Click on the link provided, to find the tutorial video. This image shows orange felt with a black whipstitch pattern across folded fabric. The overlay says, "How to hem a garment by hand, using the whip stitch. The video is found at ChellyWood.com

How to Whipstitch a Hem @ ChellyWood.com #embroidery #sewing #crafts

Occasionally people who are new to sewing ask me questions that are old-hat to those of us who are long-time sewists. One question I was recently asked is, “How do you hem a garment without a sewing machine?” I use the whipstitch to hem most of my garments. It’s a fairly easy stitch, and it creates a nearly invisible hem. Here’s how it’s done: This … Continue reading How to Whipstitch a Hem @ ChellyWood.com #embroidery #sewing #crafts

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Click on the link above for the tutorial video. This image shows a spool of thread and the text says, "How to Knot When Sewing" (meaning when one sews by hand). The tutorial associated with this image is found at ChellyWood.com

How to Tie a Knot Using a Needle and Thread @ ChellyWood.com #Crafts

  Yesterday I explained that in April (and possibly in May), I’ll be doing some re-posting of older patterns, so I can update my Gallery Page. Today I’m showing an example of the type of video I’ll be linking to in my “Tailor’s Tips and Tricks” section of each post. This one, quite simply, shows you how to tie a knot in your fabric, using … Continue reading How to Tie a Knot Using a Needle and Thread @ ChellyWood.com #Crafts

Sew a Pair of #BootCut #BarbieDoll Pants With This #SewingTutorial from ChellyWood.com

A lady recently contacted me needing a pants pattern. She was making doll clothes for a charitable cause, and as some of you know, I’m always willing to do what I can for charities! So I went to work designing a pair of boot-cut pants that would be easy to pull on and off of dolls. And here we have them! The pattern mentioned in … Continue reading Sew a Pair of #BootCut #BarbieDoll Pants With This #SewingTutorial from ChellyWood.com

Click on the link above for the tutorial video. This image shows a spool of thread and the text says, "How to Knot When Sewing" (meaning when one sews by hand). The tutorial associated with this image is found at ChellyWood.com

How to Tie a Knot Using a Needle and Thread @ ChellyWood.com #Sewing #KidCrafts #crafty

Like yesterday’s tutorial, this is easy-peasy for those folks who sew all the time, but this week I’m introducing the basics for hand-stitched embroidery. Tying knots is essential stuff! Usually, though, when I’m doing embroidery, I don’t dip the needle into the fabric like it shows in the video; instead, I dip the needle into a stitch that’s on the underside of the design… then … Continue reading How to Tie a Knot Using a Needle and Thread @ ChellyWood.com #Sewing #KidCrafts #crafty

Click on the link provided, to find the tutorial video. This image shows orange felt with a black whipstitch pattern across folded fabric. The overlay says, "How to hem a garment by hand, using the whip stitch. The video is found at ChellyWood.com

How to Whip Stitch a Hem @ ChellyWood.com #embroidery #sewing #crafts

Occasionally people who are new to sewing ask me questions that are old-hat to those of us who are long-time seamstresses. One question I was recently asked is, “How do you hem a garment without a sewing machine?” I use the whip stitch to hem most of my garments. It’s a fairly easy stitch, and it creates a nearly invisible hem. Here’s how it’s done: … Continue reading How to Whip Stitch a Hem @ ChellyWood.com #embroidery #sewing #crafts

Image of Teresa Barbie doll dressed in elegant blue halter style ball gown with overlay: "Sew this easy halter-style dress for fashion dolls... With Free Printable Sewing Pattern

FREE #Sewing Tutorial Shows You How to Make an #EasySew Halter Dress for #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com

Here’s my latest tutorial, showing you how to make the summer halter dress that I showed you in Monday’s post. Download the pattern on this page, where you can find a zillion other patterns designed by me, Chelly Wood. Each one has a matching tutorial. Fun, huh? And if you’re wondering why I offer so many great patterns and tutorials for free, please visit this … Continue reading FREE #Sewing Tutorial Shows You How to Make an #EasySew Halter Dress for #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com

