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

BettyAnn
BettyAnn

December 29, 2019

I’m always on the lookout for doll fabrics and notions when shopping…Hobby Lobby has 3/4" coloured velcro that i cut in half …often on sale.

Sylvia
Sylvia

December 29, 2019

I have a hard time finding the right sized buttons, snaps and zippers.

Marty Blinde
Marty Blinde

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding doll sized buckles, doll headbands and doll sized flowers.

Rebecca
Rebecca

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding overall fasteners in doll size!

When those bracelets with slide-on letters were popular a few years ago, I stocked up on lots of O’s that I still use as belt sliders.

Melody Miller
Melody Miller

December 29, 2019

 I have the hardest time finding small notions and patterns with small/doll scale prints.

Karyn E
Karyn E

December 29, 2019

I shop and collect my fabric from second hand stores and fellow sewers where the scraps can be turned into something beautiful. Though i have the hardest time finding time to work on this fun project.

Paula
Paula

December 29, 2019

Do not have any trouble finding things for doll clothes. A good place to find things is Wish on the internet. Also, like Hobby Lobby, Fields Fabrics, Home Sew. Hardest thing is where to store everything so I am able to find it when I need it.

LINDAK
LINDAK

December 29, 2019

I don’t use a lot of little trims, but pick them up when I find them discounted at Joann, Michael’s or Walmart.

Sandra Cox
Sandra Cox

December 29, 2019

I shop a variety of places for doll materials: JoAnn Fabrics, local Quilt Shops, thrift stores and online sites like Homesew, Fabric.com etc… The most difficult things for me to find are the tiny unique doll notions.

Arlene
Arlene

December 29, 2019

I shop at Joann Fabric, thrift stores and online.

Jo-Anne Lannon
Jo-Anne Lannon

December 29, 2019

“I have the hardest time finding tiny notions to fit AG doll clothes

EMR
EMR

December 29, 2019

I shop for notions at Joann’s and Hobby Lobby. I’m always worried to buy online because I like to physically see and touch things before I buy.

Mary
Mary

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding tiny buttons to fit with the scale of my AG doll cothes. I have found the best place is at Home Sew..

Kathy Goldenbogen
Kathy Goldenbogen

December 29, 2019

I buy a lot of my small snaps and hook and eyes at rummage and estate sales. I did some searching and was able to find the colored elastic and separating zippers on line. I have the hardest time finding overall buckles.

Annie
Annie

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding tiny buttons and zippers. I shop at thrift stores for garments with doll-size buttons. I’d like to find a source for doll-size zippers and other notions.

Kathi M
Kathi M

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding doll size zippers and plaids.

Cynthia W.
Cynthia W.

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding tiny laces.

Connie Shaw
Connie Shaw

December 29, 2019

I have a hard time finding zippers that are doll sized. I have to shop mostly online as the nearest craft store is approx. 2 hours away.

Lynn
Lynn

December 29, 2019

I shop for most supplies at JoAnns and Home Sew. I also pick up fat quarters at my local quilt shops.

Heather
Heather

December 29, 2019

I shop for fabric at Joann’s.

Jeanette
Jeanette

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding doll sized notions.

Jeri
Jeri

December 29, 2019

I love the patterns and rely on Home Sew for many of the finishing touches!

Diane
Diane

December 29, 2019

I shop for doll scale cotton fabric at my local quilt shops. For lace and buttons, I shop online at heirloom fabric shops.

Shelly hurt-geist
Shelly hurt-geist

December 29, 2019

I shop for fabric at my kids closets. I love to recycle and reuse. I like to play a game of how many uses can one thing have. I recently have been upcycling my children’s baby clothes. the details are small and you can almost make a whole dress from one shirt.

ET
ET

December 29, 2019

I “shop” for most of my doll sewing supplies at my grandmother’s or from other older ladies in my community. They are always so happy to have a young person wanting to learn practical skills and coming to them for help.

Josie
Josie

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding notions for the AG doll.

Brisja
Brisja

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding tiny zippers for doll clothes in my local shops.

Marsha
Marsha

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding small snaps.

Sharon
Sharon

December 29, 2019

I shop for 18" doll patterns online. I have difficulty finding doll sized zips and fabric prints that are doll sized

Faith
Faith

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding doll size (small) trim & notions for clothing

Marie
Marie

December 29, 2019

I shop for light weight fabrics at Home Sew!! I have a hard time finding fabrics I can use for dolls clothes that are under $4 and $5.00 but have found a few stores while doing the Fab Shop Hop!!

