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

Lissandra Mia
Lissandra Mia

January 05, 2018

“I have the hardest time finding doll sized snaps hook and eye and buttons and print that is pretty but 1:3 to 1:12 sized, specially that is modern in look.

Barb W
Barb W

January 05, 2018

I also love zipperthatdoll.com! My two other favorites are buckleguy.com and farmhousefabrics.com for trims.

Bonnie
Bonnie

January 05, 2018

I will use Zipper That Doll when I start to make clothes that need them.

Diane
Diane

January 05, 2018

“I have the hardest time finding Fabrics with very small prints and yet trendy.

Lisa Simpson
Lisa Simpson

January 05, 2018

I have a hard time finding some of the things I need to make accessories for the American Girl Doll. Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity!!!

caroline
caroline

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding quality fabric here. I live in a rural area and have to travel about an hour to a bigger city to get the kind of fabric I would like to use. So whenever we go to the bigger city I stop by Joanns and check out what they have. I buy a lot of human clothes that have prints that I think I could use for the doll clothes, which works out pretty good !

mary jo
mary jo

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding zippers. I was lucky to get the buttons that my Grandmother had. She saved a lot of small ones.

lindsay
lindsay

January 05, 2018

I shop for fabrics at the local thrift stores

Linda J
Linda J

January 05, 2018

I discovered Home Sew while searching for children’s cloth books and have been using them ever since! Lots of tiny things perfect for dolls. Nancy’s" Notions is also a good source.

Sandra Wheeler
Sandra Wheeler

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding companies to deliver my doll supplies to Canada

Delores Comstock
Delores Comstock

January 05, 2018

“I have the hardest time finding lace and other decorative supplies at Walmart which is the only place to buy sewing supplies in our town.

Kathy
Kathy

January 05, 2018

“I shop for ribbons and lace trims at Walmart in the crafts department. My local Walmart does not have a fabric department any longer. I also buy a lot of elastic, and fancy detail stuff at the dollar tree store in the hair/nails products

“I have the hardest time finding materials to use to make shoes. I can sometimes find vinyl at the thrift store too.

Karen
Karen

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding doll size notions and have stuck to clothes that don’t need little zippers and such.

sue
sue

January 05, 2018

“I shop for dolly supplies at Home Sew or at our local Ben Franklin" Also the thrift shops give a great selection at times! Lets just say I keep an eye out for great deals!

Thanks for the fun inputs for the 12 Days of Christmas! Lovely selections!
Another year is marching on! Happy New Year All!

Marsha Hundley
Marsha Hundley

January 05, 2018

I have a the hardest time finding zippers, snaps, and other closures to fit doll clothes. Also I have a hard time finding items for embellishments.

Gretchen Poulsen
Gretchen Poulsen

January 05, 2018

I have found zippers and other items at zipperthatdoll.com
I LIVE Pixie Faire and appreciate the free patterns as I have joined with women who meet each month to see clothes for the American Girl Dolls to give to needy children at Christmas. Last year’s theme was camping.

Leslie
Leslie

January 05, 2018

I shop for a lot of my doll supplies at sewing fairs and expositions.

Milica
Milica

January 05, 2018

I repurpose buttons from clothing, like shirts, I have’t tried zippers yet. I do have hard time finding appropriate ‘cuff’ for knits or sweaters.

Sherril McGann
Sherril McGann

January 05, 2018

I have used Home Sew in the past for sewing supplies.

Cheryl N
Cheryl N

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding tiny zippers and buckles. I shop online across various sites sadly the postage charges are often far more than the product itself so i have to find an alternative closure type or decoration

Dorothea
Dorothea

January 05, 2018

I find doll accessories at M and L in Orange County which is an hour drive. Nothing is near me.

Dorothea
Dorothea

January 05, 2018

I find doll accessories at M and L in Orange County which is an hour drive. Nothing is near me.

BevM
BevM

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding doll sized zippers, unless I order them online. I would love to win this package! Thanks for all the patterns and prizes.

Jan
Jan

January 05, 2018

I hace a very hard time finding doll size notions. Many times I can find them on used infant and premie clothes which I then repurpose.

Martina
Martina

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding small buttons that look like real quality ones instead of toy or crafting buttons.

Mary
Mary

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding eyelet washers.

Arlene
Arlene

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding hook and loop tape in the appropriate size and colors!

Elena
Elena

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding little accessories to add to some doll clothings so they can look as real as possible.

