December 29, 2019

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12 Days of Christmas Day 5 - December 29th 2019

Hi everyone,

 

Today is DAY 5!

For our 5th Day Of Christmas giveaway, we're back at it with a $25 Pixie Faire gift card giveaway! There are so many ways to spend $25 and so many new patterns coming out in 2020, you'll be thrilled with this chance to pick up a few, on us!

Giveaway Update: Congratulations to Deb P. - she won the $25 gift card and has been notified by email!

To enter the giveaway, scroll down to the bottom of the post to read the details...

 

12 Days Of Christmas - Sewing With Cinnamon Celebration!

DAY 1 Bonus For Sewing With Cinnamon! Just 8 Days left to take advantage of the promotional offer of $96.00 for an annual Sewing With Cinnamon membership. That's almost half-off the current rate of $14.99/month! This offer will be good for twelve days only - December 25th - January 5th, so don't miss out! 

If you're not interested in the annual subscription, you can also join at the monthly rate of $14.99 and cancel at any time. You will receive all of the bonuses and content for the current month, and subsequent months while you are a member.

Learn more about all the amazing benefits of the Sewing With Cinnamon membership community here: Sewing With Cinnamon and stay tuned as we announce all the surprises that will be offered to new and existing subscribers during the 12 days of Christmas celebration!

Day 2 Bonus - But wait, there's more!

To sweeten the deal even more, we've added a new bonus for all Sewing With Cinnamon members - the Liberty Jane Ginza Girl pattern and the full sew-along video is now a permanently free SWC bonus! Make this darling coat dress and capelet for your 18-inch American Girl doll with complete confidence! (This is a limited time giveaway)

Day 3 Bonus - Exciting news and a free pattern!

Begining in 2020 you'll notice that the monthly coupon code for a free pattern is expanding to include a few more select brands! Yay! We're excited to announce the first one, 123 Mulberry Street! As an added bonus, we are now going to include the 123 Mulberry Street Gotchies pattern for 18-inch dolls as a permanently free bonus for Sewing With Cinnamon members!

Day 4 Bonus: Receive early bird access to free patterns throughout the year, before they go up for sale on Pixie Faire!

In December (the current SWC month), we featured the Thimbles and Acorns Silk Road Dress pattern as the focus of our monthly topic. The pattern is available exclusively to SWC members for free, before it is released to the general public in 2020. This is an additional bonus, on top of the monthly coupon code for one free pattern! We've seen such a great response to this, we plan to do this several times in 2020 as well! Join today and get access to this bonus while it's still available for members to download!

Day 5 Bonus: We are excited to announce that Sewing With Cinnamon members will receive FREE SHIPPING on any physical product sold & shipped on Pixie Faire! Check out the SWC Member Access page for details (In the Sewing With Cinnamon drop-down menu).

 

 

  

 

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How To Enter The PF Gift Card Giveaway:

Simply comment on this blog post finishing the following sentence…

Do you have a favorite place you find mini notions, props, fabrics, or supplies? Or do you have a hard time finding specific things? We'd love to know and possibly help each other out as we read through the comments here!

“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) on Sunday, 12/29/2019.

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 update the post with the chosen winner as well on the following day.

Additionally, by commenting, you agree to allow us to use your comments for future promotional activities. In other words – we might quote you when we are putting together new testimonial pages. If you’re not okay with that – don’t leave a 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.

We hope you enjoy our 12 Days Of Christmas Celebration. We are incredibly grateful for your ongoing support and wish you a happy holiday season, and a terrific new year!

Merry Christmas!

Cinnamon & Jason

& the whole Liberty Jane & Pixie Faire Team

PS. The daily gift card giveaway winners have been added to the corresponding posts the day after the giveaway's end. Here's a summary to date:

Day 1- Congrats to Donna C. She is the winner of the $25 gift card and has been contacted by email!

Day 2 - Congrats to RuthAnn D. she is the winner of the $25 gift card and has been contacted by email!

Day 3 - Congrats to Ann C. she is the winner of the $25 gift card and has been contacted by email!

Day 4 - Congratulations to Angelica V. She won the $25 gift card and has been contacted by email!


100 Comments

Diana
Diana

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding really small zippers

Pat
Pat

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding separating zippers. They seem to be going the way of the dinosaurs…

Karen
Karen

December 29, 2019

I shop for small zippers at Home Sew online. They also have other small supplies. I have a difficult time finding 1/2” D rings but shop thrift stores, auctions, flea markets, and clearance.

Tanya
Tanya

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding buckles that are different but more that are in scale.

Dana A.
Dana A.

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding tiny doll size elastic.

