Let’s #sew an outfit for 28″ #dolls with free #patterns @ ChellyWood.com

In the image above, you can see my 28-inch “Just Play” Barbie wearing a handmade sweater and an argyle skirt with knife pleats. This Barbie is a lot of fun to sew for because she’s so big, like sewing for a little child! Right now, there are not a lot of outfits available for these 28″ beauties. But, I’m here to help! With the free … Continue reading Let’s #sew an outfit for 28″ #dolls with free #patterns @ ChellyWood.com

The image shows Kendall, the African American Wellie Wisher doll, wearing a handmade shirt with cute little wood-looking buttons down the back of the shirt. The overlay says "Doll shirt with buttons" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com (where you can find free printable patterns for making the shirt as well as the tutorial video that this header is advertising).

#SewingBlogger Thursday: FREE Shirt #Pattern Fits Wellie Wishers and Hearts4Hearts #Dolls

This video tutorial shows you how to make a shirt for dolls in the 14 inch to 15 inch size range (including Hearts For Hearts Girls and Wellie Wishers) and you may be surprised to find, when you watch the video, that other dolls can fit in this shirt as well. As you can see in the still image at the start of the video, this … Continue reading #SewingBlogger Thursday: FREE Shirt #Pattern Fits Wellie Wishers and Hearts4Hearts #Dolls

This image shows a Kendall Wellie Wisher doll modeling a pair of handmade khaki pants with a pocket. This is a YouTube header and contains the simple heading "doll pants" with the URL of ChellyWood.com in the bottom half of the header. The website, ChellyWood.com, not only offers this video tutorial for sewing doll pants to fit most 14-inch or 15-inch dolls, but it also has a free, printable sewing pattern for the pants (and its pocket). These pants will fit Wellie Wisher dolls, Hearts for Hearts Girls, and other dolls in the 14-15-inch size range.

#SewingBlogger Thursday: FREE Khaki Pants #Pattern Fits Wellie Wishers and Hearts4Hearts #Dolls

Here we have the video tutorial, showing you how to make the free khaki pants pattern that I posted just yesterday. This free, printable sewing pattern fits most dolls that stand about 14 inches or 15 inches tall (including Hearts For Hearts Girls, Wellie Wishers, and more). Just in case you missed them, here are the patterns I posted yesterday: Free, printable sewing pattern for … Continue reading #SewingBlogger Thursday: FREE Khaki Pants #Pattern Fits Wellie Wishers and Hearts4Hearts #Dolls

The image shows a YouTube header with a Wellie Wisher sized doll holding a purse with a long strap. Her purse and her outfit of a shirt and pants use complimentary fabrics and the purse has a pocket as well as a long shoulder strap. The overlay says, "Sew a doll's purse with free pattern" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com where you can find this Wellie-Wisher-sized purse pattern free.

#SewingBlogger Thursday: #Sew a purse for @WellieWishers or @HFHGirls #dolls w/free #Pattern

This week I’m back from my vacation, and I have a whole bunch of wonderful new outfits designed and patterns to share with you, starting with today’s purse pattern that fits dolls sizes 13 to 17-inches (including Hearts For Hearts Girls, Wellie Wishers, and more). Just in case you missed them, here are the patterns I posted yesterday: Free, printable sewing pattern for doll purse … Continue reading #SewingBlogger Thursday: #Sew a purse for @WellieWishers or @HFHGirls #dolls w/free #Pattern

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns and tutorials for making clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows the fabric of a doll's skirt trimmed in blue ric rac, which gives it a jagged, scalloped edge. The overlay says, "Ric rac questions answered" and offers the website: ChellyWood.com.

What is rickrack trim? A #tutorial @ ChellyWood.com for #crafting w/#dolls

  With my vacation behind me, I’m gathering up some ideas to share in next week’s blog posts. So if you’ve been anxiously waiting new patterns and tutorials, hopefully you won’t be disappointed when next week rolls around. Meanwhile, I’m posting this video about rickrack trim. It offers a few creative ways to use rickrack that perhaps you hadn’t thought of! If you like my … Continue reading What is rickrack trim? A #tutorial @ ChellyWood.com for #crafting w/#dolls

Image shows a caucasian person's fingers holding fabric that has been decorated with an array of bright-colored flowers. Overlay says, "How to Buy Fabric" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com

How to Buy #Fabric for #Sewing #Dolls’ Clothes

I grew up in a family full of seamstresses. So to me, shopping for fabric was no more difficult than buying a piece of candy at a convenience store. But to the absolute beginner, the cutting counter at a fabric store can seem a little daunting. I designed this step-by-step guide for buying doll clothes fabric, keeping in mind that some people are brand new … Continue reading How to Buy #Fabric for #Sewing #Dolls’ Clothes

The image shows a hand holding a strip of elastic, and at one end of the elastic, there's a safety pin attached through the elastic. Behind the hand is a swatch of colorful fabric on a wooden surface. The overlay says, "How to Pull Elastic," and the tutorial video demonstrates how to pull elastic through the waistband of a skirt or a pair of pants or a pair of shorts when sewing.

