Last week my inbox was flooded with people asking me questions and making requests. Yes, the holiday sewing season is upon us, and our kids and grandkids are hoping we’ll make them lots of lovely doll clothes for Christmas! One of the requests I received was for a coat pattern for 18-inch dolls. In my response to this request, I pointed out that you can … Continue reading Where to find good coat patterns for 18 inch dolls like #AmericanGirlDolls and #JourneyGirls
For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Send your child or grandchild to this year’s Fourth of July parade with their favorite fashion doll dressed in a lovely maxi skirt and a new shirt to match! Today’s free patterns are relatively easy to sew if you have a bit of sewing experience. And what fun for … Continue reading Patriotic maxi skirt and sleeveless shirt for fashion dolls w/free PDF patterns @ ChellyWood.com #July4th #Patriotism
Please show your appreciation for my free printable PDF sewing patterns by sharing these images on your favorite social media venues. It actually helps my website grow a lot! Here are the free, printable PDF sewing patterns for making the skirt and felt top shown in the images above: Free printable PDF sewing pattern for long skirt to fit fashion dolls Tutorial video showing how … Continue reading Winter party skirt and top for fashion dolls w/free PDF patterns @ ChellyWood.com
I was traveling during the month of December, so I never got to post the patterns for this long skirt with elastic waist, which fits most 11 to 11.5-inch fashion dolls. So although it’s January, you can see photos of a Christmas scene with my Queens of Africa doll in the video above. In spite of the poor timing, here are the free, printable PDF … Continue reading Sew a long skirt for fashion dolls with today’s free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #sewing #diy
Below are the links to the patterns and tutorial videos that will help you create today’s candy cane dress, which is pictured at the top of this post. Free printable PDF sewing pattern for 8 inch baby doll dress, slippers, and diaper Free tutorial for making the dress You may also like the tutorial videos for making the reversible diaper pattern, snowflake dress, … Continue reading Free baby doll clothes PDF sewing patterns: #CandyCane #DollDress for 8-inch #dolls!
Earlier this week, I posted a video showing how to make the polar fleece scarf. Now, here in one location, are the tutorials for the scarf (see below) and the hat, plus the free printable PDF sewing patterns for making this cute Grinch-style polar fleece hat. If you’re wanting to know where I got the Grinch-patterned polar fleece, it was JoAnn Fabric & Craft store. … Continue reading Here’s an easy Christmas DIY gift idea with a FREE sewing pattern: a #Grinch #PolarFleece #StockingCap from @JoAnn_Stores
It’s always nice to do some charity work around the holidays, so I have a proposal for you, my followers… For Christmas this year I’m sewing some doll clothes for the children at the shelter for displaced families, where my sister-in-law works as the administrator. This shelter is called Family Promise, and I’m told they have a number of naked 11.5-inch fashion dolls which need … Continue reading Where to send handmade fashion doll clothes for #Christmas #nonprofit #communitysupport: Family Promise of North Idaho
It’s Black Friday here in the US, so what better day to re-post my video tutorial on How to Shop for Fabric when sewing doll clothes? As you know, I’ve been posting free printable doll clothes PDF sewing patterns and linking to old tutorial videos so you can make this 18″ doll’s clothing ensemble, which makes a fantastic Christmas gift for any little girl who … Continue reading Tips for Buying Fabric for Sewing Doll Clothes on #BlackFriday — Let’s #Shop for #SewingSupplies!
Here’s the latest combination from the patterns that I’m re-posting as PDF downloadable patterns. As part of the clothing ensemble I showed you in Monday’s post, this set of free doll clothes patterns includes a pair of “jeans” and a long-sleeved shirt. The “jeans” are made of a denim-colored lightweight cotton fabric, and they have an easy-to-sew elastic waist. I prefer making elastic waists for … Continue reading Sew a long-sleeved shirt and jeans for your 18″ dolls w/free PDF patterns @ ChellyWood.com #crafts #creativeideas #craftymom
Last Friday I confessed that I was really behind on my holiday sewing projects. Well here’s the result of crunch time! Over the weekend I sewed this mix-and-match wardrobe for 18 inch dolls, using the patterns that already exist right here on ChellyWood.com This 18 inch doll’s wardrobe includes the following: A pair of pants A set of pajama-style shorts A pair of regular shorts … Continue reading Easy-to-sew wardrobe for 18 inch #dolls with free PDF #patterns @ ChellyWood.com
If you follow me on Instagram, you might remember seeing this craft project table at an earlier stage. Well, I feel like I haven’t gotten very far lately. 😟 Do you ever get so far behind on your sewing and craft projects that you start to feel kind of hopeless? I’m there. This dress pattern was supposed to get posted just before Halloween, but it … Continue reading Is anybody else behind on their #holiday #sewing projects? Oh my goodness!
Sewing a candy cane dress in June? Why not?! It’s always a good idea to get your Christmas gift sewing projects started early! And with these free printable sewing patterns, you can sew a half dozen little outfits for your daughter / niece / granddaughter’s 8-inch baby doll without the stress of trying to get it all done before the approaching holiday smacks you right … Continue reading #PDFpattern Wednesday: start #sewing your Christmas gifts early with these free #patterns for 8-inch dolls!