The image shows a swatch of purple and pink floral fabric that measures 10 3/4 inches by 10 3/4 inches, square. It rests atop a swatch of lavender-colored fabric of the same size. There are also two teeny-tiny buttons and five tiny snaps featured in the image. This image is a photo of the tiny swatches of fabric, the buttons, and the snaps that will be sent to the winner of a contest on ChellyWood.com

It’s a CONTEST! Win free #fabric, snaps, and buttons so you can sew clothes like my #dolls

It has been a while since I offered a contest on ChellyWood.com, but I thought it might be fun to see if you can guess which of my dolls can fit into these doll clothes: Soul (the African American doll) was part of a collection of vintage dolls called the World of Love dolls. If you’d like to learn more about the World of Love dolls … Continue reading It’s a CONTEST! Win free #fabric, snaps, and buttons so you can sew clothes like my #dolls

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Here’s a simple #sewing tip: how to #sew snaps on #fabric @ ChellyWood.com

Yesterday I posted my DIY tutorial for making a super easy-to-sew felt top for Monster High™ dolls. The only hard part (for a beginner anyway) was sewing the snaps on the felt. In this video, I show you the fundamental basics of sewing a snap onto fabric. For the more advanced sewist, there’s also a trick to aligning your snaps: push a straight pin through … Continue reading Here’s a simple #sewing tip: how to #sew snaps on #fabric @ ChellyWood.com

Image shows a wall of buttons in hundreds of shapes, sizes, colors, and styles. Overlay says, "ChellyWood.com: Free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes."

#Miniature #Dolls’ Clothes Buttons, Zippers, and Buckles — Advice and Links from ChellyWood.com

I took the photo above while shopping for fabric and doll-clothes-making accessories in Paris. If you’d like to learn more about my Paris trip and what I learned while shopping for fabric and notions there, come back tomorrow when I post my video about it. _________ But I digress…  Recently one of my regular followers submitted a question to me, asking “Where can I buy … Continue reading #Miniature #Dolls’ Clothes Buttons, Zippers, and Buckles — Advice and Links from ChellyWood.com

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Simple #Sewing lesson from ChellyWood.com #crafty #diy

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 videos without charging a fee, please visit the “Chelly’s Books” page, and that should explain my general motivations. In case you haven’t heard, I have also designed … Continue reading Simple #Sewing lesson from ChellyWood.com #crafty #diy

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

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 ChellyWood.com

#Sewing Tips From Expert Doll #Seamstress, Julie Helmer @ ChellyWood.com #Dollstagram

Some of my followers on ChellyWood.com are new to sewing, so I thought I’d ask an expert seamstress for a little sewing advice. Julie Helmer, one of my Facebook friends from a doll clothes group I belong to online, has her own Etsy doll clothes line. Her store is called, “Sew Dolled Up.” Here are the questions I asked her in our interview, and the careful responses … Continue reading #Sewing Tips From Expert Doll #Seamstress, Julie Helmer @ ChellyWood.com #Dollstagram