This is a mock-up image of the Queens of Africa gallery of doll clothes sewing patterns at ChellyWood.com, a website where you can find free printable PDF sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes. The image shows Azeezah, a Queens of Africa doll modeling handmade doll clothes that include three different styles of skirts, a pair of ankle pants, and a strappy summer top in both felt and cotton fabrics. The doll can be purchased at https://queensofafricadolls.com/ or on Amazon

Free Sewing Patterns for Queens of Africa Dolls

If you’d like to make one of the outfits shown in this gallery, just follow these directions: Click on the photograph of the outfit you’d like to sew. This will take you to a larger image of the photo. Beneath the larger image is a link to a blog post for all the free doll clothes patterns and tutorials you’ll need to make that outfit. … Continue reading Free Sewing Patterns for Queens of Africa Dolls

Free printable fashion doll clothes PDF patterns to celebrate #MLKjr’s #Birthday!

As some of you know, I’ll soon be selling the handmade outfit you see above in my Etsy store. But my followers tend to visit ChellyWood.com for all the free printable sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making doll clothes, including this outfit. So in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday celebration, I’m sharing these patterns with you, in the hope that you will … Continue reading Free printable fashion doll clothes PDF patterns to celebrate #MLKjr’s #Birthday!

Visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. This image is a YouTube header for a tutorial video showing how to sew a short-sleeved shirt with bodice darts for 12 inch dolls like Ideal's 1960s Tammy dolls and the UK version, the Sindy doll. Click on the video to play tutorial instructions.

Free PDF pattern for 12″ doll shirt with tutorial @ ChellyWood.com #SewingBlogger #dollsofTwitter

This week’s short-sleeved shirt doll clothes pattern will fit the 1960’s Ideal Toy Corporation’s Tammy dolls and the UK version of the same doll, Sindy dolls. Here is the easy-to-print PDF version of today’s pattern: Free printable PDF vintage Tammy doll /Sindy dolls’ clothes patterns for capris and shirt If you’re enjoying my free patterns and tutorial videos, please show your appreciation for these free … Continue reading Free PDF pattern for 12″ doll shirt with tutorial @ ChellyWood.com #SewingBlogger #dollsofTwitter

Visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes that fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. This image is used in a blog post that answers the question, "What is a seam allowance used for?" The image shows the seam at the shoulder of a doll's shirt from the underside of the garment.

Sewing Tip Tuesday: What is a seam allowance used for? #DollBlogger @ChellyWood1 @ ChellyWood.com

A seam allowance is a bit of extra room that’s given along the edge of a pattern, to allow for the sewist to include seams in a garment and still have it fit the doll properly. Think of it like this… When you’re driving a car, there’s a curb (spelled kerb in some countries) that gives you a little extra sway room at the sides … Continue reading Sewing Tip Tuesday: What is a seam allowance used for? #DollBlogger @ChellyWood1 @ ChellyWood.com

Here we see a Tammy doll (made by Ideal Toy Corp in the 1960's) wearing a handmade short-sleeved shirt. She stands in a sideways pose like a fashion model and she wears a straw hat like a gardener would wear. The watermark tells you where you can find the free printable PDF sewing patterns for making her short-sleeved shirt with front darts: ChellyWood.com "free printable sewing patterns and tutorials"

Look ahead at this week’s doll clothes sewing project: a shirt for Ideal Tammy #dolls #vintagetoys #sewingproject

Here’s a #MeMadeMonday image of my Tammy in the shirt we’ll be sewing this week. It fits Ideal Toy Corp.’s Tammy dolls. I’ll be posting my free, printable PDF sewing pattern on Wednesday and the tutorial video on Thursday. Friday’s post will be an additional surprise! In the sewing tutorial video this week, you’ll see more photos of Tammy in this cotton shirt and a … Continue reading Look ahead at this week’s doll clothes sewing project: a shirt for Ideal Tammy #dolls #vintagetoys #sewingproject

Image of Vintage Tammy doll wearing white wig, black gown, and harlequin-style pinafore

Behind the Scenes @ ChellyWood.com : a doll’s ball gown #dollstyle #dollphotographer

Back when I first started this website, my main purpose for posting patterns was to simply log my progress with my Romeo and Juliet video creations. In those days, this site was more of a photo-journal of my personal journey than a place to share my talent as a pattern designer. My early patterns were all hand-drawn, and measurements were not double-checked. However some of … Continue reading Behind the Scenes @ ChellyWood.com : a doll’s ball gown #dollstyle #dollphotographer

This image accompanies the youtube video tutorial that shows you how to sew a pair of capri pants for a 12 inch doll like Ideal Tammy or Sindy dolls, using the free PDF doll clothes patterns found at ChellyWood.com

Free PDF pattern for 12″ doll pants @ ChellyWood.com #SewingBlogger #dollsofTwitter

Let’s make some capri pants with today’s free sewing tutorial video and patterns! These capri pants will fit 12 inch dolls like Ideal’s Tammy and the UK version of the same doll, Sindy dolls. Here is the easy-to-print PDF version of today’s pattern: Free printable PDF vintage Tammy doll /Sindy dolls’ clothes patterns for capris and shirt If you’re enjoying my free patterns and tutorial … Continue reading Free PDF pattern for 12″ doll pants @ ChellyWood.com #SewingBlogger #dollsofTwitter

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns and tutorials. The image shows a Spin Master Liv doll fashion doll wearing an apron and standing beside her sewing machine. Beside her is a handmade doll dress on a 1:6 scale dress form mannequin and in the foreground, it says, "How to use a needle threader" with an arrow pointing to a cameo-style needle threader tool used by seamstresses and sewists. The URL provided on the image is chellywood.com.

