On a blue background, we read the words "Why don't my seams match?" overlapping a photo of fabric that has been sewn askew.

Why don’t my seams match up? 10 tips from doll clothing designer Chelly Wood #SewingTips #DollClothesPatterns

I’ve done a number of different “sewing tip” blog posts on the ensemble you see in the image above, but what you may not have noticed is that my seams didn’t always match up when I made these garments. “What?!” you say. “How can that be? You’re the expert!” When you sew doll clothes, and especially when sewing very small doll clothes, you can expect … Continue reading Why don’t my seams match up? 10 tips from doll clothing designer Chelly Wood #SewingTips #DollClothesPatterns

With a turquoise colored linen background behind it, we see a photo of a Wellie Wisher doll modeling a short skirt with a felt top. The overlay says, "free pattern," and the ChellyWood.com logo is in the lower left corner. This is the attachment image for a tutorial video for making a "schoolgirl" style easy-to-sew cotton skirt for Wellie Wishers and similar sized dolls, and it does come with a free printable PDF sewing pattern plus a tutorial video showing you how to make a super simple skirt for your Wellie Wishers doll.

Make a super simple skirt for Wellies and other 15 inch dolls w/today’s free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #FreeStuff #DollClothesPatterns

  Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Today’s tutorial video has been available on my website for a really long time. In fact, the photos in today’s video were taken years ago, when I first got my Wellie Wisher doll and started to design patterns for her. Back then I didn’t have any video-editing software or photography … Continue reading Make a super simple skirt for Wellies and other 15 inch dolls w/today’s free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #FreeStuff #DollClothesPatterns

On a turquoise blue linen background, we read the words "a project for my students" and beneath these words, an arrow points from a Skipper doll wearing a bikini to a vintage Velvet (15 inch doll) wearing a bikini.

Here’s a project for my Creative Spark students… @ctpublishing

If you’re currently enrolled or have been enrolled in my class, “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” on the Creative Spark online learning platform, I have a quick project for you. Have you tried my re-sizing formula yet? And if so, what were the results? Please contact me through the instructor’s email link in your class, or use my contact form here on ChellyWood.com to … Continue reading Here’s a project for my Creative Spark students… @ctpublishing

Here we see a photo of a Dwayne Johnson ("the Rock") action figure from the WWE Action Figure toy set form Mattel. He wears handmade jeans and a handmade cowboy shirt. The logo for Chelly Wood dot com is in the corner of the frame, and the words "free pattern" float in the air near the action figure.

How to Make WWE Action Figure Clothes @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #ActionFigure

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. For the past two weeks, I’ve been posting parts and pieces to this overall outfit that will fit the 12 inch WWE Action Figure toys. My Dwayne Johnson action figure is modeling the full outfit in the image at the top of this page. Here, in one location, I’m posting the … Continue reading How to Make WWE Action Figure Clothes @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #ActionFigure

In this image, a Dwayne Johnson "the Rock" action figure from WWE toys and action figures, models a handmade outfit, including a pair of denim jeans and a cowboy shirt. An arrow points at the jeans, along with the words "free pattern" which seem to indicate there's a free pattern for making these jeans for your action figures on the website ChellyWood.com (which is labeled in the corner with a logo emblem).

How to Make WWE Action Figure Pants or Jeans w/Free Pattern @ ChellyWood.com #WWEactionFigures #DollClothesPatterns

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. This week we’re making a pair of elastic-waist pants for our WWE professional wrestler action figures. This pattern was particularly tricky to make because these action figures have a very muscular build and large feet. So I had to make sure the foot opening at the bottom of their pants/jeans would … Continue reading How to Make WWE Action Figure Pants or Jeans w/Free Pattern @ ChellyWood.com #WWEactionFigures #DollClothesPatterns

In a turquoise blue frame, we see a 12 inch WWE action figure in the likeness of "the rock" (Dwayne Johnson) wearing handmade jeans and a western shirt. The logo reminds us that the free pattern for these clothes can be found at ChellyWood.com

Sew a western cowboy shirt for WWE action figures w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #WWE

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Please read this introductory text, to make sure you understand all the nuances of today’s free pattern! The WWE Action Figures have really thick necks–which makes perfect sense because they represent professional wrestlers! So I had to make today’s western “cowboy” shirt with a super wide opening at the neck of … Continue reading Sew a western cowboy shirt for WWE action figures w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #WWE

Within a turquoise blue linen frame, we see the words "free pattern" along with the Chelly Wood dot com logo and a photo of a Black Ken doll wearing handmade doll clothes (pants and a pinstriped shirt with a collar).

