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

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!

Lisa
Lisa

January 05, 2018

I shop for fabric and notions at thrift stores and estate sales. If I’m desperate for something particular, I’ll go to Joann’s.

Janice
Janice

January 05, 2018

I shop at Wal-Mart, Joanne and Hobby Lobby for sewing notions and fabric!

Penny
Penny

January 05, 2018

I shop for doll material & notions in my sewing boxes of fabric and lace and anything I need. I see what I have on hand and sew the outfit around what I have.

Sharon D
Sharon D

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding notions that are the correct scale for doll closthng.

Cheryl Pigott
Cheryl Pigott

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding the little accessories for doll clothes. Such as tiny buttons, zippers and buckles.

Melanie
Melanie

January 05, 2018

I shop for doll clothes fabric at Joanne Fabrics and Walmart.

Kami Jan
Kami Jan

January 05, 2018

I shop for rik rak, lace, ribbon, etc to decorate my doll clothes at Mile 10 sewing store and I always check for doll supplies at second-hand stores. If I need something in a hurry then I check Michaels.

Jill D
Jill D

January 05, 2018

I shop for fabric at thrift stores

Hilary
Hilary

January 05, 2018

I shop for doll-sized notions at Home-Sew in Bethlehem, PA, (http://www.homesew.com/, and at Pixie Faire, (http://www.pixiefaire.com). PF’s shoe packs are fabulous!

Jane
Jane

January 05, 2018

I shop for doll sized things on line or try to figure how to make them

Katherine
Katherine

January 05, 2018

I shop for doll sized plants and items at Michael’s. They have a great selection of stuff so it’s always tempting to purchase an item when I’m there every week.

Deborah
Deborah

January 05, 2018

I shop for fabric at Jo-Ann Fabrics but have not yet made too many doll clothes yet except for community service where the supplies are donated and then the clothes & dolls are given to families at Christmas. The hardest thing to find are tiny zippers, buttons, shoe supplies and cute patterns… so keep up the good work & I’m eager to create some full outfits complete with tiny embellishments… so far I use fabric, Velcro and purchased shoes.

Christine
Christine

January 05, 2018

I shop at good will and thrift stores for infant clothes that zippers and such can be removed from and then repurposed.

Diane
Diane

January 05, 2018

I shop for tiny zippers at SAS, a local warehouse fabric store in Phoenix Arizona.

Holly Tensmeyer
Holly Tensmeyer

January 05, 2018

I shop for fabric for doll clothes at the donation pile first. I look through things my kids have outgrown first to see if they can be repurposed. Also, my moms old sewing supplies are a fun place e to look for hidden treasures. If I can’t find what I need then I go to stores like Joann’s or hobby lobby.

Debbie Peek
Debbie Peek

January 05, 2018

I am always on the lookout for doll supplies at fabric stores and Hobby Lobby. But I shop for most of my doll sewing accessories on Ebay and Amazon. My greatest find was the tiny velcoe you Pixiefarie’s sell.

Kathleen
Kathleen

January 05, 2018

“I shop for most of doll supply at Joanne’s Fabric store. "OR

“I have the hardest time finding Shoe making stuff and tiny button supplies here”

I also Shop at Michael’s and Ebay for older print fabrics that are no longer printed, it is also where I find small print fabrics for making mini dolls for doll houses .

Caro
Caro

January 05, 2018

I look to upcycling from my ‘stash’. I have things from my grandmother and mother that I can use w/o any expenditures. Fun to pass it onto granddaughters. Again thank you for what you all do to keep American Girl a viable and treasured toy. Caro

Melissa
Melissa

January 05, 2018

I shop for 18th century doll straw hats and shoe buckles at Thimbles and Acorns.

Diane R.
Diane R.

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding small buckles for doll shoes and headbands.

Karen Gilliland
Karen Gilliland

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding tiny zippers and doll accessories

Sherri
Sherri

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding colorful Velcro, maybe you will get some back in stock soon.

Sherri
Sherri

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding colorful Velcro, maybe you will get some back in stock soon.

Nadine Woods
Nadine Woods

January 05, 2018

I shop for doll sewing supplies at my local fabric stores. They have a limited selection of buttons, and I tend to cut off regular zippers and cut down velcro for use on doll garments. It would be really nice to have special sized notions for a more professional finish on my doll clothes.

April Crossetti Betts
April Crossetti Betts

January 05, 2018

I can’t find any doll sized items where I live. I would have to rely on the internet or travel.

Monica
Monica

January 05, 2018

I’ve had the hardest time finding small buckles for the leather shoes I make. I finally got some made through a vendor on Alibaba.

Shirley Clark
Shirley Clark

January 05, 2018

There is no where around here to find doll size notions. I have cut off a regular zipper when in a bind or I just use snaps or buttons. I’m an impulse sewer so no good at planning ahead by ordering things. LOL

Debbie
Debbie

January 05, 2018

The only place to shop locally is Walmart so I shop whenever I travel, shop at thrift stores and ebay.

Brenda 2
Brenda 2

January 05, 2018

I shop for leather and buckles at the thrift stores. Home Sew has some nice lace, zippers, buttons and ready make shoes and purses nice price. I just shopped Doll Frills for headbands and Acrylic plastic shoe soles. They also have a couple of dies also.

Dulce
Dulce

January 05, 2018

I find doll sized notions (zippers and buttons) at Joann’s. A;though I have come across several companies on-line that specialize in notions for dolls, I haven’t bought from any of these companies yet.

Pat
Pat

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding narrow braid and trims.

Shaun Kairis
Shaun Kairis

January 05, 2018

I shop for tiny prints on Etsy, also Joann’s locally.

Ruth
Ruth

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding the right size zippers in the colors needed!

Debbie
Debbie

January 05, 2018

I shop for fabric and stretch lace trim at JoAnn Fabrics. I have had good luck finding narrow rick rack and small buttons at a local thrift store. My granddaughters give me favorite outfits they have outgrown to upcycle clothes for their dolls.

Martha
Martha

January 05, 2018

I shop for sewing supplies at JoAnn Fabrics, but I have the hardest time finding doll sized notions there.

Ashley M Wilson
Ashley M Wilson

January 05, 2018

“I shop for all my sewing supplies at Joann fabric. Its the only craft or fabric store around where I live.

Sandy Cerra
Sandy Cerra

January 05, 2018

I shop for costume fabrics and other supplies at thrift stores. They have amazing things, my imagination goes wild!

Allie
Allie

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding zippers in doll size and the buckles used for overalls in doll size. I live in Canada so shipping is always so expensive!

Julie F
Julie F

January 05, 2018

I have a hard time finding small buttons other than basic neutral colors. Finding cute cotton and knit prints the right scale are a challenge also. I shop Farmcookies Etsy shop for ultrathin Vecro that comes in several colors. I’m careful what doll clothes I use it on as it doesn’t snag doll hair but will catch on net and lace. I love that others are sharing their sources for supplies.

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