Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows a fairly easy sewing pattern for a ghost costume for small dolls, like doll-house sized dolls ranging from Polly Pocket to Chelsea dolls, to many other dollhouse-sized dolls in miniature. The pattern itself is meant to be used with felt fabric, and is marked with the URL ChellyWood.com (the pattern designer's website) and a creative commons attribution mark.

Sew a felt #Halloween #ghost costume for 1:12 or 1:18 scale #dolls w/this free pattern

Here’s the last of my free patterns for this fun Halloween doll costume set. Look back at Monday’s post to see the preview of both costumes, which include a cat costume, this little ghost costume, and a Halloween jack-o-lantern candy bucket /basket pattern. This ghost costume pattern is designed to fit small dollhouse-sized dolls, like Polly Pocket®, Chelsea®, and many other 1:12 or 1:18 scale … Continue reading Sew a felt #Halloween #ghost costume for 1:12 or 1:18 scale #dolls w/this free pattern

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 #Dolls’ “Skin”

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 problem-solve this notorious problem for doll photographers. This is the last of my NEW doll photography tips and tricks videos. I hope I haven’t inconvenienced anyone … Continue reading Doll #Photography Tip #10: Avoid Glossy #Dolls’ “Skin”

Visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable doll clothes patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows Tall Barbie, Curvy Barbie, Petite Barbie, Skipper, Kelly Doll, Chelsea Doll, and Polly Pocket all wearing handmade doll clothes. The patterns for each outfit shown in the image comes from ChellyWood.com, which is known for its FREE printable sewing patterns (and tutorials) for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

Doll #Photography Tip #7: Maintain Ratios

In the image above, I’ve included dolls from both a 1:6 scale (i.e. Mattel’s Barbie®) and a 1:9 scale (i.e. the Breyer® dolls). For a brief period, I used this image to demonstrate that ChellyWood.com offers FREE printable doll clothes sewing patterns for dolls of — as my catch-phrase states — many shapes and sizes. However I got a little bit of negative feedback from … Continue reading Doll #Photography Tip #7: Maintain Ratios

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 #6 Believable Setting" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com

#Doll #Photography Tip #6: Believable Surroundings

Where do you take photos of your doll? Is it indoors? Outdoors? In a studio? On the kitchen table? No matter where you do your dolly photo shoot, the setting needs to be believable to get a really good photograph of a doll. In this video, we’ll compare shots of dolls that lack that believability factor. Some additional things to think about when creating a … Continue reading #Doll #Photography Tip #6: Believable Surroundings

Visit ChellyWood.com for lots of great ideas and tips for making fantastic and believable miniature props for your doll dioramas. Image shows two dolls from the stop-motion video, Romeo and Juliet. Between the two dolls are a number of hand-made miniatures, including tiny candles, little logs for a fireplace, Mardi Gras masks, and realistic-looking doll-sized books. Overlay says, "Doll Diorama Ideas" and offers the watermark, ChellyWood.com.

Barbie® #Diorama Ideas from ChellyWood.com #miniatures #dolls

I’ve posted lots of doll diorama idea tutorials before, but today’s new video, titled simply, “Doll Diorama Ideas,” gives credit where credit is due. When you see the video, you’ll understand what I’m talking about. If you enjoy this video and would like to see more doll diorama idea videos, please leave a comment below, but also, take a look at all the great videos … Continue reading Barbie® #Diorama Ideas from ChellyWood.com #miniatures #dolls

Image shows a doll stand with a seemingly "invisible" base. Overlay says "Invisible Doll Stands" and "ChellyWood.com free printable doll clothes patterns and tutorials."

How to Make Your #Doll Stand Invisible @ ChellyWood.com #dailydollphotos #dollplay

A doll stand gives you a chance to take photos of your doll without holding her up with your hands. But how do you keep the stand out of the picture? This video shows you what I do to hide the doll stands in my videos and doll photography. This video tutorial has been remarkably popular on my YouTube channel, and yet its such a … Continue reading How to Make Your #Doll Stand Invisible @ ChellyWood.com #dailydollphotos #dollplay

Image of 1:6 scale doll armoire/cabinet filled with tiny miniatures. Overlay says, "Fashion Doll Armoire Repaint".

