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

Peggy
Peggy

January 05, 2018

I shop for fabric at Joann’s. The hardest supply to find are doll clothes zippers.

Julie
Julie

January 05, 2018

I shop for doll notions in my own supplies first — zippers can usually be shortened and old men’s shirt buttons are often the right size. When that fails, I go to my favorite store, Field’s Fabrics, and then, if I have to, online.

Sharie
Sharie

January 05, 2018

I’m always on the lookout for sewing items at flea markets and thrift stores. I’ve found lots of tiny buttons and trims.

Donna C.
Donna C.

January 05, 2018

I shop for at home sew, Walmart, Ebay Good will thrift stores. I tend to find lots of goodies for doll sewing and knitting.

Lynda Botten
Lynda Botten

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding material and notions for doll clothes and accessories. I live in Canada and sewing supplies are hard to find or very expensive. I order most stuff on line but the money exchange and shipping costs make most projects very pricey

Julie
Julie

January 05, 2018

I’ve purchased from zipper that doll and girl Charlee. But I love to take the notions off outgrown kids clothes. Usually they’re about the right scale and they already match!

Susan
Susan

January 05, 2018

“I have the hardest time finding 1/4 inch velcro.”

Fay Engel
Fay Engel

January 05, 2018

I purchase my doll notions at sewing expo’s, conventions etc.

Marilyn
Marilyn

January 05, 2018

So far I haven’t made anything that needed a lot of hard to fine notions, zippers, ect.

Terri
Terri

January 05, 2018

I shop for small print fabrics at thrift stores and Walmart. I sometimes find doll size hats and accessories at Walmart and Michaels. Your free patterns are VERY MUCH appreciated! Thank you.

Debra
Debra

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding buttons, buckles, and zippers that are the right size for doll clothes.

LauraC
LauraC

January 05, 2018

“I shop for doll sized print fabric at “HomeSew” :)

Michele
Michele

January 05, 2018

I find it hard to get doll size notions at local stores, however, I have bought old doll clothes at second hand stores to reuse on new outfits. Also Etsy shops are a good source.

Lindsay Bade
Lindsay Bade

January 05, 2018

I have had a hard time finding zippers! I shop mostly at Joanns or sometimes online when I can wait for it to ship!

Tanya`
Tanya`

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding scale accessories like separating zippers, buttons and print fabric. I’m used to not being able to find scale items. I do a lot of work with dressing dollhouse dolls which are 5 to 5.5 inches tall! Generally separating zippers…metal ones…are too big. Button are available, but not many cute ones. No 1/4" covered button kits, or laces that are small enough and delicate enough for 18"scale and certainly not for dollhouse scale (1" to 1’ scale) Fabric can be difficult to be small enough to be in scale. But being troopers like we are….we keep searching!!! love it!!

Lamar
Lamar

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding doll sized trims such as buckles or appropriate sized trim. The downfall of a small town :-)

Mary
Mary

January 05, 2018

I have a hard time finding knit fabric and zippers for doll clothes.

Kim H
Kim H

January 05, 2018

I am just starting to make doll clothes. My daughter and I go through her old baby and her older clothes. I have also come across my mothers notions that she used to make doll clothes for my sister and myself. Hopefully I wil be able to find stuff at Fabricland here in Canada.

Clara
Clara

January 05, 2018

I find a lot of the mini’s with pixiefaire, Hobby Lobby, Nancy notions. When traveling craft stores etc .. Any new store

Donna
Donna

January 05, 2018

I find rhinestone belt buckles at Hobby Lobby. Those teeny doll-sized buttons are often found with the craft-type buttons at Wal-Mart and JoAnn’s.

I have the hardest time finding time to actually sew.

Dana A.
Dana A.

January 05, 2018

“I shop for small print fabrics at Joann’s, Hobby Lobby. I search for tiny doll hats and accessories at Walmart and Michaels. I have looked on Amazon and Home Sew for foldover elastic and small zippers.

I would like to find that online shop (that Cinnamon suggested) that sells leather scraps for making shoes. I had it bookmarked, but lost it.

Judy P.
Judy P.

January 05, 2018

I shop for many of my doll clothes supplies in my own closet (including some clothing I salvaged from my mother’s closet when she passed away). I recycle usable fabric, buttons, ribbons, lace, decorations, etc. for my sewing needs. I recently recycled a wedding dress to make a flower girl dress and 18" replica dress for a friend’s granddaughter. I do have a hard time finding tiny buckles and 1 inch “varsity letters”, etc.

