January 05, 2018

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12 Days of Christmas - Day 12 January 5th 2018

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Day 12 of our 12 Days Of Christmas celebration!

Today we are giving away a huge Doll Notions Grab Bag prize to 12 lucky winners! That's right! 12 Winners! I'm pretty sure we're all on the hunt for doll size notions and this amazing giveaway is full of a variety of supplies to keep you stocked up for quite a while! The giveaway includes 5 and 6 inch separating zippers, cording, tiny cameo buttons, pre cut shoe soles, vinyl pieces, cluny trim, buckles, parachute buckles, hook and loop tape, boning, ribbing, and more...

Congratulations to Cheiry, Ruth, Pennie, Margot, Kathi M, Christina, Lily, Joann, Stephanie, Jane, Lindak, and Krissie! You've each won a notions grab bag and have been contacted by email. 

For most sewing projects, standard sewing supplies are used and easy to find. For a variety of doll clothes patterns the supply lists recommend doll scale supplies and notions. Over the years we've come across a few of our favorite places to find these items:

  • Home Sew - Check out thier Cinnamon's Favorite Things collection! Find 5" and 6" separating zippers in both nylon coil and metal teeth styles, narrow hook and loop tape, tiny buttons, and buckles.
  • Zipper That Doll - Find tiny separating zippers and closed end zippers
  • Zip It - Find a variety of colors of invisible zippers
  • Girl Charlee - great selection of ribbing and knits

Now it's your turn! Where do you find doll scale notions and supplies? Share your secret finds and sources below. I'm sure together we can create the ultimate doll scale sewing supply resource list! A surprise gift for everyone invloved :)

To enter todays giveaway simply complete either sentance by posting in the comments below (scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to find the comment box):

“I shop for [insert doll supply] at [insert where]" OR

"I have the hardest time finding [insert doll sewing supply here]"

Comments must be left (on this blog post) by midnight (pacific), today, 1/5/2018.

One entry per person.

No purchase necessary, void where prohibited. Must be 18 or older to enter. While we wish we could run this contest everywhere, for legal reasons it is only open to eligible residents of the U.S. and Canada, not including Rhode Island. This contest is exclusively endorsed by Liberty Jane Clothing and Pixie Faire.

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 modify 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

Ruth
Ruth

December 30, 2018

I shop for the BEST patterns at Pixie Faire!!

sheila
sheila

December 25, 2018

Love the selection, the price and especially your freebie fridays. Thanks

Cath
Cath

December 25, 2018

I shop for zippers, buttons, and velcro at Zipper That Doll. My frustration is that I have the hardest time finding doll sized motifs and stripes on fabrics. I often shop for knits on discount shelves at Walmart. I have bought a shirt for a little over a dollar and gotten fabric to make a few shirts, plus they often have premade spaghetti straps or binding on them. I agree with a previous post where they said that they repurpose fabrics and some notions, like beads, lace, etc. Happy holidays to all, and thank you CInnamon and team for all you have given us over the years.

Allison
Allison

December 25, 2018

My favorite thing is that no matter how busy Cinnamon is giving us tips, freebies, and wonderful patterns, she gives back through the Sew Wonderful program, inspriring and bempowering young women’s lives!

Josie Beaulieu
Josie Beaulieu

December 25, 2018

I like to repurpose clothing for my dolls.

Dorothy
Dorothy

December 25, 2018

I am new to making doll clothes. Right now I am buying fabric for doll clothes and readin books, also looking on youtube on how to make doll clothes. I would be so delighted to receive a bundle of notions for the clothes, and maybe I could come up with some bright ideas with using them.
I think it is so awesome how generous you are for giving so many things away.
Thank you so much, I really appreciate the opportunity that you give people to win things.

Ronda Pindzola
Ronda Pindzola

December 24, 2018

I buy doll clothes zippers at Sophia’s wholesale doll clothing website

Pam
Pam

December 21, 2018

I find doll zippers at Goodwills and second hand shops!!

