The image shows the legs of a BFC Ink doll wearing a pair of handmade socks which have been sewn out of a pair of underwear. The overlay says "DIY Doll Socks" and if you go to, you'll find a free tutorial video that explains, step-by-step, how to make your own doll socks from underpants. This is one of dozens of easy-to-follow instructional DIY videos along with hundreds of free doll clothes sewing patterns which can be found at Chelly Wood dot com.

What to do with your bored kids during the quarantine? Make doll socks! #boredkids #quarantine

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

This is the cover art for a YouTube tutorial video which teaches the viewer how to make an ironing board cover for a child's ironing board. This ironing board cover includes a felt pad and it uses cotton fabric with an elastic to hold it in place, in the form of a casing. Instructions for making the ironing board include suggested measurements. The website is where you'll be able to view the tutorial video showing how to make a DIY child's ironing board cover.

Let’s make an ironing-board cover for a kids’-sized toy ironing board! #kids #crafts

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

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#FridayFollow: #Teaching #kids to #sew with @CraftyGemini

Here on, 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

This is a free, printable sewing pattern that you can print on computer paper, cut out, and sew to fit an 8" baby doll, like the Lil Cutesies dolls made by JC Toys. It will fit most 8 inch baby dolls. These doll clothes patterns are free at which offers them for download with a creative commons attribution watermark. This particular baby doll pattern is the first of two. The second pattern includes the sleeve for this baby doll dress and a free printable baby doll diaper pattern too. This pattern, in addition to the doll dress, also offers a "slipper" or shoe for 8-inch baby dolls among its pattern pieces, along with the bodice and skirt patterns to fit 8 inch baby dolls.

Sew a pretty #Christmas dress for your #kids’ baby #dolls w/FREE patterns @

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 @

Please visit for FREE printable sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. This image shows two tiny doll slippers made of felt. The overlay says "Easy doll shoes" and offers the URL "" (a website where you can find the free pattern and tutorial for making these felt baby doll shoes that will fit 8-inch baby dolls like the Lil Cutesies baby dolls made by JC Toys.)

#DIY #felt shoes for 8-inch baby #dolls w/free #patterns @

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 @

Please visit for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. The images shows a free printable sewing pattern for making a dress to fit 8" dolls like the lil cutesies dolls made by JC toys (shown on the pattern itself wearing the dress made from this free printable sewing pattern). This is a baby doll dress pattern to sew, and it is free and printable. It is stamped with the "Creative commons attribution" mark, which means you're free to use this pattern, but please tell others where you got your patterns. You may do this by pinning the pattern on Pinterest, liking the pattern on facebook, tweeting about the patterns on twitter, or using any other form of social media to share your knowledge of this website and/or the images found on this website (including this free doll clothes sewing pattern for baby dolls).

Free 8-inch Baby #Doll’s dress #patterns to sew for #Christmas #Gifts @

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 @

Please visit for FREE printable sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. This image shows a YouTube tutorial video header for a DIY doll diaper tutorials. The words say "baby doll diaper" and offer the URL which is a website for free doll clothes patterns including the free printable sewing pattern for making baby dolls diapers.

#DIY Baby #Dolls’ Diaper / Nappy Makes a Great #Gift for #Kids!

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!

Please visit for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows a pattern for the bodice of a fashion doll quinceanera dress to fit dolls the size of Barbies or other similar-sized fashion dolls. The pattern includes three different bodice styles.

Free #sewing pattern for Barbie #dolls’ #DIY shirt @

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 @

The image shows an American Girl doll, Kaya, wearing a hand-made swimsuit. She stands between two palm trees that seem to be made of wrapping paper cardboard tubes that have been decorated to look like palm trees. In front of the doll is a shimmering "sea" made of table cloth material. Behind her, another table cloth is decorated with quilt batting to look like clouds. The words overlaying this scene say, "Doll Beach" and the URL is offered, as a location where you can learn more about creating this and other dioramas for doll play videos.

Create a tropical #beach or #seashore diorama for #dolls w/!

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/!

The image shows a free pattern for a pair of doll shorts. The title on the shorts pattern says, "Free 18-inch dolls' Shorts Pattern" and it offers instructions for how to print the pattern, what seam allowances to use, and where to hem the garment. The header that accompanies this doll shorts pattern offers the dolls that can easily fit into this shorts pattern, stating, "Free Printable Shorts Pattern for 18-inch Dolls Like American Girl Doll, Vintage Crissy Dolls, and 18" Madame Alexander Dolls." These three dolls are pictured wearing the hand-made shorts, which use a pattern showing tiny nautical prints of anchors and little sailboats. The watermark on this free printable doll shorts pattern says, " free patterns and tutorials." the pattern also displays the "Creative commons attribution" symbol, meaning that anyone is allowed to use this pattern for their own creative projects, but they must also mention that they got the pattern here, on

Free printable shorts #patterns for #AmericanGirl and other 18-inch #dolls

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

The image shows a hand-made doll skirt in three different fabric patterns. One pattern is floral; another uses tiny rainbow-colored polka dots, and the third is pink with larger white polka dots. The dolls wearing these skirts are (in the same order as the description of each skirt) a 16-inch Velvet doll from the Ideal Toy Company (vintage doll from the 1970's), Consuelo the Hearts-for hearts girl doll who stands at 14 inches tall, and the 15-inch Wellie Wisher doll called Kendall (made by the American Girl doll company). The overlay on the photo says "Easy DIY doll skirt" and offers the website where the free patterns for making this back-to-school mini-skirt can be downloaded and printed for free.

Free back-to-#school skirt #pattern for #HeartsForHearts #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 @

This pattern is the top half of a pants pattern that fits 18" dolls like American Girl (AG), Madame Alexander, and other 18-inch dolls. This pants pattern is free and printable at, and the pattern has been marked with a "Creative commons Attribution" mark as well as the URL which serves as a watermark for this and other doll clothes patterns that are free and printable on the website. This pattern can be used to make shorts for 18 inch dolls, or you can print the second half of the pattern to make a pair of pants to fit 18-in (46 cm) dolls like the American Girl dolls and Madame Alexander dolls.

Free Doll Clothes #Patterns: #Sew American Girl #Dolls’ Pants @

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 @