Chris
Chris

January 05, 2018

I have had a hard time finding zippers for doll clothes. I shop mostly at Joanns or on line.

kathy s.
kathy s.

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding sized buckram for blocking doll hats!

Sandra
Sandra

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding small buttons and zippers. I shop at Fabric land and a good fabric store here in Kitchener Ontario for all the fabric I ever need for my sewing projects. It is difficult to find smaller notions needed for the doll clothes and accessories I love to make. Like another poster, importing them from online purchases from companies in other countries can get costly.

Inma
Inma

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding 1/4 inch hook and loop tape.

Beverly
Beverly

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding doll sized trims.

Michelle
Michelle

January 05, 2018

MaryJo’s in Gastonia, NC along with Joann’s fabric stores and then Mood and Nancy Notions online. Through your classes I have learned to take a zipper and revamp it’s size..

Sharon
Sharon

January 05, 2018

I have challenges finding any sewing notions doll size in Canada. I am thankful for Pixiefaire zippers etc of which I have purchased in the past . You have to manage the dollar exchange though. I have also used amazon. ca for some things. Thank you Cinnamon for the freebie Friday’s as it helps getting beautiful patterns for free.

Marjorie Barrett
Marjorie Barrett

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding zippers and appropriate sized I put tons or other trims.

Mary
Mary

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding super thin hook and loop tape which works so well with doll clothes. And 1/4 inch buttons are hard to find.

Linda
Linda

January 05, 2018

I find fold over elastic for doll underwear either on E-bay or Etsy.

Linda P
Linda P

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding small doll buttons and buckles. I finally found some buttons in the scrapbook section at my JoAnne store.

Angie
Angie

January 05, 2018

I have a hard time finding the right size zippers and buttons.

desiree
desiree

January 05, 2018

i usally find the stuff i need at the thrift store but have problem with the doll head and hair

Colleen S
Colleen S

January 05, 2018

The hardest doll sewing thing to find are zippers and shoe buckles I have to turn to online and not be sure if color till I get it.

Colleen S
Colleen S

January 05, 2018

The hardest doll sewing thing to find are zippers and shoe buckles I have to turn to online and not be sure if color till I get it.

Sam
Sam

January 05, 2018

I shop for fabric at all different online retailers when they have sales

Lori K
Lori K

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding buttons in the right scale and color for my doll projects – either too big or too small and matching colors online is challenging!

Teresa
Teresa

January 05, 2018

I am Canadian and our frabric stores do not have the supplies for doll clothes. I have 2 grandaughters that really enjoy new clothes for their Canadian version of the merican Girl doll. Once a year, usually in Florida I buy trims, fabrics and supplies to bring back home with me. Other than that I alsp shop at Salvation Army and Value Village for materials and upcycle clothing at a local thrift store for chilkdrens clothes. Your package looks fantastic to win and I love your free patterns on Pixie Faire, thanks so very much.

Joy
Joy

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding doll-sized buttons and lace!

Liz
Liz

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding most notions for doll clothing up here in Canada but especially buckles. I usually end up ordering from the States and paying a fortune for shipping and duty but when the outfit is done, it seems to make it all worthwhile.

Florentina C
Florentina C

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding small tiny buttons for dolls.

Marsha G
Marsha G

January 05, 2018

I have a hard time finding buckles and other small scale notions.

Mary
Mary

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding zippers for AG doll clothes. I live in a small town and there is NOWHERE to shop. No fabric stores or thrift stores.

Barbara
Barbara

January 05, 2018

“I shop for doll buckles at a little dime store on Main Street in Lowell, MI, and because I live in MN I buy everything they have when I visit."

Ellen H
Ellen H

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding doll size zippers, buckles, etc… The items needed to make outfits look really nice at the right scale.

Karen M.
Karen M.

January 05, 2018

I shop at JoAnn’s and our local quilt shop. I have a hard time finding smaller prints that are not baby-ish. Thanks for the give-away….doll size zippers are hard to find too!

Angel
Angel

January 05, 2018

Since I am just starting to learn how to sew I have not looked for doll size items yet. I hope to learn to sew doll size things in the near future and will look for doll sized items here and on the internet.

Judith
Judith

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest timefinding doll size notions, zippers, buttons, trim etc.

Nancy
Nancy

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding zippers

LINDA BEAUMONT
LINDA BEAUMONT

January 05, 2018

I have a hard time finding supplies as we don’t have a craft store here.

