The image shows a Made-to-Move blond Barbie wearing a felt coat, satin purse, and a felt pillbox hat over the top of pants. She stands in front of the envelope for Simplicity 7601 Barbie doll clothes sewing patterns, where we see a similar coat, hat, and purse set pictured on the envelope in two different color sets. This photo is framed by a purple and turquoise blue quilt and the Chelly Wood dot com logo appears alongside the photo as well.

Sewing a pillbox hat for Barbie, using felt and Simplicity 7601 doll clothes patterns #amSewing #DollClothesPatterns

You may have heard of the pillbox hat, but maybe you weren’t aware of what one is. Well, I believe it’s called a pillbox hat because it’s shaped… (I’m sure you’ve guessed) like a pill box! For my pillbox hat, I used Simplicity 7601 Barbie doll clothes pattern. This is one I often recommend to people when they’re searching for an easy-to-sew coat pattern for … Continue reading Sewing a pillbox hat for Barbie, using felt and Simplicity 7601 doll clothes patterns #amSewing #DollClothesPatterns

Inside a purple cotton fabric with tiny white polka dots, we read the white text "free pattern" and below this, we see the Chelly Wood dot com logo. These texts are next to a photo of a Monster High Draculaura doll modeling a handmade A-line dress with a flared skirt and darts for the bodice. It's a sleeveless dress made of burgundy cotton decorated in swirling vines of a lighter shade of burgundy or maroon. The doll wears velvet boots.

How to use old quilt squares for tiny doll clothes @ ChellyWood.com #AmSewing #DollClothesPatterns

For your free pattern and tutorial video, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Yesterday we talked about how I was able to use a weirdly-shaped scrap of fabric to create a lining for the holiday holly dress that my Ever After High doll was wearing. Along the same lines, today I’m going to share how I used an unwanted quilt square to … Continue reading How to use old quilt squares for tiny doll clothes @ ChellyWood.com #AmSewing #DollClothesPatterns

The image shows a close-up of a Barbie doll's tummy with a tie-style belt wrapped around her waist. She's wearing a pink bathrobe under the belt. The text says, "DIY Belt" and the whole image plus text is overlaid on top of a purple cotton background with tiny white polka dots. The Chelly Wood dot com logo appears in one corner.

Instructions for Making a Doll’s Belt from Bias Tape @ ChellyWood.com #DIYprojects #DollClothesPatterns

Today’s video offers simple, easy-to-follow instructions for making a doll’s wrap-around tie-style belt to fit Mattel’s Barbie dolls and similar-sized dolls. It’s a follow-up to the pajamas and bathrobe project that you can find when you click here. Here’s an image of that project: As you can see, the bathrobe has pockets! So be sure to click here, to go back and learn how to … Continue reading Instructions for Making a Doll’s Belt from Bias Tape @ ChellyWood.com #DIYprojects #DollClothesPatterns

The image shows a floral frame around the words "Happy 2023" on a pastel background.

Submit Questions to Doll Play Video YouTube Channel “Unicorn Rainbows” #FunStuff #QandA

Disclaimer: the video above is not one of Chelly Wood’s videos, and Chelly is not affiliated with the Unicorn Rainbows Toys & Dolls YouTube channel. Recently the YouTubers at Unicorn Rainbows Toys and Dolls left a kind comment on one of my videos. Out of curiosity, I visited their YouTube channel and discovered all the amazing videos they are making. Go check out their YouTube … Continue reading Submit Questions to Doll Play Video YouTube Channel “Unicorn Rainbows” #FunStuff #QandA

Surrounded by turquoise blue fabric, we read the words "free pattern" angled near a photo of an Everafter High doll wearing a handmade Christmas dress with red rick rack trim. The Chelly Wood dot com logo appears under the words "free pattern."

How to use misshapen fabric scraps for tiny doll clothes @ ChellyWood.com #SewingTips #DollClothesPatterns

For your free pattern and tutorial video, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Last week we saw the little A-line dress shown above on a Ginny Weasley doll from the Harry Potter doll line that Mattel put out in 2018. Today I’ve used the same dress pattern to make this little holiday dress for my Ever After High doll. And of course, … Continue reading How to use misshapen fabric scraps for tiny doll clothes @ ChellyWood.com #SewingTips #DollClothesPatterns

Framed by a purple and turquoise blue quilt, we see the Simplicity 1372 doll clothes pattern, which fits Ginny dolls (vintage Vogue Ginny) and muffy dolls, with someone's handwriting written over the top stating "1955 copyright". Also, a "spotlight" image has enlarged View 6 from the pattern, showing a close-up of a little vintage Vogue Ginny doll with a rose in her curly blond hair. The doll's arms are partly raised, and she wears a bright pink dress with tiny white polka dots, white lace trim, and a big pink ribbon (which is tied around her waist). The ChellyWood.com logo is found alongside the cover art for the Simplicity 1372 doll clothes patterns envelope.

