How to make #darts when designing an #EasySew #Felt #doll’s bodice

  Today’s video tutorial is original and all-new! Yes, I’ve been on vacation, so I’ve sort of put my blog on back-burner for a while. But today I’m showing you something new and wonderful! It’s a tutorial that gives you a brief taste of the methods I use for designing simple bodices, including how I design the darts. Sewists — followers on this blog especially … Continue reading How to make #darts when designing an #EasySew #Felt #doll’s bodice

The image shows a green piece of felt with a Dritz snap on it. The snap is being sewn on using a needle and thread. A person's thumbnail is included in the picture to demonstrate the tiny size of the snap. The overlay says, "How to Sew Snaps on Doll Clothes" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com where one can find this and many other free youtube tutorials on the topic of sewing doll clothes (including a number of tips and trips). ChellyWood.com is a website that offers free printable sewing patterns for doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

How to #Sew #Dritz Snaps on #Dolls’ Clothes @ ChellyWood.com

The doll clothes pictured in this video are some I’ve been working with to re-design and re-develop lately. So watch for more on that! This is a re-post of one of the tutorials that is often mentioned in my videos. I’m re-posting it because I’m actually on vacation right now. Want to follow my vacation online? If I have any sewing adventures to share, I’ll … Continue reading How to #Sew #Dritz Snaps on #Dolls’ Clothes @ ChellyWood.com

The image shows a green piece of felt with a Dritz snap on it. The snap is being sewn on using a needle and thread. A person's thumbnail is included in the picture to demonstrate the tiny size of the snap. The overlay says, "How to Sew Snaps on Doll Clothes" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com where one can find this and many other free youtube tutorials on the topic of sewing doll clothes (including a number of tips and trips). ChellyWood.com is a website that offers free printable sewing patterns for doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

How to #Sew #Dritz Snaps on #Dolls’ Clothes @ ChellyWood.com

In early 2015, I made a video called “How to Sew Snaps on Fabric” which was very brief and extremely basic. However, it lacked some of the details that help you understand the differences between each snap and how to align your snaps neatly. This newer video offers all those details. Granted, it’s a longer video (about 5 minutes longer), but it shows you, step … Continue reading How to #Sew #Dritz Snaps on #Dolls’ Clothes @ ChellyWood.com

Image shows a Tall Barbie from Mattel's fashionista line wearing a tie-dyed felt shirt with navy blue bias tape wrapped around the sleeves and collar. She smiles pleasantly at the camera. The shirt is a short-sleeved summer top with a sloping collar. Overlay says, "ChellyWood.com: Free printable sewing patterns and tutorials for dolls of many shapes and sizes."

FREE #Dolls Shirt Pattern @ ChellyWood.com #Dollstagram #Sewing

This week I’m going to revisit my easiest shirt pattern, and I’m going to teach you how to add bias tape to it for a whole new look: For those of you who are new to sewing, my tutorial video this week will show you how to add 1/2 inch (approx. 12 mm) bias tape to a garment. Half inch bias tape looks like this … Continue reading FREE #Dolls Shirt Pattern @ ChellyWood.com #Dollstagram #Sewing

#Dollstagram image of my latest free #SewingPatterns for #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com

In the images above and below, you’ll find a preview of the outfit we’ll be making this week. These FREE printable sewing patterns will be all-new patterns, and they’ll be using a new feature: a difficulty scale. Scroll past the following images to learn more about my new difficulty scale for my free, printable sewing patterns. Do you recognize the pose my Made-to-Move Barbie® is using? … Continue reading #Dollstagram image of my latest free #SewingPatterns for #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com

Image shows three Breyer dolls standing next to two Barbie dolls, as a size-comparison.

What are Breyer® dolls, and how big are they? #Miniatures #ModelHorses #Horses

A while back, one of my followers wrote to me with the following suggestion: “Tell me about Breyer® dolls, please… Before coming to the site I had never heard of them, but now I’m curious.” So in response to this faithful fan, I thought I’d do a quick blog post, explaining a little about the Breyer® company and their charming doll collection. Breyer® is most … Continue reading What are Breyer® dolls, and how big are they? #Miniatures #ModelHorses #Horses

Image of Made to Move Barbie doll wearing a handmade felt mask and cat bodysuit costume, complete with paws, tail, and tights. Overlay says, "ChellyWood.com free printable doll clothes patterns and tutorials."

