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Learn to #Sew Snaps on #Fabric w/This Easy #Tutorial from

It has been a while since I created this “How to Sew Snaps on Fabric” tutorial video, so I thought it would be a good idea to revisit it on my blog. If you’re wondering why I make patterns and tutorials without charging a fee, please visit the “Chelly’s Books” page, and that should explain my general motivations. Overall, I love to sew, design doll clothes, … Continue reading Learn to #Sew Snaps on #Fabric w/This Easy #Tutorial from

Click on the link provided, to find the tutorial video. This image shows orange felt with a black whipstitch pattern across folded fabric. The overlay says, "How to hem a garment by hand, using the whip stitch. The video is found at

How to Whip Stitch a Hem @ #embroidery #sewing #crafts

Occasionally people who are new to sewing ask me questions that are old-hat to those of us who are long-time seamstresses. One question I was recently asked is, “How do you hem a garment without a sewing machine?” I use the whip stitch to hem most of my garments. It’s a fairly easy stitch, and it creates a nearly invisible hem. Here’s how it’s done: … Continue reading How to Whip Stitch a Hem @ #embroidery #sewing #crafts

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How to Download and Print Free #Sewing Patterns From #Crafty #Dollstagram

Lately I’ve been getting a lot of traffic on this site, and with traffic, come lots of questions. One that keeps cropping up is, “How do I download and print your free sewing patterns for dolls?” So I’ve made a video tutorial, showing everyone the step-by-step process for downloading and printing my patterns using Microsoft Word. This tutorial uses an older pattern page, but you … Continue reading How to Download and Print Free #Sewing Patterns From #Crafty #Dollstagram

Click on the link in the image's caption for the actual tutorial video which shows how to do the backstitch. The image shows a needle and thread and offers the URL of the website where you can find this and many other tutorials that will help you learn how to sew by hand:

How to Backstitch

Those of you who regularly follow my blog posts are probably aware that I sew a lot of my doll clothes by hand. The stitch I like to use most is the backstitch. Why is the backstitch so useful? It’s sturdy, but quick and easy to do. Here’s a tutorial video I made a while back, in which I demonstrate how to backstitch: Remember, if … Continue reading How to Backstitch