Vicky Wells
Vicky Wells

December 29, 2019

I have a hard time finding the small good Velcro for doll clothes.

Leslie
Leslie

December 29, 2019

There’s not much of a selection here and being a senior on limited budget I don’t have a credit card to order online.

LindaC
LindaC

December 29, 2019

I shop at my local sewing store but selection is very limited. I will shop online if the shipping costs are not too high. I have ordered small buttons and invisible zippers from AliExpress. Takes a long time to arrive though. I have ordered KAM snaps from Quammie in Alberta. I like to shop Canadian when I can.

Heather McLaughlin
Heather McLaughlin

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding tiny buttons and other fasteners that are a good scale for dolls.

Mary C
Mary C

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding plastic blanks for doll hairbands and separating zippers.

Anne
Anne

December 29, 2019

Oh, I don’t mean to post twice, but thank you Pixie Faire for this question! I’ve just noted down a number of resources your readers use and am looking forward to pursuing some of those wonderful leads.

Anne
Anne

December 29, 2019

I did have a hard time finding small zippers but, thanks to the fact I knit and participate in the annual New York Yarn Crawl in NYC, I have an abundance of them. One of the door prizes at Purl Soho (am I allowed to use a business name? I hope so, they’re wonderful) during the crawl last year was a bag with maybe 10 small zippers. Several friends received this door prize but had no use for them so I collected, along with my own prize, about 40 small zippers. Woo hoo! A perfect blend of knitting and sewing!

Jane Parks
Jane Parks

December 29, 2019

I like to buy small trim, lace and other embellishments from Home Sew. I have ordered things from them for over 50 years and am never disappointed. They also have books, patterns a d buttons. I even bought pixie faire shoe soles from them.

Josephine
Josephine

December 29, 2019

I have a hard time finding soft velcro in colors that match the fabric I’m using.

Alison Galbraith
Alison Galbraith

December 29, 2019

I shop for doll supplies at many different stores. I go to (in Canada) Lens Mills, Fabricland, Michaels, Walmart,Dollartree, Dollarama and Thrift Stores.

Kaylee G
Kaylee G

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding tiny eyelets for garments that lace up! I should probably look on Etsy or something.

Sandy
Sandy

December 29, 2019

I use to love the ricrac from Walmart. Until about a year ago they carried a high end Offray brand. Sadly, they also changed vendors for buttons. In addition to all the problems many have listed I would like to add the problem of finding trim colors (bias tape, ricrac, ribbon – even thread).

Colleen
Colleen

December 29, 2019

i shop for my supplies at Joann’s and Hobby lobby

kathi
kathi

December 29, 2019

I have a hard time finding small lace and the cluny type cotton lace for period dresses. Also would like to try shoe making but not sure where to find the faux leather.

Angela N.
Angela N.

December 29, 2019

I shop for zippers at Zipper that Doll, they have also snaps and tiny buckles for doll shoes, I shop for fabric at Joann Fabrics and I shop for my doll clothes patterns at Pixie faire.

Leslie Unruh
Leslie Unruh

December 29, 2019

I find doll supplies at the Sewing and Stitchery Show.

Peggy
Peggy

December 29, 2019

I shop for fabric for clothes t Joann’s. Fabric quarters are the best!!

Chriss
Chriss

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding tiny buttons and embellishments for doll clothes, although it’s getting easier now that more and more stores seem to be carrying specialty items!

Judy
Judy

December 29, 2019

I love to shop the baby/toddler clothing at thrift stores. Also, just before Halloween, our Goodwill Thrift Store has used costumes. I have found some great fabrics and trims for my dolls. It pays to check the older kids and adults clothing, too!

Connie C
Connie C

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding small and tiny things locally and must resort to ordering things that are not always what they seem to be.

Deborah
Deborah

December 29, 2019

I love sewing for my grand daughter, Liara’s, dolls but find it difficult to find small details like zippers, fun buttons, tiny lace, etc. I usually have to try online and often need to pay extra for a delivery from far away!!!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding proper scale charms, embellishments to add to a period gown such as cameos, buttons, etc. I shop everywhere I go, thrift stores, antique shops, fabric stores, etc to find items that will accessorize the project.

Karen Hawkins
Karen Hawkins

December 29, 2019

I shop for most of my sewing supplies at thrift stores. I have found some very small buckles on shoes that I can just cut off. buttons on clothes at thrift stores, fabric for swim suits and leggings in the used swim suits and baby clothes. I try to just look when ever I get out. I have found some of my best finds on some of the ugliest clothes, if I can find a row of thirty buttons on an old out of date dress its been a good find.

