Handcrafted clothing and accessories for dolls

Canton, Michigan

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About Simply18Inches

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On Etsy since 2012

My Tailor's Pressing Suite will be available for special order several times a year.

A Tailor's Pressing Suite designed for the doll artist.

Ask any experienced dress maker / designer what her most important tools are and she will tell you her sewing machine, her iron and her pressing tools. A doll artist's needs are no different, just smaller!

Early in my journey as a seamstress and clothing designer for dolls I realized I needed pressing tools that were small, sturdy, durable and customized to the scale of a doll. My husband to the rescue! He developed a pressboard that has been an invaluable tool and is a permanent resident in my sewing room. Once I had it I wondered how I got along without it and we started offering the pressboard to our Etsy customers. Don't take my word for the feedback we've received from some of the most talented designers of AG clothes on Etsy.

Fitted seams, tiny necklines, armholes and pant seams need a curved surface for pressing. I wanted a ham and sleeve roll that gave me a smooth, firm, curved ironing surface without the lumps and bumps caused by polyester fiberfill and without the carcinogenic byproducts in sawdust. Of course it had to be the perfect size to accommodate doll clothes. Once again, my husband to the rescue! After much research, testing and re-testing we developed the new Tailor's Pressing Suite, now offered at Simply 18 Inches.

Finally, a Tailor's Ham, Ham Stand and Sleeve Roll perfectly fitted for doll dressmakers. We use only high quality quilter's cotton, durable 100% wool, Legacy muslin and select woods to craft these tools. They are filled with 100% natural, nontoxic and environmentally friendly sand containing no free silica or quartz (carcinogens). They offer a firm, smooth, gently curved surface for pressing. The ham stand is like having a third hand, holding the ham in place so you are free to use both hands to shape and press.

Take a look and stay tuned. Feel free to convo me if you have any questions or comments.

Warm regards,


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  • Kris

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer

    A love of things small, detailed and impeccably made fuels my passion for creating doll clothes and the tools we need to create masterpieces!

Shop policies

Last updated on September 20, 2015
Welcome to Simply 18 Inches.

My handcrafted doll clothes and accessories are made from high quality materials that will provide lasting enjoyment. I am not affiliated with any doll manufacturer. The dolls that I use as models are for display only and not for sale. Please read my individual item descriptions carefully. They will provide you with a detailed listing of the ensemble for sale. Most of my ensembles are better suited for older children and adult collectors.

Please note that unless an ensemble is listed as "One-of-a-Kind", I may duplicate it in the future. If you prefer your selection to be a unique item, please convo me at the time of your purchase.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Customer satisfaction is my number one priority.
If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, return it to me within 14 days for a refund. The item must be in its original condition and odor free. I reserve the right to adjust the refund amount if the item is damaged. Cost for return shipping is the buyers responsibility. Refund is for the purchase price only (not for the original shipping charges).
Please convo me prior to returning an item.
I accept payment through Direct Checkout, PayPal or Etsy gift cards.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS - Simply 18 Inches is not responsible for customs duties, value-added taxes or importation fees imposed by the destination country. Any additional fees are the responsibility of the buyer so please investigate them before purchasing.
Simply18Inches now uses CALCULATED SHIPPING, sponsored by ETSY which automatically determines the cost to ship your order.

DOMESTIC PURCHASES (within the United States) are shipped USPS Priority Mail, include tracking and delivery confirmation and deliver in 2-3 days time following shipment.

INTERNATIONAL PURCHASES LESS THAN 4 LBS. are shipped USPS First-Class Package International Service and shipment tracking and delivery confirmation services may or may not be available depending on the destination country.

INTERNATIONAL PURCHASES OVER 4 LBS. (sand-filled ham and sleeve roll sets) are shipped USPS Priority Mail International and include shipment tracking.

* International shipping times can range anywhere from 6 days to 5 weeks depending on the shipment method, country and customs. Many countries collect taxes on imported goods and rules and laws vary. Simply 18 Inches is not responsible for customs duties, value-added taxes or importation fees imposed by the destination country. Any additional fees are the responsibility of the buyer so please investigate them before purchasing. You may find this tool useful to calculate import taxes in your country:

* For international orders, please let me know if you wish to add shipping insurance, or ship at increased urgency and I will create a listing for you with the additional charges. International shipments will be sent to your Etsy address information unless another shipping address information is provided. All international shipment address information must be in English.

* Simply 18 Inches is not responsible for goods lost in transit. We make every effort to ensure that your purchase is securely packaged, that the address information is accurate and that it is shipped on or before the date promised. Unfortunately once it has shipped, it is no longer in our control. For that reason we highly recommend that you purchase shipment insurance. Please convo me prior to purchasing your item and I will calculate and add insurance to your shipping costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
I take time to carefully describe my items and photograph them well to minimize returns. If you have any questions please convo me prior to purchasing an item.