I have had a number of emails recently asking where I purchased the various tools or sewing materials that I use when sewing my doll clothes patterns. This got me thinking that there are probably tons more people who would like to know where these things are available. So below is a list of various tools, fabrics and notions that I have had queries on. I explain where I purchased mine and list some online stores that I found stocking these items.
Handy for threading elastic or chord through a casing and I know they are available at my local Janome store so try your local sewing machine store. Online I could only find one that is a little different to mine although it does the same job.
I use this to trim my Funky Fur outfit and Fur Trimmed Jacket. I purchase my craft fur from my local Spotlight store and can buy a minimum of 20cm (approx 8 inches). I notice that if you purchase online, they seem to sell it by the yard, if they sell less, that would be great, otherwise I suggest you check out your local craft or fabric/haberdashery store. Below are a couple of sites I found when doing a Google search:
If you cannot find suitable craft fur, you can always use a contrasting color of the same fabric you use for the jacket and pants.
I use these on my Fairy Costume and often as decoration on bodices or hems of skirts. I get mine from the local craft store in multi color packs. Following are some links to sites I have found online selling similar flower sequins, some are in the UK but I’m sure the postage on such a small and light item would not be much.
- Regal Crafts Click Here these look interesting (I haven’t seen them before)
I absolutely love the Loop Turner (I call it ‘Looper the Trooper’). They are an inexpensive tool and I use mine all the time. I purchased mine from my local Janome store but it should be available at any good sewing store. Online I found it at:
I hope this helps you find what you are looking for more easily and if you have found other great places to purchase these things from please let me know via adding comments to the blog so that others that are interested can source them too!