I received an email from Judy the other day and she was wondering where I purchase my narrow Velcro strips I often mention in my doll clothes pattern videos. She had been unable to find any in her local stores.
When I first started sewing doll clothes I searched everywhere too for the narrow Velcro strips I had seen on commercially available doll clothes. My search was fruitless as the narrowest I could find was ¾ inch (20mm) and so I went home and cut my inch wide (25mm) Velcro down the middle, and ‘hey presto’, I had exactly what I had been searching for!
If Judy and I have both gone searching high and low for these narrow Velcro strips, I figured other people must have done the same thing. So I thought I should share this tip with you all so as to hopefully save some of you this same frustration.
You may also like to know about this website I came across recently called ‘Zipper that Doll’ . It sells thin Velcro that is supposed to not get caught in your dolls hair. It claims to have no bristles and is very soft and flexible which all combine to make the ideal Velcro for doll clothes. It has the bumps on one side and the loops on the other so remember to order enough for both sides. I have not tried it yet but believe it works well. Perhaps if you have tried it you can let us know what you think. They also sell tiny zips which are ideal when sewing doll clothes.
By Rosie Saw