Cindy
Cindy

December 29, 2019

I find trim for purse handles and shoe trim in the scrapbook section. Narrow flat jute trim can also be found in the jewelry sections and are great for using around the soles of sandals and deck shoes. Check the flat laces because many don’t ravel and you may find you can cut 2 to 3 different pattern strips out of one length of lace suitable for doll clothes.

Martha R.
Martha R.

December 29, 2019

I have trouble finding brocades with small patterns suitable to make Asian themed doll clothes. I have found some clothing items at thrift shops that work, but not very often. I should check out oriental markets in the area, but I haven’t yet.

Cindy
Cindy

December 29, 2019

I find trim for purse handles and shoe trim in the scrapbook section. Narrow flat jute trim can also be found in the jewelry sections and are great for using around the soles of sandals and deck shoes. Check the flat laces because many don’t ravel and you may find you can cut 2 to 3 different pattern strips out of one length of lace suitable for doll clothes.

Wanita Mikulski
Wanita Mikulski

December 29, 2019

I find it hard to shop for notions, zippers, and fabric. Our only local options are Wal-Mart and Joannes. Sometimes I look for the $1 clearance items at Wal-Mart clothing counter and use the fabric for doll clothes. Last year I bought a couple gently used t-shirts at an estate sale..They were perfect for knit pants for Barbies. For 18 inch doll patterns ABC Knitting Patterns has some challenging but attractive sweaters.I don’t shop on-line for fabric; I like to be able to see it and feel it with my hands.

Laura
Laura

December 29, 2019

I find trim for purse handles and shoe trim in the scrapbook section. Narrow flat jute trim can also be found in the jewelry sections and are great for using around the soles of sandals and deck shoes. Check the flat laces because many don’t ravel and you may find you can cut 2 to 3 different pattern strips out of one length of lace suitable for doll clothes.

Rar D
Rar D

December 29, 2019

I shop for fabrics and notions in my huge stash, and patterns at Pixie Faire. I have lots of pieces that are too large to discard from years of sewing that are just the right size for the Pixie patterns.

Mary
Mary

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding small zippers and decorative trims for doll clothes.

Laura
Laura

December 29, 2019

My absolute favorite pattern place and shoe soles are of course Pixie faire. Joanns has multi packs of the 3/8" buttons that have several colors in them. I recently found comparable packs at Hobby lobby at almost half the price. Both places have several colors of velcro. Hobby lobby also has mini buckles and don’t forget about your coupons so you can save money to buy more pixie faire patterns!

Jeri
Jeri

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding material and appliques with patterns that are small enough to be the correct scale for doll clothes and finding 5" zippers for doll clothes.

Dena M
Dena M

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding doll size notions and trims in my local fabric store.

Jennifer
Jennifer

December 29, 2019

I kind of don’t shop for the tiny stuff. If there is a tiny zipper in something I change to snaps or Velcro. I try to find stuff at Joanns and sometimes look on Amazon.

Billi P
Billi P

December 29, 2019

I shop for zippers and small buttons at HomSew, both online and through their catalog. They have fantastic products and are very helpful when you talk to them on the phone.

Rachel
Rachel

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding soft velcro

Carole
Carole

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding the right size of Velcro especially when sewing barbie clothes.
Cheryl
Cheryl

December 29, 2019

I have ordered quite a few notions and accessories from Home Sew and from Nancys Notions. Being from a small town I cannot find much with any quality in my area. I have bought all of my granddaughters the bitty babies and American girl dolls over the past several years. They all get a bitty when they turn 1 and the big doll when they turn 6. I have used the pixie fairy patterns to make lots of doll clothes. This year they bought me a american girl doll so that I can sew for mine now! I hope to spend my winter days ahead sewing with pixie fairy patterns!

Susan
Susan

December 29, 2019

I find one of my best resources for doll items is used baby clothing. Whether from something I have had for a while or a garage dale find, sewing for dolls can be cheap. Look at your own clothing before you toss it out. Buttons, the back of a t-shirt or something knot with a small pattern, they all work well. And they have all been prewashed!

Sue
Sue

December 29, 2019

I shop for fabric at JoAnn Fabric because it is the only place close to me. I check out the clearance bins.

Lea
Lea

December 29, 2019

I shop for knits to re-purpose at thrift stores in the kids section.

Jane Whiteley
Jane Whiteley

December 29, 2019

I find small prints in lots of colors that are perfectly scaled for American girl dolls at AliceCaroline, Duckadilly, and Liberty of London, all on line. Liberty of London in England has free shipping to the US now. The other two will sell in quarter-yards and fat-quarters lengths , which is great! I mainly purchase the Tana Lawn from all of them. The quality is excellent and it makes sewing really fun.

