Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns to fit American Girl dolls, Madame Alexander dolls, and other 18-inch dolls.

FREE #craft patterns for #AGdoll or other #18inchDoll @ ChellyWood.com

Today I’m going to give you everything you need–free patterns and links to my tutorials–so you can make the Swedish traditional costume shown above.  The costume was designed to fit my Madame Alexander doll, but a lot of times the MA dolls’ clothes can also fit American Girl dolls as well. Here are the patterns I designed: Pattern A (Bonnet, Vest, and Collar) Pattern B … Continue reading FREE #craft patterns for #AGdoll or other #18inchDoll @ ChellyWood.com

Image of 18" doll dressed in traditional Swedish costume of Leksand, Dalarna, Sweden

We still have two more pieces to add to the Swedish traditional 18″ doll costume! #Sewing #Crafter #holiday

In case you’d forgotten, I’ve been posting patterns and tutorials for making the following Swedish traditional costume, which fits 18-inch dolls like American Girl dolls, Madame Alexander dolls, etc… I plan to re-post the bonnet pattern this week, plus post a YouTube tutorial on how to make it. Next week I’ll post the vest pattern and tutorial, and then we’ll have the whole costume! I’m … Continue reading We still have two more pieces to add to the Swedish traditional 18″ doll costume! #Sewing #Crafter #holiday

Image of doll wearing Kjolsäcken (a Swedish pocket-purse) with overlapping words: "Make a doll 'pocket' purse (Kjolsäcken)"

#DIY Swedish Kjolsäcken for 18″ #Dolls Like #AGdolls @ ChellyWood.com

To find the free pattern shown in this video, please visit my Doll Clothes Patterns page.  Scroll down to the 18-Inch Doll Clothes heading and download Pattern D. The Kjolsäcken (pocket-purse) is part of my Swedish Traditional Costume for 18″ dolls like American Girl dolls and similar-sized dolls. If you ever have trouble printing sewing patterns, please have a look at How to Print Downloaded Patterns. This video shows you, step … Continue reading #DIY Swedish Kjolsäcken for 18″ #Dolls Like #AGdolls @ ChellyWood.com

Image of 18-inch doll wearing a Traditional Swedish costume, along with patterns to make parts of that costume, including a Swedish traditional pocket purse.

Sew a “Pocket” Purse for Dolls in the Style of #Leksand #Dalarna #Sweden @ ChellyWood.com

  Here’s Pattern D for the Swedish Traditional Costume that’s designed to fit 18″ dolls like American Girl dolls and their look-alikes. You might recognize this post, as it’s a re-post from two weeks ago. I just wanted to make it easy to find Pattern D, which is the one you’ll need for creating the “Pocket” purse I’m making this week. Later on, I’ll show … Continue reading Sew a “Pocket” Purse for Dolls in the Style of #Leksand #Dalarna #Sweden @ ChellyWood.com

Image of 18-inch doll wearing traditional Swedish folk costume with enlarged detail of an embroidered "Pocket" purse.

Create a Swedish “Pocket” Purse for Your 18-Inch #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com #Broderie #Felt

In the next two weeks, I’m going to teach you how to make a Swedish purse, which I’m told they call a “pocket” in Sweden. Rather than having a strap that goes over your shoulder, these pocket-purses wrap around your waist, like a belt. However it would be easy to alter the pattern to include a shoulder strap if you like.   But one of … Continue reading Create a Swedish “Pocket” Purse for Your 18-Inch #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com #Broderie #Felt

Image of American Girl Knockoff doll wearing a simple black skirt with gathered waist and white collared shirt with cuffs. Overlay says, "Sew a Skirt for 18-inch dolls with free sewing pattern"

Tutorial: #Sew a Skirt for #18inchDolls (With FREE #Sewing Pattern)

You can find all of my free, printable sewing patterns on this page, but I’ll only be posting one pattern at a time for the 18″ dolls. You’ll have to wait — check back with me later — to print the other pieces of the Traditional Swedish Doll Costume. If you’re wondering why I give away my sewing pattern designs for free, please visit the … Continue reading Tutorial: #Sew a Skirt for #18inchDolls (With FREE #Sewing Pattern)

Image of 18 inch doll wearing basic white long-sleeved blouse with basic black skirt.

Preview of This Week’s FREE Pattern and Tutorial for 18″ #Dolls’ Skirt @ ChellyWood.com #Crafty #AGdolls

Here’s a quick preview of the skirt I’ll be showing you how to make this week. It’s a basic “little black skirt” with a waistband. It snaps in the back. It’s the skirt shown under the apron in the traditional Swedish costume image that I showed you last Thursday. So this week I’ll offer the first pattern and tutorial in a series of clothing items that … Continue reading Preview of This Week’s FREE Pattern and Tutorial for 18″ #Dolls’ Skirt @ ChellyWood.com #Crafty #AGdolls

Image of 18" doll dressed in traditional Swedish costume of Leksand, Dalarna, Sweden

Preview of #AGdoll Clothes Patterns That I’ll Begin Posting Next Week @ ChellyWood.com #Dollstagram #Crafty

  Just look at this little Swedish sweetie! I found an image of the traditional costumes from Leksand, Dalarna, Sweden on Pinterest, and I thought, “Oooh! I wanna make that!” Traditional costumes are so bright and colorful anyway, but for some reason I was really drawn in by this particular style. I gathered a bunch of images on one of my Pinterest board called, “Swedish Traditional … Continue reading Preview of #AGdoll Clothes Patterns That I’ll Begin Posting Next Week @ ChellyWood.com #Dollstagram #Crafty