December 30, 2014

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12 Days of Christmas - Day 6

Today is Day 6 of the 12 Days Of Christmas!

[Giveaway Ended - Winners are:  Vicki, Amy, Lizzbethh, Paula, Rachel,  and Roz!]

Today we are giving away The Malibu Libby Pattern Collection on CD to 6 lucky winners! The CD includes 4 PDF copies of some of our most popular patterns and will make a great addition to your doll clothes pattern collection! Simply insert the CD into your computer and view or print the PDF patterns - and like all the PDF patterns at Pixie Faire, they can even be saved to your tablet or iPad! 

 

 

This CD includes 6 popular Liberty Jane Patterns:

  1. The Liberty Jane Denim Jacket Jacket Pattern - Your American Girl® Doll will stand out in the crowd wearing a jacket made from the Liberty Jane Denim Jacket Doll Clothes PDF Pattern! Featured in the 2012 Spring Line International Collection, this has become a true classic! Tiny authentic detail is the key to a realistic looking scaled down jacket and this one has captured those details perfectly! This pattern is designed to be made two ways. There is the more advanced flat -fell seam technique or a more simple faux style seam technique. Supplies Needed: 1/4 yard fabric for jacket. Twelve 1/4" buttons and two snaps.Click HERE to see the full product listing.
  2. The Liberty Capris and Shorts Pattern - A fresh look for spring or summer, designed to fit an 18 inch American Girl ® Doll! This design is easy to sew because of the clearly illustrated step by step instructions! Your doll will look like she’s shopped at Hollister or Delias! PDF pattern includes 3 styles - Capris with a center back leg seam, bermuda shorts, and short shorts. All styles have a front fly with elastic at the back of the waist, cute front welt pockets and belt loop detail complete the look. Suggested fabrics: Woven fabrics, quilting cotton work great. Supplies needed: 1/4 yard fabric, elastic, 5/8" ribbon, and velcro. ClickHERE to see the full product listing.
  3. The Liberty Jane Salina Dress Pattern - Get the perfect fit every time with this PDF dress pattern for your American Girl Doll! Because of the soft body design, the AG doll can vary in size around the waist and chest. This pattern is designed to pull everything together, Simplicity, Style and a Great Fit! Perfect for Kanani or any AG Doll that is ready look her very best! The dress design has an empire waist, is fully lined and can be made from a variety of fabrics. You can dress it up with delicate or sparkly fabrics and accessories, or keep it casual with solid colors and simple knit fabrics. Layer the dress over a cute tank top for Summer or pair it with a cropped jacket or a wool coat and leggings for Fall. There are also simple instructions to use this pattern to make a top or a longer maxi dress. Click HERE to see the full product listing.
  4. The Liberty Jane Free Tank Top Pattern: A great basic fpr creating tank tops for 18 inch dolls. You ca easily use this pattern to create a variety of unique qned interesting designs!

My assumption is that most of us sew :) We’d love to hear more about your sewing experience. Are you just learnig to sew, or have you been at it for a while? Do you use a basic standard machine or one with all the bells and whistles? What about a serger, are you using one of those? (or wondering what in the world I’m talking about!)

To enter the giveaway simply respond to this post in the comment box below and complete this sentence:

"I use a  [insert sewing machine type here]… The thing I like most about it is [tell us why]"

Comments must be left (on this blog post) by midnight (pacific), today, 12/30/2014.

One entry per person.

No purchase necessary, void where prohibited.

The winner will be chosen randomly from the comments received and contacted through the email provided in the comment.

We will choose a winner and update this post tomorrow to let everyone know who won.

Okay, good luck, and if we’ve forgotten anything we will modify and/or update this post as needed.

Happy New Year,

Cinnamon & The Liberty Jane / Pixie Faire Team


100 Comments

Jennifer Kaetzel
Jennifer Kaetzel

December 15, 2015

I use a Industrial Singer I love it for straight stitch it will get any job done fast.
I have three serger’s but my favorite one is the Bernnia I have less problems
with it, and with the two machines I can make doll clothes in no time for the
three little girls across the street.

Grammi Sharon
Grammi Sharon

January 09, 2015

I use a Viking that is 39 years old. Very dependable and has a power switch that has been great for denim and heavy projects. I’m hoping to purchase a new machine more adaptable for quilting but will keep this machine.

