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

Cindy
Cindy

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding suitable fabrics that are the right scale and style for what I’m trying to make.

Kim B.
Kim B.

December 29, 2019

For fabric, my personal stash and local thrift stores usually do the job. But I have the hardest time finding tiny buckles, buttons, thin velcro and trims for 14’’ dolls as well as for fashion dolls like Barbie. Thank you very much to the Pixie Faire team for these marvelous 12 Days of Christmas giveaways and I wish you all the best for the holiday season!

Sharon B.
Sharon B.

December 29, 2019

I have a hard time finding patterned knit fabric in the correct scale for dolls.

jUDITH
jUDITH

December 29, 2019

I have found some nice prints in quilting sections of local stores and Nancy’s notions. Fat quarters are a good option – I always look at them. Nancy’s Notions is also a good source for quilting supplies and fabric. I have a hard time finding notions such as belt buckles, small lace, etc. I’m reading all the comments and noting all the sources that other sewers are using.

candy
candy

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding knits in doll scale.

Jodi
Jodi

December 29, 2019

“I have the hardest time finding small buttons, small Velcro circles, snaps, zippers etc. It is the small notions & embellishments that are the hardest to find.”

Patti
Patti

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding small size gold or silver doll overall buckles. Have a dress that can not be finished because I can not find the correct size. Have tried looking everywhere for them. Hopefully one day I will come across them.

Quinna
Quinna

December 29, 2019

I’m a goodwill shopper … using used clothes to find the right fabrics! I’ve been known to shop my closet!

Sparkle
Sparkle

December 29, 2019

Recently I shop for fabric for doll clothes in my closet. I’ve found a cache of old skirts and dresses that lend themselves nicely to becoming outfits for the many dolls I sew for.

PAT H
PAT H

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding trims for doll size clothing. I start at Joanne’s and then try Etsy.

Margie
Margie

December 29, 2019

vintage stores and thrift shops looking through clothes always find some great buttons or fabric ,also I look at the design of the clothing that catches my eyes and see how they made them . Then hit Joann"S fabric store if I cant find what I need

Martha
Martha

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding knits that are appropriate for American Girl dolls.

Amy W
Amy W

December 29, 2019

I have the most difficult time finding tiny lace for my doll clothes. Just last week, I learned of an up cycling store in my city that specifically had crafting items. I checked it out and found many types of tiny lace! Since doll clothes don’t need much, and I can use small pieces easily, I brought home many different types and colors! Bonus: they also had sets of three or four tiny buttons and tiny beads, too.

Connie M
Connie M

December 29, 2019

I shop for items on line. I live in a rural area with nothing near by. So many companies to choose from.

Maureen W.
Maureen W.

December 29, 2019

I usually ‘shop’ for fabric/material from the Thrift stores; family member donations, lol, and I live in a complex that has a free table, and by the end of the week, if that particular item is still there, I will take it! I have been blessed with finding all kinds of great fabric from alot of different sources. When I need a specific kind of material/patterned etc., I will go to ‘sale day’ at Fabricland. But mostly Thrift stores..one or two of them have a $1.00 rack….What a gift!!

Christa
Christa

December 29, 2019

I shop for almost everything sewing at Joann’s but need to expand my search!

Jill D
Jill D

December 29, 2019

I shop for fabrics and trims at thrift stores and yard or estate sales.

Dori
Dori

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding small prints that I like. I shop thrift shops and garage sales for baby clothes and other items to repurpose.

Susan Russell
Susan Russell

December 29, 2019

I shop for the faux vinyl at hobby lobby, but I will shop st a new embroidery group I joined for this item from now on

Christie
Christie

December 29, 2019

Lately I have found a lot of great fabric by shopping at thrift shops and buying used clothing to repurpose into doll clothes. I’ve also found lots of great embellishments like lace and ribbon flowers at yard sales. I have trouble finding Steam a Seam and tiny zippers in real, brick and mortar stores.

Ann
Ann

December 29, 2019

“I shop for doll snaps and fasteners on Etsy.

Maureen W.
Maureen W.

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time : Finding small sized snaps I don’t know the actual number size maybe 04/05??? Not too sure, but those ones. For 16" and 14" and 12" dolls….’cause our beloved 18" dolls can use the regular? sized one. And I mean the metal ones/silver not the plastic kind..ew

Maureen Isaman
Maureen Isaman

December 29, 2019

I usually shop for my fabric and trims at Hobby Lobby and I have the hardest time finding small trims that would be right for Felicity’s clothes. More dressy looking and not something that has the look of today. Love your patterns though!