#FashionDoll Armoire: Where to Buy and How to Repaint @ ChellyWood.com #Doll #Barbie

Some of you will recognize this cute little armoire. It’s featured in a lot of my sewing videos–especially the ones where the doll does the sewing, stop-motion-style.   Those of you who know me best are aware that I earn my living as a school librarian. Contrary to popular belief, librarians don’t earn a ton of money; so how can I afford to buy all … Continue reading #FashionDoll Armoire: Where to Buy and How to Repaint @ ChellyWood.com #Doll #Barbie

Image shows an Ever After High doll wearing a handmade doll dress with frilly sleeves and a wispy skirt that seems to be blowing in the wind. She is posed before a miniature quilt with pinwheels patterns sewn on a black background. The overlay says, "FREE pattern and tutorials: make a dress for tiny-body dolls." and this image comes from ChellyWood.com which offers free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

FREE pattern and tutorial for MH or EAH #dolls’ #springtime dress @ ChellyWood.com

Here’s the tutorial for the pattern I posted yesterday. This dress truly is lovely! I’m very pleased with the way it turned out. Just in case you missed it yesterday, here’s a link to the pattern for making this dress. If you’re wondering why I make patterns and videos without charging a fee, please visit the “Chelly’s Books” page, and that should explain my general motivations. … Continue reading FREE pattern and tutorial for MH or EAH #dolls’ #springtime dress @ ChellyWood.com

DIY Toy #Sword, Sheath, and Belt for #Ninja Dolls or #ActionFigures

As you know, I’m running a contest for a free ninja costume this month. The costume doesn’t come with the ninja sword shown in my videos; however I’ve actually got a pattern and tutorials that show you how to make your own miniature swords, sword belts, and sheaths. These patterns and tutorials were created as part of my Romeo and Juliet costume sets. I designed … Continue reading DIY Toy #Sword, Sheath, and Belt for #Ninja Dolls or #ActionFigures

The image shows a small doll wearing a Victorian dress and holding a pink satin purse. The watermark says ChellyWood.com free printable sewing patterns and tutorials for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

FREE drawstring bag #sewing pattern and tutorial @ ChellyWood.com #crafty #dolls

Here’s the Victorian-style drawstring purse or bag tutorial I’ve been promising! This little purse is so tiny and cute! I made mine out of satin with a knit lining, but there’s a lot you can do to embellish a little bag like this. Imagine it with beads or a lace opening or tassels, for example. Below you’ll find the free printable sewing pattern for the drawstring … Continue reading FREE drawstring bag #sewing pattern and tutorial @ ChellyWood.com #crafty #dolls

The image shows a small doll wearing a Victorian dress and holding a pink satin purse. The watermark says ChellyWood.com free printable sewing patterns and tutorials for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

Sew a #miniature #Victorian drawstring purse for your #dolls w/ free pattern @ ChellyWood.com

  I posted the free pattern for this purse on Tuesday, and tomorrow I’ll post the video tutorial showing you how to make this Victorian-style drawstring purse for small dolls. Of course, if you’re in a rush, you can use those links to find both the pattern and the tutorial. I can’t think of any fashion dolls that are too big or small to fit … Continue reading Sew a #miniature #Victorian drawstring purse for your #dolls w/ free pattern @ ChellyWood.com

Free #sewing lesson for #kids: make a tiny #doll’s dress w/ free pattern

You’ve got the cousins and/or grandkids coming over for the holidays. What are you going to do to keep them entertained? Why not give them a box of scraps, a handful of little dolls, and have them learn to sew? If you introduce them to beginning sewing lessons on their parents’ phones, they’ll be hooked! I have a series of tutorials for the beginning sewists on my YouTube … Continue reading Free #sewing lesson for #kids: make a tiny #doll’s dress w/ free pattern