Sewing zippers, snaps and buttons for dolls

Ready to hand sew some fully functional closures for your doll’s clothes? This tutorial will walk you through how to create buttonholes, sew on metal snaps and install zippers—all without a machine. Look for lots of extra tips throughout this guide to ensure that your closure installation experience is frustration free!

The following supply list includes all of the materials used throughout this tutorial, so your supply needs will depend on which type of closure you are creating. Supplies that may be difficult to find are hyperlinked for you. 

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Supplies and Materials