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Dollmaking Supplies, Tools & Resources

  • Kit (porcelain pieces, pattern, fabric, wigging material)

  • Paints, nail polishes, mod podge (to customize shoes) 

  • Fabrics, trims, laces, bows,

  • Flowers

  • Adornments (example “bits and pieces” as the Brits say):

  • Beads

  • Metals

  • Gemstones

  • Glitter

  • Sequins

  • Chains

  • Feathers

  • Jewelry assembly pieces

  • Thread, needles, pins

  • Ruler, measuring tape

  • Pleaters 

  • Knitting needles or wooden dowels

  • Clothing iron

  • Glue (examples):

    • Aleene’s original white Tacky (a go-to for crafters since the 1950’s) or

     alternate PVA (polyvinyl alcohol), which dries clear

          * best used in a syringe-type glue dispenser

  • Zap a Gap instant adhesive or alternate super glue

  • Quick Grip permanent adhesive by Beacon

  • Tweezers

  • Books (examples):

  • eBooks by Dana Burton available at

  • Making & Dressing Doll’s House Dolls in 1/12th Scale by Sue Atkinson, 2003, available intermittently on Amazon and eBay

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