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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

The heading, "Teach a Child to Sew" floats above a vintage image of a woman sewing with her son looking bored in the background (Victorian era image).

5 Tips for Teaching a Child to Sew @ ChellyWood.com #LearningToSew #DollClothes

  When my children were little, we often did holiday crafts and even made our own Christmas gifts at this time of year. So I thought it was a good time to re-post my tips for teaching children how to sew. This blog post entitled, “Helpful Tutorial Videos for Sewing Basics” has a collection of tutorials for beginners. You may find these tutorials helpful, if … Continue reading 5 Tips for Teaching a Child to Sew @ ChellyWood.com #LearningToSew #DollClothes

Sew a Skirt for Stacie (Barbie’s Little Sister) with Today’s FREE Patterns #Sewing #DollClothes

Please scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free printable PDF sewing pattern and links to any additional relevant tutorial videos. Today I’m giving you the pattern for the whole outfit at the top of the blog post, and a new tutorial video showing you how to make the leaf-print below-the-knee skirt. Here’s today’s super easy-to-sew tutorial for making the skirt: The … Continue reading Sew a Skirt for Stacie (Barbie’s Little Sister) with Today’s FREE Patterns #Sewing #DollClothes

On a turquoise blue square of linen fabric, we see a photograph of a small tan bear wearing a cute red hat with a turned-up brim. The overlay says "free patterns" and the watermark reminds us to go to ChellyWood.com for free printable PDF sewing patterns for making the stuffed animal shown here, along with his Paddington-bear-like hat.

Make a bear with a Paddington-like hat at ChellyWood.com #PaddingtonBear #FreePatterns #DollClothes

Please scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free printable PDF sewing pattern and links to any additional relevant tutorial videos. How cute is this little fellow? My best friend’s daughter is pregnant, and she wanted books for her baby shower. So of course, I bought her the full set of Paddington Bear books to go with this little Paddington look-alike that … Continue reading Make a bear with a Paddington-like hat at ChellyWood.com #PaddingtonBear #FreePatterns #DollClothes

Here we see the Breyer Rider called "Veterinarian Laura" riding "Snowball" in a winter scene. She holds a lead rope and her horse wears a tan bridle with a tan saddle. The overlay says, "DIY saddle and bridle" and reminds us that this image comes from Chelly Wood dot com (using the watermark image for that website).

Let’s make a saddle and halter for Breyer Horses! #ModelHorse #Crafts

Please scroll down to the bullets for links to the tutorial videos. Years ago, when my oldest daughter was in middle school, she loved Breyer model horses. She followed in her mother’s footsteps and enjoyed sewing for her Breyer Rider dolls, and she also made lovely blankets for her horses. But I had forgotten until recently that she also made some tutorials on how to … Continue reading Let’s make a saddle and halter for Breyer Horses! #ModelHorse #Crafts

The image shows a needle and thread hovering over a swatch of heart-shaped lace. The overlay says, "Sewing with lace" and this header leads to a tutorial video that explains the many types of lace and what they are used for when sewing doll clothes.

Sewing doll clothes with lace @ ChellyWood.com #Handmade #DollClothes

This week’s video is just an overview of lace. It demonstrates what different types of lace look like, how they are used, and offers advice on shopping for lace. Yesterday I gave you the free pattern for a pioneer dress trimmed in lace, and you’ll see that dress in today’s video. If you’re looking for a place to buy lace trim in miniature for your … Continue reading Sewing doll clothes with lace @ ChellyWood.com #Handmade #DollClothes

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Let’s Get Crafty! @ ChellyWood.com #FreePatterns and #CraftTutorials

Click on the links below to access the craft advice, free patterns, and crafty tutorial videos that interest you: Buyer’s Guide Chelly’s Class on Doll Clothes Pattern Design Techniques Dioramas and Miniatures Doll Play Videos Doll Sandals, Shoes, and Boots Fan Mail Holiday Crafts Links Measurements Paper Crafts Pillows Pincushions Plush Toys Selling Your Crafts Sewing Tips Vintage and Collectible Patterns Yarn and Embroidery Continue reading Let’s Get Crafty! @ ChellyWood.com #FreePatterns and #CraftTutorials

