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:
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:
- Miniature buttons
- Doll clothes zippers
- Tiny belt buckles
- Sew-on snaps
- 1/8 inch ribbon
- 1/8 inch elastic
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!