December 29, 2020

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12 Days Of Christmas - Day 5 Giveaway! (December 29,2020)

 

Welcome to DAY 5 of our 12 Days if Christmas celebration!

For our 5th Day Of Christmas giveaway, we are doing a GIVEAWAY of one $100 Home Sew eGift Card to one lucky winner. The gift card can be used towards any item available on the Home Sew website! Woot, Woot!

More about Home Sew:  For over half a century, we at Home Sew, a family owned and operated company, have worked tirelessly to provide a storehouse of goods -fabrics, notions, crafts, books, supplies, inspiration and knowledge- that empower the enthusiast with what he or she needs to bring their ideas to life. Our inventory is stocked with thousands of items, from the basic necessities and latest trends to rare hard-to-find items, and everything in between!

They even have a special section called "Cinnamon's Favorite Things!" Find doll specific notions like zippers, velcro, buckles, and more!

  

How To Enter The Home Sew Gift Certificate Giveaway:

Simply comment on this blog post finishing the following sentence…

“I have a hard time finding (insert notion or supply here)"

Comments must be left (on this blog post) by midnight (pacific) on Tuesday, 12/29/2020.

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.

This is part of the 12 Days of Christams annual promotion, each day from December 25th through January 5th we are going to reveal a special One Day Giveaway for One Lucky Winner! These will be short-term prizes, designed for just 1 day each. So, be sure to set your alarm, bookmark our blog, and remember to check back each day. The giveaway will begin and end at midnight pacific time each day. Don’t miss out!

The winner will be chosen randomly from the comments received and contacted through the email provided in the comment. We will post a list of all the winners in the wrap up blog post on January 6th.

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 :)

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!

Happy New Year!

Cinnamon & Pixie Faire Team

 


100 Comments

Carla
Carla

January 24, 2021

I’m having a difficult time finding stretch lace elastic to use for my doll clothes.

Cindy P
Cindy P

December 30, 2020

I have a hard time finding buckles for shoes and belts

Sandie T
Sandie T

December 30, 2020

I have a hard time finding enough matching fabrics in my stash. This results in a trip to the quilt shop where I not only find the matches but also the many lovely pieces to add to my stash…(sigh) THE STASH…the ever growing space taker in my small crafting room…

Gloria Fortner
Gloria Fortner

December 30, 2020

I have a hard time finding pearl snaps for doll clothes and doll size belt buckles

Linda
Linda

December 30, 2020

I love that store. I have used them a lot over the years of my doll sewing.

Lori
Lori

December 30, 2020

I have a hard time finding fabrics for some of my projects – ie fabrics for tights and lightweight denim for smaller dolls.

Helene Cassee
Helene Cassee

December 30, 2020

I have a hard time finding suitable fabric with prints suitable for doll’s clothing, and small zippers for the same purpose

Jo
Jo

December 30, 2020

I have a hard time finding a variety of fabric. Our town is not very big, and the only source for fabric we have here is the local Walmart. They drastically downsized their fabric department several years ago, and now all they have is a few fat quarters, so there’s not a lot to choose from.

Beth P
Beth P

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding small, doll sized prints and notions.

Susan
Susan

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding small buttons, belt buckles, zippers and trim for dolls.

Marie-Agnès
Marie-Agnès

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding separating zip for my gran daughter’s doll and a belt.

Bea
Bea

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding pretty much what everyone else is looking for, small buttons, zippers, etc.

Karen
Karen

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding tiny polyester cord to make piping.

Denise Keyes
Denise Keyes

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding 3/8 inch buttons. There are a few at buttons.com but they are very generic. Black, white, you know.

Carol
Carol

December 29, 2020

I have trouble finding doll sized separating zippers

Janet
Janet

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding small zippers.

Cindy D.
Cindy D.

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding anything in my studio right now. The tool I lose most often and have to replace is a thin, flat metal two-hole bodkin for threading ribbon and elastic. I’ve been know to cut off and sand the tip of a plastic yarn needle if I want to put elastic cord in the sleeve hem of a 6" doll dress and need something very short. I’ve also made a min-bodkin from a paper clip. As for small prints, check the quilt shops and buy them when you see them. You can put your doll face down on a copier and make a full-size paper doll to fold up and carry in your purse to check for scale. For teeny buttons, I go to abctextiles_com on eBay for 4-6mm, 2 hole buttons. At one time they also had tiny shank buttons. Found a great method for even button placement without measuring.
Mini-Magic Inc. (https://www.mini-magic.com) has been a great source for buckles and tiny trims over the years.
Home Sew had a wonderful tiny angel lace, but they discontinued it. Wish they’d bring it back. I was able to request baby ricrack from them that wasn’t listed in the catalog. Call customer service by phone—-they’re great! 0: )

Cynthia
Cynthia

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding various needle threaders for fine needles for beading needles that done break easily.

Cindy
Cindy

December 29, 2020

I have had a hard time finding elastic.