Sewing Tip Tuesday: How to use a needle threader for #handcrafted #DollClothes using @DritzSewing threaders

In spite of the tiny sewing machine that often appears in my doll clothes tutorial videos, I actually sew a lot of my doll clothes by hand. I find that hand stitching gives you greater control when sewing tiny items. If you’re ever struggling with a sleeve or zipper attachment, I recommend switching from your sewing machine to sewing by hand. It may actually save … Continue reading Sewing Tip Tuesday: How to use a needle threader for #handcrafted #DollClothes using @DritzSewing threaders

Click on the link in the caption for the free printable sewing patterns and tutorial videos showing how to make these doll clothes. The image show a vintage Tammy doll (by Ideal Toy Corp.) wearing handmade capri pants and a sleeveless shirt. The clothing's fabric is soft flannel, and the shirt is trimmed with cotton bias tape. The doll stands in a 1:6 scale museum with a bust of a composer in front of her and the famous Degas ballerinas behind her. On the wall is a Van Gogh and to the doll's right is a painting of an origami crane. The watermark tells you where you can download the free printable sewing patterns for making Tammy doll clothes in the form of a PDF downloadable pattern: ChellyWood.com

Look ahead at this week’s doll clothes sewing project: Capri Pants for Ideal Tammy dolls #vintagetoys #MeMadeMonday #sewingprojects

Here’s a #MeMadeMonday image of my Tammy doll’s flannel capri pants and top. I really designed this week’s free doll clothes pattern to be pajamas, but when I took this photo, I had not yet made Tammy a pair of slippers. All I had were her sneakers. So I set up a little museum diorama for her to pose in, and honestly, I’m very happy … Continue reading Look ahead at this week’s doll clothes sewing project: Capri Pants for Ideal Tammy dolls #vintagetoys #MeMadeMonday #sewingprojects

The image shows a 1:6 scale sash worn by an Ever After High doll (same size as a Monster High doll), and the sash has the following words embroidered on it: "Votes for Women." The overlay says, "DIY 1:6 scale suffrage sash" and the image also offers the URL of the website where you can find this easy-to-sew project for kids or grown-ups to make: ChellyWood.com (creative commons attribution mark is shown as well, which means you must tell people where you found this video tutorial).

In 2020 we celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in the USA #suffrage #votes4women #embroidery

Today’s video tutorial will show you how to make a “Votes for Women” sash for your 1:6 scale dolls. The following additional tutorials will likely help you with this sewing and embroidery project: Couching stitch (embroidery) How to attach bias tape Whipstitch Backstitch How to sew snaps on fabric If you’re looking for a fun project that teaches a child or a beginning sewist how … Continue reading In 2020 we celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in the USA #suffrage #votes4women #embroidery

This image shows a wardrobe of many clothing items to fit Wellie Wishers, Hearts4Hearts Girls, Crissy dolls, BFF Ink dolls, and many other dolls in the 13- to 17- inch size range. Included in the wardrobe are the following doll clothes items shown in pastel colors: a pair of shorts with a pocket, a pair of shorts without a pocket, a purse, a tank top with round neck, a tank top with V-neck, a lace-sleeve shirt, a short-sleeve shirt, a skirt with handmade ruffle, a skirt with lace ruffle, a skirt with lace ruffle and rickrack, a skirt with a floral embellishment, and a skirt made of London-print fabric in pink (showing the Tower of Big Ben, London Bridge, Brittish bobbies, and more), a pair of jeans without a pocket, and a pair of khaki pants with a pocket. All patterns and tutorial videos showing how to make these outfits are provided for free at ChellyWood.com.

A look back at my doll clothes sewing website’s achievements in 2019 #SewingBlogger #GoalsAchieved #2019inReview

Today’s blog post will include links to free pattern pages and tutorial videos you may have missed when they first posted in 2019, so click through links to enjoy this year-in-review overview to its fullest potential! At the start of 2019, I asked for advice from my regular followers. Based on your suggestions, in 2019, I added new patterns and tutorial videos for each of … Continue reading A look back at my doll clothes sewing website’s achievements in 2019 #SewingBlogger #GoalsAchieved #2019inReview

Under the image is a link to all the free patterns and tutorials needed to sew a short-sleeved dress for 8-inch baby dolls like the Lil Cutesies doll made by JC Toys.

Free baby doll clothes PDF sewing patterns: #CandyCane #DollDress for 8-inch #dolls!

    Below are the links to the patterns and tutorial videos that will help you create today’s candy cane dress, which is pictured at the top of this post. Free printable PDF sewing pattern for 8 inch baby doll dress, slippers, and diaper Free tutorial for making the dress You may also like the tutorial videos for making the reversible diaper pattern, snowflake dress, … Continue reading Free baby doll clothes PDF sewing patterns: #CandyCane #DollDress for 8-inch #dolls!