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Teach a Child to Sew by Hand With this Easy Straight-Stitch #Sewing #Tutorial @ ChellyWood.com

  With so many families stuck in their houses under COVID-19 lockdown, I’ve seen a significant increase of traffic to this website, and I’m wondering if parents are taking this opportunity to teach their children to sew. My site has lots of great tutorials for the beginning sewist. For example, perhaps you’ve seen my video that shows “How to Sew a Snap on Fabric“. The video … Continue reading Teach a Child to Sew by Hand With this Easy Straight-Stitch #Sewing #Tutorial @ ChellyWood.com

The image shows a handmade pincushion in the shape of a Dutch windmill (like the old-fashioned ones found in the Netherlands). It has propellers, windows, a door, and it appears to have embroidered borders around various parts, like it's an embroidery sampler of some kind. The propellers are held on with a cloth-covered button. In the window boxes are tiny flowers. From roof to base, it's covered in colorful straight pins. The overlay says, "Windmill pin-cushion" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com where you can find patterns for other pin cushions and craft projects. All patterns on ChellyWood.com are free to print, using a creative commons attribution mark.

FREE Dutch windmill pincushion PDF sewing pattern with links to #embroidery #tutorials

I just love my little Dutch windmill pincushion! I use it all the time, so you’ve probably seen it in some of my videos. Until now, it was only available as a JPG image pattern, but today I’m converting it to the PDF format. Here you go! Free printable sewing pattern for making a Dutch Windmill pincushion I don’t advise this project for the absolute … Continue reading FREE Dutch windmill pincushion PDF sewing pattern with links to #embroidery #tutorials

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

Click on the link in the caption for access to the tutorial video and free patterns. The image shows a Madame Alexander doll (18 inch dolls) with a Swedish traditional pocket purse attached to her apron. The link provided includes a tutorial video, pattern, and links to embroidery tutorials that show you how to make a Swedish pocket purse for your dolls.

Sew traditional Swedish pocket for 18 inch dolls w/ #FreePDF #sewingpatterns #Dalarna

Here are the free, printable sewing patterns for the 18-inch doll traditional Swedish pocket that you see in the video above: Free printable sewing pattern for 18 inch doll Swedish traditional pocket (click here for PDF download) You may also find these tutorial videos helpful when creating your pocket: How to do the satin stitch How to do a fly stitch Yarn and embroidery tutorials (all) … Continue reading Sew traditional Swedish pocket for 18 inch dolls w/ #FreePDF #sewingpatterns #Dalarna

The image shows the YouTube header for a quick fly stitch tutorial video. Go to ChellyWood.com for more quick and easy hand embroidery tutorials like this one.

How to Do a Fly Stitch by Hand… #Embroidery #HandEmbroidery #Scandinavian

Today’s tutorial video will be helpful if you’re going to make a traditional Swedish “pocket,” a type of decorated purse that dates back to the 1700’s in Sweden. The Swedish “pocket” purse is part of my Swedish traditional costume ensemble, a set of 18 inch doll clothes patterns which I’m converting from JPG format to PDFs, at the request of my followers. However for those … Continue reading How to Do a Fly Stitch by Hand… #Embroidery #HandEmbroidery #Scandinavian

Image shows the fabric of a doll's face inside an embroidery hoop, with a lovely blue eye on the doll's face. All around the eye, an embroiderer has used the satin stitch to sort of "paint" the eye, its eyelashes, and an eyebrow. The stitches are very delicate and lovely. Overlay says, "How to do the satin stitch" with a watermark of "chellyWood.com"

How to Do a Satin Stitch (Hand Embroidery) for the Swedish Pocket Purse #Crafting #Embroidery #Dolls

As the tutorial’s title implies, this video demonstrates the use of the basic satin stitch using hand embroidery, which I used to create the little hearts on the Swedish pocket purse, an accessory that’s part of the Swedish traditional costume ensemble. Today’s video also demonstrates the surface satin stitch, which is very useful for creating a sort of “painted” look on a doll or soft … Continue reading How to Do a Satin Stitch (Hand Embroidery) for the Swedish Pocket Purse #Crafting #Embroidery #Dolls

Click on the link in the image's caption for the actual tutorial video which shows how to do the backstitch. The image shows a needle and thread and offers the URL of the website where you can find this and many other tutorials that will help you learn how to sew by hand: ChellyWood.com

Use the #Backstitch when #sewing by hand @ ChellyWood.com

Here we have a tutorial for the backstitch. I love this stitch because it’s so versatile and easy to create! When you see me sewing by hand in my videos, I’m almost always using the backstitch. This is a re-post of one of the tutorials that is often mentioned in my videos. I’m re-posting it because I’m actually on vacation right now. Want to follow … Continue reading Use the #Backstitch when #sewing by hand @ ChellyWood.com