Marsha
Marsha

January 06, 2015

The twelve days of Christmas was fun, exciting and generous; but would be better next year
if I would remember to enter every day.

Christie
Christie

January 06, 2015

I use a Singer machine that has a few fancy stitches built in. The best thing I like about it currently is the walking foot I purchased for a church project. Since nearly all the seams for doll clothes are 1/4 ", it helps keep the layers together and stops the “creeping”. The Singer is also very easy to thread. I also have a Husqvarna Huskylock Viking Serger that is very helpful for finishing seam edges before stitching seams.It makes a nice professional look on the inside of the garment.

JackieR
JackieR

January 02, 2015

I knew I saved those old jeans for something, and this jacket pattern is just perfect..and a skirt , and jeans , and a hat, a purse, maybe a pair of boots, etc !!!

Maria
Maria

January 02, 2015

I use a 30 year old Pfaff, the thing I like best about my machine is the walking foot and that it was made in West Germany.

Jean S
Jean S

January 01, 2015

I use a Singer. This is the brand I’ve always used and I like the fact it is easy to sew with

Jean S
Jean S

January 01, 2015

I use a Singer. This is the brand I’ve always used and I like the fact it is easy to sew with

Vicki Allen
Vicki Allen

January 01, 2015

Morse I have had it for years won it in a drawing and I love it because I am use to it!!

Gretchen
Gretchen

January 01, 2015

I use a Brother and a Singer Serger. Both are fantastic, solid machines that produce great results.

Linda Werette
Linda Werette

January 01, 2015

I use an older Viking One Plus. I love all the decorative stitches it has to use on doll clothes. It does lots of fancy things including embroidery but I haven’t ventured that far.

Melody Korlinchak
Melody Korlinchak

December 31, 2014

Most of the time I use my Pfaff sewing machine and my factory overlock…Love your patterns…I have even tried a few of the knitted sweater…so much fun!

Sue Kozlowski
Sue Kozlowski

December 31, 2014

I sew on an 70’s Sears Kenmore and happy it still works!

Janis Garrison
Janis Garrison

December 31, 2014

Lots of sewing.

Gail
Gail

December 31, 2014

I use an Berdina Sewing machine, and the thing that I like about it is the different feet that ia part of it. As it makes the project that much more enjoyable. That way I can let my ideas flow and the task is picked up by the sewing machine.

Jan C
Jan C

December 31, 2014

Our New Year’s Eve plans include a board game night filled with fun, food and laughter with our family.

Carol
Carol

December 31, 2014

I use a BabyLock Ellisimo Gold II sewing machine… The thing I like most about it is its versatility. It sews and embroiders, giving me the opportunity to personalize the things that I sew.

Mardell
Mardell

December 31, 2014

I use a Viking sewing machine. I love it because of all the wonderful stitches!,

Debbie
Debbie

December 31, 2014

I use a Kenmore sewing machine that I purchased in 1992. The thing I like best about it is that it was the first ( and only ) sewing machine I ever purchased new for myself. Although I have had and used other machines as the result of give a ways,gifts and garage sales the Kenmore has a variety of stitches I can use to decorate and sew practical and heirloom clothing for first my daughters and now my granddaughters dolls. I return again and again to my always " steady and reliable" Kenmore.

Susan T
Susan T

December 31, 2014

I use a Brother sewing machine I got on clearance at Walmart. I like it best for the drop in bobbin feature. After sewing with the old type bobbin for years, this is a real time saver.

rita
rita

December 31, 2014

I use a brother sewing machine—it has all the computerized stitches that I need. The most wonderful aspect of this machine, is that it weighs next to nothing—I can lift it with my fingers. It is ideal to take to classes or to a friendly sew-in at a friends house. Works great for all my doll clothes sewing, or bigger projects.
Terry
Terry

December 31, 2014

I sew on a Brother Innovis. Love al the stitches and embroidery designs.

Sue Brannon
Sue Brannon

December 31, 2014

I use a Janome MC 11000. I love the convenience of the quarter inch foot, the embroidery, and many heirloom stiches. They add a special touch to the doll clothes I make. I also love how the machine sews non-woven fabrics.