Nora isaac
Nora isaac

December 29, 2019

I shop for doll zippers on amazon and Etsy.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

December 29, 2019

“I have the hardest time finding historic pattern fabric in the correct scale for the dolls, I also have a hard time finding shoes that fit the older dolls their fee are a bit larger than modern dolls.

Karin
Karin

December 29, 2019

I have accumulated a lot of doll-sized fabric & notions, but when I run out of something I shop at thrift stores, and not just in their “craft” section. Appropriately sized fabric and some notions can be found in baby/children’s clothing, etc. I also go to the dollar store for props, or make my own. And Home Sew carries a lot of doll-sized things.

Patricia
Patricia

December 29, 2019

“I have the hardest time finding EVERYTHING! I live in a rural town and have to drive 50 miles or more to find items needed to complete my look. Thank GOODNESS for mail order like Pixie Faire! It has helped me expand my ‘stash’!

Brenda
Brenda

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding little bows or rosebuds in gold or silver to use on my Christmas dresses. I live in Canada. Although I can buy online from the US, it increases the cost with duty and brokerage fees etc.

Pamela
Pamela

December 29, 2019

I shop for Velcro for doll at Pinkismart on ebay. The most colors and the softest that I have seen. Double-sided and easy on the doll hair. I also use “Zipper That Doll” and Home Sew, where you can get a discount with the code PF10 (Pixie Faire friends get 10% off). I guess it still works. It did the last time I ordered. Farm Cookies also has a good selection of Velcro, but I believe it may cost a bit more.

Ruth Kidd
Ruth Kidd

December 29, 2019

I look for fabric in charity shops (thrift stores), and especially for baby clothes that have tiny buttons.

Marilyn
Marilyn

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding doll-sized notions… buttons, zippers and more.

Cherie
Cherie

December 29, 2019

I shop for most fabric and notions at thrift stores. I like the thrill of finding a wonderful material or piece of clothing that will make beautiful dresses for dolls.

Anne S
Anne S

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding doll sized zippers. I end up just altering the pattern and using Velcro.

Elin M.
Elin M.

December 29, 2019

I buy my patterns for AG doll, WellieWisher & Bitty Baby from Pixie Faire. When Jo-Ann’s has fat quarters on sale for 1$ or less, I stock up. They are thin so I use them most for lining. Zippers and trims, I use Home-Sew. For ribbing, I shop at Goodwill, baby clothes & women’s blouses can often yield enough for collars & cuffs. For buttons I find Hobby Lobby has the tiny buttons. They have Sewology buttons , thread & velcro on sale at least once a month.

Jean
Jean

December 29, 2019

I shop at Joanne’s, Hobby Lobby and sometimes at Walmart’s. Home sew is great for laces, trims, buttons etc. I was so excited when I discovered Pixie Faire and am thankful for the great variety of patterns.

Gail Kellison
Gail Kellison

December 29, 2019

Since I live in a rural area, I shop for hangers, zippers, and various fabrics and vinyl on eBay, Joann’s, and thrift shops. Joann’s is rather slow, but sometimes I can’t resist the sales!! I find many of my accessories online at crscrafts.com. They have very fast service. I’ve ordered from them for years.

CdnCrafter
CdnCrafter

December 29, 2019

I shop for fabric for doll clothes in the remnant bin at my local fabric store.

Hélène Dahl
Hélène Dahl

December 29, 2019

I live in Canada on the East Coast and I have the hardest time finding the notions suitable for doll clothes, such as zippers, ultra thin Velcro, 1/4 inch buttons, buckles etc. In fact they are not available here so I have to order from the US, which increases the cost.

Lark
Lark

December 29, 2019

I shop for all my sewing supplies at Joann. I have the hardest time finding fabric prints that match outfits from the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel for me to copy for my dolls 😁

Patty Stanton
Patty Stanton

December 29, 2019

I used to shop for shoes for the 18 inch doll at joanns and Michael’s but they don’t seem to have a large inventory any more. I found this web site that sells doll shoes, even for the 14 inch doll. The prices are fantastic. Its harmony club dolls. Love it.

Patty Stanton
Patty Stanton

December 29, 2019

I used to shop for shoes for the 18 inch doll at joanns and Michael’s but they don’t seem to have a large inventory any more. I found this web site that sells doll shoes, even for the 14 inch doll. The prices are fantastic. Its harmony club dolls. Love it.

