The image shows a swatch of purple and pink floral fabric that measures 10 3/4 inches by 10 3/4 inches, square. It rests atop a swatch of lavender-colored fabric of the same size. There are also two teeny-tiny buttons and five tiny snaps featured in the image. This image is a photo of the tiny swatches of fabric, the buttons, and the snaps that will be sent to the winner of a contest on ChellyWood.com

It’s a CONTEST! Win free #fabric, snaps, and buttons so you can sew clothes like my #dolls

It has been a while since I offered a contest on ChellyWood.com, but I thought it might be fun to see if you can guess which of my dolls can fit into these doll clothes: Soul (the African American doll) was part of a collection of vintage dolls called the World of Love dolls. If you’d like to learn more about the World of Love dolls … Continue reading It’s a CONTEST! Win free #fabric, snaps, and buttons so you can sew clothes like my #dolls

This image shows three swatches of fabric which have a soft fabric sewing label sewn directly onto the fabric using a whipstitch. Each label says "ChellyWood.com" and the image goes with a blog post about where to buy craft labels like these.

#FridayFollow: buy labels for your #handmade #dolls’ clothes @DutchLabel

Have you ever seen fabric craft labels on other people’s handmade doll clothes and wondered, “Where did they buy that?” Well today’s blog post offers one suggestion. Adding a label to your handmade doll clothes helps people find your Etsy store or sewing blog again, long after they’ve forgotten where they bought your product. It’s a subtle way to advertise your handmade goods in a … Continue reading #FridayFollow: buy labels for your #handmade #dolls’ clothes @DutchLabel

Image shows a caucasian person's fingers holding fabric that has been decorated with an array of bright-colored flowers. Overlay says, "How to Buy Fabric" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com

How to Buy #Fabric for #Sewing #Dolls’ Clothes

I grew up in a family full of seamstresses. So to me, shopping for fabric was no more difficult than buying a piece of candy at a convenience store. But to the absolute beginner, the cutting counter at a fabric store can seem a little daunting. I designed this step-by-step guide for buying doll clothes fabric, keeping in mind that some people are brand new … Continue reading How to Buy #Fabric for #Sewing #Dolls’ Clothes

The image shows Mattel's Curvy Barbie modeling a hand-made shirt with cloth-covered tiny buttons. Each button is encompassed by a floss loop, all hand-made by the seamstress who blogs here, at ChellyWood.com.

Where to Buy Buttons, Zippers, and Buckles for #Dolls, #Crafts, and #Sewing

On my “Submit a Question” page, I often hear the question, “Where can I buy tiny buttons for my doll clothes?” From time to time, people also ask me for advice on zippers and buckles. I use Etsy for tiny doll buttons, tiny zippers, and similar sewing notions, but I generally buy my tiny snaps from Jo-Ann’s Fabrics. Jo-Ann’s does have an online store, but … Continue reading Where to Buy Buttons, Zippers, and Buckles for #Dolls, #Crafts, and #Sewing

Image shows a little doll seated at her sewing machine. Behind her is a doll-sized ironing board. Her tiny, pale blue coffee cup sits at the ready near her sewing machine. The overlay says, "ChellyWood.com free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes."

#Crafty #DIY Tips for #Crafters and People Who #Sew @ ChellyWood.com

My regular followers know that beneath each of my YouTube videos, there are links to a number of videos like this “How to Whipstitch” tutorial. These “basic stitchery” tutorials are designed to help you understand terms and concepts within each tutorial, like: How to print my FREE patterns How to sew snaps on fabric How to sew by hand How to tie a knot when sewing … Continue reading #Crafty #DIY Tips for #Crafters and People Who #Sew @ ChellyWood.com

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows Mattel's fashionista tall Barbie dressed in a wedding gown with veil and Mattel's fashionista Ken wearing a handmade felt dinner jacket with lapels, a collared dress shirt, a tie, and black pants/trousers. The two dolls stand in an elegant but simple 1:6 scale diorama that includes a window on one wall, a bust of a musician, and a pillar with climbing vines surrounding it. The two dolls seem to look at one another lovingly, as two dolls who are very much in love on their wedding day! In the lower-right corner of the image, a watermark says, "ChellyWood.com: free printable doll clothes patterns and tutorials."