Martha
Martha

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding just about all kinds of notions, finishing details, and small print fabrics etc for doll clothes as the stores in my area don’t carry any of these things..

Gwen
Gwen

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding pretty/unique buttons.

Betsey Dunn
Betsey Dunn

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding small hardware for accessories.

Frances
Frances

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding cord stoppers small zippers Nancy notions had some

kimberly Zais
kimberly Zais

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding motivation recently. With rheumatoid arthritis my hands are so sore.

Sharon
Sharon

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding narrow enough braid to look right on sleeves and collars.

Jen H.
Jen H.

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding specialty buttons, overall hardware and zippers in doll size.

Carol
Carol

December 29, 2020

I have trouble finding tiny buttons and small trims, especially laces.

Nel
Nel

December 29, 2020

 I have a hard time finding little buckles and clasps for belts.

Connie
Connie

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding small ornaments for the front of doll veils.

Barbara
Barbara

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding tiny trims that are appropriate for vintage doll outfits.

Cheryl
Cheryl

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding thin material locally for cute dresses.

Dorothy
Dorothy

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding the things I need for a project in my way overstuffed sewing room.

Patti Zoellick
Patti Zoellick

December 29, 2020

“I have a hard time finding tiny zippers and buckles for the 18" dolls anywhere. I have looked online but only find 6-7" zippers and the last time I purchased buckles online they ended up being chintzy and a bit to large for my taste. I make doll clothes with quality material, I certainly wouldn’t want to use cheap looking buckles with the outfit. UGH! With COVID I find I prefer not to have to go into stores to shop around so I have to rely purchasing online which isn’t very satisfying lately.

Carma
Carma

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding doll size notions, especially zippers

Martha R.
Martha R.

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding ribbed knit in a variety of colors, five and six inch closed-end zippers, and small design lace fabric.

Susan
Susan

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding the small zippers and buttons that are the right size for doll clothing.

Lydi
Lydi

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding tiny prints for my American girl doll clothes.

Sherry M.
Sherry M.

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding many of the things that have already been mentioned. At the top of my list would be tiny shank buttons (metallic and otherwise) and small scale fabric prints—especially knits. I would also love to find small scale hawaiian prints.

Karen
Karen

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding small print fabrics.

Lori K
Lori K

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding trims in the right scale and color for my doll projects

Linda
Linda

December 29, 2020

The hardest items to find for doll sewing would be tiny buttons that look great!

Wendy
Wendy

December 29, 2020

“I have a hard time finding tiny buttons for doll clothes in appropriate colors. So often I am limited in choice by black and white only. So sad! And I create for dolls smaller than 18 inches, often times for 14, 10 and 6 inch dolls.

Kathleen Case
Kathleen Case

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding 1/8 inch elastic and small snaps. Also ribbing to match knits.

Karen
Karen

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding Ponte knit fabric in dark green. I would also like to find some high quality knits with tiny patterns for doll clothes.

Karen
Karen

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding narrow lace (especially gathered) and overall clasps (but I have never heard ot Home Sew so I will check them out!

Andrea Monroe
Andrea Monroe

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding small scale print knit fabrics.

Susan
Susan

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding large plastic snaps that you sew on

Liz
Liz

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding small scale plaid fabric suitable for 18” dolls.

Colene V
Colene V

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding doll sized notions like buckles and snaps.

Sara
Sara

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding doll size notions.

Julie
Julie

December 29, 2020

I love sewing and knitting 18" doll clothes. The hardest thing for me is to find buttons that match the fabric or yarn that I’ve used for each outfit. I want each outfit to look correct, so I like to find exactly the correct buttons.

Mary Griffitts
Mary Griffitts

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding buttons small enough for doll clothes.

Diana
Diana

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding fold over elastic.

Roberta
Roberta

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding accessories. I was so excited to explore the Home Sew website that had so many choices,

Cynthia
Cynthia

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding doll sized notions like zippers, trims, laces, etc.

lynne bass
lynne bass

December 29, 2020

i have a hard time finding patterns that my 12 year old granddaughter is able to sew

Emily H.
Emily H.

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding buttons, buckles, and other fasteners that are small enough to be in scale with the dolls.

Noel
Noel

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding lightweight fabrics-plaids, lawn, even velvet or velveteen, and I’d course, soft hook-and loop tape. Would love to see these showcased on Pixie Faire from time to time. Thanks!

Angeles
Angeles

December 29, 2020

Hello,
I have a hard time finding beautiful tiny trims and laces.
Thank you.

Jan
Jan

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding doll sized zippers and buttons.

Kathy
Kathy

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding doll size trim.

Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding doll sized buckles, zippers and buttons for jackets and dresses.