Jennifer Phares
Jennifer Phares

December 31, 2014

I use a Babylock Anna. The think I like most is it sews like a dream compared to my old machine.

cindy
cindy

December 31, 2014

I use a Kenmore purchased for $100.
. The thing I like most is that it has the zigzag stitch. The first machine I was gifted was a Singer that only had a straight stitch. The Singer was a gift from my mother-in-law in 1971.

Julia
Julia

December 31, 2014

I use a Pfaff sewing machine and a Janome surger. I sew dance costumes for my daughters, so the ability to sew with stretch fabrics is what I love. My next adventure is teaching my 8 year old niece how to sew. We are starting with some new clothes for her AG doll. Thanks for all the great patterns!!

Marie-Eve Malenfant
Marie-Eve Malenfant

December 31, 2014

I use a old White machine and the thing I like most about it is I get it free. I found it in garbage.

Cathy
Cathy

December 31, 2014

I use a Bernina 1130, it has been going strong for almost 30 years. Nothing ever goes wrong with it. It has survived my daughter (who can’t sew and my granddaughter who is 10 and a amazing sewer and designer. It has been the best investment I ever made, would not know what I would do it I didn’t have it. Love, love , love Bernina.

Nori
Nori

December 31, 2014

I use a baby lock. And I like it because it allows me to so around curves very easily.

Tabitha
Tabitha

December 31, 2014

I have an old Singer Feather weight machine.It is very user friendly.

Mary
Mary

December 31, 2014

I use a Brother sewing machine. The thing I like best about it is the stretch stitch. Maybe someday I will get a serger.

Thank you for sponsoring this! It’s fun :)

Laura
Laura

December 31, 2014

I sew on a 1948 Singer 15-89 treadle for most things and a Babylock New Esante embroidery machine for all detail work. The Singer cannot be beat for ease and control through even the tightest (and tiniest) objects. Being a strictly straight stitch machine, it never eats the fabric, no matter how delicate. And I love my Babylock for all the bells and whistles for little details, embroidery, overclock, buttoned, etc.

Marlene Lohman
Marlene Lohman

December 31, 2014

I use a Husqvarna , Janome 6500, Baby Lock and a Janome Cover stitch machine. I love each for what it helps me do.

marlea
marlea

December 31, 2014

I use my POS machine…because its the only one I could afford at the time and don’t want to invest in another until i have all the cash for it. The one i want does it all, quilting, embroidery and everyday sewing. Its an investment and cost more than my first car!!! The current one jumps all around and makes me crazy, but it gets the job done with basic sewing. It is what it is.

Sharon D
Sharon D

December 31, 2014

I have a baby lock and I love it. Doll clothes for American Girl dolls is my latest love.

Kimberly
Kimberly

December 31, 2014

I use a several machines Singer sewing, Bernina sewing, Bernina servers (2 different ones), white sewing embroidery machine, Bernina embroidery and Brother 6 needle embroidery machine.
The thing I like most about it is I always have a machine to do what I need to do!

kathi
kathi

December 31, 2014

I use a Singer Curvy Machine I bought just last year when my New Home died (it was 35 years old!). I like my new Singer mainly because of the ease of threading (no take up arm) and the self threading needle attachment, (although it can be fussy at times) and it was reasonably priced, but the machine sews well and does a lot!

Virginia volk
Virginia volk

December 31, 2014

I use a very old singer sewing machine and the thing I like most about it is it gives me the ability to do decorative stitches on dress edges and shirt edges.

Kaelyn
Kaelyn

December 31, 2014

I use a Janome. I like that it is simple to use, and is easily moved around to where I need it.

marg haffner
marg haffner

December 30, 2014

I use a janome horizon 7700. Still learning to use all attachments and stitches. Love the automatic buttonholer and walking foot

Nneka E
Nneka E

December 30, 2014

I have a variety of vintage machines, but the 2 that I really use are my Bernina 830 from the 70s/80s – it’s a solid all metal workhorse that stitches through anything like butter – and my Bernina 1630 which has more fancy stitches than I will ever know or need. Last thing I sewed on them was my daughter’s Disney Frozen Queen Elsa costume.

Patti
Patti

December 30, 2014

I have a Brother Sewing Machine. Nothing fancy. I love my machine because it is easy enough to teach my Granddaughters on it without them getting confused about what buttons to push.