Pam
Pam

December 20, 2018

I have the hardest time finding coverall buckles that are the right size for doll clothes, also doll sized frog buckles.

Ruth
Ruth

December 20, 2018

I buy my notions mostly at fabricland

Sheila Call
Sheila Call

December 20, 2018

I shop for doll supplies at Pixie Faire and Home Sew/ Can’t find what I want or need anywhere else. Sure would love to get this group of items!

Ann
Ann

December 20, 2018

I love everything small and it is nice to be able to find small zippers and buckles here at Pixie Fair

Leanna
Leanna

December 18, 2018

I have the hardest time finding tiny overall buckles and zippers!

Virginia
Virginia

December 14, 2018

I find fabric and patterns at online stores like pixiefaire and craft stores.

Sharon
Sharon

December 14, 2018

I love shopping with Pixie Faire and love your patterns.

Melanie
Melanie

December 12, 2018

I shop for unique fabrics and cute buttons for 18" dolls and teddy bears. I like craft stores like Hobbly Lobby, but stores like Walmart and Target have some, too.

Anne
Anne

December 12, 2018

I tend to repurpose zippers and buttons and fabric. I have passed this along to my granddaughters who love to help find “treasures”!

Anita
Anita

December 12, 2018

If I don’t have it in my stash I go to Etsy. I am especially fond of the velcro for dolls.

Kathleen
Kathleen

December 09, 2018

“I shop for sewing supplies at Joanne’s here in Casa Grande , Az" and

“I have the hardest time finding Small print fabics and Buttons and laces”

Rae Pelletier
Rae Pelletier

December 09, 2018

I’ve shopped Home Sew for years for laces and trims. But tiny buckles can be found in the scrapbooking section of many craft suppliers. I know Close to my Heart has them.

liza
liza

December 07, 2018

I find items at online stores and craft stores.

Sandra
Sandra

December 07, 2018

I have trouble finding mine, but no more! I have a lot of resources now, thanks to all the ocmments!!

Phyllis
Phyllis

December 07, 2018

I have the hardest time finding shoes materials and fun Velcro and lace.

Della S
Della S

December 06, 2018

The hardest thing for me to find are the little buckles used on the belts.

DAB
DAB

December 06, 2018

J’achète le tissus chez Walmart ainsi que des vêtements et accessoires

Kelly P
Kelly P

December 05, 2018

I shop for tiny buttons, snaps, edgings and trims at a variety of places. My most consistent successes come from Michaels, JoAnn’s, Walmart, garage sales and estate sales, and at quilt festivals and resale shops. I always keep my eyes open for tiny doll-sized supplies wherever I go. My favorite thing is finding something that can be recycled rather than purchased new. I guess you might call me a scavenger at heart.

Arlana
Arlana

December 05, 2018

I usually shop for cute outfits on our local buy sell trade and recycle both the clothes and notions into doll clothes.

SHERRY
SHERRY

December 04, 2018

I shop for Grace at amazon or wakak the only thing I haven’t found for her garments are buttons that are the right size for doll clothes.

Jennifer
Jennifer

November 30, 2018

Most of my supplies I buy from amazon, etsy or Joanns. I like the idea of reusing pieces from existing items. I might have to reconsider donating a few items now :)

Cathy
Cathy

November 30, 2018

I’m just beginning to sew for 18" dolls for our granddaughters, so I don’t have a go-to place although the comments are very helpful! So far, I’ve found Goodwill and Salvation Army to be good places to find knit tops with cute patterns to use for me to make doll shirts.

Mary C.
Mary C.

November 26, 2018

I have a hard time finding all notions for doll clothes as we have no fabric store in our town. Walmart has fat quarters for quilting in small prints.

katherine williams
katherine williams

November 23, 2018

I shop for most of my doll notions, accessories and material at Joann’s Craft and Fabric Stores and Hobby Lobby.
I have the hardest time finding red lace binding to on the hems of party dresses. I have had to use red trim ribbon on some items. Shoes are hard to find if looking for a special color and style.

