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

  


33 Comments

Deb
Deb

January 05, 2018

I shop for Monster High doll items at Etsy

Kathy Davis
Kathy Davis

January 05, 2018

I shop for small notions on clothing at thrift stores, my local Walmart (Only store we have) on line, and whenever I am out of town I keep my eyes out. Like Marjorie above, I too am a retired elementary teacher after 32 years. I love your site and this wonderful giveaway you have proved for us to “wish” on.Thanks, Kathy

Renee Zuschin
Renee Zuschin

January 05, 2018

I have been able to get some notions and accessories for 18" dolls from Home Sew. I’d love to find more sources!

Corinna Pratt-Wintersgill
Corinna Pratt-Wintersgill

January 05, 2018

I shop for small buttons in the scrapbook aisle at the local craft store! I have found some really cute decorative buttons that are the right size!!

Cheiry
Cheiry

January 05, 2018

I shop the fashion district in Los Angeles. I am able to find small zippers and small lace as well as upholstery samples that are great for making coats. I love to catch the metro train and make the hour and 15 minute trip to Union Station, then catch the underground and finally walk the remaining blocks to the fashion district.
I agree small zippers in the right colors and type of teeth are difficult to find.
Thank you Pixiefaire for offering so many exciting contests and of course the patterns. You motivate a huge number of people in the doll world…..including ME, whom I never imagined being so wrapped up in this creative endeavor. Happy New Year!

Irene
Irene

January 05, 2018

I shop constantly for “findings” . Quilt show vendors ( often buttons ), craft stores, craft shows, doll shows, antique shows and malls, second hand stores and on line as well as the usual fabric locations. I can then plan outfits using my items. I dig and spy in boxes often finding doll sized items for use…it’s an expedition! Make sure your friends know of your quest…I often get finds from friends!

Patricia Peterson
Patricia Peterson

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding Barbie sized notions: buttons, zippers, grommets and eyelets. I also wish I could visit a fabric store of the 1950s where batiste, organdy, wool felt, narrow lace and silk were available.

michelle thomas
michelle thomas

January 05, 2018

“I shop for tiny buttons at Ebay" and

“I have the hardest time finding tiny belt buckles”

Diane
Diane

January 05, 2018

Notions such as separating zippers or buckles are almost impossible to find in our stores. I watch on women’s and girl’s nightgowns for tiny coloured buttons and recently I found a tiny plaid fabric on a pair of boy’s underwear. It made a really cute pair of white and plaid pjs from them. Sssh. Don’t tell.

Cynthia Battles
Cynthia Battles

January 05, 2018

“I have the hardest time finding patterns”

Leslie Galloway
Leslie Galloway

January 05, 2018

I have to shop for everything online. Finding notions and small scale prints are very difficult to find.

Diane
Diane

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding tiny beads for non-chunky jewelry and embroidery. The REALLY tiny ones have holes too small for needles. I can deal with that, when I can FIND the beads.

Chandi Nieves
Chandi Nieves

January 05, 2018

I shop for doll notions everywhere! I’m always on the lookout for something I can use.

Melody Tregear
Melody Tregear

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time trying to find small zippers in South Africa!

Julie J.
Julie J.

January 05, 2018

I shop for small scale fabrics at my local quilt shop and on-line.

JoAnne Beschell
JoAnne Beschell

January 05, 2018

I shop at Fabricland for most of the notions I need for doll clothing. Unfortunately they don’t specifically carry the things needed for doll sized clothing. The things I’ve found the most difficult items to find here in Canada are thin and narrow Velcro and separating zippers in short lengths.

Ellen
Ellen

January 05, 2018

I have bought many doll supplies at doll shows. These shows are becoming fewer but they are still around.

marlene
marlene

January 05, 2018

I shop for my supplies everywhere.i find things I can use for doll clothes everywhere. Zippers can be shortened. Tiny buttons can be found at most any craft or fabric store. Thrift stores have cheep clothing that often have tiny things that can be removed and used again for dolls.

Patricia Bridges
Patricia Bridges

January 05, 2018

Doll clothes notions are almost non existent . I shop in craft and fabric stores in the towns around me. Our little town our little town doesn’t have any stores not even grocery store. We do have a liquor store though LOL

linda
linda

January 05, 2018

I love making doll clothes but I have a real hard time finding small print in tiny accessories I shop at Walmart Jo-Ann Fabric Hobby Lobby and online

Marjorie Crotteau
Marjorie Crotteau

January 05, 2018

I had been able to find tiny buttons, picking them out from a bin of mixed sized buttons at a liquidation store until they closed a few months ago. I retired from teaching elementary school for 35 years. I have enjoyed receiving doll patterns from Pixie Faire. Thank you for offering such fine products in your contests.

Gloria Wheeler
Gloria Wheeler

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding zippers and buckles. I’m allways on the lookout at thrift stores. We have Joanns and Walmart. So the internet is used as well. I know Daisy Kingdom! I cried when they closed.

DollGossip
DollGossip

January 05, 2018

I shop for sewing supplies second hand. I do shop online for new items. I have a hard time finding, Notions that are doll sized. Thanks again

pat
pat

January 05, 2018

i find it hard to find doll size notions here in oz

Mary
Mary

January 05, 2018

I shop my doll sewing supplies from Home Sew and online. Recently I found some really nice knit fabric for pj’s at Joann Fabrics.

Leela
Leela

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding small zippers.

Cindy B
Cindy B

January 05, 2018

“I am just getting starting making doll clothes so I’ve only shopped at Walmart, Hobby Lobby and JoAnn.

Viv
Viv

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding accessories like glasses, sports equipment, doll size pets.
Ann M
Ann M

January 05, 2018

I shop for small buttons online — I found some beautiful 3/8" buttons at TheFabricEdge on Facebook.

Rhonda A
Rhonda A

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding tiny buttons in colors. I can find black and clear at craft stores. I wonder if there is a way to color the clear ones?

Gina
Gina

January 05, 2018

I shop for zippers and buttons at Zipper that Doll, they have a great selection. I’ve never been disappointed.

Cheryl
Cheryl

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding small print fabrics.
Robin
Robin

January 05, 2018

“I have the hardest time finding [theme fabrics in the proper scale ]” My grandchildren, God children and all their friends want fun patterns, especially holiday prints but those are mostly way to large to use for doll clothing looking out of proportion.

Once upon a time, Daisy Kingdom used to put out tons of pattern in dual for “me and my dolly” now it is nothing short of a miracle to stumble upon them.

Anyone know a good place to look?

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