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 the pants and face patterns for the free Smokey Bear or firefighter bear pattern that's available at

Hey @smokey_bear, have you seen my #firefighter #TeddyBear pattern?

Here in the US, summer has arrived, and with it, the risk of forest fires increases due to dry weather. If you’re looking for a fun gift to give a little boy or girl, why not make him/her a FireFighter Bear? Of course today’s pattern is the second pattern in this two-pattern set, so if you want to make someone a FireFighter Bear like Smokey, … Continue reading Hey @smokey_bear, have you seen my #firefighter #TeddyBear pattern?