Visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes that fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. This image is used in a blog post that answers the question, "What is a seam allowance used for?" The image shows the seam at the shoulder of a doll's shirt from the underside of the garment.

Sewing Tip Tuesday: What is a seam allowance used for? #DollBlogger @ChellyWood1 @ ChellyWood.com

A seam allowance is a bit of extra room that’s given along the edge of a pattern, to allow for the sewist to include seams in a garment and still have it fit the doll properly. Think of it like this… When you’re driving a car, there’s a curb (spelled kerb in some countries) that gives you a little extra sway room at the sides … Continue reading Sewing Tip Tuesday: What is a seam allowance used for? #DollBlogger @ChellyWood1 @ ChellyWood.com

Here we see a Tammy doll (made by Ideal Toy Corp in the 1960's) wearing a handmade short-sleeved shirt. She stands in a sideways pose like a fashion model and she wears a straw hat like a gardener would wear. The watermark tells you where you can find the free printable PDF sewing patterns for making her short-sleeved shirt with front darts: ChellyWood.com "free printable sewing patterns and tutorials"

Look ahead at this week’s doll clothes sewing project: a shirt for Ideal Tammy #dolls #vintagetoys #sewingproject

Here’s a #MeMadeMonday image of my Tammy in the shirt we’ll be sewing this week. It fits Ideal Toy Corp.’s Tammy dolls. I’ll be posting my free, printable PDF sewing pattern on Wednesday and the tutorial video on Thursday. Friday’s post will be an additional surprise! In the sewing tutorial video this week, you’ll see more photos of Tammy in this cotton shirt and a … Continue reading Look ahead at this week’s doll clothes sewing project: a shirt for Ideal Tammy #dolls #vintagetoys #sewingproject

Click on the link in the caption for the free printable sewing patterns and tutorial videos showing how to make these doll clothes. The image show a vintage Tammy doll (by Ideal Toy Corp.) wearing handmade capri pants and a sleeveless shirt. The clothing's fabric is soft flannel, and the shirt is trimmed with cotton bias tape. The doll stands in a 1:6 scale museum with a bust of a composer in front of her and the famous Degas ballerinas behind her. On the wall is a Van Gogh and to the doll's right is a painting of an origami crane. The watermark tells you where you can download the free printable sewing patterns for making Tammy doll clothes in the form of a PDF downloadable pattern: ChellyWood.com

Look ahead at this week’s doll clothes sewing project: Capri Pants for Ideal Tammy dolls #vintagetoys #MeMadeMonday #sewingprojects

Here’s a #MeMadeMonday image of my Tammy doll’s flannel capri pants and top. I really designed this week’s free doll clothes pattern to be pajamas, but when I took this photo, I had not yet made Tammy a pair of slippers. All I had were her sneakers. So I set up a little museum diorama for her to pose in, and honestly, I’m very happy … Continue reading Look ahead at this week’s doll clothes sewing project: Capri Pants for Ideal Tammy dolls #vintagetoys #MeMadeMonday #sewingprojects

The image shows an 18 inch doll modeling a pair of pajama shorts and a pajama top. The doll holds a quilted pillow, like she's about to participate in a pillow fight. She wears slippers shaped like bunny rabbits. Behind her on the wall is a quilt with fabrics sewn in the shape of appliqued hearts. The overlay offers the URL of the website where you can download and print the PDF sewing patterns for making these flannel shorts and the super-easy-to-sew felt top: ChellyWood.com

Easy-to-sew 18″ doll pajamas with free PDF patterns @ ChellyWood.com #dolls #giftideas #DIY

If the outfit above looks familiar, we’re re-visiting and revising the blog post from October 4, 2018. What’s different? This time I’m suggesting that you use the pattern to make pajama shorts instead of play shorts, to go with the felt top. And also, I’m offering these patterns as a PDF downloadable printable sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls: Here’s the PDF sewing pattern for … Continue reading Easy-to-sew 18″ doll pajamas with free PDF patterns @ ChellyWood.com #dolls #giftideas #DIY

Click on the link in the caption for access to the tutorial video and free patterns. The image shows a Madame Alexander doll (18 inch dolls) with a Swedish traditional pocket purse attached to her apron. The link provided includes a tutorial video, pattern, and links to embroidery tutorials that show you how to make a Swedish pocket purse for your dolls.

