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 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, 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

Here we see a Spin Master Liv doll sitting in a wicker chair, in a purple room. She's reaching out to a tray of tea with a teapot, which rests on a white wicker table. In her lap is a tiny china plate of pink cake. Her dress has orange sleeves and white cuffs but the largest part of the dress, including the bodice and skirt, are made of black fabric decorated with tiny white and orange candy corns. The skirt's hem is embellished with orange ribbon and white 1/8 inch rickrack trim.

FREE #Halloween dress pattern for #LivDolls and other 11″ #Dolls @

This week’s posts will be brief. Since I discovered that this dress pattern fits quite a few dolls, I need to create official posts for each doll, so that I can offer links from my gallery page to each post. (Sorry for taking up a whole week to take care of business, but this is the best way to make the patterns easily accessible from … Continue reading FREE #Halloween dress pattern for #LivDolls and other 11″ #Dolls @

Visit for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows a Mattel Skipper doll wearing an orange and black doll dress decorated with candy corns, ric rac, and ribbons. The skirt of the dress flares, and her long elegant sleeves end in a white cuff. Overlay says, " free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes."

#HalloweenCandy #Dolls Dress #Pattern is FREE @

Here’s a preview for you, of this week’s Halloween candy corn doll dress project. As usual, the pattern is going to be FREE for you to download. I’ll post that free pattern tomorrow, and then Wednesday, I’ll post the YouTube tutorial showing you how to sew it. You’ll be pleased to know that this pattern fits a number of 10″ and even some 11″ fashion … Continue reading #HalloweenCandy #Dolls Dress #Pattern is FREE @

Visit for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows a pattern for the felt cat mask, felt mittens, felt tail pattern, and felt pumpkin / jack-o-lantern candy basket that are shown in the image of a fashion doll wearing a cat costume and carrying a jack-o-lantern candy basket for Halloween celebrations. This pattern, and the video tutorial that shows how to make it (along with all the free sewing patterns) are found at

FREE felt #jackOlantern and #cat #mask pattern @

If you’re not sure what this pattern is all about, have a look back at Monday’s post. This week I’m re-posting last year’s Halloween-themed costumes for fashion dolls. The cat costume includes the bodysuit pattern, the easy-to-make tights, and the mask, tail, and mittens that are part of the pattern above. The pumpkin/ jack-o-lantern pattern is really fun and quite easy to make, in my … Continue reading FREE felt #jackOlantern and #cat #mask pattern @

Image shows an orange jack-o'-lantern with black eyes, nose, and mouth. It's shaped like a bag or bucket with a green ribbon handle. The "candy bag" is made of felt. Overlay says, "Tiny DIY Halloween Candy Bag" and it offers the website where the free pattern can be found. Click in the link in the caption to find the right page for downloading this free printable PDF sewing pattern for a miniature Halloween candy bucket that looks like a jack-o'-lantern.

Make a #Crafty #Halloween #Pumpkin Candy Bucket or Bag

This wraps up my Halloween sewing projects for this year. Earlier I showed you how to make a cat costume for fashion dolls, a ghost costume for miniature dolls, and now I’m bringing this segment to a close with this adorable jack-o’-lantern Halloween candy bucket or candy bag. It’s made of felt and ribbon, with just a touch of embroidery floss. Frankly, it’s so easy to … Continue reading Make a #Crafty #Halloween #Pumpkin Candy Bucket or Bag

Image shows an actual, printable sewing pattern for a cat-shaped felt mask that fits Barbie sized fashion dolls. Along with that is a pattern for a pumpkin bucket, cat paw mittens, and a cat's tail. These patterns, when cut out and sewn, will make a number of accessories that fit Barbie and similar-sized dolls.

Free printable #sewing pattern for #Dolls’ #HalloweenCandy basket

Here’s a re-post of pattern #1 for my fashion doll Halloween costume set. I’ve been getting requests to include a measurement gauge; therefore you’ll find this pattern, along with some of the other new patterns, have a small measurement tool on the patterns themselves. This is designed to help you determine whether or not you’ve printed my patterns to the right scale. It also helps to watch my … Continue reading Free printable #sewing pattern for #Dolls’ #HalloweenCandy basket