Here we see the Breyer Rider called "Veterinarian Laura" riding "Snowball" in a winter scene. She holds a lead rope and her horse wears a tan bridle with a tan saddle. The overlay says, "DIY saddle and bridle" and reminds us that this image comes from Chelly Wood dot com (using the watermark image for that website).

Let’s make a saddle and halter for Breyer Horses! #ModelHorse #Crafts

Please scroll down to the bullets for links to the tutorial videos. Years ago, when my oldest daughter was in middle school, she loved Breyer model horses. She followed in her mother’s footsteps and enjoyed sewing for her Breyer Rider dolls, and she also made lovely blankets for her horses. But I had forgotten until recently that she also made some tutorials on how to … Continue reading Let’s make a saddle and halter for Breyer Horses! #ModelHorse #Crafts

This image shows a purple square swatch of dotted Swiss fabric, forming a frame around the words "free patterns," the logo for Chelly Wood dot com, and a photo of a vintage Heart Family baby doll wearing a handmade Easter egg dress.

DIY Long Sleeved Dress for Heart Family baby dolls w/free patterns #Miniature #DollClothes

Are you looking for the patterns and the tutorial video? Scroll down to the second set of bullets. Yesterday I posted my first pattern for the Mattel’s Heart Family Barbie baby dolls. Today I’m posting a long-sleeved dress that will also fit this little baby doll from the Heart family collection. For this project, you’ll need some craft felt for the bodice (use Bodices E … Continue reading DIY Long Sleeved Dress for Heart Family baby dolls w/free patterns #Miniature #DollClothes

A turquoise blue linen background is seen behind the words "free patterns" and the logo for ChellyWood.com along with a photo of a female Mattel Heart Family baby doll with curly blond hair. The doll wears a handmade dress with a sleeveless yellow felt bodice and a multicolored gathered cotton skirt.

Sew a sundress for Heart Family baby dolls w/free patterns #vintageToys #DollClothes

Are you looking for the patterns and the tutorial video? Scroll down to the second set of bullets. Do you remember Mattel’s Heart Family Barbie dolls? They had an awesome African American Ken with a muscular build and better articulation than the Ken dolls of an earlier time. His hairstyle was pretty awesome as well. I own the Caucasian Ken and this little baby doll … Continue reading Sew a sundress for Heart Family baby dolls w/free patterns #vintageToys #DollClothes

In a purple square frame with tiny white dots, we see the words "free patterns" accompanied by a photo of a Chelsea doll in a brightly colored handmade doll dress. The watermark is the logo for Chelly Wood dot com, a website known for its free printable doll clothes sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Sew a back-to-school dress for Chelsea dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #BackToSchool #DollClothes

Scroll down to the second set of bullets to download the free printable PDF sewing pattern. A lot of families are busy getting ready for back-to-school this week, if school hasn’t already started yet. Why not inspire your kids by creating a back-to-school dress for your kids’ or grandkids’ dolls with today’s free printable PDF sewing pattern for this cute dress that fits Mattel’s Chelsea … Continue reading Sew a back-to-school dress for Chelsea dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #BackToSchool #DollClothes

The image shows a tiny Kelly doll wearing a miniature doll dress made of pink felt, blue floral print cotton, and two tiny plastic buttons. If you'd like to make this little dress for your Kelly doll or other 4 inch dolls, please navigate over to ChellyWood.com where the patterns are available for free as a PDF downloadable free sewing pattern.

Miniature doll dress with tiny buttons @ ChellyWood.com #DollHouse #DollClothes

Are you looking for the patterns? Scroll down to the second set of bullets. Today’s free pattern has existed here, on ChellyWood.com, for some time, and in fact, last month I gave you the simple version of the dress, without the teeny tiny buttons. But today I wanted to show you how much miniature buttons can add to the look of a simple dress like … Continue reading Miniature doll dress with tiny buttons @ ChellyWood.com #DollHouse #DollClothes

The image shows two different photos of the toddler dolls from the vintage Kenner Strawberry Shortcake doll collection. These dolls are wearing handmade dresses. One is a sundress with straps; the other is a long dress with short sleeves. The watermark reminds us that the doll clothes patterns for making these dresses are free and printable at ChellyWood.com

Free Sewing Patterns for Making Doll Clothes to Fit Vintage 4-inch Strawberry Shortcake Toddler Dolls (Gallery)

Please click on the doll clothes you would like to make. Not what you’re looking for? Behind the scenes, I’m creating a series of classes that will teach you how to design your own doll clothes. My classes will be available through C&T Publishing’s Creative Spark platform, starting in 2022. Click on the link provided to learn more about my own classes and the other … Continue reading Free Sewing Patterns for Making Doll Clothes to Fit Vintage 4-inch Strawberry Shortcake Toddler Dolls (Gallery)

This image shows a Lemon Meringue doll from the vintage Strawberry Shortcake collection wearing a handmade dress. The photo of the doll is overlaid on a turquoise cloth background with the words "free pattern" boldly expressed in the side margin. The bodice of the dress is bright yellow, like Lemon Meringue's curly yellow hair. It's a felt bodice, so it has a certain fluffy texture to it. The lower half of the dress--the skirt part--is made of multicolored cotton fabric. This fabric is decorated with little lines formed by aligned letter exes, in the colors blue, yellow, red, green, orange, and black on a white cotton background color. The doll stands with chubby cheeks and sparkling eyes, looking straight at the camera in anticipation. The watermark reminds us to visit ChellyWood.com for a free printable PDF sewing pattern to make this and other doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

