This image shows a Mattel Chelsea doll wearing a handmade Halloween costume or school play costume. The free pattern that ChellyWood.com offers for making a ghost costume was used to make this little cactus adaptation. Click on the link in the caption to read the directions for making your own cactus costume for miniature dolls like Chelsea and other 5-inch dolls.

Was your school play cancelled? Have fun with kids/grandkids making a mini-school-play! #SchoolPlay #StopMotion

Did your school play get cancelled due to school closure? Consider this: re-create your kids’ or grandkids’ school play with dolls! The video gives you some great ideas for adapting free patterns found here at ChellyWood.com and using stop-motion phone apps to make a miniature version of the school play that never made it to the stage. Please scroll to the very bottom of this … Continue reading Was your school play cancelled? Have fun with kids/grandkids making a mini-school-play! #SchoolPlay #StopMotion

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The image shows a Disney Princess Elsa 13 inch doll wearing handmade shorts, a handmade shirt, and hand-stitched stockings. If you want to make this outfit, please click on the link in the caption. It will take you to a page where you will find all the free patterns and tutorial videos you'll need to sew this outfit for your 13-inch hard plastic Disney Animator dolls.

Sew a summer shorts outfit for Elsa (or other Disney Toddler Dolls) w/free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #DisneyPrincess #SummerWardrobe

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. The outfit shown in the image above includes a super easy-to-sew felt top and an elastic-waist easy-sew skirt. Earlier this week I gave you the skirt pattern. Today I’m giving you both the skirt and the easy-sew felt top pattern. Today’s free printable PDF skirt and shirt patterns will fit the … Continue reading Sew a summer shorts outfit for Elsa (or other Disney Toddler Dolls) w/free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #DisneyPrincess #SummerWardrobe

Click on the link in the caption, and it will take you to a page where you can download the free PDF sewing patterns for making these doll clothes. The image shows a skirt with a ruffled edge, a pair of ankle pants, and a strappy summer top to fit 11.5 inch or 11 inch fashion dolls. The fabric is shiny, purple, and almost iridescent. The skirt's ruffle has glitter speckles on it, and the matching summer top has geometric shapes in purple, black, and gold.

Rare Opportunity! Buy handmade doll clothes from doll clothing designer, Chelly Wood! #SewingBlogger

Today my handmade African-style wardrobe went on sale on Etsy. You can access the sale page here, as long as it is up for grabs. For those of you who have followed this website for a long time, you’re probably aware that I almost NEVER sell my handmade doll clothes, so this is a rare opportunity. I’ve decided to begin offering some of my goods … Continue reading Rare Opportunity! Buy handmade doll clothes from doll clothing designer, Chelly Wood! #SewingBlogger

The image shows a Greenbrier 12 cm doll which looks a lot like a Strawberry shortcake doll (which came in 10 cm, 11 cm, and 12 cm sizes). She wears a felt-and-cotton handmade dress with ribbons for straps. The dress is decorated with rickrack. To find and download the free printable sewing patterns for making this doll dress, please go to ChellyWood.com, a website with hundreds of free printable sewing patterns for doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Preview of 4″ or 4.5-inch doll dress project for this week @ ChellyWood.com #sewingproject

Here’s a preview of this week’s easy-to-sew doll dress project, which fits dolls in the 4-inch to 4 and a half-inch size range. The doll modeling this week’s dress project is a Greenbrier doll. She looks a lot like a Strawberry Shortcake doll, though, and I’d venture to guess that 4 to 5 inch Strawberry Shortcake dolls could easily wear this dress project, although it … Continue reading Preview of 4″ or 4.5-inch doll dress project for this week @ ChellyWood.com #sewingproject

This is the cover art for a YouTube tutorial video which teaches the viewer how to make an ironing board cover for a child's ironing board. This ironing board cover includes a felt pad and it uses cotton fabric with an elastic to hold it in place, in the form of a casing. Instructions for making the ironing board include suggested measurements. The website ChellyWood.com is where you'll be able to view the tutorial video showing how to make a DIY child's ironing board cover.

Let’s make an ironing-board cover for a kids’-sized toy ironing board! #kids #crafts

Most children like to play in imitation of their parents’ chores. That’s why a number of toy companies have made children’s toy laundry room furnishings, like a toy washer, dryer, laundry basket, and yes, even toy irons and ironing boards. Today’s tutorial shows you how to make an ironing board cover for a child’s toy ironing board. But be advised: children should be supervised when … Continue reading Let’s make an ironing-board cover for a kids’-sized toy ironing board! #kids #crafts

The image shows three different shirts sewn using the same free pdf sewing pattern. The pattern is for a sleeveless shirt / summer top to fit 11 inch dolls or 11 and a half inch dolls like Queens of Africa and similar sized fashion dolls. You can find the pattern by going to ChellyWood.com and using her gallery to locate free patterns for fashion dolls. This is a YouTube header for the tutorial video that accompanies the free pattern. This header says, "Basic 11 inch doll shirt" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com

Let’s make a shirt for fashion dolls (w/free PDF) @ ChellyWood.com #crafty #dollclothes

If you saw last Tuesday’s post, you probably predicted that I was going to post something new to sew for 11-inch or 11 and a half inch fashion dolls. Today’s video shows you how to make a pretty easy-to-sew sleeveless top for a Queens of Africa doll or any other fashion dolls in that 11 inch to 11.5 inch size range (approx. 29 cm). Here is … Continue reading Let’s make a shirt for fashion dolls (w/free PDF) @ ChellyWood.com #crafty #dollclothes

This is a FREE printable sewing pattern for two different styles of shirt to fit 11 inch or 11 and a half inch dolls like the Queens of Africa dolls, Greenbrier fashion dolls, and many other fashion dolls in this size range. The two styles of "springtime wardrobe" shirts include a sleeveless top and a shirt with short sleeves.