Jennifer
Jennifer

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding doll sized zippers.

Linda K
Linda K

December 29, 2019

I usually start at JoAnn’s and if i cant find there i go to the internet

Juanita L.
Juanita L.

December 29, 2019

I have a hard time finding snaps for my dolls in the correct size.

dee
dee

December 29, 2019

Ii shop at Joanns but they are having fewer and fewer doll clothes for 18" doll. I will be buying a new doll for my 2nd granddaughter this year. I like to include a box of clothes, shoes and small accessories when I do that. I will probably be making the clothes.

Linda McGunigale
Linda McGunigale

December 29, 2019

“I have the hardest time finding Zippers

kelly
kelly

December 29, 2019

I shop for fabric at JOANN stores. I guess it is in the quilting section where I find the very small prints. When I was looking to make an assembly line of scrubs for several dolls, this store had all the little flowers and other designs I needed.

Billie Corbin
Billie Corbin

December 29, 2019

Finding small prints in knits are an issue, I love the quality of the knit fabric at Girl Charlie, but most of their prints are large! Farmhouse fabrics has a dedicated selection of small prints in cottons and trims for dolls. Everything I have purchased from them is top quality! Zipper that doll has the best Velcro and assortment of doll size zippers. Accessories is my area that I need to work on this year.

Julie Vasbinder
Julie Vasbinder

December 29, 2019

I shop for most of my supplies at JoAnn’s. I also buy some things like plastic buckles, fold over elastic, presser feet, from Amazon. I have purchased some really nice hook and loop tape and small zippers from Esty. I have many great patterns and shoe making supplies from Pixie Faire.

Karen L
Karen L

December 29, 2019

I mostly shop at my local Joann Fabrics, but for small doll notions, Home Sew is the best source. The hardest thing to find is small scale fabric prints.

Michelle Nelson
Michelle Nelson

December 29, 2019

I usually shop at Joann’s or Michaels.

Kathy
Kathy

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding notions that go with the different outfits.

Jo
Jo

December 29, 2019

I had the hardest time finding separating zippers for jackets. Then I found a China company where the price was most stupid high. The drawback is waiting 30 days for delivery

Becky S
Becky S

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding doll size belt buckles and small scale lace.

Motorcycle Oma
Motorcycle Oma

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding the very fine Velcro for doll clothes.

Trudy Jones
Trudy Jones

December 29, 2019

I have found small zippers at Wish.com. They offer small print fabric pieces, but they are very small and can only be used as trim or as a contrast piece. There is not enough to make even a top. The zippers are in several sizes and plenty of colors. I hunt through Hobby Lobby, JoAnns and thrift stores too for unique fabric. I often re-purpose clothes I no longer wear. Also have been blessed with a several sequined and beaded dresses to use. They make great trims for coats, dresses and even suits for my 18" dolls. Thank you Pixie Faire and Cinnamon for all your help through the years. I make and sell the doll clothes to supplement my Social Security. You have made life better for me. God Bless you and your staff and may you have a healthy and blessed 2020. Your loyal fan.. Trudy.

Kathy
Kathy

December 29, 2019

My hard to find for doll supplies is small scale fabric I shop on online at fabric.com for quality fabric I try to not buy poor quality fabric it frays more hard to work with due the poor thread count the sewing machine needle can put holes jam up more in the feet dogs with all those cool tip

Fran T
Fran T

December 29, 2019

I have trouble finding small buttons and velcro for doll clothes.

Cristine
Cristine

December 29, 2019

I shop for fabrics and notions mainly at Joann’s.

Teena
Teena

December 29, 2019

I shop for sewing supplies locally as often as I can as there are three small businesses within a 30 mile radius. I also upcycle everything I can from the excellent small thrift store a block from my house. After that, I may shop larger chain stores that are about an hour’s drive away…but since finding things there can be hit and miss, I do more frequently shop online these days. I tend to sew for larger scale dolls (18" and up) because overall it is easier to find things in that scale.

Terri
Terri

December 29, 2019

I shop online for patterns or at Joanns fir supplies and notions. I usually steal fabric for the clothes from scraps or remnants of my kids and my clothes. I also see big scale :)

Joy S
Joy S

December 29, 2019

I shop for new patterns in fashion clothes at Pixie Faire or a couple of other online stores. I never buy pre-made. I just don’t care for the quality.

DeLynn
DeLynn

December 29, 2019

I have a hard time finding patterns for larger dolls. Everyone sells 13 – 18 inch patterns, but I can’t find the larger size doll patterns.