#SewEasy dinner jacket and tux suit for Ken #dolls made of #felt

I first started designing a dinner jacket for the original Fashionista Ken (and other male fashion dolls, including Spin Master Jake), back in about 2016. My jacket designs have gone through about ten different prototypes, but I’m very pleased with the final product. Anyone who has ever tried to sew a jacket with lapels or a tux with tails for Ken will tell you that this … Continue reading #SewEasy dinner jacket and tux suit for Ken #dolls made of #felt

Image shows a little doll seated at her sewing machine. Behind her is a doll-sized ironing board. Her tiny, pale blue coffee cup sits at the ready near her sewing machine. The overlay says, "ChellyWood.com free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes."

Whipstitch #embroidery and other #crafty #DIY tutorials @ ChellyWood.com

My regular followers know that beneath each of my YouTube videos, there are links to a number of videos like this “How to Whipstitch” tutorial. These “basic stitchery” tutorials are designed to help you understand terms and concepts within each tutorial, like: How to print my FREE patterns How to sew snaps on fabric How to thread a needle How to sew by hand How to … Continue reading Whipstitch #embroidery and other #crafty #DIY tutorials @ ChellyWood.com

Image shows a caucasian person's fingers holding fabric that has been decorated with an array of bright-colored flowers. Overlay says, "How to Buy Fabric" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com

How to Buy #Fabric for #Sewing #Dolls’ Clothes

I was recently at the dentist office, and while visiting with the receptionist there, I mentioned that I make doll clothes. “I wish I could do that!” she said. So I told her about my sewing tutorials and explained that she can easily learn how to sew using YouTube tutorials just like mine. “But I don’t know how to buy material,” she said. Since I … Continue reading How to Buy #Fabric for #Sewing #Dolls’ Clothes

Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows Monster High Draculaura wearing a handmade dress with puff sleeves and cuffs. ChellyWood.com offers free sewing patterns for making this and other dress patterns and pants and shirt patterns to fit Monster High dolls.

#Sewing Tips for #Dolls’ Clothes: Bias Tape Cuffs! @ ChellyWood.com

Hello my lovely followers! I have created yet another tutorial about the tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years, for sewing clothes for dolls. Someone in a 1:6 scale Facebook group I belong to said he really liked the look of these cuffs (the ones on my St. Patrick’s Day dress for Monster High/Ever After High and other small-bodied dolls).  When I told him … Continue reading #Sewing Tips for #Dolls’ Clothes: Bias Tape Cuffs! @ ChellyWood.com

Image shows a caucasian person's fingers holding fabric that has been decorated with an array of bright-colored flowers. Overlay says, "How to Buy Fabric" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com

How to Buy #Crafty #Fabric for Making #Dolls Clothes

I was recently at the dentist office, and while visiting with the receptionist there, I mentioned that I make doll clothes. “I wish I could do that!” she said. So I told her about my sewing tutorials and explained that she can easily learn how to sew using YouTube tutorials just like mine. “But I don’t know how to buy material,” she said. Since I … Continue reading How to Buy #Crafty #Fabric for Making #Dolls Clothes

Image shows a free, printable sewing pattern for the tulle overlay that goes with a flowing red holiday skirt designed to fit 16" and 17" dolls as a knee-length flowing skirt. This free printable sewing pattern is designed by Chelly Wood. Her website offers free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. The pattern is marked with a Creative Commons Attribution symbol, which means you may copy it, post it, pin it, tweet it, and share it via various social media platforms, as long as you tell where you got the free pattern.

Sew a #Glittery #Holiday skirt for #Dolls w/this FREE pattern

Hello everyone, and happy 2018! This is the first of two patterns you’ll need to make my glittery holiday skirt that I previewed in yesterday’s post. For this pattern, you’ll want to purchase some glittery tulle fabric. Any color will do, but as you can see in the preview photos, I chose to make mine out of red. If you can’t find glittery tulle, ordinary … Continue reading Sew a #Glittery #Holiday skirt for #Dolls w/this FREE pattern

Image shows a Barbie doll wearing a Renaissance style hat with tulle forming a sort of tiara and veil combination around her head. Overlay offers the url: ChellyWood.com

What is #tulle? A #fabric demonstration from ChellyWood.com

  During the month of November, I did a whole bunch of re-posts, to buy myself time for my own holiday shopping and Christmas craft projects. So expect to see a few new projects here, on ChellyWood.com, during the month of December. You’re definitely due for something new! I’m starting the month with a simple explanation of tulle–a fabric we often use in dolls’ wedding … Continue reading What is #tulle? A #fabric demonstration from ChellyWood.com