Image of Barbie doll in handkerchief-style head scarf with overlaying words "sew a head scarf for your fashion dolls"

Sew a #Babushka Style #Headscarf for Your Fashion #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com

As we approach the end of July, I’m pasting the last of my summer wardrobe for dolls. This tutorial shows how to make the babushka-style head scarf shown in my July 4th drawing outfits. It’s super easy to make — just a triangular swatch of fabric with a couple of snaps — so anybody can make it. If you want pointers on how to sew … Continue reading Sew a #Babushka Style #Headscarf for Your Fashion #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com

Click on the link provided, to find the tutorial video. This image shows orange felt with a black whipstitch pattern across folded fabric. The overlay says, "How to hem a garment by hand, using the whip stitch. The video is found at ChellyWood.com

How to Whip Stitch a Hem @ ChellyWood.com #embroidery #sewing #crafts

Occasionally people who are new to sewing ask me questions that are old-hat to those of us who are long-time seamstresses. One question I was recently asked is, “How do you hem a garment without a sewing machine?” I use the whip stitch to hem most of my garments. It’s a fairly easy stitch, and it creates a nearly invisible hem. Here’s how it’s done: … Continue reading How to Whip Stitch a Hem @ ChellyWood.com #embroidery #sewing #crafts

Image of Momoko BJD in a beautiful lace and floral wedding dress with overlay of text stating "Sew a dress for Pullip, Blythe, or Momoko dolls"

#SewingTutorial Make a #Wedding Gown for Your #MomokoDoll (free pattern @ chellywood.com )

Here’s my latest tutorial, showing you how to make Juliet’s wedding dress. These patterns fit Momoko, Blythe, and Pullip dolls, and the patterns themselves are free to download and print on my Doll Clothes Patterns page (just scroll down to find the Momoko Patterns section). Just a couple more things to note: when you print my patterns, it’s always friendly and kind to like it on FB, tweet … Continue reading #SewingTutorial Make a #Wedding Gown for Your #MomokoDoll (free pattern @ chellywood.com )

Image of Ken doll in muffin cap and Renaissance doublet

Articulated Ken Doll Plays Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet Stop-Motion Show #Dollstagram #Dolls #Barbies

I chose this picture of Mercutio, because you can kind of see how silly and fun his character is in my stop-motion film of Romeo and Juliet. In the original Shakespeare play, Mercutio is a relative of the prince, but his personality is goofy, silly, and just plain fun! I’m having a blast putting him in comical scenes with Benvolio as his sidekick. I had to … Continue reading Articulated Ken Doll Plays Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet Stop-Motion Show #Dollstagram #Dolls #Barbies

Image of Tammy doll in black dress with harlequin pinafore (renaissance style)

Create a #Crafty #Renaissance Costume for Your #Vintage Tammy Doll

On Monday I showed you how the whole thing looks when it’s done. Tuesday I shared my free, printable pattern for Tammy doll’s Renaissance dress. Yesterday I showed you the video for putting together Tammy’s gown (or shift). Today’s video shows you how to piece together her pinafore. There’s something missing though! What about the snood? Here’s a video that shows you how to make … Continue reading Create a #Crafty #Renaissance Costume for Your #Vintage Tammy Doll

Image of Barbie Wearing a Burgundy Ruffled Tiara With Veil

Video Tutorial: #DIY Doll #Tiara for #Barbies

Monday I showed you a preview of the doll tiara I made this week. Tuesday I gave you the free pattern to make it. Now I’m offering the video tutorial, showing you exactly how to sew together this elegant Renaissance style tiara for Barbies. Remember, if you enjoy my free patterns and tutorials, please show your appreciation by spreading the word through social media: like … Continue reading Video Tutorial: #DIY Doll #Tiara for #Barbies