatterns #SmallTalk

Please scroll down to the images below to see examples… In January, I finished my first Creative Spark class, and I’ve learned a lot about online classes along the way. The folks at Creative Spark would like me to teach another class, but what would YOU like me to teach next? Please use this form to cast your vote: These images represent examples, showing what’s … Continue reading Help me choose the topic of my next Creative Spark class! #DollClothesPatterns #SmallTalk

The background image shows a basket of sewing goodies. In the foreground, we see the words "how to store unfinished sewing projects."

How to Store Unfinished Sewing Projects #SewingProjects #DollClothesPatterns

We all have them. Yes, you know you do. Those projects that you have cut out and left sitting on the ironing board–those unfinished sewing projects–we like to think they will disappear if we just kick them under the bed, but they do not. They stick around. For years. Until you face them… Yep, even I have unfinished sewing projects. Would you like to know … Continue reading How to Store Unfinished Sewing Projects #SewingProjects #DollClothesPatterns

Framed by a blue and purple quilt, the ChellyWood.com logo accompanies a close-up image of Simplicity 4883 Ideal Tammy doll clothes patterns and a pattern for making a shoe box closet that would work for most 11 inch or 12 inch fashion dolls like Ideal Tammy, Mattel's Barbie dolls, Rainbow High dolls, and dozens of other fashion dolls in this size range.

Make a doll clothes closet out of a shoe box #DollClothesPatterns #ValentinesDayCrafts

The pattern you see my Chelly doll holding up in the image above is a Simplicity 4883 vintage Ideal Tammy doll clothes pattern. But did you notice that it also has a shoebox closet on the front of the pattern? It even gives instructions for making the shoe box closet for your fashion dolls, and it tells you what kinds of notions to buy for … Continue reading Make a doll clothes closet out of a shoe box #DollClothesPatterns #ValentinesDayCrafts

On a square purple cotton background, we see the words "How to alter doll clothes patterns is live" and a bright pink arrow points at a scene from Chelly Wood's class on how to alter doll clothes patterns.

Update on my Creative Spark class… #DollClothes #SewingClass

  Yes, my Creative Spark class, “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” is now live on the Creative Spark platform. You can sign up any time you want! Here are a few FAQ’s people have asked me about my paid course(s): Will you be teaching any more classes for Creative Spark? Yes! To see all of the courses I’m offering, click here on my Instructor’s … Continue reading Update on my Creative Spark class… #DollClothes #SewingClass

On a square purple cotton background, we see the words "How to alter doll clothes patterns is live" and a bright pink arrow points at a scene from Chelly Wood's class on how to alter doll clothes patterns.

YAY! You can sign up for my class on Creative Spark! #DollClothes #DesignClass

  As you can see by the “official announcement” video above, my Creative Spark class, “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” is now live on the Creative Spark platform. You can sign up any time you want! And don’t panic if it seems like too much to add to your plate right now — sometimes our lives get really busy. I totally understand. But for … Continue reading YAY! You can sign up for my class on Creative Spark! #DollClothes #DesignClass

On a fabric background (purple with white polka dots) we read the words "how to repair and store old patterns" along with the Chelly Wood dot com logo. Beside these is a photo of a woman's hand repairing an old doll dress pattern.

How to Repair and Store Old Patterns

This week I’m working to finalize my class with my editor at Creative Spark, so hang in there! The class is almost ready! Today I’m giving you a little sneak peek of what we’ll be learning in my upcoming class, on Creative Spark’s website. So watch today’s video clear to the end, where I talk about what my Creative Spark class will offer. In case … Continue reading How to Repair and Store Old Patterns

A purple cotton fabric with tiny white polka dots frames a photo of a miniature table-top Christmas Tree that has tiny wrapped gifts under it and miniature Christmas tree ornaments on it. The words "Holiday-themed blog posts" float above the Chelly Wood dot com logo.

Helpful Tips and FAQ’s for People Who Love to Sew for Dolls #DollClothes #SewingTips

It has been about 4 years since I published my “Frequently Asked Questions” page (i.e. FAQ’s), and since I’m doing a series of re-posts while I take time off to make my Creative Spark class, I thought you might enjoy seeing this page. It’s filled with helpful information for those of us who love to sew for dolls! If you click on the question, it … Continue reading Helpful Tips and FAQ’s for People Who Love to Sew for Dolls #DollClothes #SewingTips

On a turquoise blue linen background, we read the words "Halloween costume contest" with a white arrow pointing down at a row of photographs of different dolls wearing various Halloween costumes including (left to right) a cat costume, a ghost costume, a witch costume, a Renaissance bard costume, and a cactus costume. In the upper right hand corner of the square image is the logo for ChellyWood.com

Let’s have a Halloween costume contest for dolls! Join the fun @ ChellyWood.com #CostumeContest #DollClothes

During the month of October, I’ve been giving you lots of free, printable PDF sewing patterns for making Halloween costumes for dolls of many shapes and all different sizes. Let’s look back over the month to see what we’ve created! Watch the video at the top of the page, and then use the form below to cast a vote for your favorite Halloween costume for … Continue reading Let’s have a Halloween costume contest for dolls! Join the fun @ ChellyWood.com #CostumeContest #DollClothes

A turquoise blue linen frame surrounds the Chelly Wood dot com logo, a photo of two dolls' feet in two different pairs of sneakers, and the words, "free patterns."

Sew a Pair of Converse Style Sneakers for Dolls w/Today’s Free PDF Patterns #ConverseSneakers #DollClothes

Please scroll down for the free printable PDF sewing pattern and links to any additional relevant tutorial videos. Today’s free PDF sewing pattern for a Converse-style sneaker can fit on Ken dolls, the beach Barbies with really large feet, Lammily dolls, and Spin Master Jake dolls. As you can see, I’ve had a lot of fun taking pictures of Ken and Lammily in their handmade … Continue reading Sew a Pair of Converse Style Sneakers for Dolls w/Today’s Free PDF Patterns #ConverseSneakers #DollClothes