Patti
Patti

December 30, 2014

I have two Brother sewing machine that I sew on. Nothing fancy. I love it because I teach my Granddaughters to sew on them. Also have a couple of Singer Treadle machines. I use one for repair on jeans.

Cindy
Cindy

December 30, 2014

i just made an Elsa dress for my granddaughter and now making a matching one for her American Girl Doll! I sew with a Husqvarna machine!

Roz
Roz

December 30, 2014

I use my Grandmothers 1960’s hasqvana. I like it as it so solid and runs so well even after all these years of use. I love the idea that i am using the same machine my grandma did, as she was a great seamstress :)

Nina
Nina

December 30, 2014

I have a Brother sewing machine and the thing I like best about it is that it was free. Lol! 12 years ago my sister lent it to me to make the ring bearer pillow for her wedding and it never left. :) Besides the price tag, I like that it is so basic. I think I might get overwhelmed with too many stitches and a computer in it.

KB
KB

December 30, 2014

I use a Janome and I love that after 25 years it still works.

Angie
Angie

December 30, 2014

I use a Kenmore sewing machine and a Kenmore see her. I like both of them because they are basic machines and not digital. I feel like I have more control over what it is doing.

Cyndy
Cyndy

December 30, 2014

I have a Janome -I love creating with it and wish I had more time! All of the new patterns i have gotten and those on my wish list have me iitchingto be stichin’! Lol

Cyndy
Cyndy

December 30, 2014

I have a Janome -I love creating with it and wish I had more time! All of the new patterns i have gotten and those on my wish list have me iitchingto be stichin’! Lol

Pam Metcal
Pam Metcal

December 30, 2014

I use a Fleetwood that my husband bought for me in 1972. I love it because it is all metal, no plastic parts! It sturdy and sows anything. Straight stitch and zigzag is all it does but it does it well!

Nancy
Nancy

December 30, 2014

I use a Viking 1 sewing machine. The thing I like most about my machine is that it sews just about anything. It’s tough and can sew heavy fabrics as well as fine fabrics. My daughter is learning to sew on it as well. Vikings are my favorite machine – I’ve been sewing on them all my life.

Winter
Winter

December 30, 2014

I use a Brother sewing machine. The thing I like best is the self threader!

Carrie Bergherm
Carrie Bergherm

December 30, 2014

I use a Singer Simple. Not too fancy… But I kinda like that it is simple to use. I learned to sew on a Bernina. One of these days I need to upgrade, but until I start bringing in some moula with my crafting, the Singer will have to do the job.

Hannah
Hannah

December 30, 2014

I am learning to sew on a Janome. I really like helping my Mom with her Viking embroidery machine, though.

sandy
sandy

December 30, 2014

I use a New Home that I have had for about 10 years. I like it’s simplicity and reliability. It has never given any problems.

Stephanie
Stephanie

December 30, 2014

I use a Bernina Artista 640. The thing I like most about it is how nicely it sews and the hundreds of stitch options.

Celeste
Celeste

December 30, 2014

I use a Brother Embroidery machine. The thing I like most about it is how easy it is to use.

Christie Cox
Christie Cox

December 30, 2014

I sew on a late 80’s Bicor. Just straight stitch and zig zag. Hoping to upgrade soon but it has been a good reliable companion.

Melinda
Melinda

December 30, 2014

I use a Brother XR9500PRW sewing machine that my Mom purchased for me, as well as Babylock BL-9500, which my Mom and I got several years ago off of Craigslist. They’re both comparable machines with a lot of built in stitches, an alphabet font (the Babylock one has a couple of more alphabet fonts), and automatic features which are awesome for a beginning seamstress like myself.

Julieta
Julieta

December 30, 2014

I use a Janome. I’m 9 and haven’t sewn very much so I like that it’s easy to use.

Christine Wisnoski
Christine Wisnoski

December 30, 2014

I have three sewing machines. Each has a special place in my heart. My Singer treadle machine will sew any fabric. My Singer electric and Brother machines have a variety of specialty stitches that make sewing more fun without being complicated.

Christine Wisnoski
Christine Wisnoski

December 30, 2014

I have three sewing machines. Each has a special place in my heart. My Singer treadle machine will sew any fabric. My Singer electric and Brother machines have a variety of specialty stitches that make sewing more fun without being complicated.