Sue
Sue

November 22, 2018

This is a wonderful hobby but I really wish that there was a place that we could find all the things that we need to make our projects as they look in the pattern, and to be able to follow each and every step to the letter.

Sue
Sue

November 21, 2018

I shop for zippers and Velcro on Etsy.

Becky Tetterton
Becky Tetterton

November 16, 2018

I shop for my doll fabric at Fabrics on Line just like shopping for big girl fabric. Generally have left over yardage, but the granddaughter loves to have an outfit like her doll.

Kelsie
Kelsie

November 10, 2018

I shop all of the fabric for my dolls at Joann Fabrics. And ironically, I have the hardest time finding fabrics that are suitable for my dolls there as well!

Lee
Lee

November 09, 2018

I shop at garage, estate sales and resale shops for most of my material.

Jenny
Jenny

October 31, 2018

I recycle baby clothes to get items I need. Also local hobby shops.

Shirley Lemmon
Shirley Lemmon

September 26, 2018

At 73 years old, I am finally getting my dream of a She-Shed for my crafts and hope to start a small craft business creating doll clothes. I would love to win notions to use in my start-up doll clothes business!

sue
sue

March 04, 2018

what a wonderful gift for anyone making dolls clothes Sue

Kathleen
Kathleen

January 11, 2018

I shop online as well as JoAnn’s and Hobby Lobby. I also recycle buttons and other items.

Kathy
Kathy

January 11, 2018

I am always looking for Doll size notions for my Doll sewing.

Diana
Diana

January 09, 2018

I shop for tiny buttons at thrift shops, Hobby Lobby and JoAnn’s.

Dorothy
Dorothy

January 08, 2018

I shop at whatever and where ever I can that has a sale on the craft and sewing Items that my imagination can design. Sometimes the clearance bins are a true find.

Barb M.
Barb M.

January 07, 2018

I have a hard time finding tiny buttons, short zippers, and small fancy trim locally. I get my clasps for overalls from buying baby outfits with them at yard sales (if the holding button is a sewn on one, not fastened into the fabric) as I’ve never found them out shopping.

Bridget
Bridget

January 07, 2018

Did I miss something? Looked all over the post for the list of winners….would love to know who the 12 winners are!!

Laurie
Laurie

January 07, 2018

So.. who won

Barbara
Barbara

January 07, 2018

I have a hard time finding notions for doll clothes.

Estelle
Estelle

January 07, 2018

I shop for doll doodads at dollar tree and thrift stores. I have a hard time finding pieces for shoes.

Rae
Rae

January 06, 2018

I don’t reallyI shop for dolly doodads. Stuff just seems to find me when I’m looking for something else.

Julie B.
Julie B.

January 06, 2018

I have the hardest time finding small scale prints for my dolls clothes.

Marcia
Marcia

January 06, 2018

I try to keep an eye open to finding things that might work where ever I go.

Scarlett Watson
Scarlett Watson

January 06, 2018

I shop for doll material at thrift stores. Used clothing makes really cute repurposed doll clothes.

Scarlett Watson
Scarlett Watson

January 06, 2018

I shop for doll material at thrift stores. Used clothing makes really cute repurposed doll clothes.

Amanda W
Amanda W

January 06, 2018

I have the hardest time finding 1/4" thin clear Velcro for closures..

Marlene
Marlene

January 06, 2018

I have to find my things for sewing doll clothes online, because I live 50 miles away from any fabric store.

Sarah B
Sarah B

January 06, 2018

I find dolly doodads at the local craft stores Micheal’s and Joann’s. I also have plenty of fun buttons I inherited in a sewing kit. Thanks for hosting!

Carol
Carol

January 06, 2018

I have the hardest time finding zippers and notions for doll clothes.

Rose
Rose

January 06, 2018

I have the hardest time finding zippers, buckles and other notions small enough for doll clothes.

Lillian Young
Lillian Young

January 06, 2018

I have the hardest time finding doll size old fashioned suspender buckles.

kathleen
kathleen

January 06, 2018

I shop the dollar store and any store that has things that I can remake into what I need. The second hand store is also very good

Libby
Libby

January 06, 2018

I shop Joann’s for ribbon, lace and buttons.

