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

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.

Debbie
Debbie

January 05, 2018

I have a hard time finding buttons that I will like for what I plan on making. I have just started about recycling my slightly used clothes and looking at thrift stores for what I could recycle. Since I am newly retired, I am thinking about all the projects that I want to do; so many ideas, maybe now there will be the time.

Debbie
Debbie

January 05, 2018

I try to find anything for doll clothes at joanns and Hobby Lobby or any store I go in. Always looking and looking.

Cathy
Cathy

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time to find zippers and small doll size prints.

Debbie
Debbie

January 05, 2018

I try to find anything for doll clothes at joanns and Hobby Lobby or any store I go in. Always looking and looking.

Kathy Sader
Kathy Sader

January 05, 2018

I shop for doll supplies at my local hardware store called Worth W. Smith. It is an amazing locally owned store that literally has thousands upon thousands of items. You have to think out of the box and imagine how you can make what you see in her head.

Diana
Diana

January 05, 2018

I shop for fabric for doll clothes at the remnant rack at Joann’s and at a local up-cycle store call SMART. They take donations of crafts supplies, fabric and yarn and resell them to benefit adults with disabilities.

Pat Y
Pat Y

January 05, 2018

I shop for doll items everyplace that I go in our travels. All craft stores, fabric shops, thrift stores and anyplace else that I might spy something that is doll size.

Debby
Debby

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding tiny buttons in local stores.

Daphne
Daphne

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding zelcro (hook and loop tape) that is narrow enough for doll clothes. I can’t imagine how hard it would be to find it narrow enough for Barbie dolls. Yikes

Aaron
Aaron

January 05, 2018

I’m lucky to live in NYC where there are a lot of great trim stores so I’m able to find lots of fun doll sized trims and buttons. I’ve found random goodies at Michael’s on occasion. There are also dozens af fantastic fabric stores but it can be difficult to find good cotton prints so I stock up at Jo-Ann’s every time I visit my parents.

Connie
Connie

January 05, 2018

I haven’t gotten into buying accessories and a lot of supplies. It is one of my goals to get more involved with doll clothing making.

Jeanne
Jeanne

January 05, 2018

I have a stash I “shop” from many yrs. of sewing. Most of my notions and accessories I’ve found at thrift shops.

LisaG
LisaG

January 05, 2018

I search for buckles, snaps, D rings, clasp, etc. at hardware stores, craft stores, restore store and just found today some amazing glitzy belt clasp in the wedding section at Hobby Lobby. I search for anything doll friendly at every store I visit. Addiction confirmed….and loving it!

Patricia Horton
Patricia Horton

January 05, 2018

I found some items at Joann’s. I do not have a lit of extra money, so a lot of the doll clothes had hack jobs. If it called for buttons, I used Velcro. I have bought from Home Sew once.whatever I need I put it in my computer browser and let it find me places.. zippers are not hard to find now. But expensive!!

Bonny
Bonny

January 05, 2018

I shop for 18 – inch doll patterns at Pixie Faire. Most of my patterns are from Pixie Faires freebie Friday.

Donna
Donna

January 05, 2018

I have loved making doll clothes and use fabric that I have on hand. I would have a hard time to find small zippers so I just use Velcro. Thanks for wonderful giveaway.

Jen
Jen

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding zippers and soft/flexible hook&loop closures. I always check here first, and often they are out of stock! I try to make things work from the local JoAnn’s.

MargaretP
MargaretP

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding doll appropriate knit fabric. I often end up taking apart infant clothing. Hard to find prints in knits for dolls!

Vicki
Vicki

January 05, 2018

I search for doll supplies constantly. Thrift stores, craft stores, Dollspart.com and Gildebrief.com, estate sales, EBay, Etsy, are some of the places I shop.

Ma
Ma

January 05, 2018

I have a hard time finding small separating zippers for my sweaters. So I mostly go with buttons.

Lana F.
Lana F.

January 05, 2018

I shop for zippers at .zipperthatdoll.com.

R
R

January 05, 2018

I shop for shoes on eBay, cause I still haven’t figured out how to make good ones…

Alycia
Alycia

January 05, 2018

I shop for doll patterns at PixieFaire.com. I use fabric scraps for the clothing. I shop for notions at JoAnn Fabrics and in my stash at home.

Synde
Synde

January 05, 2018

I just started shopping for doll supplies online because I

have the hardest time finding things like zippers and cute
buttons as locally findings would be purchased at a big box
store which doesn’t have much by way of doll sewing supplies..

Laura Bagaason
Laura Bagaason

January 05, 2018

I shop at JoAnn Fabrics when I don’t have what I need in my stash

DianeKae
DianeKae

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding small print fabrics for doll clothes. Pixie Packs are the best!

Sarah
Sarah

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding multi colored, small sized zippers, for my doll clothes. That is until I found your site.Your site is great for supplies.

Judith Martinez
Judith Martinez

January 05, 2018

I shop for doll notions at Joann’s which probably isn’t ideal but I haven’t really gotten into super involved sewing for dolls yet.

