How do you entertain your bored kids during the COVID-19 quarantine? I have an idea… Got any undies with holes in them? Or pairs of unmentionables your kids have outgrown? Why not make them into a pair of doll socks? But please… MAKE SURE THEY ARE CLEAN first! 😀 Today’s super easy craft project requires very little sewing skill, but just to be sure you … Continue reading What to do with your bored kids during the quarantine? Make doll socks! #boredkids #quarantine
Most children like to play in imitation of their parents’ chores. That’s why a number of toy companies have made children’s toy laundry room furnishings, like a toy washer, dryer, laundry basket, and yes, even toy irons and ironing boards. Today’s tutorial shows you how to make an ironing board cover for a child’s toy ironing board. But be advised: children should be supervised when … Continue reading Let’s make an ironing-board cover for a kids’-sized toy ironing board! #kids #crafts
Here on ChellyWood.com, I often get questions about teaching kids to sew. I do have a playlist on my YouTube channel dedicated to this topic, but I mostly sew by hand and my videos are primarily about sewing doll clothes. So what if you want to teach your child to use a sewing machine? What if you want to teach him/her to sew something other … Continue reading #FridayFollow: #Teaching #kids to #sew with @CraftyGemini
My regular followers will recognize this pattern. It’s the one we used to make the snowflake dress. However this week’s tutorial will add the sleeve to this dress, to create the candy-cane dress you see pictured in the lower left-hand corner of the dress pattern. Tomorrow I’ll post the sleeve pattern, which is also attached to the free printable diaper pattern. For easy download, click … Continue reading Sew a pretty #Christmas dress for your #kids’ baby #dolls w/FREE patterns @ ChellyWood.com
Here’s the DIY tutorial video that I promised, showing you how to make the cute little felt slippers for 8-inch baby dolls. For easy download of my free doll shoes and dress pattern, click here. Need help printing my patterns? This tutorial is designed to help. If you’re curious about the recent updates and changes to my blog, this page has more information. Please support … Continue reading #DIY #felt shoes for 8-inch baby #dolls w/free #patterns @ ChellyWood.com
This week I’m offering a FREE printable sewing pattern for an easy-to-sew doll dress that fits 8″ baby dolls like the Lil’ Cutesies doll shown on the pattern above. For easy download, click here, and you will be able to access the graphic image of the pattern as a jpg file. Need help downloading my free, printable sewing patterns? Click here for an instructional tutorial … Continue reading Free 8-inch Baby #Doll’s dress #patterns to sew for #Christmas #Gifts @ ChellyWood.com
This week we’ve been learning how to make a baby doll’s diaper (in the UK and many other parts of the world, it’s called a “Nappy”). These baby doll accessories are perfect gifts for little children to play “Mommy” or “Daddy” with baby dolls! As you’ll see in the video, dolly diapers / nappies are also super easy to make! The reversible version, in my … Continue reading #DIY Baby #Dolls’ Diaper / Nappy Makes a Great #Gift for #Kids!
For easy access, here’s a more direct link to the free fashion doll pattern shown in the image above: Free fashion doll bodice pattern Please click the link above and follow these instructions to easily download, save, and print my free patterns. When I first posted this pattern, it was part of a Barbie and Ken wedding ensemble, but this week I’m showing you how … Continue reading Free #sewing pattern for Barbie #dolls’ #DIY shirt @ ChellyWood.com
Here in the northern hemisphere, where I live, summer is coming to a close. But there’s no reason why you should say goodbye to the tropical weather… Let’s make a tropical island diorama for dolls, so we can keep those summery thoughts in our heads all winter long! Why not? Today’s tutorial video shows you how I made my tropical island diorama for my 18-inch … Continue reading Create a tropical #beach or #seashore diorama for #dolls w/ ChellyWood.com!
This week I’m going to show you how to sew my “Nautical Shorts,” which as we saw in yesterday’s preview post, will fit most 18-inch dolls, including American Girl dolls, Madame Alexander dolls, and even the Vintage Crissy doll that I displayed in yesterday’s post. At the top of this post, you will find my free, printable sewing pattern, but it’s a little easier to … Continue reading Free printable shorts #patterns for #AmericanGirl and other 18-inch #dolls
Earlier this week I gave you the free patterns for sewing these adorable skirts, but just in case you missed those blog posts, here they are again: Pattern 1 for back-to-school skirt Pattern 2 for back-to-school skirt As you’ll see in the video, you need to cut out each pattern and tape them together before using them to measure your fabric for the skirt. If … Continue reading Free back-to-#school skirt #pattern for #HeartsForHearts #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com
As I said in yesterday’s blog post, this is the first of two patterns you’ll need to download and print, in order to make the 18-inch doll pants I showed in yesterday’s blog post. Tomorrow I’ll post the second part (the lower half) of the pattern. Once you have the patterns, you’ll cut them out and tape them together along the connecting line. My video … Continue reading Free Doll Clothes #Patterns: #Sew American Girl #Dolls’ Pants @ ChellyWood.com