Buttons, Zippers, Snaps, and Buckles for Doll Clothes… Where to buy? #dolls #sewing

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows a pair of Colonial-style shoes made of felt. Each black shoe has a longer-than-usual tongue and a silver buckle. The doll wearing these shoes is a Liv doll from spin master, but you can't see the doll's body--only her feet wearing the handmade felt shoes. She appears to be standing on a sandy surface. Overlay says, "ChellyWood.com: free printable sewing patterns and tutorials."
Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

Today’s blog post will give you tips on where to buy the little accessories that turn a handmade item of doll clothes into something really special, like the buckles on my Colonial shoes, shown in the image above.

Next week we’re going to sew the velvet top that goes with this week’s elastic-waist skirt for 18″ dolls. You may have noticed it on my dolls in this week’s video tutorial:

The image shows an 18 inch American Girl doll (18 Kaya doll) wearing a handmade skirt of gingham print. She also wears a hand-sewn velvet top (shirt) with long sleeves and a v-neck collar. These 18 inch doll clothes are very easy to sew with free patterns from the website ChellyWood.com. Sewing patterns at ChellyWood.com focus on doll clothes and doll crafts for dolls of many shapes and sizes, including the 18" dolls like American Girl doll and Madame Alexander doll. The image shows the 18" doll modeling the free doll clothes patterns in a studio with a purple background. This easy-sew skirt uses an elastic waist, and ChellyWood.com not only offers the free patterns for making the whole outfit for 18" dolls, but it also offers free tutorial videos showing how to sew these simple garments. The image has a watermark that says "ChellyWood.com: free printable patterns and tutorials."
Visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

Take a look at that red velvet top again. Do you see those tiny white buttons?

I’ve had people ask me before, “Where do you find all these buttons, ribbons, buckles, snaps, and other accessories for making doll clothes?”

The answer is simple: Etsy.

Etsy is not only a website where you can buy and sell handmade items, but it also offers goods for sale for crafters.

Here are some Etsy links you might find helpful when making doll clothes:

There are lots of other items for doll clothes sewists on Etsy, including pay-to-download patterns, clothing accessories (like doll shoes), miniature hats for OOAK, and more.

However let me end on a cautionary note: always read carefully through the product description to make sure you understand what you’re buying. Pay close attention to size and color, especially, and make note of shop reviews to avoid purchasing something that you may later regret!

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