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Mary A Hodge

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Date: 4/26/12 8:48 PM

I'd like to find some very thin, possibly clear, velcro to use in making doll clothes. (I saw some like that on a commercially made doll dress.) Does anyone know where to find this? If it's not available to retail customers, what would be the next best thing?

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Date: 4/26/12 9:18 PM

I've made several American Girl dolls clothing items for my DG using Velcro. I cut 1/2 inch Velcro in half lengthwise and the 1/4 inch width worked fine.

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Date: 4/26/12 9:43 PM

here's a place you can get thin velcro for dolls
velcro
here's another listing from etsy.
velcro 2
Here's more.velcro 3
hope this helps.

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Date: 4/26/12 11:48 PM

Thanks! Both replies were very helpful.

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Date: 4/27/12 1:24 AM

Maybe little clear plastic snaps even. Just don't iron them or they could melt. They would have some big advantages over any kind of velcro. Unless a child was just very small and unable to snap a snap or might actually swallow one.

Or had some kind of disability and unable to use their fingers well maybe.

Just because open Velcro sticks in people's and doll hair, and also makes fabric stiffer right there, and if tossed in a box with a bunch of other doll clothes or dolls would probably stick to them and mar them too, if anything delicate about them. Also it just sort of tends to collect fabric fuzz and lint and such.

I think the only reason they would even make doll clothes with Velcro on them, is just because of the added factory cost of having a real person be having to sew button holes and buttons most of the time now, or the real cost of having a real person having to be hand sewing a snap on, just makes the cost of that kind of prohibitive. But if you sew yourself at all, none of that not very much extra time really costs you any extra money at all.

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Date: 4/27/12 2:17 PM

I saw something today at a show that might be interesting. They had nice coloured velcro (it was packaged, so I don't know how soft it was) but it was coloured. It was used for cloth baby diapers. They had funky designed of FOE, too.

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Date: 5/6/12 9:51 AM

The kind of velcro I am looking for does not have the rough hooks on one side, so it doesn't stick to doll hair or other clothes. However, I did look into your idea of using clear plastic snaps and discovered that Dritz makes some that can be safely ironed over. It just sticks to itself. Unfortunately, it seems to be very hard to find, but I know it exists.

I tried some regular, soft & flexible velcro on some doll clothes I made for my niece's birthday. It didn't have the micro hooks of the kind I'm looking for and it did have the problems you mentioned.

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