Please visit for free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes. This image shows the Chelly Wood doll clothes designer doll (really it's a Spin Master Liv doll that has been repainted and the hair has been re-done in grey) standing beside Simplicity Craft Pattern #2613 which shows a number of plush toys (stuffed animals) that you can make with this pattern, including an elephant, a giraffe, a pig, and a cat. This Simplicity craft pattern is no longer in production, but it can be purchased on eBay or other used pattern websites. The image accompanies a blog post with commenting discussion about children's toys, and in particular, plush toys and how children will swap doll clothes with their baby dolls and plush toys. Feel free to join the discussion at

Does your child or grandchild dress up their plush toys (stuffed animals)? Join the discussion @ #plushtoys #dollclothes

Last Christmas, I made my niece, Emily, some baby doll clothes, which she dutifully dressed her baby doll in. Then she proceeded to take the clothes off the baby doll and put them on her “Kitty” (plush toy) instead! She prefers Kitty to any other toys. But it’s hard to make doll clothes that fit Kitty without having her plush toy in my hands to … Continue reading Does your child or grandchild dress up their plush toys (stuffed animals)? Join the discussion @ #plushtoys #dollclothes

Image shows a printable sewing pattern for a teddy bear that resembles Smokey the Bear (thus the title, "Firefighter Bear Pattern." Instructions for seam allowances and how to use the pattern are printed on the pattern itself. Watermark says: " free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes."

Free printable #SmokeyBear or #TeddyBear #sewing pattern @

Yesterday I showed you the preview for this cute little guy! It’s not a very big teddy bear when it’s complete, standing at about 9 inches or 22 cm tall. But he was exactly the right size for my niece, Emily, who just had her first birthday recently. (That’s who I designed this little bear for, of course.) Tomorrow I’ll post the pattern for his … Continue reading Free printable #SmokeyBear or #TeddyBear #sewing pattern @

The image shows a hand-embroidered firefighter bear in a facsimile of Smokey the Bear. His face and other parts of this stuffed animal are hand stitched and embroidered. This embroidery and sewing project can be found at including free printable sewing patterns and tutorial videos.

This ranger #bear is great for #summer #camping trips! Free patterns @

When I was a little girl, I had a Smokey-the-Bear toy that I took with me everywhere.  For this week’s free sewing pattern, I’ve created a similar “firefighter bear” or “ranger bear” in blue jeans. Are you looking for a toy to make for both boys and girls to enjoy this summer? My firefighter bear could be just what you’re looking for. With this week’s … Continue reading This ranger #bear is great for #summer #camping trips! Free patterns @