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
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
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
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
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
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)!
I’m best known for my free doll clothes patterns and tutorials, but this week on ChellyWood.com, I’m going to share my beloved Dutch windmill pincushion project. Tomorrow I’ll be posting the free pattern, and Wednesday I’ll post the free tutorial video showing you how to make this darling little gem. This windmill pincushion project makes a great gift for anyone who loves miniatures, dolls, sewing, … Continue reading #GiftIdea: make a #Dutch windmill #pincushion for someone you #love!
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
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:
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
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
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