Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable patterns and tutorials. The image shows a close-up of a threaded backstitch done in embroidery floss with multiple colors of floss. The overlay says, "Threaded backstitch" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com, where more free craft and sewing and embroidery tutorials are offered.

#Crafty threaded #backstitch #handEmbroidery w/ ChellyWood.com

Here we have a tutorial for the threaded backstitch. I love this stitch because it’s so versatile and easy to create! We’ll be using this stitch on our windmill pincushion project. For my regular followers, you’re probably anxiously awaiting the FREE windmill pincushion pattern, which is scheduled to post on November 6–in less than a week! This stitch is one that I use along the … Continue reading #Crafty threaded #backstitch #handEmbroidery w/ ChellyWood.com

Please visit ChellyWood.com for free sewing patterns, tutorial videos, and embroidery projects. The image shows the Algerian eye embroidery stitch (also called the "star eyelet" stitch. The overlay offers the URL ChellyWood.com, where this stitchery tutorial demonstrates how to do either the algerian eye or star eyelet embroidery stitches.

Learn to #embroider the Algerian eye or #star eyelet #stitch with this free tutorial:

If you’re planning to make my windmill pincushion (the pattern posts on November 6th, right here on ChellyWood.com), you’ll need to create some flowers to put in the flower boxes under the windmill’s windows. This fairly simple, straightforward stitch, is called the Algerian eye or star eyelet stitch. It’s sometimes called a star eyelet because it actually does create a tiny eyelet in the center … Continue reading Learn to #embroider the Algerian eye or #star eyelet #stitch with this free tutorial:

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. The image shows a Made to Move Barbie modeling a hand sewn white tank top or sleeveless summer top with a feather stitch embroidery embellishing the collar. The overlay says "Doll's shirt" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com, where you can find lots of free doll clothes sewing patterns to fit Barbies and many other dolls of various shapes and sizes.

#Sew a fashion #dolls tank top w/free #patterns and tutorial @ ChellyWood.com

Happy Halloween to those of you who celebrate it on October 31st! Just in time for the harvest season, here’s the tutorial to go with yesterday’s pattern. This is, as I’ve said, a re-design of an old pattern and tutorial video, but I’ve added a feather stitch to embellish the edges of the sleeveless top, which adds a nice detail to this tank-style top. You … Continue reading #Sew a fashion #dolls tank top w/free #patterns and tutorial @ ChellyWood.com

Click on the link above for the tutorial video page. This image shows a lazy daisy embroidery project on a red felt background with a stem and leaf. The tutorial video is found at ChellyWood.com

Hand #embroidery tutorial: the chain #stitch detached @ ChellyWood.com #dolls and #crafts

This is an older tutorial–one that I made in 2015–so the audio is a bit choppy. Since then, I’ve built up my following so I can afford nicer video software for editing my videos. So I apologize for the choppiness of the video, but I think it gets the point across. These little daisies can appear in the flower baskets on your windmill pincushion, a … Continue reading Hand #embroidery tutorial: the chain #stitch detached @ ChellyWood.com #dolls and #crafts

The image shows a close-up of an arrowhead stitch in red embroidery floss on a blue-and-white gingham fabric. The overlay says, "Arrowhead stitch" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com, where the tutorial video is available for free. This tutorial video (also available on YouTube) shows how to do an arrowhead (or arrow head) stitch, using hand-embroidery methods. It's part of a bigger project: a windmill pincushion sampler. The pattern for the windmill pincushion sewing and embroidery sampler project is free to download at ChellyWood.com.

How to Do the Arrowhead Stitch in Hand #Embroidery @ ChellyWood.com #DIY #Crafts

For a while now, I’ve been posting these little embroidery tutorials because they’re leading up to a windmill pincushion project that I’m planning to post the patterns for in November. If you haven’t seen my windmill pincushion yet, be sure to watch this video; it appears in there several times. The arrowhead stitch is relatively easy to make. It creates the pattern you often see … Continue reading How to Do the Arrowhead Stitch in Hand #Embroidery @ ChellyWood.com #DIY #Crafts

Image shows a basic blanket stitch in red embroidery floss on a blue/green background. The overlay states: Blanket Stitch "with" Corners and offers the URL ChellyWood.com. This is the YouTube header for a youtube tutorial video showing how to do a basic blanket stitch, including a blanket stitch that uses corners. The tutorial offers both visual and written instructions for making the blanket stitch for hand embroidery, including a method for wrapping the floss around a corner when doing the blanket stitch by hand. Visit ChellyWood.com for additional craft tutorials and hand embroidery tutorial videos.

How to Do Hand #Embroidery: Blanket Stitch w/Corners @ ChellyWood.com #Stitchery #DIY

Some of you have left comments on my YouTube channel, stating that you’re looking forward to making my windmill pincushion project, which I’ll be posting in November. The string of embroidery tutorials that I’ve been posting lately, including this basic blanket stitch tutorial, are leading up to the windmill pincushion project. If you watch this video tutorial for blanket stitching (hand embroidery), you’ll see images … Continue reading How to Do Hand #Embroidery: Blanket Stitch w/Corners @ ChellyWood.com #Stitchery #DIY

The image shows a pretty red zig-zagging pattern of red embroidery floss on a pale green linen blend fabric, inside a purple embroidery hoop. The overlay says, "Herringbone stitch" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com. This website offers free printable sewing patterns for doll clothes and holiday crafts as well as numerous sewing and stitchery tutorial videos.