Ann
Ann

December 30, 2014

I use a Bernina 1130, which is about 25 years old. The thing I like most about it is its reliability. It’s not plastic like the newer machines and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

Martha
Martha

December 30, 2014

I use a basic Kenmore machine. I like the variety of stitches it has and the overall ease of use.

Sarah
Sarah

December 30, 2014

I use 3 sewing machines. I use a Husqvarna Viking Designer SE for adding embroidery designs and fancy stitches. While that one is busy embroidering, I switch back and forth between my New Home serger for finishing edges, etc. and a Janome student model that I inherited from my school when they were getting rid of their sewing classes. I love the fancy things that I can do with my Viking, I love the beautifully finished edges from my serger, and I love the simplicity of my Janome.

Grace
Grace

December 30, 2014

I use a HusqvarnaViking designer SE (sewing and embroidery machine) that I got when two of the three old sewing machines I had died while making costumes for VBS. The third one could only sew a couple of basic stitches. The thing I like most about it is I can do just about anything with it but serge.

Nicole
Nicole

December 30, 2014

I use a janome sewing machine to sew and the thing I like most about it is the speed control.

Cathie
Cathie

December 30, 2014

I have lost track of the amount of years I have been sewing. Started as a youngster in 4-H club. I sew with a variety of machines. Mostly on a Pfaff and a Babylock Serger. I have a Passion for old Black Singer machines!

Darlene Bulford
Darlene Bulford

December 30, 2014

I use a Janome sewing machine and the thing I like best is the needle down position.

Edie Hippern
Edie Hippern

December 30, 2014

Would love to win this set.

janiekaye
janiekaye

December 30, 2014

I use a Brother CS-6000i. The thing I like most about it is that it’s so easy to use! I haven’t had a new machine in 10 years and I’m loving it!

Jennifer
Jennifer

December 30, 2014

I sew on a Pfaff Creative Performance I got two years ago. My favorite things about it are the built-in walking foot and the awesome buttonholes!

Elaine
Elaine

December 30, 2014

My latest “toy” is a Janome 3/4 size machine. I bought one for my granddaughter for Christmas, and one for myself so that if and when she needs help, I can easily prompt her over the phone. Being 6 and very very into sewing, I assume she’s going to need a “little” help and Mom doesn’t sew. Seemed like a good enough reason to buy myself a second machine. The other is a basic Singer.

Barb M.
Barb M.

December 30, 2014

I still sew on my 1973 Sears Kenmore cabinet sewing machine! I made my son’s first day of Kindergarten Levi outfit on it and he’s 45 years old now! I made most of my two kid’s clothes and my own as they were growing up, and even some for the hubby. I like it best because of it’s quality and also the automatic buttonhole gadget—just choose your buttonhole from the many plates available including plain, keyhole, and eyelets then connect it up and press on the foot pedal! Hands free and no adjustments—it just does it. I do also have a very simple Viking portable for taking to classes or to friends’ houses to sew together and I’m very interested in getting a small, basic serger sometime. I learned to sew when I was nine years old on a hand crank toy Singer sewing machine making Barbie doll clothes & still have some of them. I always say—if you can sew Barbie doll collars, cuffs and darts—you can sew anything!

Susan
Susan

December 30, 2014

I use a Janome. I love that it has many options for button holes

Karen A.
Karen A.

December 30, 2014

I began sewing on a miniature hand crank child’s Singer chainstitch machine…making doll clothes at age 6 in 1951. I still have it but now sew on a Singer with all the extra stitches. Sitting down to a Singer is like sitting down with an old friend….I can’t see using anything else…it’s a comfort thing!

Kay
Kay

December 30, 2014

I use a Brother sewing machine. Being a beginner sewer, I like the fact that the instructions are easy to follow and the machine is easy to use.

Phyllis
Phyllis

December 30, 2014

I use a Babylock Ellisimo. The thing I like most about it is – oh there are so many things. Adjustable sewing speed, can sew without the foot control, the empty bobbin notification. All those stitches! The embroidery unit. I won it and if something ever happens to it I will never be able to replace it with a similar machine due to cost.