Win a free #Halloween costume to fit #Barbie® and other fashion #Dolls

This week I’ll be posting a brand-new FREE doll clothes pattern and a new Halloween-themed tutorial. I’ve created this adorable cat Halloween costume, which fits Barbie® and similar-sized fashion dolls. Tomorrow I’ll post the pattern for the accessories, and then Wednesday, I’ll post a tutorial showing how to make just the cat mask. Throughout the month of October, I’ll be gradually posting the patterns and tutorials needed … Continue reading Win a free #Halloween costume to fit #Barbie® and other fashion #Dolls

Image of African American Curvy Barbie from Mattel's Fashionista line wearing a handmade pair of floral shorts. Overlay says, "Free Curvy Shorts Pattern".

Free #DollClothes patterns and tutorials @ ChellyWood.com #dolls #barbieDoll

YES! Now you can make your own shorts to fit your curvy doll! Whether it’s Curvy Barbie™, Lammily, Ideal’s vintage Tammy Doll, or another shapely gal, you’ve got everything you need–the pattern that I posted yesterday, plus this easy-to-follow tutorial–to create a summer wardrobe in many colors and fabric prints. Other curvy doll patterns can be found on my new Gallery Page, where you can click on the … Continue reading Free #DollClothes patterns and tutorials @ ChellyWood.com #dolls #barbieDoll

Image shows Mattel's Chelsea (a trademarked name) doll dressed in a hand-made folk dress made with felt, lace, and folksy patterned fabric. She stands before a famous waterfall at Yellowstone Park. (The Doll was actually present at Yellowstone Park when this photo was taken. It's not a studio photo, but taken on-location.)

#DIY #miniature #dolls’ dress w/ free pattern @ ChellyWood.com

If you’ve been following ChellyWood.com all week, you’ve already seen my video and pattern for making this dress. But for today’s post, I’ve put together all the necessary links in one location, for your convenience. Just click on whatever you need below: free pattern for 4.5-inch (11 cm) doll’s “folk” dress free tutorial showing how to make “folk” dress free tutorial showing how to gather fabric my free … Continue reading #DIY #miniature #dolls’ dress w/ free pattern @ ChellyWood.com

Image shows a printable sewing pattern with photographs of three of the Mattel Chelsea (trademark) dolls wearing hand-made dresses. One is a folk dress. One is a colorful school dress with modern-art decorations on the skirt. The other is a sky-blue dress with a floral skirt. All are simple to make. Overlay reads: Chelly Wood dot com for free printable sewing patterns and tutorials.

Free, printable #sewing pattern for 4.5-inch #miniature #dolls’ dresses @ ChellyWood.com

  Here’s the pattern I promised yesterday. On the pattern itself, you can see that this one pattern can be used to make three different dresses. But the one I’m showing you how to make this week is the middle image. I like to call that a “Folk Dress” because of the fabric I used, which was very folksy. In yesterday’s post, I mentioned that … Continue reading Free, printable #sewing pattern for 4.5-inch #miniature #dolls’ dresses @ ChellyWood.com

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. This image shows Mattel's Teresa doll wearing a beautiful blue halter-style dress with a long skirt.

Easy (and FREE) #sewing tutorial for making #fashionDoll #dresses @ ChellyWood.com

If you stumbled at this website, hoping to find some easy-to-sew patterns and tutorials for fashion doll clothes, let me say that you’ve come to the right place! I actually designed this halter-style dress for my cousin’s little girl to sew. She was only 11 years old at the time, and she was pretty new to sewing. So I designed this pattern to be as … Continue reading Easy (and FREE) #sewing tutorial for making #fashionDoll #dresses @ ChellyWood.com

Image of African American Curvy Barbie from Mattel's Fashionista line wearing a handmade pair of floral shorts. Overlay says, "Free Curvy Shorts Pattern".

#BarbieStyle #CurvyBarbie Shorts Pattern Fits #Lammily

YES! Now you can make your own Barbie-style shorts to fit your curvy doll! Whether it’s Curvy Barbie™, Lammily, Ideal’s vintage Tammy Doll, or another shapely gal, you’ve got everything you need–the pattern that I posted yesterday, plus this easy-to-follow tutorial–to create a summer wardrobe in many colors and fabric prints. My curvy doll patterns can also be found under “Curvy Fashion Doll Clothes Patterns” on … Continue reading #BarbieStyle #CurvyBarbie Shorts Pattern Fits #Lammily