Click on the link provided, to find the tutorial video. This image shows orange felt with a black whipstitch pattern across folded fabric. The overlay says, "How to hem a garment by hand, using the whip stitch. The video is found at ChellyWood.com

How to Whipstitch a Hem @ ChellyWood.com #embroidery #sewing #crafts

Occasionally people who are new to sewing ask me questions that are old-hat to those of us who are long-time sewists. One question I was recently asked is, “How do you hem a garment without a sewing machine?” I use the whipstitch to hem most of my garments. It’s a fairly easy stitch, and it creates a nearly invisible hem. Here’s how it’s done: This … Continue reading How to Whipstitch a Hem @ ChellyWood.com #embroidery #sewing #crafts

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable patterns and tutorials for craft projects. The image shows green embroidery floss forming a leafy-pattern on burlap fabric. The overlay says, "Detached chain stitch" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com (where you can find free patterns and tutorials for lots of crafts and embroidery projects). This detached chain stitch is used to create leaves in a flower box on a windmill pincushion sewing and embroidery sampler. The tutorial video shows how to do the detached chain stitch in the form of leaves or a single leaf.

Learn the detached chain stitch for #embroidery #craft projects with #leaves @ ChellyWood.com

The chain stitch itself is one of my all-time favorite embroidery stitches because it’s so quick and easy to do. That’s why, for the leafy greenery growing out of the flower boxes on my windmill pincushion project, I used the detached chain stitch–the one I’ve posted here. If you didn’t see my Dutch windmill pincushion project, please look back at Wednesday’s post. This is a … Continue reading Learn the detached chain stitch for #embroidery #craft projects with #leaves @ ChellyWood.com

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable patterns and craft tutorials. The image shows a rambler rose embroidery project in the center of a larger embroidered snowflake embroidery pattern. The overlay says, "Rambler rose and snowflake" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com, where you can find lots of free tutorial videos showing how to make an embroidered rambler rose or an embroidered snowflake using simple instructional tutorial youtube videos to guide you.

Rambler rose #crafty #embroidery stitch tutorial with #snowflake variation @ ChellyWood.com

Isn’t that a pretty little embroidery stitch? I love it! The rambler rose is actually a pretty easy stitch to create, and the snowflake adaptations just use a stem stitch together with an arrowhead stitch to form the extensions coming out from the center of the snowflake. In this video tutorial, you’ll see a preview of a sweet little baby doll dress as well as … Continue reading Rambler rose #crafty #embroidery stitch tutorial with #snowflake variation @ ChellyWood.com

The image shows a handmade pincushion in the shape of a Dutch windmill (like the old-fashioned ones found in the Netherlands). It has propellers, windows, a door, and it appears to have embroidered borders around various parts, like it's an embroidery sampler of some kind. The propellers are held on with a cloth-covered button. In the window boxes are tiny flowers. From roof to base, it's covered in colorful straight pins. The overlay says, "Windmill pin-cushion" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com where you can find patterns for other pin cushions and craft projects. All patterns on ChellyWood.com are free to print, using a creative commons attribution mark.

Dutch windmill pincushion: #ChristmasGiftIdeas for anyone who loves #TheNetherlands, #sewing, #miniatures, or #embroidery

Here’s the tutorial you’ve been waiting for! I just love my little Dutch windmill pincushion! I use it all the time, and for Christmas this season, I’ve been making one for an aunt of mine who also loves to sew. I don’t advise this project for the absolute beginner; however, if you’re intermediate to advanced at sewing and would like to learn to embroider, this … Continue reading Dutch windmill pincushion: #ChristmasGiftIdeas for anyone who loves #TheNetherlands, #sewing, #miniatures, or #embroidery

The image shows a pattern for a little pincushion designed in the shape of a Dutch windmill (like those found in the Netherlands). The pattern has been marked with a "creative commons attribution" symbol, and it offers a measurement tool and a photo of a finished windmill pin cushion. The URL watermark on this printable paper pattern says ChellyWood.com, which is where you will also find an instructional youtube tutorial video showing you how to sew and how to do the embroidery stitches for this Dutch windmill pincushion craft project / sewing project / embroidery sampler project. This Dutch windmill pincushion in the style of a Netherlands wind mill would make a great gift idea for someone who sews or does embroidery.

Sew a #Dutch windmill #pincushion with free #sewing pattern @ ChellyWood.com (just like the old wind mills found in the #Netherlands)!

Hopefully you’re as excited as I am about this adorable Dutch windmill pincushion project! I actually started this project a full year ago, but I’ve waited to post it until just before Christmas because I think it would make a fantastic Christmas gift for anyone who sews or collects miniatures. Here’s a link to the Dutch windmill pincushion pattern for easy download. There have been … Continue reading Sew a #Dutch windmill #pincushion with free #sewing pattern @ ChellyWood.com (just like the old wind mills found in the #Netherlands)!