Mary Ann
Mary Ann

December 29, 2019

I shop for supplies at JoAnn’s or the local quilting shop.

Debbie Eldridge
Debbie Eldridge

December 29, 2019

I have a hard time finding small print fabrics and overalls buckles.

KATHLEEN J LOSEY
KATHLEEN J LOSEY

December 29, 2019

Tiny prints in bundles for quilters are great for doll clothes. Walmart and Michaels have a nice selection.

Margaret
Margaret

December 29, 2019

I shop for shoe soles at Pixie Faire

Leslie Loren
Leslie Loren

December 29, 2019

I have a hard time finding small scale knit prints in New fabric, so I mostly use thrift store finds.

Marcy Mahle
Marcy Mahle

December 29, 2019

I really miss the fun items that Thimbles and Acorn use to sell especially the little belt buckles, items to make hooped slips. I loved all the Historical items Sherrie use to sell for making Historical clothing. Wish more was available for the Civil War and Victorian times.

Linda
Linda

December 29, 2019

“I shop for doll accessories at Home Sew (homesew.com).

Linda
Linda

December 29, 2019

If I can’t find what I need for sewing doll clothes in my stash, I first check with my sewing friends. If they don’t have what I need, I check thrift stores first but failing that check online. Living in Canada means I prefer to shop from online Canadian stores in order to afford the shipping costs. One online store I use is Labour’s of Love in BC.

Mary
Mary

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding small 1/4 inch buttons. And very thin soft velcro.

Kim
Kim

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding good separating zippers that are not too heavy. I “shop” garage sales, thrift stores and my basement as I have been gifted with several other sewers’ collections. I am looking for ideas for the gorgeous handkerchiefs I was given when my mother-in-law past away.

Pat
Pat

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding the correct scale of fabric prints.

T.A.D.
T.A.D.

December 29, 2019

I shop for doll-sized miniature knick-knacks for projects online via eBay & Etsy and in-store at JoAnn & Michael’s.

Ann M
Ann M

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding small separating zippers.

Aggie  Bollhorn
Aggie Bollhorn

December 29, 2019

I have a hard time finding short zippers for Jackets. I found 1/2" wide velcro in various colours at Marshalls in Lethbridge, Alberta and I am sure you can order online with them.

Lorrie
Lorrie

December 29, 2019

I shop for fabrics at thrift stores. As I browse the clothing (children’s AND adult’s) I am looking at the type of fabric and prints rather than what it is now. Very little is wasted. I’ve even re-used the ribbing from around t-shirt/polo shirts necklines and sleeve edges for small ribbed details on doll clothes. I recently found tiny rick-rack trim at Hobby Lobby (on sale) though there wasn’t a wide variety of colors available.

Joni Jones
Joni Jones

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding doll sized belt buckles – for belt, santa outfits, etc.

Sandra Rowe
Sandra Rowe

December 29, 2019

I shop for patterns at Etsy.

Julie
Julie

December 29, 2019

“I have the hardest time finding small print fabric for my doll clothes.

Sandra
Sandra

December 29, 2019

Other than Kona cotton, I have a hard time getting plain
or eyelet fabric. I live in Toronto, Canada so the choice is small I did get very small buttons and snaps at Fabricland. The Walmart and Dollar Tree stores here do not have doll supplies. I cannot pay the shipping fees that Etsy and others charge Canadians.

Lori K
Lori K

December 29, 2019

I have a really hard time finding doll size lace, zippers and buckles. 🤓

JJ
JJ

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding small scale cotton and rayon lace trims.

Lyn K
Lyn K

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding plastic shoe soles and 1/4 trim for shoes. I don’t always want to use foam.

Pat B
Pat B

December 29, 2019

I shop for sale leggings and tops at Walmart ( both ladies and children’s) and then cut them apart to make doll clothes.

Judith
Judith

December 29, 2019

I buy lots of fabric from fabric.com. They were the only place I was able to find polar fleece this year. I have had a difficult time finding tiger stripes this year in any fabric ( I wanted it for school spirit wear). Leopard spots appear to be “in”.

BevM
BevM

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding doll-sized jacket zippers.

J.J. Goody
J.J. Goody

December 29, 2019

I shop for most of my fabrics, laces, ribbons, edgings, threads, buttons, snaps, etc. at estate sales. I often get bags or boxes of stuff for just a few dollars because the family didn’t want to deal with it. And most of it was never even opened. Some of it is old as the original prices were in the pennies.

Denise Darby
Denise Darby

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding any wool fabric. Can’t even find it at a thrift store.