Nanette
Nanette

January 06, 2018

Very nice prize pkg!

Annie
Annie

January 06, 2018

I scour the sale bins of Michael’s, Joann’s; peruse every dollar store aisle; linger over the hardware in Home Depot or Lowe’s. You need to think outside the box!

Breanna
Breanna

January 06, 2018

I have the hardest time finding doll sized separating zippers and working snap pliers- my 3rd pair seems to work so far…

Donna
Donna

January 06, 2018

I have trouble finding fabrics with small print of good quality. I also have trouble finding separatin zippers of the right size.

Trisha Lewis
Trisha Lewis

January 06, 2018

I love to order first, from Pixiefaire! I love the pixie packs, but I don’t see any new ones. I then search through “ Farmcookies” on Etsy. They have the thin velcrostrips in rolls of all colors. They also carry patterns, ready made, and trims etc. Next, I like searching through, “lSewForDoll”. They carry all colors and small zippers, as well as buttons, buckles, and numerous other notions. Third, I search through. “Lilliesdollclothes”. They carry everything mentioned above.

jo swan
jo swan

January 06, 2018

I shop for narrow Velcro, tiny buckles, buttons, zippers and several tiny pre-maids like books at T.L.C. Doll Hospital. They have a nice selection and reasonable pricing

Cheryl
Cheryl

January 06, 2018

I haven’t had to come up with too many hard to find items yet, I have a good supply of buttons and other notions from my mother’s supply of sewing notions – she is from the era where people saved everything! I have been able to find a few things online when needed.

Cathy
Cathy

January 06, 2018

a nylon zipper can usually be cut off to fit whip stitch the end so it does not come undone or you could also put some glue on it

alla
alla

January 06, 2018

Well, I shop at Aliexpress or Ebay, buy fabric at local shops. It’s difficult to find zippers, buckets etc. But I won’t buy from the US, the shipping is too high.
I only buy patterns here.

carolyn
carolyn

January 06, 2018

I find doll patterns different places. I find Home Sew is the most versatile for finding a little of most everything you need for sewing doll clothes, especially since partnering with Pixie Faire. Online is how I get most of my supplies but am working through what has been left to me from a grandmother that sewed, tatted, quilted and a mother that sewed, quilted, crocheted, crafted. It may be awhile before I need specific items, as I try to make do with what I have lol

Mary
Mary

January 06, 2018

I have the hardest time finding little buckles – I am very picky and usually get them from Joanns.

Randi
Randi

January 06, 2018

shop for fabric remnants every time we stop at our local shopping center. It totally drives my husband crazy

Julie
Julie

January 06, 2018

wow what a kewl pack, I need all these. yea! :) thank you!

Denise
Denise

January 06, 2018

The hardest thing to find is small size zippers. The only good part of that is I stink at.sewing in zippers, so I will often alter patterns to use any other closure I can be it hook and I and sewing the seam higher or Velcro . Obviously I haven’t been able to do the bomber jackets because it really needs the zipper for a good leather bomber. I keep the extra fabric from all my non-doll projects (human clothes etc)as well as remnants that I pick up from the clearance rack that caught my eye and all the. Extra trims etc (and even a few favorite textured items that are no longer wearable, like soft jeans that we tore the knees out of) in 2 large tubs on wheels under my work table. This is our creative station. It serves for doll clothes as.well as costume making and quilt pieces. And almost every fabric in the box has a story. We’ve been able to find many things between Hobby Lobby or. Joanna’s. After working with miniature doll houses.for many years I have discovered that lots of things can have alternative uses if you just look at them from a different perspective

Lynn
Lynn

January 06, 2018

I shop for doll making notions at Home Sew.

Eileen W
Eileen W

January 06, 2018

I shop for doll supplies at Wal Mart or at second hand stores. On baby clothes. Bathing suit for doll swim suit material. That worked good for me.

