Doll Buckles, Snaps and Hooks & Eyes

A supply of doll buckles is a great way to make your own doll belts. Buy a supple and keep them on hand. It's a pleasure to be able to match the belt to your doll outfit.

Don't pay a lot of money for cheesy doll belts. You can make your own that look much better!

Tyler Shirtwaist Dress
Tyler's belt matches her shirtwaist dress perfectly!

Doll Buckles

A selection of buckles for dolls.

Accumulate a supply of various garment fasteners among your sewing notions.

Doll-size buckles can be found from various supplies, such as Dritz for Dolls or other places. They range from Barbie size to larger for bigger dolls. They come in various shapes, in either gold or silver colour.

Hooks and Eyes

Other garment fasteners you will need are hooks and eyes. Get the smallest ones you can find. These make really nice fasteners if you're not going to use a doll zipper.


Did you know that zippers were invented in the early twentieth century to fasten boots? And no decent clothes used zippers? Until the middle of the twentieth century, high quality clothing was always fastened with hooks and eyes. Zippers were only used in cheap clothing.



Snaps are another way to fasten doll clothes. Look for size 5/0 or 5mm, if you can find them. Avoid plastic snaps--they're just too large and won't look right.

Get a supply of both hooks and eyes and snaps in both black and silver--use silver with light-coloured fabrics and black with dark.

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