Rufus
Rufus

December 29, 2019

I have a hard time finding fabric with designs I want proportioned to look right for the dolls.

Sandra
Sandra

December 29, 2019

Finding patterns for different size dolls and I can always use your web site to find most anything.

Melissa
Melissa

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding fabric with prints in doll scale. It is hard to see the pattern online to judge.

Ginger Harris
Ginger Harris

December 29, 2019

II buy most of my notions online. For thin Velcro, cut wider pieces in half. Doubles the use of the Velcro.

Cristy
Cristy

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding knit fabrics on doll scale. I shop for most of my materials at hobby lobby and walmart.

cathy
cathy

December 29, 2019

I shop for most of my doll supplies at walmart.

Joyce
Joyce

December 29, 2019

I buy my supplies at Joanns

Jan Polander
Jan Polander

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding super-narrow-double-sided velcro tape.

Debbie
Debbie

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding swimwear fabric since our local fabric store closed.

Allison
Allison

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding doll-sized zippers.

Cindy
Cindy

December 29, 2019

I get most of my fabric and notions from Joanns.

Juanita Owenby
Juanita Owenby

December 29, 2019

I live in a very small town and have the hardest time finding trims and doll cloths patterns here, and am lucky to find suitable fabric. Also, I’m ‘handicapped’, so don’t get to go shopping very often in surrounding towns. I shop on line for most of what I need, get my patterns from Pixie Faire, and pray a lot. Actually, I find some very nice trims and buttons on old clothing at a local used clothing store. Takes longer, but is rewarding.

Bridgette
Bridgette

December 29, 2019

I have a hard time finding doll sized zippers,home sew is where I have found them.

Roben
Roben

December 29, 2019

I buy a lot of my small supplies at Home Sew. But fabric I buy flat quarters and rescue fabric from clothes of mine or what other people give me.

Bridgette
Bridgette

December 29, 2019

I but most of my doll supplies from Joanns, Wal-Mart and Michaels.

Nancy
Nancy

December 29, 2019

I shop for all my doll sizes at local thrift stores, yard sales and flea markets. sometimes even my old clothing. I am a bit of a reuse, recycle, refurbish and reduce fiend. I also have friends who give their unwanted material ends. i want my great great great grandchildren to play on dirt, not plastic.

Nancy
Nancy

December 29, 2019

I shop for all my doll sizes at local thrift stores, yard sales and flea markets. sometimes even my old clothing. I am a bit of a reuse, recycle, refurbish and reduce fiend. I also have friends who give their unwanted material ends. i want my great great great grandchildren to play on dirt, not plastic.

Beth
Beth

December 29, 2019

I shop at Joann’ s and Homesew. I also use Amazon.

Barbara
Barbara

December 29, 2019

I shop for miniature accessories at craft shops and Home Sew.

mariann
mariann

December 29, 2019

I wonder if FOE comes in a narrower size… it seems a bit bulky for dance costumes on the slimmer 19.5" dolls. I am just beginning to venture into that scary area of dance/swimwear/ athletic fabrics

Heather
Heather

December 29, 2019

I have a hard time finding doll size notions but when I do I buy all I can!

Gretchen
Gretchen

December 29, 2019

I shop for lace and little accessories at Hobby Lobby, Savers, The Dollar Store, and second hand stores. I’m always on the look out for sewing notions to stock pile.

Bobbi
Bobbi

December 29, 2019

I spend lots of time on line searching for doll sized noti.ons

Estela
Estela

December 29, 2019

I have a hard time finding small buttons to match the colors of the yarns I use for doll sweaters.

DollLover
DollLover

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding doll size notions and fabric prints. We have no options locally but Walmart & Joann Fabrics, and they are not well stocked with such things.

Kathy S
Kathy S

December 29, 2019

Most of my supplies come from Joanns and Hobby Lobby. Zippers are the hardest for me because I like to see the notions before I buy it. I buy some patterns from what but I love the patterns from Pixie Faire. I like the idea of being able to download and print the patterns. That way I can piece different pattern parts together to create a special clothing item.

Glenda
Glenda

December 29, 2019

Since fabric seems so expensive, I have found second hand stores and yard sales to have clothes (for which I usually tear apart for sewing), and even lace at a very thrifty price. I have two American Girl dolls I have on hand for my granddaughters to play with when they visit.