Roben
Roben

January 05, 2018

I shop for doll supplier on here wal mart

RUTH LYONS
RUTH LYONS

January 05, 2018

I HAVE THE HARDEST TIME FINDING ANY OF THE THINGS TO MAKE DOLL CLOTHES WITH, BECAUSE I LIVE IN A RURAL AREA, AND HAVE TO TRAVEL AT LEAST AN HOUR FOR MY MATERIALS AND NOTIONS. SO ANYTHING I RECEIVE IS TREASURED AND REALLY APPRECIATED. THANK YOU, AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO CINNAMON AND THE LIBERTY JANE/PIXIE FAIRE TEAM.

Lissette
Lissette

January 05, 2018

I shop for in here for my 18 inch doll patterns

Kari
Kari

January 05, 2018

I shop for doll-appropriate fabrics, trims, and buttons at estate sales and yard sales! I have found the best vintage supplies for next to nothing! I also shop on etsy and JoAnn.
I have the hardest time finding doll sized belt buckles and hair clips.

Martha Martinez
Martha Martinez

January 05, 2018

I can’t find the small zipper for jacket . I sew doll clothes for my nieces but small buttons and zippers are hard to find .

Michelle E
Michelle E

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding the right size eyelets for jacket projects. There’s different kinds too…some with two pieces and some with one. I have a cropodile but when I used it it didn’t stay on the fabric.

Jacqueline
Jacqueline

January 05, 2018

I shop for fabric for doll clothes in my fabric stash"

Ellyn
Ellyn

January 05, 2018

I found the best place for doll sized D rings (used to make a few of the bag patterns) is the hardware store near the nails/bolts.

Mary
Mary

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding properly scaled print fabrics. Also buckles for belts and shoes.i

Hope Wright
Hope Wright

January 05, 2018

I shop for vintage styles of doll jewelry at https://www.catspawonline.com/

Karen
Karen

January 05, 2018

I shop for doll size notions at Zipper That Doll, Amazon, JoAnns, my daughter’s closet, yard and estate sales, Spoon Flower. Pixie Faire is my first place for patterns and tutorials but I also shop Etsy, Carpatina, Kelibu, and FarmCookies. JanieCarroll Designs is great too.

Heidi
Heidi

January 05, 2018

I shop for doll clothing supplies at: Joann’s, Salvation Army, Goodwill, and local thrift shops. Sometimes you can find really exceptional deals on items to be upcycled!

Molly S.
Molly S.

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding doll-sized zippers. The smallest ones my Joann’s has are 7”.

Pat S
Pat S

January 05, 2018

I shop for zippers at HomeSew.com. As I live in a rural area, the nearest JoAnn’s is an hour away, I buy a lot of my supplies online. Thank you for these awesome give aways!!!

Donna Hicks
Donna Hicks

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding buckles for doll belts.

Margaret
Margaret

January 05, 2018

I shop for zippers at zipper that doll. Great selection and service.

Dee
Dee

January 05, 2018

I have a hard time finding small prints in anything but cotton. Also tough to find thinner varieties of speciality fabrics (denim, velvet, etc)

Elycia
Elycia

January 05, 2018

I’ve bought lovely doll sized buckles at a website called ’skybluepink ’, but I heard they might be closing..

Hope Wright
Hope Wright

January 05, 2018

Still looking for narrow zippers and multiple buckles of a size that make doll-size boots, like for steampunk outfits. Someone makes them somewhere as the boots are available ready made, but not always to fit a doll I am working on at the moment. Boot zippers are narrower than clothing zippers.

Charlotte
Charlotte

January 05, 2018

I have a hard time finding dolly supplies. But I check hobby lobby and joann. I"ll be checking Walmart next time.

Loretta
Loretta

January 05, 2018

I have enjoyed making the doll clothes for my granddaughter. she enjoys helps me to find the buttons, zippers, what ever she would like on the outfits we go to a lot of different places

Emily H.
Emily H.

January 05, 2018

I shop for fabric and yarn at Goodwill and Value Village during their sales. You can find men’s shirts with small enough patterns to work for dolls, and certain sweaters can be “unknit” so the yarn can be reused. I do have a hard time finding things like buckles and other supplies for making belts though.