Becky
Becky

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding a variety of small belt buckles and narrow white and black Cluny lace,

LaVonne
LaVonne

January 05, 2018

I shop for zippers at Home Sew and Zipper that Doll. Home Sew has a nice selection of doll shoes. The have bought 1/4 in buttons at JoAnn fabrics. I shop thrift stores for gently used clothes and re-purpose them. I also pick up children’s shoes that have buckles and use those buckles in outfits or for shoes. They work great. The hardest item for me to find is 1/2’ D-rings.

Jessica H
Jessica H

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding vinyl to use for shoes without shopping online.

Carrie
Carrie

January 05, 2018

I find my dolly patterns on this site and Joanns and my fabric/buttons at Fabrics.com and Joanns. I also recycle gently used clothes from thrift shops. I have a hard time finding dolly zippers

Sarah
Sarah

January 05, 2018

Love all the great patterns and notions. Always excited to see what is new.

Ashley
Ashley

January 05, 2018

I got a bunch small buttons off the app wish. My partner and I check alot of clearance area first to find things to use for our doll clothes business.

Debbie
Debbie

January 05, 2018

I try to find many doll sewing supplies at Hobby Lobby. I always check the scrapbook notions section. (You can find some cute ones there.) I also check Amazon, Ebay, And Etsy.
Doll size zippers are always hard for me to find.
I started buying bulk white buttons online and dyeing my own. (It’s actually fun.)
Thank you for this fun 12 days activity.

ELIZABETH
ELIZABETH

January 05, 2018

The hardest time finding appropriately sized zippers and buttons for my dolls?

Pam
Pam

January 05, 2018

I shop for doll notions in my own sewing stash first and then JoAnn fabric and online Nancy’s Notions I find snaps there. It is hard to find any local stores that carry doll notions. And we are 1 hour from any JoAnn fabrics, Michaels, Hobby Lobby or any other fabric shops.

Linda Chamberlain
Linda Chamberlain

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding the small zippers and notions, other than your site!!!!

Kesirin
Kesirin

January 05, 2018

I shop for tiny doll things at Joann’s.

Laurie
Laurie

January 05, 2018

I find special items st the sewing expo

Joy
Joy

January 05, 2018

Love shopping at hospice thrift stores. Always find something I can use for the dollies.

Cindi staten
Cindi staten

January 05, 2018

I find small buttons,Velcro and some trim at Joanns and Michaels. My fav place is goodwill and savers. I buy baby clothing and rip zippers out, cut my patterns around already established closures and trims.

Deb
Deb

January 05, 2018

VI shop for foe, snaps and soft sew on velcrow on Amazon.ca and for material at reuse center and thrift shops looking for used clothes with doll size prints.

Pamster
Pamster

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding small print material, so I ask around for any lightly used infant/Children clothing, I also modify Velcro and zippers to fit my projects.

Karen Womack
Karen Womack

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding doll sized notions anywhere.

Linda
Linda

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding any type of doll sewing supplies here in Hemet. Sorry to say the JoAnn’s here is a disaster with most things out of place (including on the floor). You can find some things at Hobby Lobby but not all the time. I’ve seen more items on your web page than anything where I live.

Hanna
Hanna

January 05, 2018

soft hook and loop that does not snag doll hair

Sarah Combs
Sarah Combs

January 05, 2018

I shop for all of my doll sewing and crafting supplies online usually no special sites I can usually find what I need on eBay and Amazon.

Glenda Penner
Glenda Penner

January 05, 2018

I shop for cool and unusual fabrics at thrift shops and upcycle them.

Laura
Laura

January 05, 2018

I shop for small print fabrics at Hobby Lobby or Joann’s.

Rebecca
Rebecca

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding doll sized zippers. Everytime I go to order from Pixie Faire, they are sold out. I havent been abkr to find a new source. I like to make hoodies, sweaters and jeans.

AnnCP
AnnCP

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding tiny buttons!

Nancy A.
Nancy A.

January 05, 2018

I shop for zippers, doll belt buckles and overall buckles at Zipper That Doll. I have a hard time finding these types of doll items at JoAnn’s.

Elaine H.
Elaine H.

January 05, 2018

I find it hardest to find doll size sewing accessories or patterned fabric. I live in a smalll, rural area without a variety of doll-sized sewing items.

Miranda
Miranda

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding cute little lace for my dolls and doll zippers.

Susan
Susan

January 05, 2018

I shop for unique doll supplies at the thrift store or the sale area of Joann’s or Walmart

Colleen
Colleen

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding most doll sized notions like buckles for shoes, small buttons, knit fabric. I was able to get separating zippers and nice Velcro from pixie faire

Karla
Karla

January 05, 2018

I shop for fabric for dolls at Jo Anns; haven’t gotten past just using Velcro or wanting anything too specialized.

Cheryle
Cheryle

January 05, 2018

My only sources are mail order as our local shops have very little to offer in the way of small scale items. When I visit my daughter (a 13 hour drive) I go to Len’s Mill and pick up tiny buttons and small cotton prints.
Thanks for the chance.

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