If you’re planning to make my windmill pincushion (the pattern posts on November 6th, right here on ChellyWood.com), you’ll need to create some flowers to put in the flower boxes under the windmill’s windows. This fairly simple, straightforward stitch, is called the Algerian eye or star eyelet stitch. It’s sometimes called a star eyelet because it actually does create a tiny eyelet in the center … Continue reading Learn to #embroider the Algerian eye or #star eyelet #stitch with this free tutorial:
In today’s tutorial, I’ve mentioned a lighthouse pincushion. That free pattern is not yet available, but once I get the necessary stitchery tutorials completed, I’ll post that free pattern as well. My goal is to have the pattern for the pincushion posted well before Christmas, so you could make this pincushion and give it away to fellow sewists as a Christmas gift (if you celebrate … Continue reading New Whip Stitch #Tutorial for Hand #Sewing and #Embroidery @ ChellyWood.com
My regular followers know that beneath each of my YouTube videos, there are links to a number of videos like this “How to Whipstitch” tutorial. These “basic stitchery” tutorials are designed to help you understand terms and concepts within each tutorial, like: How to print my FREE patterns How to sew snaps on fabric How to sew by hand How to tie a knot when sewing … Continue reading #Crafty #DIY Tips for #Crafters and People Who #Sew @ ChellyWood.com
I’m sort of backpedaling today. Last Christmas I created a pattern for an adorable windmill pincushion. I’ve never posted the pattern, but in order to make the windmill pincushion, I’ll also need to create tutorials showing how to make the various embroidery stitches I used for the windmill pincushion project. So in this video, you’ll see my adorable windmill pincushion. However that pattern isn’t available … Continue reading #Embroidery: Couched Filling Stitch Hand Embroidery #Tutorial
My regular followers know that beneath each of my YouTube videos, there are links to a number of videos like this “How to Whipstitch” tutorial. These “basic stitchery” tutorials are designed to help you understand terms and concepts within each tutorial, like: How to print my FREE patterns How to sew snaps on fabric How to thread a needle How to sew by hand How to … Continue reading Whipstitch #embroidery and other #crafty #DIY tutorials @ ChellyWood.com
This is a shoutout to my friend, Diane, who creates her own knitting patterns for American Girl dolls and other 18-inch dolls! If you visit her website, you can print her free knitting patterns. Just take a look at Diane’s beautiful handiwork: If you also have free doll clothes or doll craft patterns on your website, feel free to contact me about doing an interview or … Continue reading Free #Knitting Patterns for #AmericanGirl Dolls and Other 18-inch #Dolls!
As you may know, I’m not just a sewing diva, but I love embroidery and other crafts too. After Romeo and Juliet is finished, I’m going to experiment with making my own dolls. With the filming of Romeo and Juliet, I dabbled in wig-making but found I can really use more background knowledge in this area. While I was at a writers’ conference in Seattle, I visited … Continue reading All Points #Yarn in Des Moines, WA Offers Super #Crafting Advice from @yarn_professor