Strawberry Shortcake toddler doll dress pattern @ ChellyWood.com #StrawberryShortcake #DollClothes

Are you looking for the patterns? Scroll down to the second set of bullets. Yesterday’s tutorial video showed you how to make a teeny-tiny felt-and-cotton dress for 4 inch dolls (10 cm dolls) like Mattel’s Kelly doll. But did you notice that the same dress fits Strawberry Shortcake? Well this morning, I got up and tried it on my Lemon Meringue doll — a toddler-sized … Continue reading Strawberry Shortcake toddler doll dress pattern @ ChellyWood.com #StrawberryShortcake #DollClothes

The image shows a little 4 inch Kelly doll wearing a handmade dress. The bodice portion of the dress is made of easy-to-sew yellow felt. The skirt portion of the dress is made of multicolored cotton. The overlay says, "free pattern" and reminds us to go to ChellyWood.com for free printable PDF sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Kelly doll dress! @ ChellyWood.com #Miniature #DollClothes

Are you looking for the patterns? Scroll down to the second set of bullets. Today’s free pattern has existed here, on ChellyWood.com, for some time, but today I’m showing you a new dress to make with that existing pattern. I used a simple yellow felt for the bodice and a tiny-print cotton fabric for the skirt. You’ll also need some very small size 1/0 Dritz … Continue reading Kelly doll dress! @ ChellyWood.com #Miniature #DollClothes

The image shows a Blueberry Muffin doll from the vintage 1980s Strawberry Shortcake doll collection by Kenner. The cute little 5 inch doll wears a handmade doll dress, and the overlay says "Strawberry Shortcake Doll Dress: with free patterns" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com (where you can download the free printable PDF sewing pattern for this and other doll clothes to fit 3 and a half inch or 4 inch or 5 inch dolls from the Strawberry Shortcake doll collection).

Sew a sun dress for 3 inch to 5 inch Strawberry Shortcake dolls w/free pattern! #StrawberryShortcake #dolls

Are you looking for the patterns? Scroll down to the second set of bullets. Today’s blog post is actually a re-post of one from about a year ago. It’s not a bad idea to remind my regular followers that I have some teeny-tiny doll clothes patterns available as well as the patterns for bigger dolls. So that’s what today’s blog post is all about. Today’s … Continue reading Sew a sun dress for 3 inch to 5 inch Strawberry Shortcake dolls w/free pattern! #StrawberryShortcake #dolls

The image shows the close-up of a human hand holding ten different tiny books. The one on top is particularly small and has a paper dustjacket. The title of the book reads as follows: "How to measure your dolls, by Chelly Wood." All other books appear to be painted with tiny white pages and covers of various colors including tan, brown, red, purple, bright blue, yellow, and pink. The watermark reminds you to visit ChellyWood.com for free doll clothes patterns and tutorials.

Miniature Library Craft Project with Free Printable Book Dust Jacket @ ChellyWood.com #MiniatureLibrary #TinyBooks

Today’s tutorial shows you how to create a large collection of tiny books, for making a miniature library. I offer my suggestions for solving some of the problems I faced in creating my library, and there’s a free printable PDF of the paper dust jacket / flap jacket that I show in the video. Scroll down to the bullets for the free PDF pattern of … Continue reading Miniature Library Craft Project with Free Printable Book Dust Jacket @ ChellyWood.com #MiniatureLibrary #TinyBooks

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows a Liv Doll acting as photographer, taking photos of a Tonner doll in a professional photo studio. Overlay says, "Doll Photo TIP #10 Avoiding glossy doll 'skin'" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com

Doll Photography Tip #10: Avoid Glossy Doll “Skin” #Photography #Dollstagram

Fashion dolls are typically made of hard plastic, and yet we want them to look life-like in our photos. So how do we avoid the glossy look of a doll’s hard-plastic “skin?” This doll photography tutorial video helps you solve this notorious problem. My regular followers know that in my day job, I’m a school librarian, but you probably don’t realize that I teach classes … Continue reading Doll Photography Tip #10: Avoid Glossy Doll “Skin” #Photography #Dollstagram

The image shows a fashion doll holding a handmade purse. The purse is made of cotton fabric with a simple ribbon as its purse strap. The overlay says, "easy doll purse D I Y project." Would you like to make this super simple purse for your fashion dolls? It fits lots of dolls in sizes ranging from eight inches tall to 12 inches tall (20 centimeters to 30 and a half centimeters tall). Click on the link in the caption if you'd like to watch the video that shows you how to make this super easy doll's purse for beginners.

Sew an easy tiny doll purse — no pattern needed! Tutorial @ ChellyWood.com #Miniatures #AprilFoolsDay

I made this purse in February, but I never got this video posted in time to accompany my other Valentine’s Day doll clothes projects. So I decided to have fun with the creation of this video by adding the purse to dolls wearing clothing from various holidays. Can you name all the holidays featured in this video? Feel free to add your guesses in the … Continue reading Sew an easy tiny doll purse — no pattern needed! Tutorial @ ChellyWood.com #Miniatures #AprilFoolsDay