Joan Miller
Joan Miller

January 05, 2018

I shop for supplies every where I go. Beverely Fabrics in Aptos CA. Mills End in Reno. San Francisco. Had the best time in the Garment District in Los Angeles. Full day trip there Bring an empty rolling suit case. Good shoes and money. Etsy and Ebay. The thing is if you find something you really like buy it. because it may be gone the next time you go look. Then you have it in your stash. When you are looking at Pixie Faire in the middle of the night and find the new pattern to go with the material and findings you have in your stash. Be creative with what you type in. you never know what you will find

Margaret(Peggy)
Margaret(Peggy)

January 05, 2018

I shop for doll supplies at WAWAK, excellent prices(get $4.99 shipping and some free),Zipper That Doll, Home Sew, Amazon( When other sewers recommend products) WAWAK best supply prices, Home sew buttons and iron on patches(good prices) , Nancy’s Notions. I get catalogs from WAWAK AND Nancy’s Notions. Both will have specials from time to time. Fabric from the ones recommend by Liberty Jane so many not enough space to list, Thrift Store, Vet. Store, Salvation Store, Goodwill, my sisters send me fabrics, clothes I no longer wear but LIKE the fabric! Storage recommended by Liberty Jane in our on line classes…..I really could go on………Woo Hoo love to sew and the best patterns from Pixiefaire….no doubt about it!!!!!

Elana
Elana

January 05, 2018

I shop for fabric to make doll clothes at my local Salvation Army and Goodwill stores. I can’t buy yard goods at prices like that, and my daughter gets some really fun stuff for her dolls like wool coats and cashmere sweaters and leg warmers. I use men’s shirts to make dresses, too. I feel better knowing that I am upcycling and sometimes find something amazing for myself in the process!

Sophie
Sophie

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding good lace. It always seems to be too big and too wide.

Bev
Bev

January 05, 2018

I could greatly use this. I’m with out income currently. I love to just go thru little things like this and dream about the many things I could use them for. And the next day do the same and have different dreams of use. Fun entertainment

Chloe Noller
Chloe Noller

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding doll sized zippers! And even if I do they are always too expensive.

Allison
Allison

January 05, 2018

I shop for extremely thin velcro at Volks USA’s webstore, though it’s been a long time since I stocked up last time…

Tammy C
Tammy C

January 05, 2018

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

Kellie Z
Kellie Z

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding doll sized trims.

Kelly
Kelly

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding tiny buckles for overalls.

Patti Z
Patti Z

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding small buckles for bib overalls, belts and shoes and to find good colored Velcro and zippers small enough for the doll outfits at a reasonable price. I have been purchasing some things from Etsy or Amazon but then I am paying shipping costs too.

Julie
Julie

January 05, 2018

I shop for small doll notions like buckles and steampunk accessories on Etsy.

Jillzey
Jillzey

January 05, 2018

I shop for fabric and supplies at garage sales, estate sales and flea markets. Found a sweater with a small cable knit that will be perfect for doll scale. Clothing can be a great source for fabric.

Cara
Cara

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding doll sized zippers!

Mary jane
Mary jane

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time supplues that are small enough for doll clothes. I wish there was a list and websites where you can find things. Your master classes are great for this. They always have a list and where you can find things.

Diana
Diana

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding doll sized buttons that look appropriate for Victorian or other periods. Also cameos and feathers that are small enough.

Kathleen
Kathleen

January 05, 2018

I shop for notions at JoAnn and Hobby Lobby. Some times I shop on line with Nancy’s notions.

Katie Casiglia
Katie Casiglia

January 05, 2018

I shop for most of my notions online – etsy or amazon. I love shopping for fabric on the clearance racks at Target! :-)

Stephanie
Stephanie

January 05, 2018

I shop for doll notions at Hobby Lobby. I also find interesting things at thrift shops.

Emily Richardson
Emily Richardson

January 05, 2018

I’m lucky I still have a few doll notions from long long ago. Source was a mail order catalogue, forgotten name. I watch for estate sales and often find suitable doll sewing notions such as snaps, especially good metal zippers, high quality fabrics and so on. Hardest to find is narrow flexible, hook and tape (Velcro) and elastics, suitable for doll clothes.

Helen
Helen

January 05, 2018

I shop for most of my doll fabrics at thrift stores. I love finding unique fabrics

Barbie
Barbie

January 05, 2018

I have long collected tiny things so sometimes I shop my own things. Your zippers are the very best but the internet can be a wonderful source of tiny items, scrapbooking supplies can work, and second hand stores for vintage items.

Johnnie
Johnnie

January 05, 2018

I shop for my doll sized notions at Hobby Lobby. It is one of the best suppliers around here.

Karen
Karen

January 05, 2018

I shop for doll fabrics and notions everywhere I go. I love taking something already made and remaking it into new doll fashions. I have a hard time finding doll-sized notions at any store near me so Pixie Faire is essential to a successful project!

Annette
Annette

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding doll sized zippers, velcro, buckles and other accessories.