Sew traditional Swedish pocket for 18 inch dolls w/ #FreePDF #sewingpatterns #Dalarna

Here are the free, printable sewing patterns for the 18-inch doll traditional Swedish pocket that you see in the video above: Free printable sewing pattern for 18 inch doll Swedish traditional pocket (click here for PDF download) You may also find these tutorial videos helpful when creating your pocket: How to do the satin stitch How to do a fly stitch Yarn and embroidery tutorials (all) … Continue reading Sew traditional Swedish pocket for 18 inch dolls w/ #FreePDF #sewingpatterns #Dalarna

This is the JPG image of a free printable doll clothes pattern to fit 18 inch dolls. Specifically, this is the Swedish "pocket" style of purse or bag worn by women of Dalarna Sweden in the 1600's and 1700's. This is part of a doll clothes ensemble of traditional Swedish costumes for 18 inch dolls.

Swedish “Pocket” for 18 inch #Dolls #Sweden #Patterns

Here’s the free, printable PDF sewing pattern for making a Swedish “pocket” (a type of traditional Swedish purse or bag worn around the waist) that you see in the image above. Tomorrow I’ll post the tutorial video for making this “pocket” purse: Free printable sewing pattern for 18 inch doll miniature Swedish pocket PDF download As part of my Swedish traditional costume for 18” dolls. … Continue reading Swedish “Pocket” for 18 inch #Dolls #Sweden #Patterns

The image shows an 18 inch doll modeling a handmade lace-up Renaissance or Medieval style vest. The overlay says "free vest pattern" and offers the link ChellyWood.com as the source for free printable PDF doll clothes patterns for 18 inch doll clothes like this vest, which is part of a Swedish traditional doll clothes ensemble.

Sew traditional Swedish felt-lined lace-up vest for 18 inch dolls w/ #FreePDF #sewing patterns #Sweden

Here are the free, printable sewing patterns for the 18-inch doll lace-up, felt-lined vest that you see in the video above: Free printable sewing pattern for 18 inch doll lace-up Swedish traditional felt-lined vest (click here for PDF download) Tomorrow I’ll offer more free patterns for making the entire outfit shown in the image on this page.   This month I’m “remastering” some of my old … Continue reading Sew traditional Swedish felt-lined lace-up vest for 18 inch dolls w/ #FreePDF #sewing patterns #Sweden

This is a free printable sewing pattern for doll clothes to fit an 18 inch doll. The pattern downloads as a PDF, and you can print it at home from this safe online resource, ChellyWood.com (a doll clothes sewing website that’s best known for providing free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Today’s free printable 18 inch doll clothes pattern is part of a Swedish Traditional dress / costume for 18-inch dolls. It includes an apron, a Pilgrim-style bonnet, a shirt with a collar, long sleeves, and cuffs, a calf-length skirt, and a vest. It also includes a felt pocket - purse in the traditional Swedish style.

Felt-lined, lace-up Swedish traditional folk vest for 18 inch #Dolls #FreePDF #Patterns

Here are the free, printable sewing patterns for a felt-lined Swedish traditional folk vest that you see in the image above. Tomorrow I’ll post the tutorial video for making this cute little vest: Free printable sewing pattern for 18 inch doll Swedish felt-lined folk vest PDF download This month I’m “remastering” some of my old videos and changing JPG image to PDFs, so you can … Continue reading Felt-lined, lace-up Swedish traditional folk vest for 18 inch #Dolls #FreePDF #Patterns

