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
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
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
Believe it or not, I actually use my own doll clothes patterns when I’m planning to make doll clothes for my niece or one of my cousins’ kids. Today I went to my own website, ChellyWood.com to find the pattern for making the argyle shorts shown above, and I couldn’t find it. Ugh! I could find this pattern: And this one: And this good ol’ … Continue reading This week’s focus: vintage Tammy dolls by Ideal #Toy Corp #Dollstagram
This week’s sewing tutorial shows you how to make a long-sleeved shirt for 8-inch to 9-inch (20 cm to 23 cm) dolls like the World of Love dolls that Hasbro produced in the 1970’s. There are other, more modern dolls, that will also fit into this week’s free patterns. Please leave any questions you have in the comments below, and I’ll do my best to … Continue reading Free doll shirt pattern @ ChellyWood.com #dolls #sewing #CraftyMom
In the image above, we see a preview of the shirt you can make with this week’s free pattern, which will be posted here on Wednesday. This is the same shirt concept that we saw last week, but in the image above, I used a leafy fabric instead of the solid lavender-colored fabric that you saw in last week’s photos: Notice how the lavender top … Continue reading Sew a shirt for 9-inch dolls (20 cm to 22 cm) with free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #dolls #dollclothes
Since this blog has been growing (I just reached 2 million hits), it’s no longer fair to call it a personal journal. Lately I think of it as a small business. So it’s time to request permission to use names and images of dolls that have trademarks. Don’t panic, everyone! I’ve already been given formal permission from two doll companies, and one of them is … Continue reading Trademarks, Copyrights, and Permissions, OH MY! #FiresideChat about #dolls
This week on ChellyWood.com, we’re making a pair of capri pants for 9 inch dolls like my World of Love Soul doll (made by Hasbro). If you’re wondering whether or not this pattern will fit your doll, please look back at yesterday’s guessing game contest. You can win free fabric, miniature buttons, and snaps! Next Tuesday I’ll also be offering the exact measurements for my … Continue reading Free printable PDF sewing pattern for 9-inch (23 cm) #dolls at ChellyWood.com
It’s never too early to start your holiday sewing projects, right? Here’s a holiday sewing project you can start for any children who have an 8-inch baby doll… This week’s free sewing pattern will fit most 8″ (20 cm) baby dolls. Today’s free PDF sewing pattern comes with two pieces: the one shown above and the one shown below: Just like we saw with the … Continue reading Sew your #ChristmasGifts in #June with this free #Sewing Pattern for 8″ baby doll clothes!
This week’s free sewing pattern will fit most 12″ (30 cm) baby dolls. But it has two pieces: the one shown above and the one shown below: That’s right… the second page of the pattern includes a diaper pattern! I plan to post the tutorial video showing you how to make the dress in tomorrow’s blog post, but you’ll have to wait for the diaper … Continue reading #PDFpattern Wednesday: Free 12 Inch #Doll Clothes #Patterns
I’ve never pretended to be a toy reviewer, but I certainly appreciate those who take the time to mention articulation in their doll reviews. An articulated doll is so much easier to design and sew clothes for than a doll with limited movement. So rather than calling this a toy review, I’m considering my brief video more of a sewing tip. Earlier this week, in … Continue reading #FridayFollow: Hearts4Hearts Girls #Dolls (a 14-inch Articulated #doll)
In the image above, you see my Curvy Barbie wearing a summery outfit of shorts and a sleeveless crop top. Of course the free, printable sewing patterns for this outfit are available right here on ChellyWood.com. (Scroll down for the new PDF pattern download and the MS Word download for these shorts and shirt combo.) Last week we asked whether or not Mattel’s Curvy would … Continue reading #TapeMeasureTuesday: What are Curvy Barbie’s measurements for sewing purposes?