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
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!
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
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’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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!