The image shows a Madame Alexander 18 inch doll wearing a handmade skirt with a gathered waist and a waistband, along with a white blouse. The overlay says "free skirt pattern," and it offers the URL ChellyWood.com, a website known for its free printable sewing patterns for doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

Sew a gathered-waist skirt for 18″ dolls with today’s tutorial and #FreePDF #Patterns for 18 inch #Dolls

Here are the free, printable sewing patterns for the 18-inch doll skirt that you see in the video above: Free printable sewing pattern for 18 inch doll gathered skirt with waistband (click here for PDF download) Tomorrow I’ll offer more free patterns for making the entire outfit shown in the image on this page.   This month I’m “remastering” some of my old videos and … Continue reading Sew a gathered-waist skirt for 18″ dolls with today’s tutorial and #FreePDF #Patterns for 18 inch #Dolls

This is a free printable sewing pattern for doll clothes to fit an 18 inch doll. The pattern downloads as a PDF, and you can print it at home from this safe online resource, ChellyWood.com (a doll clothes sewing website that’s best known for providing free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Today’s free printable 18 inch doll clothes pattern is part of a Swedish Traditional dress / costume for 18-inch dolls. It includes an apron, a Pilgrim-style bonnet, a shirt with a collar, long sleeves, and cuffs, a calf-length skirt, and a vest. It also includes a felt pocket - purse in the traditional Swedish style.

18 inch doll skirt free PDF patterns! #Dolls #Sewing #dollclothes

Here are the free, printable sewing patterns for the 18-inch doll skirt with waistband that you see in the image above. Tomorrow I’ll post the tutorial video for making the shirt: Free printable sewing pattern for 18 inch doll skirt with waistband PDF download This month I’m “remastering” some of my old videos and changing JPG image to PDFs, so you can easily download all … Continue reading 18 inch doll skirt free PDF patterns! #Dolls #Sewing #dollclothes

The image shows a Madame Alexander 18" doll modeling a handmade long-sleeved shirt with collar and cuffs. The collar and cuffs have been embroidered with red decorative stitching. The overlay says, "Free shirt pattern" and in fact, if you go to ChellyWood.com, you'll find a free printable pdf pattern for sewing this shirt, to fit 18 inch dolls. All free doll clothes patterns are available using the creative commons attribution mark.

Sew an 18″ doll’s shirt or blouse with today’s tutorial and #FreePDF #Patterns for 18 inch #Dolls

Here are the free, printable sewing patterns for the 18-inch doll shirt that you see in the video above: Free printable sewing pattern for 18 inch doll shirt with collar and cuffs PDF download You may also find one of these links helpful: How to use rickrack Embroidery tutorial videos Tomorrow I’ll offer more free patterns for making the entire outfit shown in the image … Continue reading Sew an 18″ doll’s shirt or blouse with today’s tutorial and #FreePDF #Patterns for 18 inch #Dolls

This is a free printable sewing pattern for doll clothes to fit an 18 inch doll. The pattern downloads as a PDF, and you can print it at home from this safe online resource, ChellyWood.com (a doll clothes sewing website that’s best known for providing free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Today’s free printable 18 inch doll clothes pattern is part of a Swedish Traditional dress / costume for 18-inch dolls. It includes an apron, a Pilgrim-style bonnet, a shirt with a collar, long sleeves, and cuffs, a calf-length skirt, and a vest. It also includes a felt pocket - purse in the traditional Swedish style.

18 inch doll shirt all-new free PDF patterns! #Dolls #Sewing #dollclothes

Here are the free, printable sewing patterns for the 18-inch doll shirt with collar and cuffs that you see in the image above. Tomorrow I’ll post the tutorial video for making the shirt: Free printable sewing pattern for 18 inch doll shirt with collar and cuffs PDF download This month I’m “remastering” some of my old videos and changing JPG image to PDFs, so you … Continue reading 18 inch doll shirt all-new free PDF patterns! #Dolls #Sewing #dollclothes