Last Thursday I posted a video showing you how to design your own felt bodice. To turn your felt bodice into a dress, all you need is a skirt. This tutorial video will show you how to gather fabric for a skirt, so you can design your own “prom” or “quince” dresses for dolls of many shapes and sizes! You may be thinking, “Oh… is … Continue reading How to gather a #doll’s skirt @ ChellyWood.com
I didn’t make this sewing tutorial, but I am using it with permission. The sewing website that produced this video is called LearnHowToQuilt.com, and even if you don’t have any interest in quilting, you should really check out their site. Here’s why… LearnHowToQuilt.com offers free patterns, just like I do, but they also have a really cool encyclopedia of sewing terminology and techniques, which any … Continue reading #FridayFollow: Learn about finger pressing from a #quilting master class website!
When it comes to sewing by hand and doing hand embroidery, tying knots is essential stuff! Usually, though, when I’m doing embroidery, I don’t dip the needle into the fabric like it shows in the video; instead, I dip the needle into a stitch that’s on the underside of the design… then I make my knot. It works the same way though, generally. I’ve been … Continue reading How to Tie a Knot Using a Needle and Thread @ ChellyWood.com #crafts #diy #Embroidery
Yesterday I posted the first tutorial video in my “Easy-Sew Projects for Kids” series, showing everyone how to make a dress for Polly Pocket™. One of the steps in making most doll dresses is gathering the fabric. Since it extended the length of my Polly Pocket™ dress-making video, I thought I’d shorten future videos by including this how-to video in the links of future Easy … Continue reading #DIYprojects for #Kids and #Moms: how to gather a #dolls skirt @ ChellyWood.com