SHERRY
SHERRY

January 05, 2018

I shop for doll sized notions at Amazon and Wawak sewing supplies. I also get things at Goodwill and thrift stores that I can re-use. Sometimes, I can find things at Joann’s since that is the only fabric store within 200 miles of my house…

Elaine
Elaine

January 05, 2018

I get my sewing notions and supplies for my doll clothes at JoAnns, Fabric Warehouse, Quilting Shop Hops, antique shops, auctions, garage sales,etc. However, my best source is the internet — pixiefaire, sewing with Nancy, shop.buttons.com, etc. I enjoy the search, to find just the prefect notion to finish my project, the most.

Alice
Alice

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding 2 mm eyelets and 5 mm sew-on snaps.

Sharon
Sharon

January 05, 2018

I shop for doll sized notions on eBay.

Kimberly C
Kimberly C

January 05, 2018

I shop for doll notions at Joann Fabrics or Michaels

gianna
gianna

January 05, 2018

I shop for fabric at Hobby Lobby in the remnant tub, since all of the fabric is marked down and under 1 yard.

Ellen
Ellen

January 05, 2018

I have been sewing for years so I have a stash of fabrics for doll clothes, so almost never have to buy appropriate fabric. I’ve also been gifted a lot of fabric & craft items from friends, and sometimes find doll sized things at a thrift store.
I wish I could find good quality narrow velcro so I don’t have to cut the wider width in half.

gianna
gianna

January 05, 2018

I shop for fabric at Hobby Lobby in the remnant tub, since all of the fabric is marked down and under 1 yard.

Joanne G
Joanne G

January 05, 2018

I shop for doll zippers at Zipper That Doll! and doll patterns at Pixie Fair and Lee & Pearl.
I love all of the products & patterns that I can find on Pixie Faire.

Sally Morris
Sally Morris

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding narrow lace and velvet ribbon.

Beth
Beth

January 05, 2018

I like to shop at HomeSew and CRS crafts. There are doll sized plastic headbands at Hair Hardware also, as well as ribbons and embellishments. some are the right scale for dolls.

Sally
Sally

January 05, 2018

I find doll size notions and trims by checking baby items at thrift stores.

Kris
Kris

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding doll sized buckles, and have yet to find single sided no-snag hook and loop fastener available for purchase.

Nancy Ward
Nancy Ward

January 05, 2018

I have the hardest time finding doll size notions! This prize would be a great win!

Deb
Deb

January 05, 2018

“I have the hardest time finding doll size findings as we live in the country. Our local dollar stores sometimes have light vinyl pencil cases with small zippers that may be used for
doll shoes and boots etc , Sometimes you can find small prints and lace on ladies undergarments then you get fabric for two or three items if you buy the largest size.

Brenda
Brenda

January 05, 2018

I Find some very good deals for Doll notions on Etsy. You have to shop around there for the best deals.

Carolyn
Carolyn

January 05, 2018

I shop for fabrics at Joanns & Wal-Mart. Hard to find small buttons & trim

Carolyn G
Carolyn G

January 05, 2018

I love the Goodwill. possibilities are endless. buttons, trims, fabric, etc. No need to worry about size. Use the already made hems for a bottom finish. Also front plackets,and lace trims can be worked in the way they are. Bottoms of skirts work for skirts & dress bottoms. Fring & ruffles are all done just lay out your pattern. Fun challenges!

Karen W
Karen W

January 05, 2018

I shop for doll sewing supplies at Joann Fabrics and Fabricland (Canada). I have the hardest time finding zippers and buttons doll sized.

Judy C
Judy C

January 05, 2018

i shop for fabrics and notions everywhere I go. Finding small trims and buttons turn up in all kinds of places. I also have some trims from my Mother and Mother-in-laws collections{both deceased now}. I have lots of fun searching for finds

Cheryl
Cheryl

January 05, 2018

I find doll supplies in most every store. You just have to look, but If I am in a hurry my first stop is right here at Pixie Faire. I usually find what I’m looking for here. This is my favorite shopping site!

Sara
Sara

January 05, 2018

I shop for zipper at a quilt shop.

Kim V.
Kim V.

January 05, 2018

I shop for most of my supplies at hobby lobby or Joann’s. I do go on line and search for harder to find objects. The things I have the hardest time finding are tiny buckles, rings, and clasps.
Thank you for this wonderful give away! It is nice to read other peoples comments and so much fun to enter.

Virginia
Virginia

January 05, 2018

I shop for doll-scale items at Goodwill, Salvation Army and other thrift stores. I have also found some terrific buys at Michael’s and Hobby Lobby.

Kathie
Kathie

January 05, 2018

I shop for doll notions mostly at JoAnn Stores and Home Sew. Also watch thrift stores and yard sales. When I find something I like I stock up with enough for future sewing and projects.

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