Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pacifier clips





I bought a couple of pacifier clips over the weekend when I realized how easy it would be to make them myself. Let me show you how I did it and how simple it is!

You'll need:



Fabric and/or ribbon of your choice
Velcro for fabric
Suspender/mitten clips
Scissors
Measuring tape
Needle and thread
Lighter


I made some clips out of ribbon and one out of fabric, so I'll show you how to do both. Using ribbon is much easier, though!


1. Ribbon pacifier clip:

First, cut a piece of ribbon that is about 14" long, then melt both edges with your lighter to prevent fraying.






Then slip one end of your ribbon through the clip.




Sew the edge of the ribbon down. You could easily hand stitch this, but I used my sewing machine since I already had it out for the fabric clip that I'll show you next.




Next, snip off 2 small pieces of velcro (if yours aren't pre-cut) and place them at the other end of your ribbon, leaving a little space in between them. 






I used iron-on velcro for fabric, so my next step was to iron the velcro onto the ribbon. You can also use sew-on velcro for this step if you want to skip the ironing. *Note* After having used these for months now, I've gone back and sewn on all the velcro! Some of the velcro strips were starting to detach from the ribbons from so much use, so I thought it would be best to sew them on as well, for extra insurance! In the future, I will still use the iron-on velcro, but I'll be sewing it too!




Then...you're done! Easy, right?




2. Fabric pacifier clip:

Cut a piece of fabric that is about 3.5 inches wide and 14 inches long. 




Now, fold in the sides and iron them down flat.





The folds I made were about 3/4 inches wide.




Now, fold this piece of fabric in half.




Sew the seam shut.




Slip one end of the fabric through your clip and sew that down as well.




Hem the fabric on the other end, add your velcro and you're done!




Here are a few more that I made.








Wouldn't these be a cute shower gift for a mom who is expecting? They're so easy and inexpensive to make, you could really get carried away and make them to match different baby outfits! 

I hope you liked this little project! We're supposed to get our glider delivered this Friday, which will complete the nursery, so I'll have pictures to share with you very soon!


6 comments:

  1. I will have to remember all of these amazing projects when we have a baby in another year or so! GREAT ideas!

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  2. Thanks Rachel! I'm glad you like all the baby projects!:)

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  3. Great idea - I'm headed to a baby shower later this month so I may steal your DIY!

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  4. Thanks Mary Ann! Please do steal away! I'm sure you'd do a fabulous job making these!

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  5. That IS easy!! I have a ton of extra ribbon from random projects, so I'll have to make some of these instead of buying them!

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  6. Isn't it, Michelle?! I can't believe it took me this long to think of it! :)

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