The image shows a sewing machine that says "Let's learn" at its base, followed by the words, "how to pull elastic through a casing." The image a the right shows a woman's fingers holding a piece of elastic with a safety pin attached to one end. This image comes from ChellyWood.com

How to pull elastic through a waistband casing… #sewing #dollclothes

A lot of my free printable doll clothes patterns use an elastic waistband, which requires that you understand how to create a casing and how to pull elastic through that waistband’s casing. For your convenience, I’ve created a tutorial video showing you, one step and a time, how to sew a casing and how to pull elastic through the casing of a doll’s garment’s waistband. … Continue reading How to pull elastic through a waistband casing… #sewing #dollclothes

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How to Buy Fabric for Making Doll Clothes @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothes #Sewing

Once when I was at the dentist office, I mentioned to the receptionist that I make doll clothes. “I wish I could do that!” she said. So I told her about my sewing tutorials and explained that she can easily learn how to sew using YouTube tutorials just like mine. “But I don’t know how to buy material,” she said. Since I came from a … Continue reading How to Buy Fabric for Making Doll Clothes @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothes #Sewing

The doll faces the camera straight-on in this photo. The image shows Skipper modeling a pair of pink long capri pants or ankle pants with a sleeveless shirt of cotton, made with a fabric that has zig-zagging stripes in pink, red, and white plus tiny red hearts dotted across the zig-zag pattern. The watermark reminds you to go to ChellyWood.com for free printable PDF sewing patterns.

Free printable PDF sewing patterns for Skipper and other 10″ dolls @ ChellyWood.com #AmSewing #DollClothes

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Last week I gave you the ankle pants, and yesterday I gave you the tutorial video for making the shirt, which should fit your 10 inch (25.4 cm) dolls. Today’s blog post is simply placing all of the latest tutorial videos and patterns in one location for easy access … Continue reading Free printable PDF sewing patterns for Skipper and other 10″ dolls @ ChellyWood.com #AmSewing #DollClothes

The image shows a Mattel Skipper doll wearing a handmade sleeveless shirt, and the overlay says, "New tutorial: Skipper shirt for heart day" (with a glowing heart inserted in white). Skipper's shirt is made of 100% cotton with a cotton/polyester lining. The fabric is decorated with zig-zag color stripes in various shades of pink and bright red and white. There's a tiny heart floating among the zig-zag pattern of the fabric.

Sew a Valentine’s Day Shirt for Skipper and Other 10″ Dolls w/Today’s Free Patterns @ ChellyWood.com #ValentinesDay #FreeStuff

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Last week I gave you the ankle pants, and this week I’m giving you the pattern again, along with a tutorial video showing how to sew the shirt for your 10 inch (25.4 cm) dolls. Here’s a closer look at what we’re making: Today’s patterns will fit these dolls: … Continue reading Sew a Valentine’s Day Shirt for Skipper and Other 10″ Dolls w/Today’s Free Patterns @ ChellyWood.com #ValentinesDay #FreeStuff

Sew a Pair of Valentine’s Day Ankle Pants for Skipper and Other 10″ Dolls w/Today’s #FreePatterns @ ChellyWood.com #ValentinesDayIdeas

  For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Wanting to make something special for your child or grandchild for Valentine’s Day? How about a pair of ankle pants (AKA capris or pedal pushers) to fit Skipper? Skipper doll clothes and accessories can be hard to find in stores, so a pretty pink pair of pants for … Continue reading Sew a Pair of Valentine’s Day Ankle Pants for Skipper and Other 10″ Dolls w/Today’s #FreePatterns @ ChellyWood.com #ValentinesDayIdeas