Pat
Pat

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding good apparel fabric. All shops seem to be geared to quilters. I’m not a quilter. I sew apparel for me, dolls, and grandchildren. Quilting cotton is too stiff and scratchy for fine garment sewing.

Jen
Jen

December 29, 2020

“I have a hard time finding fabrics with really small prints."

Rebecca
Rebecca

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding variety in trims and ribbon in the smaller sizes.

Carol
Carol

December 29, 2020

When I lived overseas, Home Sew was my source for many notions, findings, zippers and doll fabric among other things. Still, Home Sew is where I go for doll joints, narrow laces and many other things. The one thing that I cannot find are doll sized cord stops, the kind that one puts on the end of the cord in the bottom of a parka or in the hood. Once upon a time Dritz had some, but I haven’t seen them in quite some time. Even then they were only in one or two colors. Thin and skinny velcro are also difficult, but I don’t hesitate to cut wider velcro into the width I need. And sometimes doll scaled prints are hard to find. But in the end, it is those cord stops that I want the most. There is no substitute for them.
Sue
Sue

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding elastic this year.

Teresa
Teresa

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding soft velcro.

LaVonne
LaVonne

December 29, 2020

I purchase a doll pattern based on its design and presentation and I want to replicate the pattern with my material, but I become frustrated when I try to source the fastener listed in the project list such as small zippers, cute buttons, fancy small lace, and the buckles for overalls/or shoes. Having these items complete the project as seen on the pattern. I was wondering if the designers could include the source of their fasteners within the project supply list, eg. the 1/2 inch buckles are sourced at xxx.com and the thin hook and loop fastener is sourced at xyz.com, or I found this item at Joann or Walmart. I would greatly appreciate this.

Connie
Connie

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding small eyelets in nice colors, ribbon buckles and a variety of 1/4 " buttons.

Dianne
Dianne

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding closures for doll clothes and accessories. Whether the thin velcro or buckles or other means for little fingers.

Karen
Karen

December 29, 2020

“I have a hard time finding very light weight Velcro."

Kathy
Kathy

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding doll size trim.

Jackie Pitts
Jackie Pitts

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding doll sized overall fasteners. And lightweight denim. Just checked Homesew and found BOTH!

Kim
Kim

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding most things right now. Everything I need is “non-essential”😬

Dorothy
Dorothy

December 29, 2020

“I have a hard time finding lace the appropriate width and embellishments that are not to large for the dolls clothes.

Peggy
Peggy

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding 1/8" elastic.

deborah
deborah

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding small velcro, buttons, etc. for dolls.

Laura
Laura

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding overallclasps andzippers"

cheryl
cheryl

December 29, 2020

Well, this year I have had a hard time finding elastic.

Laura
Laura

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding overallclasps andzippers"

Benita
Benita

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding good apparel fabric. Seems like so many fabric stores stock an abundance of quilting, fleece, and crafting fabrics, but not so much apparel fabric any more.

Marilyn
Marilyn

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding both good quality cotton fabric and small notions such as flowers and bows to add to doll clothes.

Beth C
Beth C

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding doll-sized hardware for details on clothing and purses.

Sarah
Sarah

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding thin velcro/hook-and-loop closure for doll clothes and usually wind up having to cut thicker velcro in half. I also have a hard time finding decorative buttons in a small enough size to be used for doll clothes. Usually super-small buttons are just plain circles in solid colors.

LYnne Govers
LYnne Govers

December 29, 2020

So glad to find out about Home Sew. It seems there is always something I want/need for the doll clothes I make. Home Sew sounds like my answer.

T
T

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding zippers small enough for the many cute patterns.

Sam
Sam

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding shorter and longer zippers and good quality zippers – seems they only come in one side and are the chintzy side.

Monya
Monya

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding cotton lawn that isn’t too expensive.

Ma
Ma

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding sturdy safety pins rather than cheap flimsy ones.

Michelle
Michelle

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding short zippers.

ES
ES

December 29, 2020

“I have a hard time finding (zippers, especially invisible ones, small enough to use for American doll clothing)"

Ellen Fabrizio
Ellen Fabrizio

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding doll sized hardware, such as belt buckles, D-rings, shoe laces, zippers. I’m now glad to have found Home Sew…I have bookmarked the site. Thanks!
Tamara
Tamara

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding cute decorative buckles and buttons that compliment my projects. I also have a hard time finding the proper weight fabric and size of print in my area in anything except 100 percent cotton.

Shari
Shari

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding thin velcro and doll size accessories.

Dana Morton
Dana Morton

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding good quality material.

Christine
Christine

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding tiny hook & loop for doll clothing.

Nancy
Nancy

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding doll size notions and when I do there seems to be limited variety. I only found coverall hooks and buttons ONCE and have never been able to find them again.

Frances E Leiter
Frances E Leiter

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding bag hardware at a reasonable price.

Lori
Lori

December 29, 2020

I have a hard time finding good quality velcro

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