Fun springtime shirt patterns for fashion dolls (free PDF) @ ChellyWood.com #amsewing #dollclothes

Today’s free printable PDF sewing pattern is marked with an explanation that the shorts pattern and capri patterns are still incomplete. I’ve been having a little trouble getting these two “bottoms” patterns to fit my Queens of Africa dolls right because, as you might have noticed in last Tuesday’s post, Azeezah’s hips are a little wider than other, more well-known fashion dolls. But you’re safe … Continue reading Fun springtime shirt patterns for fashion dolls (free PDF) @ ChellyWood.com #amsewing #dollclothes

This image shows a Queens of Africa doll wearing a pretty handmade dress made of thin pink material decorated with polka dots and flowers on pink and white striped fabric. The dress has a short, straight skirt and a summery bodice with straps made of ribbon. The watermark says, "ChellyWood.com: Free doll clothes patterns and tutorials." The Queens of Africa dolls have a body shape similar to a Barbie-sized doll. She stands 11 inches high and has dark chocolate complexion. Her hair is quite curly. To purchase a Queens of Africa doll, go to https://queensofafricadolls.com/ In this image, we see the doll quite close-up, and the fabric fits her figure flatteringly.

Sew a pretty springtime dress for your 11-inch fashion dolls w/free patterns! #spring #dollclothes

In the bullets below, you’ll find my free printable PDF sewing pattern and a link to an older tutorial video for making the dress shown in the image at the top of the page: Free printable sewing pattern for Valentine’s Day dresses to fit 11.5-inch fashion dolls. Video tutorial showing how to make the dress shown in the image above The tutorial video shows a … Continue reading Sew a pretty springtime dress for your 11-inch fashion dolls w/free patterns! #spring #dollclothes

Image shows a soft toy bear in the likeness of Smokey Bear with overlay that says "free toy bear patterns and tutorial".

FREE firefighter bear PDF patterns @ ChellyWood.com show our support for #Australia’s #FireFighters’ families

Today my daughter said, “Mom, what can we do to help the firefighters in Australia?” I immediately thought of my Firefighter Bear pattern. So here are the patterns you’ll need, if you want to make a Firefighter bear soft toy for the families of Australian firefighters: Free printable PDF sewing patterns for making a firefighter bear You may need a re-fresher on how to do … Continue reading FREE firefighter bear PDF patterns @ ChellyWood.com show our support for #Australia’s #FireFighters’ families

The image is a cartoon drawing of a little girl sitting at a sewing machine, making doll clothes. Beside the sewing machine are two dolls: one is not wearing doll clothes and the other is fully dressed. The text on the image says "COPPA" which stands for the "Children's Online Privacy Protection Act." This image comes from ChellyWood.com, a website that offers free printable sewing patterns for doll clothes that fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

Can doll crafting vlogs ride out the wave of change? #COPPA #crafting #Doll

Some of you who follow the wonderful doll-crafting YouTube channel, MyFroggyStuff, may have heard about the latest changes to YouTube for all of us who do toy-related things on the YouTube platform. Clearly this COPPA-related shift is going to affect a lot of fabulous YouTube creators with a pinch to their pocketbooks. If you’re not sure what COPPA is all about, you might want to … Continue reading Can doll crafting vlogs ride out the wave of change? #COPPA #crafting #Doll

The image shows an 18-inch doll wearing a pair of jeans / pants and a long-sleeved shirt. The watermark on the image tells you where you can download the free printable sewing patterns (PDF download) for sewing this outfit: ChellyWood.com and this website offers hundreds of free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Sew a long-sleeved shirt and jeans for your 18″ dolls w/free PDF patterns @ ChellyWood.com #crafts #creativeideas #craftymom

Here’s the latest combination from the patterns that I’m re-posting as PDF downloadable patterns. As part of the clothing ensemble I showed you in Monday’s post, this set of free doll clothes patterns includes a pair of “jeans” and a long-sleeved shirt. The “jeans” are made of a denim-colored lightweight cotton fabric, and they have an easy-to-sew elastic waist. I prefer making elastic waists for … Continue reading Sew a long-sleeved shirt and jeans for your 18″ dolls w/free PDF patterns @ ChellyWood.com #crafts #creativeideas #craftymom

This image shows a Tammy doll wearing a pair of handmade shorts of argyle patterned fabric. The overlay says "free shorts pattern" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com where you can download the free printable sewing pattern in pdf sewing patterns format for making these shorts, plus a shirt and a pair of pants to fit vintage Tammy dolls from the Ideal Toy Corporation. This image is a header for a YouTube video. If you click on it, the video includes written and spoken instructions for sewing a pair of shorts for Tammy dolls.

Sew a summer outfit for vintage Tammy #dolls w/free PDF #Patterns @ ChellyWood.com

Today I’m sharing my shorts/ pants and sleeveless top patterns for Tammy dolls. You saw this pattern earlier this year, when I posted it as pajama pants. But I’ve created a tutorial showing how to make the shorts now, so it’s time to re-post. So here are all the patterns and tutorials you’ll need to make this week’s shorts-plus-felt-top combo to fit vintage Tammy dolls … Continue reading Sew a summer outfit for vintage Tammy #dolls w/free PDF #Patterns @ ChellyWood.com