Melissa
Melissa

January 05, 2018

I shop at Michael’s and Joann’s but I can not find buckles

Faith
Faith

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time trying to find doll supplies. Our local Joann’s and Michael’s have some things, but a small selection and usually not in a color I want.

Linda
Linda

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding narrow decorative trims!

Liana
Liana

January 05, 2018

I find great stuff at a local craft thrift store.

Tanya
Tanya

January 05, 2018

I shop at the local craft stores (Joanns, ac moore. hobby lobby) I have a hard time finding all the small scale items for the dolls.

Pat Wojcik
Pat Wojcik

January 05, 2018

I shop for doll supplies at Evan’s in Sheboygan Falls, WI. It is a local sort of dime store. If you can find something this store usually has it.

Carol
Carol

January 05, 2018

I shop online for all my supplies that I can’t get at the local sewing store… love when I google something that I haven’t been able to find! With the ease of PayPal it’s all good!

Kittie
Kittie

January 05, 2018

I shop constantly for doll-sized fabric(prints), notions and accessories WHERE EVER I go. Whether it’s to a thrift store, antique store, flea market, fabric store, Walmart or online…if I find it I buy it.!! I do what many people in a lot of FB sites call “shop with doll eyes”. I often talk to checkout clerks about shopping for doll-sized anything – they see everything that the store carries come thru their checkout lanes and have come up with some very good suggestions!

Teresa
Teresa

January 05, 2018

I find doll sized findings wherever I can. Joann, Hobby Lobby, Etsy, Ebay, local thrift stores and of course, Pixie Faire and Zipper that Doll.
I consider it a “treasure hunt” and I am delighted when I find the perfect “find” for my projects.

Twila
Twila

January 05, 2018

I always check out the sewing corner of our MCC thrift shop where I can often find tiny trim still in it’s original packaging…..narrow ric-rac is my favorite!

Constance (Connie) Johnson
Constance (Connie) Johnson

January 05, 2018

“I shop for tiny doll size buttons and other smaller notions at Hobby Lobby."

Jennifer G
Jennifer G

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding small scale prints on fabric as well as smaller doll scale notion items like trims and hoodie cords. Thanks for the giveaway.

Liz
Liz

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding fabric with patterns to scale that’s cute.

Jayne
Jayne

January 05, 2018

I shop for everything at Joann’s, Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, local quilt stores, thrift stores…. I keep an open mind and think outside the box.

Carol S
Carol S

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding eyelets and zippers as well as doll size appliques and trims.

Melinda
Melinda

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding doll-sized zippers and buttons, and I mostly shop for doll notions online and at Joann’s. I also find a lot of interesting things at thrift shops and in the Fashion District of Los Angeles (Michael Levine’s Loft store, where all fabrics are sold by the POUND and some awesome finds can be found) is a favorite haunt.

Laura L
Laura L

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding all but in all honesty I’m not searching diligently. I shop the big stores in my area for sewing and crafts, I haven’t attempted many of these gorgeous plans. Thanks for all the giveaways this week!

Michele
Michele

January 05, 2018

I find doll size notions in many unexpected places. Whenever I see buttons, trims or neat finishing pieces, I snatch them up. I know they will come in handy at some point.

Karen
Karen

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding buttons and things to make doll shoes with.

Carol
Carol

January 05, 2018

I shop for doll supplies on amazon and ebay since I can’t find what I need in my local shops.

Karen
Karen

January 05, 2018

I shop for doll notions at Fields Fabrics. I have been unable to find doll size overall buckles.

Amber
Amber

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding doll sized zippers and cute buttons.

Janis Evaniak
Janis Evaniak

January 05, 2018

I’m pretty new to the 18" doll clothes making so have not had any experience with the zippers. I was informed by a friend that your sight was so kool. Thank you for all the help you have been.

Emily
Emily

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding 5” nylon separating zippers that match my fabric.

Aggie  Bollhorn
Aggie Bollhorn

January 05, 2018

I live in Canada and find import duties and the exchange rate for items in the USA too high. Finding similar items here is very difficult if not impossible.

Sherry R.
Sherry R.

January 05, 2018

I shop for most fabric and notions at Joanns, Hobby Lobby, thrift stores, and when those fail eBay.
I have the hardest time finding historic and ethnic prints at doll appropriate scale also fasteners for doll overalls.

Mary
Mary

January 05, 2018

I SHOP FOR DOLL BUTTONS AT HOBBY LOBBY

Susan B
Susan B

January 05, 2018

I shop for fabric, trims, snaps at JoAnn’s, Hobby Lobby,Micheals and Walmart.