Geraldine
Geraldine

January 06, 2018

Thanks Pixie Faire for letting me know that Homesew was still in business. I used to buy a lot from them years ago. They’re wonderful!

Tami
Tami

January 06, 2018

I get super thin velcro and small zippers on Etsy and when my denim supple runs low i hit yard sales for wonderfully soft worn looking jeans! Finding small belt buckles is my hardest to locate!

Lindsay
Lindsay

January 06, 2018

I buy Fabric at Michael’s craft store

Oma White
Oma White

January 06, 2018

I shop for zippers at Pixie Faire!

Lynda
Lynda

January 06, 2018

I have the hardest time finding tiny zips. But thanks everyone for all the tips!!

Marianne
Marianne

January 06, 2018

I buy my sewing supplies at thrift shops and second hand stores. I recycle clothing for fabric, buttons, zippers, trim. What I can’t get at the thrift shops, I buy at Fabricville (Canada). I have stashes of recycled stuff ready to go and I make tags to let people know my stuff is recycled.

Lynne
Lynne

January 06, 2018

I shop for doll sewing accessories wherever I find them.

Debbie
Debbie

January 06, 2018

I shop for my doll fabric at Hobby Lobby orbthe thrift store

Christie
Christie

January 06, 2018

I am so excited to start making doll clothes. Any tips or tutorials would be great.

Heidi
Heidi

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding (and haven’t yet been able to find at stores) 5" separating zippers for 18" doll jackets.

Julia
Julia

January 05, 2018

I shop for fabric, trims and notions at Joann fabrics. However, I have really good luck shopping for fabric at thrift stores purchasing infant and toddler clothes to recycle fabrics. Sometimes I can even reuse the trims. The clothes usually have large enough pieces to cut out doll pattern pieces. The children’s clothes have perfect scale prints, and even the fabric weight and drape is good.

Jeannie
Jeannie

January 05, 2018

I have trouble finding anything doll size and I live in a very large city (Edmonton) in Alberta. I love that Pixie has patterns for Journey dolls for us Canadian sewers and find an easy “twick” here or there many other patterns that work too.

GinniB
GinniB

January 05, 2018

Tiny buttons and buckles are so hard to find and they are so important to the look of an outfit.

VickyG
VickyG

January 05, 2018

Doll size zippers are difficult for me to find, particularly tiny separating zippers.
I’ve purchased baby clothing at garage sales to use for fabric and buttons. This is a good source for small prints of knit fabric.
Rib knit fabric is difficult for me to find. I sometimes buy rib knit tank tops on clearance at Walmart and put them in my stash.
I have bought cat collars in the pet section at Dollar Tree for their buckles..
I recently noticed that the zippers in the laundry/net bags at Dollar Tree have smaller zipper pulls that might be appropriately sized for doll clothing – only white
I would also like to find a source for 1/2" D rings

Huong Do
Huong Do

January 05, 2018

I shop for doll supply everywhere (Walmart, local fabric shops, etc..) .I have the hardest time finding little zippers and buttons

Kathy
Kathy

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding buttons. Always too big or too little.

Jeannette
Jeannette

January 05, 2018

I’ve found hats in the pet section of stores like Walmart. Usually size large fits well. I remove or refit the elastics to make a chin strap. My latest find was a straw Fedora. Very cute!

Vickie
Vickie

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding little zippers.

Jeannette
Jeannette

January 05, 2018

Corrected e-mail address.

Mary
Mary

January 05, 2018

I often just improvise for doll notions. I would have to shop online if I couldn’t find something I have onhand.

Anne
Anne

January 05, 2018

I shop for doll notions in my supply of various buttons, snaps, Velcro etc. I also have many pieces of ribbon and seam binding leftovers that are just right for doll clothes. Also various pieces of fabric! If I don’t have what I need, I go online.

Jeannette
Jeannette

January 05, 2018

I’ve found cute hats for the dolls in the pet section of stores like Walmart. Usually a large sized hat works. I remove the elastics either entirely or reconnect to make a chin strap. My most recent find was a straw Fedora. Very cute!

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