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

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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

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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

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Here’s a simple #sewing tip: how to #sew snaps on #fabric @ ChellyWood.com

Yesterday I posted my DIY tutorial for making a super easy-to-sew felt top for Monster High™ dolls. The only hard part (for a beginner anyway) was sewing the snaps on the felt. In this video, I show you the fundamental basics of sewing a snap onto fabric. For the more advanced sewist, there’s also a trick to aligning your snaps: push a straight pin through … Continue reading Here’s a simple #sewing tip: how to #sew snaps on #fabric @ ChellyWood.com

FREE printable #sewing pattern for curvy #dolls @ ChellyWood.com #dollstagram

  Today I’m previewing the reversible shirt that I designed in March. This shirt will fit most fashion dolls, including regular-sized Barbie®, Curvy Barbie®, Petite Barbie®, Queens of Africa™ dolls, Spin Master Liv™ dolls, and more. As you can see, I sewed one side yellow, and the other side blue. It really is the same shirt in all of these photos, so yes, it fits a number of different dolls nicely. … Continue reading FREE printable #sewing pattern for curvy #dolls @ ChellyWood.com #dollstagram

A #child could make this EASY #Sewing project: #Barbie skirt and top @ ChellyWood.com

To make this simple, easy-to-sew felt sleeveless shirt and elastic-waist miniskirt with tulle, please click on the following links for the free patterns and tutorials: Here’s a link to the skirt’s tutorial Here’s a link to the free printable skirt pattern Here’s a link to the felt top’s tutorial Here’s a link to the felt top’s free pattern (you’ll only use the bodice portion) Chelly Wood’s … Continue reading A #child could make this EASY #Sewing project: #Barbie skirt and top @ ChellyWood.com

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Where to Shop for #Fabric in #Paris

Do you ever wonder what the fashion capital of the world has to offer to a sewist? Well, Paris is not called the “fashion capital of the world” without a good reason. Last summer I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Paris, and of course, I couldn’t miss the opportunity to shop for fabric while I was there! I’d like to thank my friend Jocy, … Continue reading Where to Shop for #Fabric in #Paris

#Sewing Tips From Expert Doll #Seamstress, Julie Helmer @ ChellyWood.com #Dollstagram

Some of my followers on ChellyWood.com are new to sewing, so I thought I’d ask an expert seamstress for a little sewing advice. Julie Helmer, one of my Facebook friends from a doll clothes group I belong to online, has her own Etsy doll clothes line. Her store is called, “Sew Dolled Up.” Here are the questions I asked her in our interview, and the careful responses … Continue reading #Sewing Tips From Expert Doll #Seamstress, Julie Helmer @ ChellyWood.com #Dollstagram

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It’s #crafty for #kids! Here’s a #quinceañera dress tutorial for dolls w/ free pattern!

Monday I posted an image of the doll dress I’m making this week. Tuesday I posted the pattern for the pinafore. Wednesday I posted the tutorial for making the pinafore. Today I’m going to post the tutorial for the quinceañera or wedding dress that goes under the pinafore. The pattern is available for free to download on this page, along with many other free patterns. All … Continue reading It’s #crafty for #kids! Here’s a #quinceañera dress tutorial for dolls w/ free pattern!