How to pull elastic through a casing when #sewing #dolls’ clothes

I’m on vacation this week, but while I’m gone, the blog is automatically posting some of the tutorials that I frequently mention in my videos. Today’s tutorial is one of the newer ones, but it is an essential skill to have whenever you make doll clothes that use elastic for the waistband. If you’re getting tired of all the re-posted material on my blog, you … Continue reading How to pull elastic through a casing when #sewing #dolls’ clothes

The image shows a Broad Ken doll from Mattel modeling a pair of handmade navy blue trousers. These pants are designed specifically to fit dolls like Broad Ken with a shorter inseam than Ken and a wider waistline. the overlay says "Broad Ken Pants" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com where you can find free printable sewing patterns for making these pants and other costumes for fashion dolls of many shapes and sizes.

#SewingBlogger Thursday: #Sew a pair of pants for #BroadKen w/FREE #patterns @ ChellyWood.com

This week I’ve been re-posting links to all the male fashion doll patterns I’ve made and posted over the years, on this blog. I have more in store, of course! But for today, I’d like to post the patterns and tutorial video for making a pair of elastic-waist trousers (or pajama pants) for Broad Ken and similar-sized action figures. Here’s the PDF version of the … Continue reading #SewingBlogger Thursday: #Sew a pair of pants for #BroadKen w/FREE #patterns @ ChellyWood.com

The image shows a vintage Tammy doll (made by Ideal toy company) wearing a hand-made felt shirt with tiny buttons. the overlay offers the website, where the free pattern for this felt shirt can be found: ChellyWood.com

#SewingBlogger Thursday: Sew a #Felt shirt for vintage Tammy #dolls @ ChellyWood.com

Last week I shared my free patterns for Tammy’s pajama pants. This week I’m sharing my free pattern for the felt shirt you see in this DIY video. Here are the free, printable patterns you’ll need: Free printable pattern for Tammy Doll shirt PDF Free printable pattern for Tammy Doll shirt MS Word It’s my sincere hope that you’ll have loads of fun making this … Continue reading #SewingBlogger Thursday: Sew a #Felt shirt for vintage Tammy #dolls @ ChellyWood.com

The image shows an 18" doll wearing a red velvet handmade doll shirt with long sleeves and tiny buttons. The overlay says "doll shirt" and this video tutorial will show you how to sew a velvet doll shirt for 18 inch dolls using FREE printable sewing patterns which are available at chellyWood.com.

Sew an 18-inch doll’s shirt with FREE patterns from ChellyWood.com #dolls #sewing #AGdolls

Our project for the first week of 2019 has been to sew a semi-lined long-sleeve shirt for 18″ dolls, and this project (like all my projects) comes with free, printable sewing patterns for making the red velvet top you see in the video above. Here are all the patterns and tutorials you’ll need to make both this week’s velvet shirt and last week’s easy-sew skirt … Continue reading Sew an 18-inch doll’s shirt with FREE patterns from ChellyWood.com #dolls #sewing #AGdolls

The image shows a Madame Alexander doll wearing a hand-made long-sleeved shirt with buttons in the front and snaps in the back. This doll shirt fits most 18" dolls, including the American girl dolls and the 18-inch Madame Alexander dolls among others. The shirt is made of velvet but can be sewn using other fabrics as well. The overlay says, "ChellyWood.com: free patterns and tutorials".

DIY Project: Sew a velvet shirt with long sleeves for your 18″ dolls! #sewing #crafts #dolls

This week on ChellyWood.com, I’m going to give you the free, printable sewing pattern for the adorable red velvet shirt that my 18-inch Madame Alexander doll is wearing in the photo above. It looks great with the free, easy-to-sew skirt pattern that I posted last week, as you can see in the image below: This week’s pattern and last week’s are designed to fit most … Continue reading DIY Project: Sew a velvet shirt with long sleeves for your 18″ dolls! #sewing #crafts #dolls

The image shows a hand holding a strip of elastic, and at one end of the elastic, there's a safety pin attached through the elastic. Behind the hand is a swatch of colorful fabric on a wooden surface. The overlay says, "How to Pull Elastic," and the tutorial video demonstrates how to pull elastic through the waistband of a skirt or a pair of pants or a pair of shorts when sewing.

Doll sewing tips: how to pull elastic through a waistband casing… #sewing #dolls

This week I gave you the free, printable sewing pattern for my 18″ doll skirt, plus a free tutorial video showing you how to make the skirt. This skirt uses 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 … Continue reading Doll sewing tips: how to pull elastic through a waistband casing… #sewing #dolls