For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Today I’m giving you a free printable PDF sewing pattern for summer time doll clothes that will fit your vintage Francie dolls. The shorts are a pattern I posted quite some time ago, as part of the retro bikini outfit that I designed for Barbie. The tee shirt pattern … Continue reading Make summer doll clothes for vintage Francie with free PDF sewing patterns @ ChellyWood.com #summertime #FrancieDoll
Last week I got a great question from a follower named Jacqueline: “Hello! I’m excited to get started learning to sew Barbie & Ken clothes. What advise do you have for me to keep my sewing machine from tangling thread & bunching the fabric when sewing such small tops with light weight fabric? I can sew fleece and pant weight fabrics fine but want to … Continue reading Sewing machine advice for making tiny doll clothes @ ChellyWood.com #SewingMachines #SewingAdvice
The image above shows a doll which was made and distributed in the 1960’s. Here in the US, this doll mold was called Tammy, but a very similar body mold was made and distributed in the UK as the Sindy doll. Today I’m giving you free patterns and tutorials for making a pair of flannel pajama shorts (or pajama pants) and a bias-tape-trimmed pajama shirt to … Continue reading Sew flannel pajamas for your vintage Tammy doll w/ #FreePatterns @ ChellyWood.com #VintageToys
This week on ChellyWood.com, we’re going to sew a pair of capris for 9-inch (23 cm) dolls like my Soul doll, from the World of Love doll collection from Hasbro. Soul was my very favorite doll when I was a kid, but I didn’t own her. My cousin, Virginia, did–and I was terribly jealous! Every time we got together to play dolls, I would ask, … Continue reading Capri pants for 9-inch / 23 cm #dolls : this week’s #sewingproject
I designed this outfit for 16 inch fashion dolls a while back, but to my excitement, I then discovered it also fit my 17″ FibreCraft doll! I still need to include links to the patterns and tutorials that will help you make this outfit. So here you go: Here’s the free printable sewing pattern for the shirt Here’s the tutorial showing you how to make … Continue reading Use ChellyWood.com’s FREE printable #sewing #patterns for making #dolls’ clothes
In the US, it’s Thanksgiving. That means the craziest day of Christmas shopping is tomorrow. Wouldn’t you rather stay home and make your own gifts? It’s usually less expensive, and a whole heckuvalot less hectic! My tea-towel-topper is a relatively easy pattern for an adult sewist to piece together, and kitchen towels make fantastic Christmas gifts for friends and family. Here’s the second of the … Continue reading Sew a tea towel w/ free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #sewing #DIY #gift
What do you give a teenage girl or young adult for Christmas? How about an Instagram pillow? This is the first of two free patterns I’m posting on ChellyWood.com. Tomorrow I’ll post the second pattern, and then on Friday, I’ll share the YouTube video that tells you exactly how to make my Instagram pillow. This is part of a series of crafty-wafty tutorials and patterns … Continue reading Christmas #crafts for #giftideas: #instagram pillow!