Marsha
Marsha

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding buttons and trim that are the appropriate size for my 14.5 in and smaller dolls.

sheila
sheila

December 29, 2019

I have a hard time finding clear sew-on hook and loop tape

Nancy
Nancy

December 29, 2019

I get my small buttons, zippers, laces etc from home sew inc. I order doll velcro from soitex in Korea through amazon. you can purchase in varying width…some very narrow for the doll clothes and it is very soft. It won’t catch and get stuck on the doll clothes. It also comes in colors.

Leanna
Leanna

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding little buckles and tiny separating zippers.

VICKI
VICKI

December 29, 2019

With my only two options for fabric locally being Hobby Lobby and Walmart, I have a hard time finding appropriately scaled fabrics, buttons, trim, etc. I buy at thrift stores occasionally, and always hit up Jo-Ann’s and local shops when I travel. I would love more resources!

Cath
Cath

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding fabric that is thin enough or has small patterns, stripes or motifs on it. I am especially thinking of knits. I can find small patterns in some quilting cottons, but otherwise, it’s rough. I don’t trust shopping online for doll fabric, especially, It’s too hard to really tell how thick, or stiff a fabric will be, or how large the pattern or motif is on it.
Happy stitching. —cath

Marilyn
Marilyn

December 29, 2019

I shop for very inexpensive short zippers at Wawak.com.

Lori
Lori

December 29, 2019

“I shop for doll furniture at garage sales and thrift stores. Jewelry boxes make great doll sized dressers and cabinets

BRENDA
BRENDA

December 29, 2019

I have a hard time finding special notions such as fold-over elastic and swimwear binding.

Joanne
Joanne

December 29, 2019

I have only just started sewing clothes for my granddaughters’ dolls, so I’m finding it challenging to find any tiny trims and notions. I live in a semi-isolated community in north central Alberta, Canada, so most of my shopping is online. I love the sales selection at fabricmart.com for fabrics.

MaryLynn polsno
MaryLynn polsno

December 29, 2019

I have a hard time finding tiny separating zippers

Gloria
Gloria

December 29, 2019

I like making doll clothes for/with my granddaughters.

Moi
Moi

December 29, 2019

“I shop for shoe soles at Pixie Faire"

Linda
Linda

December 29, 2019

I shop for supply’s at Nancy’s Notions and Home Sew. It is hard to find small lace ans trim.

Rose
Rose

December 29, 2019

I find that bathing suit fabrics are expensive and not always alot to choose from. For this reason I shop at thrift shops for good used bathing suits. There are so many different patterns and solids that make such cute bathing suits. I of course wash them first before cutting. I sell alot of bathing suits for both the AG and Wellies with plenty of different ones to choose from. Always use the many patterns from Pixie Faire.

Patti
Patti

December 29, 2019

I shop for doll fabric at thrift stores where I buy children’s clothes or women’s tee shirts. I have a hard time finding short separating zippers.

Cathy
Cathy

December 29, 2019

I live in a small Canadian east coast town where it is hard to find anything. I buy on line and each year I shop my way to Florida and back for the notions I need for doll clothes. Anyone know of good places to shop that aren’t stores in a big chain for notions and fabric?

Dianne Mann
Dianne Mann

December 29, 2019

I have a hard time finding very small prints for the doll clothes. I love your site. THanks for all the great patterns.

Loretta
Loretta

December 29, 2019

I used to have trouble finding 7" zippers for doll dresses, but after speaking to an associate at our local Wal Mart, they now carry them in all colors. I usually ask the associate if I can’t find something and they do what they can to get it for me. They are great!

Betty
Betty

December 29, 2019

I shop for doll material at the local thrift stores by buying clohes that I can recycle to make the outfit. You would be surprised at what you can find and use. Cheaper too!

Michele
Michele

December 29, 2019

I often find doll-scale, more reasonably priced fabric in thrift stores.

Kathy
Kathy

December 29, 2019

Hard time finding small zippers- short and miniature in scale, but home sew seems to have the best supply.. Thin leather for doll shoes I get at thrift stores- used purses, stc.

Amy G
Amy G

December 29, 2019

I shop around all year for different sewing fabrics by hitting the CLEARANCE sections at different stores. I especially like men shirts and undershirts for lightweight knits and baby clothes for the small print knits. I will use items from thrift stores if they are new, otherwise there is usually a stain that gets overlooked until the outfit is cut out and ready to be sewn. As for notions, I shop online at Home Sew and similar sites.

Paula
Paula

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding cute knits with small prints.

Paula
Paula

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding cute knits with small prints.