Kathy Sader
Kathy Sader

December 29, 2019

I shop for tiny ribbon and elastic at Home Sew. They have a great variety and great prices too.

Ruth
Ruth

December 29, 2019

I try to recycle for most fabric I use for doll clothes. I have the hardest time finding small notions.

Lauren
Lauren

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding Velcro thin enough to use on doll clothes
Ann Johnson
Ann Johnson

December 29, 2019

I find beautiful, to scale, fabrics at fabric.com

Sue
Sue

December 29, 2019

I shop for FOE and stretch elastic at “Sew Sassy Fabrics; zippers, buckles, buttons at “Home Sew,”; buttons, trims, fabrics at “Farmhouse Fabrics; and some buttons at “Etsy.”

Marilyn
Marilyn

December 29, 2019

I find the above items at Thrift stores Flea Markets yard sales and antique stores. I forgot to add these locations to my original post.

Ellen
Ellen

December 29, 2019

I find fabric and trims for doll clothes at thrift shops by recycling baby and kids clothes. I have done this for years for regular size clothing. Sometimes you can find brand new garments with the tags still on them.

Marilyn
Marilyn

December 29, 2019

“I shop for lace, notions and trimmings at WalMart , Hobby Lobby etc. I love to dress up the outfits. I find a lot of really neat things such as old watches for buckles on the bands, lace buttons etc. these items are at a fraction of the cost which is a real bonus!

Leah
Leah

December 29, 2019

I’m having a hard time finding prints that would work well for boy doll clothes.

Connie
Connie

December 29, 2019

I usually shop for fabric and notions at Joann’s. I can find what I need in the store or online.

Rena Walter
Rena Walter

December 29, 2019

I shop for lace and ribbons at WalMart.

Lauren
Lauren

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding velcro for my doll clothes. I end up cutting what I find in hals.

Barb
Barb

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding doll sized notions, zipper, buttons, buckles…. here’s my best tip…. using a cat collar for a belt! Perfect size! Look in "out of the box? places like the Dollar Store!

Sharon Pilcher
Sharon Pilcher

December 29, 2019

I shop for doll notions, fabrics, etc. at JoAnns, Hobby Lobby and Walmart but also watch for that special something at sales, thrift stores, etc.

Kelly
Kelly

December 29, 2019

I shop for small doll buckles, Velcro and buttons on Amazon. My go -to store for fabric is usually Joanns or Walmart. The majority of my PDF patterns are purchased on Pixie Faire. I have purchased paper patterns (when on sale) at Joanns,too.

Sally
Sally

December 29, 2019

I find most of the fabrics at JoAnn’s, but oftentimes find baby and toddler’s clothing at garage and estate sales and recycle them. They have small buttons and contrasting trims which work well for 18" doll clothes.

Beth
Beth

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finishing projects and also finding the right notions. Thanks for the contest.

Rebecca
Rebecca

December 29, 2019

I shop for small-scale prints at quilting stores. The selection is great & they don’t give me the evil-eye when I ask for small quantities! I also buy fabric & notions at Farmhouse Fabrics, notions at Home Sew and sometimes find tiny notions like eyelets in scrapbook supply departments. Keep calm & sew on!

Patti
Patti

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding velcro, but end up cutting it in half.

Elaine Laws
Elaine Laws

December 29, 2019

I find little buttons of all places at Walmart.

Wendy Farkas
Wendy Farkas

December 29, 2019

I sometimes find narrow trims and small-scale buttons and elastics and doll-size zippers at Home Sew (https://www.homesew.com).

Cheri
Cheri

December 29, 2019

I have the hardest time finding the satin covered headbands for 18" dolls the company I used to buy them from doesn’t sell them anymore.

Marian
Marian

December 29, 2019

I shop for doll notions, props, etc. everywhere I go! Of course, I shop at JoAnns, Hobby Lobby and Walmart; but have found lovely fabrics, notions, patterns, etc. at thrift stores, yard sales, estate sales, etc. I am always looking for just the right fabric, notions, and props.

Elena
Elena

December 29, 2019

When I sew doll clothes, I use remnant fabric from sewing my own garments or I upcycle our old clothing for fabric, embellishment and notions. I made the liberty Faire denim jacket out of a pair of jeans I outgrew and it turned out beautifully. I sometimes can find buttons and things at Joann’s.

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