Hand #Embroidery Stitch: How to Do a Herringbone Stitch @ ChellyWood.com

    Next month I’ll be sharing my windmill pincushion pattern, and the embroidery tutorials I’ve been showing you lately are leading up to that adorable little pincushion. This windmill pincushion project could make a great Christmas gift for someone you know, especially for someone who enjoys sewing, and this project is also a great opportunity for a beginner to practice various embroidery stitches. Today’s … Continue reading Hand #Embroidery Stitch: How to Do a Herringbone Stitch @ ChellyWood.com

The image shows a needle and embroidery floss. The floss is wrapped around the needle in one loop. The overlay says, "Single Twist French Knot" and the video which accompanies this header image shows how to create a single-loop French knot using an embroidery needle and embroidery floss. The video was produced by Chelly Wood, whose website, ChellyWood.com offers free printable sewing patterns (specializing in small-scale sewing crafts and free doll clothes patterns). The overlay of this image includes the URL ChellyWood.com where this video tutorial for French knot embroidery can be found.

Hand #Embroidery Stitch: How to Make a Single-loop French Knot #DIY #Tutorial

Whether you consider mine a “true” French knot or more of a variation on the more traditional double-loop French knot, this stitch creates a lovely bead-sized bump, that appears like a tiny rose bud on embroidered leaves or as a false bead on a garment. On my upcoming windmill pincushion project, I used this knotting technique to create tiny pink rose buds in the flower … Continue reading Hand #Embroidery Stitch: How to Make a Single-loop French Knot #DIY #Tutorial

The image shows a close-up of the couching stitch used in hand-embroidery (broderie). The overlay says, "Basic couching stitch" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com as the home of this particular DIY embroidery video showing how to do the couching stitch.

Learn hand #embroidery with this basic couching #stitch for #Halloween #craft projects

If you regularly visit ChellyWood.com, you may have noticed that I’ve been offering a number of hand embroidery tutorials lately. In November, these tutorials will culminate in a pincushion sampler, with (to no one’s surprise) a free pattern! In this video, you can see a preview of the windmill pincushion pattern that’s coming in November, just in time for making handmade Christmas gifts for friends … Continue reading Learn hand #embroidery with this basic couching #stitch for #Halloween #craft projects

Click on the link above for the tutorial video. This image shows a spool of thread and the text says, "How to Knot When Sewing" (meaning when one sews by hand). The tutorial associated with this image is found at ChellyWood.com

How to Tie a Knot Using a Needle and Thread @ ChellyWood.com #crafts #diy #Embroidery

When it comes to sewing by hand and doing hand embroidery, tying knots is essential stuff! Usually, though, when I’m doing embroidery, I don’t dip the needle into the fabric like it shows in the video; instead, I dip the needle into a stitch that’s on the underside of the design… then I make my knot. It works the same way though, generally. I’ve been … Continue reading How to Tie a Knot Using a Needle and Thread @ ChellyWood.com #crafts #diy #Embroidery

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. This free tutorial video shows you how to do a basic feather stitch when embroidering by hand. The image shows the feather stitch as red thread on a light green background. The title says, "Feather stitch" and offers the website, ChellyWood.com, where you can view free tutorials on many embroidery stitches including the feather stitch, whipstitch, backstitch, and many others. His hand embroidery tutorial specifically addresses how to make the feather stitch when doing embroidery.

How to do a feather stitch #embroidery #design @ ChellyWood.com #crafts

This is yet another video tutorial that shows one of the stitches I used in my windmill pincushion design. I have not yet posted the windmill pincushion pattern, but I’m hoping to post it in November. That should allow any of my interested followers enough time to make one of these cute pincushions and give it away as a Christmas gift (for those of you … Continue reading How to do a feather stitch #embroidery #design @ ChellyWood.com #crafts

The image shows a close-up of the whipped running stitch (an embroidery stitch used for decoration). It also has the heading, "Whipped Running Stitch" but it should also be noted that this embroidery stitch is sometimes called the "cordonnet stitch". This is a header for a youtube tutorial video showing how to do the cordonnet stitch (how to do a whipped running stitch). The image also shows the website where more embroidery tutorials like this one can be found: ChellyWood.com.

How to do a whipped running stitch or cordonnet stitch in #embroidery @ ChellyWood.com

As many of you know, I sew a lot of my doll clothes by hand. You may not realize that as part of my passion for the needle and thread, I also do a bit of hand embroidery. Every now and then, you’ll see that some of my doll clothes will have embroidered edges, in my videos. The whipped running stitch (sometimes called a cordonnet … Continue reading How to do a whipped running stitch or cordonnet stitch in #embroidery @ ChellyWood.com