Rose Ann
Rose Ann

December 29, 2019

I have a hard time finding lots of doll stuff and that is why some of my stuff sits undone. It would be great if you had a list of these places that people are telling us for items!

Renee
Renee

December 29, 2019

“I shop for doll accessories at thrift stores. You can find lots of cool stuff there!

Annlee
Annlee

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding some of the material used in some of the patterns

Leah
Leah

December 29, 2019

Notions, specially varied buttons are hard to find in a small quantity.

Susan
Susan

December 29, 2019

I shop for books, shoes, hats, etc. at Dollspart Supply.

Hannah
Hannah

December 29, 2019

I shop for Barbie sized buttons, velcro, zippers, eyelets, rivets, magnets,etc at tinyfrockshop.com

Karen Wisniewski
Karen Wisniewski

December 29, 2019

I’m always on the lookout for materials that can be repurposed. I’ve bought old leg warmers at rummage sales and turned it into knit sleeves, vests, hats, etc for dolls. I buy elastic hair bands on clearance at Old Navy or Michaels and turn them into belts or elastic waistbands. I’ve used decorative wine bottle gift bags (cloth or knitted) to make doll shirts or vests. I’ve made jean pieces that were cut off to make shorts into jeans for dolls – if you lay out the front and back pieces on the side seam you can get an authentic jean seam on the doll pants. There’s lots of things on clearance or at rummage sales that can be repurposed for doll outfits.

Maretta
Maretta

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding time and space to sew right now.

Kathy
Kathy

December 29, 2019

I shop for doll zippers at Zipper that doll.
Perfect size scale for dolls.

Linda Lou Lynch
Linda Lou Lynch

December 29, 2019

I can find all the notions I need at our New Hobby Lobby as well as shoes and hats for all sized dolls.]

Anne Ohlrogge
Anne Ohlrogge

December 29, 2019

I’ve found mini rhinestone buckles at Joanns (the slide kind). Also other small buckles, tiny frogs, little toggle buttons, and all sorts of things.

linda king
linda king

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding buckles and small cameos and such… I know Pixie Faire has pink and blue cameos and I’ve bought them but I’d like to find more black or red ones that size. Perhaps Pixie Faire could be our ‘go to’ place for doll size accessories!

Sherry
Sherry

December 29, 2019

I’ve found good doll size buttons at Hobby Lobby. For small prints, especially in knits and flannel, I shop baby clothes at thrift stores.

Betty
Betty

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding doll size notions (zippers, buttons, buckles, etc).

Megan
Megan

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding vinyl for shoes and purses. I’m just not sure what type is the recommended type.

Marti
Marti

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding quality fabrics in my local town. I usually have to buy online, unfortunately.

Barbara
Barbara

December 29, 2019

It’s hard to find doll size zippers do I just velcro.

Frances
Frances

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding appropriately scaled fasteners for backpacks, and the fasteners for for the straps needed for denim overalls.

Elna Rothenberger
Elna Rothenberger

December 29, 2019

I shop for buttons and trims at places like ebay and etsy by going through vinatage buttons and jewelry as well as lace, keeping in mind that the items can have more than one use.

Mary
Mary

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding fabric in small prints for doll clothing.

Lorraine  MacLeod
Lorraine MacLeod

December 29, 2019

I can never find Belt Buckles, the kind that slide onto ribbons and don’t buckle together, or even ones that do buckle! I would like rhinestone ones but need help finding a source reasonably priced. Would appreciate any help finding these. Thanks!

Lorraine  MacLeod
Lorraine MacLeod

December 29, 2019

I can never find Belt Buckles, the kind that slide onto ribbons and don’t buckle together, or even ones that do buckle! I would like rhinestone ones but need help finding a source reasonably priced. Would appreciate any help finding these. Thanks!

Caroline Crowley
Caroline Crowley

December 29, 2019

I have a hard time finding g the 1/4 inch light velcro for the dolls.

Lisa
Lisa

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding small sized zippers, which make the clothes easier to put on/take off.

Nancy S
Nancy S

December 29, 2019

I shop for fabric for my doll swimsuits at resale shops! I look for the one-piece or full-skirted types and can make several from one swimsuit. I like the prints I can get from real swimsuits far better than the ones I can find off the bolt.

Veva
Veva

December 29, 2019

I have a hard time finding the very thin velcro. I do find some accessory items in the scrapbook section.

Shirley Riley
Shirley Riley

December 29, 2019

“I shop for doll supplies and accessories annually at SEW EXPO in Puyallup. Now that Joan Hinds has retired I am thrilled that “Dolls R Sew Fun” has a booth there.

Mary
Mary

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding the very fine Velcro that works so well with doll clothes. I usually buy it on. Etsy

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