Christine
Christine

December 29, 2019

I have a hard time finding small zippers that don’t have to be cut to size.

Char
Char

December 29, 2019

I have a hard time finding small snaps.

Marge R (mer)
Marge R (mer)

December 29, 2019

I shop for needed doll sewing supplies from Pixie Faire by re-visiting these suggestions and since my stash is overflowing, I honestly don’t have a problem finding much of anything I need! ;’)

Laurel
Laurel

December 29, 2019

I have a hard time finding small scale fabric. Etsy has been a good source.

Susan Botha
Susan Botha

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding the right material for dresses and shoes because there is not a lot of shops anymore! you can find some nice material at the quilting shop if you are willing to pay a fortune!

Clarissa
Clarissa

December 29, 2019

I find my yarn at Knitpicks.com. They have a great selection of lace, fingering and sock yarns that work really well for dolls. Wish I could find a good source of cobweb lace yarn. I find most of my fabrics at second hand places, like our local SPCA shop or fabrics.com. Have found nice doll size laces and mini rickrack on Ebay. These have been added to may quilt stash from the 80-90s and my mom’s stash of fabrics and notions.

Barbara
Barbara

December 29, 2019

“I have the hardest time finding knit print fabric, and buckles for belts that are not rhinestones.

Allethina
Allethina

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding closures that look attractive but also work for little fingers.

Rachel
Rachel

December 29, 2019

I have a hard time finding cute printed knits (or even plain) in doll scale unless I buy people clothes.

Joy
Joy

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding small zippers.

Linda
Linda

December 29, 2019

I am always on the lookout for anything tiny for the dolls, never know where and when, like a scavenger hunt…..

Lucille
Lucille

December 29, 2019

I have big ideas about making all those clothes and shoes as my granddaughter has at least ten American dolls.I sew and I have a box of soles but need something to make me Get started

Mary G.
Mary G.

December 29, 2019

I shop for material at Joann’s clearance section…. super pricing and it’s fun to see what they have.

designdreamer
designdreamer

December 29, 2019

I shop for fabric for my doll clothes from my enormous stash. Unfortunately it’s now gotten so HUGE, that I have to sometimes shop at JoAnns just to find something in a timely manner. (insert rolling eyes)

Rhonda
Rhonda

December 29, 2019

I shop for felt at Michaels

Angelica V.
Angelica V.

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding material with small patterns on it. There is not a lot of choice and when I do see something I want, the pattern is to large. Fleece is hard to find with small print and I like to sew with fleece.

Deb H
Deb H

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding small print fabric. I know what I want for a certain Pixie Faire pattern, but it could take months to find the right fabric.

Kathy
Kathy

December 29, 2019

I shop for vinyl for doll shoes at MyPunkBroidery.com. They have the best product, quickest turn around and nicest people I have ever dealt with.

June
June

December 29, 2019

Len’s Mills, Michaels, Walmart, thrift shops. I am always on the lookout for cute fabric and yarn. ♡

pat P
pat P

December 29, 2019

I shop for my woven fabrics at The King’s Thread on Etsy.

Margaret k
Margaret k

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding small scale knit prints. I do repurpose baby clothes and that helps but I would love to find more options.

Carol L
Carol L

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding fabric with small prints and narrow, good quality lace.

BrendaK
BrendaK

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding the SOFT Velcro in colors to match my fabric. Also I find it difficult to find cotton knits in small prints suitable for doll t-shirts and leggings.

Deborah
Deborah

December 29, 2019

I shop for fabric at JoAnn Fabrics because they have a great selection of fat quarters, which always seems to be enough for doll clothes PLUS they have a great line of ‘cosplay’ fabrics now which gives me some cool textures and fake leathers to work with.

Amy
Amy

December 29, 2019

I generally shop the remnant bins and my stash or my Mom’s for doll clothes fabric. I have a hard time finding doll sized buttons, buckles, etc.

Kim M.
Kim M.

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding doll-side zipper, especially ones that open on one end for jackets and such.
I don’t have a specific place to shop, but try to find things around town. I usually get supplies at the local fabric store, Michaels, or Walmart (though Walmart’s selection of sewing/craft supplies is horrible since they changed to a super Walmart and added food several years back).

Leenie
Leenie

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding the old fashioned square plastic snaps.

Sharon
Sharon

December 29, 2019

I shop for buttons and trims on Etsy, but have to watch the shipping price could be more than the item. I live in Canada, Johann’s does not ship to us, and we do not have a Hobby Lobby. I hunt thrift stores for some.

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