Sew easy pants for Ken w/free PDF sewing patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #KenDolls

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Here we see my handsome-as-ever Texas A&M Ken modeling a pair of elastic-waist pants made of pale denim blue cotton. This is a lightweight cotton fabric, and that makes these pants super easy to sew. I’ve been negligent to begin converting Ken patterns to PDFs, but the time has definitely come. … Continue reading Sew easy pants for Ken w/free PDF sewing patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #KenDolls

Framed by a blue and purple quilt, the ChellyWood.com logo accompanies a close-up image of Simplicity 4883 Ideal Tammy doll clothes patterns and a pattern for making a shoe box closet that would work for most 11 inch or 12 inch fashion dolls like Ideal Tammy, Mattel's Barbie dolls, Rainbow High dolls, and dozens of other fashion dolls in this size range.

Make a doll clothes closet out of a shoe box #DollClothesPatterns #ValentinesDayCrafts

The pattern you see my Chelly doll holding up in the image above is a Simplicity 4883 vintage Ideal Tammy doll clothes pattern. But did you notice that it also has a shoebox closet on the front of the pattern? It even gives instructions for making the shoe box closet for your fashion dolls, and it tells you what kinds of notions to buy for … Continue reading Make a doll clothes closet out of a shoe box #DollClothesPatterns #ValentinesDayCrafts

In this photo, a Mattel Ken (or Ryan) doll models a handmade dinner jacket made of felt. It has two buttons in front, and beneath his coat or dinner jacket, he wears a collar shirt and tie. Beside him on his left is the bust of a famous musical composer. On his right, a climbing vine seems to grow up a marble column. There's a window framed in purple on one wall behind him. The logo for ChellyWood.com appears in the lower left corner of the photograph.

Make an Easy-to-sew Felt Dinner Jacket for Ken w/Today’s Free #DollClothesPatterns @ ChellyWood.com

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Earlier this week I set the lofty goal of converting all of my Ken tuxedo clothing patterns into one big giant PDF. Yeah. That didn’t happen. Life got busy! 😉 Instead, you’ll have to settle for a dinner jacket PDF. But hey, it’s enough for Ken to be able to take … Continue reading Make an Easy-to-sew Felt Dinner Jacket for Ken w/Today’s Free #DollClothesPatterns @ ChellyWood.com

Sew a beach comber outfit with free 18 inch doll clothes patterns @ ChellyWood.com #dollclothes #sewingPatterns

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. 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’ve converted my 18 inch summer doll clothes patterns from JPG images to a PDF printable sewing pattern for easy downloading and printing. It’s the dead of winter, where I … Continue reading Sew a beach comber outfit with free 18 inch doll clothes patterns @ ChellyWood.com #dollclothes #sewingPatterns

A purple cotton fabric with tiny white polka dots frames a photo of a miniature table-top Christmas Tree that has tiny wrapped gifts under it and miniature Christmas tree ornaments on it. The words "Holiday-themed blog posts" float above the Chelly Wood dot com logo.

Sew a pair of holiday pajama pants for Broad Ken with FREE patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothes #FreeSewingPatterns

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Doesn’t Broad Ken look charming in his holiday plaid snowflake fabric pajama pants? And pajama pants are super easy to make! All you’ll need is small-print cotton fabric and 1/8 inch wide elastic. Please note that the link to my “How to sew pajama pants” tutorial below will take you to a tutorial that … Continue reading Sew a pair of holiday pajama pants for Broad Ken with FREE patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothes #FreeSewingPatterns

The image shows a blue linen background with the Chelly Wood logo in one corner, the words "free patterns" in another corner, and along one side of the square image is a photo of a Twilight Jasper doll modeling a Renaissance doll clothes costume that's handmade, following the patterns and instructions found as a free printable PDF sewing pattern at ChellyWood.com

Sew a Renaissance Costume for Ken Dolls w/Free Patterns @ ChellyWood.com #Renaissance #DollClothes

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. This week I’m giving you the free printable PDF sewing patterns for making my “Father Capulet” costume for 12 inch (30.5 cm) male fashion dolls, like Ken, Tammy’s father, and similar-sized male fashion dolls and action figures. The tunic has been marked with five flowers, in terms of the difficulty scale, … Continue reading Sew a Renaissance Costume for Ken Dolls w/Free Patterns @ ChellyWood.com #Renaissance #DollClothes