Susan B
Susan B

January 05, 2018

I shop for fabric, trims, snaps at JoAnn’s, Hobby Lobby,Micheals and Walmart.

Sandra
Sandra

January 05, 2018

Like many of the commenters here, I am always on the lookout for small notions. JoAnn’s, although quite a drive from my rural home, has some small buttons, but not the interesting and colorful variety they used to have. Some great finds in various Etsy shops. Difficult to find SOFT velcro.
I appreciate the generosity of Cinnamon in coordinating this fantastic giveaway, and all the craters who have shared their ideas.

Traudy
Traudy

January 05, 2018

My hardest issue is that I live on Vancouver Island in Canada and the shipping on most items from the USA is just to high and cumbersome.

Cindy Perry
Cindy Perry

January 05, 2018

I shop for fabric, trims, snaps at JoAnn’s, Hobby Lobby, Walmart. I have purchased zippers from Zipper that Doll and Home Sew for buttons and some lace trims. I also find clothes at Walmart that go on clearance and use them for the fabric.

Loretta
Loretta

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding doll size buttons in a variety of colors that match my materials.

BRENDA A
BRENDA A

January 05, 2018

I SHOP FOR NOTIONS AND TRIMS AT HOME SEW, WALMART AND ESTY,ALSO AT THRIFT STORES. IM ALWAYS ON THE LOOK OUT FOR SMALL ITEMS AND CLOTHES I CAN USE WITH MY PIXIE FAIRE PATTERNS. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO. LOVE YOUR SITE. I CHECK IT EVERYDAY TO SEE WHAT NEW PATTERN THERE IS.

Connie
Connie

January 05, 2018

I shop for fabric in the remnant section at Joann’s and I find tiny buttons there also.

Leann
Leann

January 05, 2018

I shop for my doll supplies at Hobby Lobby. Love Hobby Lobby.

Dorisanne
Dorisanne

January 05, 2018

Before Pixie Faire came along, I had problems finding doll size notions, but now Pixie Faire is my go to source for the notions I need.

Cassandra
Cassandra

January 05, 2018

“I shop for fabrics and craft supplies at yard sales mostly, both because Maui is limited in what you can get, and because you never know what cool things you are going to find.

“I have the hardest time finding zippers, especially opening ones, here”

Shannon
Shannon

January 05, 2018

Supplies are non-existent in my neck of the woods :( I’ve always wanted to have a craft shop of some sort. One that specializes in fabrics, notions and accessories for dolls would just be so much fun. For now, I will continue to try to find things online.

Katie H
Katie H

January 05, 2018

“I have the hardest time finding plaid fabric in the right scale for my doll clothes—especially a tartan type plaid.”

Jeanette
Jeanette

January 05, 2018

I have found mini supplies for sewing doll clothes at Home Sew, Jo-Ann Fabrics, AC Moore, & Hobby Lobby.

Anna P
Anna P

January 05, 2018

I’m still an amateur, so I shop for sewing materials at Joann’s mostly, though I’ve started off by using clothes that aren’t wearable any more as the source for doll clothes, which is nice since I really liked some of the colors and prints so it was fun to recycle them. I’m anxious to hear about where others here are able to find notions, because I know that will be the hard part. I already have my eye on several fabrics from Spoonflower and Art Gallery Fabrics, but I won’t splurge on those until I’m making fewer mistakes :)

Kay c
Kay c

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding Fabrics with very small prints and yet trendy.
Doll size zippers

marian
marian

January 05, 2018

I like to shop for most of my supplies at JoAnn’s fabrics and Hobby Lobby but also check Michaels. I get some materials at WalMart but they don’t carry the small buttons and snaps., belt buckles, rings for making purses, etc.

Pat G.
Pat G.

January 05, 2018

I have been very lucky to have a great variety of things to use. I think small prints are the hardest. I have belt buckles from shoes, etc. that I have re-cycled.

Judy jackson
Judy jackson

January 05, 2018

I have a hard time finding tiny zippers and buckles. I find some nice things at good will. Thank you.

Mary Z.
Mary Z.

January 05, 2018

I always have a hard time-I have found some on e-Bay. You just have to keep watching and buy what you can when they are available!

Sherry Guitard
Sherry Guitard

January 05, 2018

We don’t have a lot of fabric store options here so my trick is to shop the thrift store. They have a great fabric selection and I often find great brand new fabrics.

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