Debbie Landers
Debbie Landers

December 30, 2014

I have a Bernina 200 machine. I love the ability I have of combining stitches to creating my own stitches.

KAREN
KAREN

December 30, 2014

I use a Singer I bought a couple months ago for sewing doll clothes. I love the ruffle foot and the bias binding foot.

Julia
Julia

December 30, 2014

I use a Janome 11000 and I like the computer control that allows changes to be made by just a push of a button.

Lora
Lora

December 30, 2014

I sew on a Bernina 180. I love how very reliable it has been.

Jennifer
Jennifer

December 30, 2014

I use a Singer sewing machine. I love it because it is user friendly.

Sue
Sue

December 30, 2014

I use a Brother – The thing I like most about it is it always works!!!!! My last sewing machine was constantly trying my patience!!!!

Sharon Howell
Sharon Howell

December 30, 2014

I use my new (2009) Singer sewing machine. I like it because it has a bunch of built in stitches. Sometimes I use my old (1972) Sears machine, because I can sew closer to the edge of my material. Maybe, it’s just a learning curve, and I’m not used to the Singer, yet.

Anne
Anne

December 30, 2014

I ssew with a very basic Singer sewing machine. I like it because of its ease of use – no fancy settings and dials to have to remember. I started sewing at age 8.

Judy
Judy

December 30, 2014

I use a Janome and the thing I like best about it is that it sews smoothly, slowly and does just about anything I want it to do without any problems.

Niki Fogg
Niki Fogg

December 30, 2014

I use a Janome sew mini machine. I love it because it is portable and easy to use. Perfect for small projects like doll clothes!

DIANNE
DIANNE

December 30, 2014

I use a battered 40+year old Elna, but it still works for me, and that’d my favorite thing about it:)

Linda
Linda

December 30, 2014

I sew with a Brother. I enjoy making all kind of things. Doll clothes are fun because they can be minis of todays fashions fads or classics.

Debra Smith
Debra Smith

December 30, 2014

I use a Kenmore sewing machine that is over 30 years old but never had to have it worked on. When my kids were growing up I made a lot of their clothes. Now I’m making American Girl doll clothes for my granddaughter. My two daughters or three granddaughters ever want to learn to sew they just take repairs to mom or grandma. Makes me feel good to be able to help them in anyway I can.

Dawna
Dawna

December 30, 2014

I use a Singer Talent sewing machine. The thing I like most about it is that is has an overlock stitch for finishing seams.

Diane
Diane

December 30, 2014

I use a low end Bernina. The thing I like most is its reliability. I had a cheaper sewing machine years ago, and it seemed like I was always having to make adjustments to it—tension, speed, all sorts of things made for frustration rather than joy. Even though the cost meant I had to buy a soon-to-be discontinued model, I’ve found that the better quality really does make a difference in my attitude toward sewing!

Mary Jane
Mary Jane

December 30, 2014

I use a singer sewing machine. Pretty plain Jane………what I like most about it is I have had it forever and it still sews a beautiful stitch. It also doesn’t take degree to run it.

Teri S.
Teri S.

December 30, 2014

I use a Janome. The things I like most about it are it’s dependability and easy maintenance.

Nancy Jane
Nancy Jane

December 30, 2014

I have a Babylock sewing machine. I am 73 yrs. old and my grandkids are all over twenty yrs old. so I sew 18" doll clothes for me!! and hopefully for any great-grandchildren I might have in the future. I love all your patterns. I only wish your “store” was closer…I live in Canada.

Barbara Williams
Barbara Williams

December 30, 2014

I use a Brother 8500 sewing machine. The thing I like most about it is auto threading & built- in utilities stitches. I like the auto threading since I have trouble seeing the needle hole & I like the built in utilities stitches because they are easy to use.

Mickey Kovach
Mickey Kovach

December 30, 2014

I use 2 Baby Locks- one for regular sewing and one for serving. The very best part of them is the ability to let me relax and the end of a hard work day sewing my doll clothes!

Teri Booth
Teri Booth

December 30, 2014

“I use a Pfaff 7550. The thing I like most about it is the built in walking foot. I have sewn hundreds of garments and quilts, and a Pfaff walking foot evenly feeds the fabric, so there are no ripples or problems when easing difficult fabrics into large and small spaces.

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