What doll clothes patterns do you remember fondly from long ago? #SewingChat #DollClothesPatterns

I keep a PO Box for my ChellyWood.com business, and just imagine my surprise when I opened up my post office box and found vintage Ginny doll clothes wardrobe pattern, Simplicity 1372, waiting inside! This Christmas will be the first year my husband and I will be spending the holidays alone (without our two grown children) in more than 20 years. I was worried that … Continue reading What doll clothes patterns do you remember fondly from long ago? #SewingChat #DollClothesPatterns

The image shows a Made-to-Move Barbie wearing handmade Christmas pajamas, including a flannel bathrobe and a matching flannel nightgown. The overlay says "free patterns" and there's a polka dot purple background or frame. The image is marked with the Chelly Wood dot com logo as a watermark.

Time to make Christmas Pajamas and a bathrobe for Barbie w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #ChristmasEve #NewPajamas!

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. One week ago, I gave you the patterns and tutorial video for making this pajama/nightgown/night dress. Then yesterday I gave you my pattern and tutorial video for making this matching bathrobe: AND… the bathrobe has real pockets, that Barbie can put her tiny little hands into. Check it out: … Continue reading Time to make Christmas Pajamas and a bathrobe for Barbie w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #ChristmasEve #NewPajamas!

Surrounded by a turquoise blue fabric frame, we read the words "free pattern" above the ChellyWood.com logo. To the right of these texts is a photo of a regular Barbie dressed in pink and white floral pajamas underneath a Barbie-doll-pink bathrobe with white trim and a white belt which is tied at the waist.

Sew a flannel bathrobe with pockets for Barbie (free patterns at ChellyWood.com) #DollClothes #FreePatterns #DIYchristmas

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Today’s video tutorial shows you how to make a flannel bathrobe, with side pockets, to fit regular Barbie and Made-to-Move Barbies, but it will fit a lot of other dolls too. Check out the first set of bullets for a more concise list of all the dolls that can … Continue reading Sew a flannel bathrobe with pockets for Barbie (free patterns at ChellyWood.com) #DollClothes #FreePatterns #DIYchristmas

Surrounded by a purple polka dot cotton frame, we see the words "free pattern" along with a photo of a Hogwarts character doll (Ginny Weasley) dressed in a pretty sleeveless burgundy holiday A-line dress, and the Chelly Wood dot com logo appears in one corner.

Sew a lovely holiday dress for 9 and 3/4 inch Ginny Weasley dolls with today’s free PDF sewing patterns @ ChellyWood.com #GinnyWeasley #DollClothesPatterns

Please scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free printable PDF sewing patterns and links to any additional relevant tutorial videos. About this time last year I posted my New Year’s resolutions, which included designing some doll clothes to fit my Ginny Weasley doll from Mattel’s Hogwarts characters collection. Well… here we are! It’s a little late in the year to finally … Continue reading Sew a lovely holiday dress for 9 and 3/4 inch Ginny Weasley dolls with today’s free PDF sewing patterns @ ChellyWood.com #GinnyWeasley #DollClothesPatterns

On a turquoise blue linen background, we read the words "free pattern" above the Chelly Wood dot com logo. These are beside a photo of an Ever After High doll modeling a pirate tunic, a skirt with lace trim, and a pair of handmade Mary Jane shoes.

Let’s make a Christmas skirt and tunic for Monster High or Ever After High dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com

For your free pattern and tutorial video, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Isn’t that a pretty little skirt with lace trim? Actually, it would be more accurate to say I’m using the lace as a petticoat here. You could also use tulle the exact same way, but it would look more like this, with tulle: So, it’s not that different with … Continue reading Let’s make a Christmas skirt and tunic for Monster High or Ever After High dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com

In a quilted purple and blue frame, we see an image of a Barbie wearing a handmade felt hat and coat of matching purple felt. Behind the Barbie is Simplicity doll clothes sewing pattern number 7601 with an enlargement focusing on the hat and coat from the pattern. The ChellyWood dot com logo appears at the side of the image.

How to cut out a Barbie doll clothes sewing pattern Part 5 (How do you cut it?) #SewingForBeginners #DollClothesPatterns #Sewing

Last week, we were learning how to cut out a Barbie doll clothes sewing pattern. I’m continuing that train of thought in today’s blog post, which reviews the cutting steps and adds a few details. When you’re getting ready to cut out your doll clothes patterns, it can be very helpful to see which garment pieces will need two identical pieces cut. For these, you … Continue reading How to cut out a Barbie doll clothes sewing pattern Part 5 (How do you cut it?) #SewingForBeginners #DollClothesPatterns #Sewing

The image shows a woman who is bent over a cutting mat with large doll clothes patterns laid out on the cutting mat. Above her it says, "how to cut doll clothes sewing patterns". There's also a small pink stamp overlaid on top of the image, which says, "pin and cut" and the texts on either side of the woman say, "special thanks to the mom who reached out to me for help" (left of the image) and "I hope you get to read today's blog post" (to the right of the image).

How to cut out a Barbie doll clothes sewing pattern Part 4 (How do you pin it to the fabric?) #SewingTips #DollClothesPatterns #Sewing

In the image at the very top of this blog post, we see that a garment pattern piece has been laid on one side of a swatch of felt fabric, but the image below that one, shows a garment pattern piece has been actually pinned onto the fabric swatch. How do we get from point A to point B? In other words, how is the … Continue reading How to cut out a Barbie doll clothes sewing pattern Part 4 (How do you pin it to the fabric?) #SewingTips #DollClothesPatterns #Sewing