In my quest to make a few quick, simple and practical things for our new little one, I grabbed some scraps left over from making bibs (more on that here) and made pacifier clips. If our baby doesn't like pacifiers, then these will be great for clipping toys onto the stroller, car seat, etc.
I made these based on random materials I had on hand, so feel free to use this tutorial for inspiration and adapt it to use the materials laying around your own studio! Once you make one, you'll want to make a million, it's so easy. Not to mention the perfect handmade accessory to any baby shower gift.
Here's the how-to:
- 14"L x 4"W scrap of fabric
- 13"L x 7/8"W scrap of interfacing
- 1"W suspender/mitten clips (I couldn't find any of these at my local sewing store so I purchased clips from everythingribbons on etsy)
- metal snaps (I used 5/8" heavy duty snaps)
1. Fold fabric under 1/4" at both ends and iron flat.
2. Fold fabric in half long ways and iron flat.
3. Unfold fabric so that it's laying flat again. Fold top and bottom edges towards the center fold/crease that you made in Step 2 and iron flat.
4. Fold fabric in half and sandwich the strip of interfacing between the top and bottom layers. If you're using iron-on interfacing, you will need to iron the interfacing down before you move onto the next step.
5. Stitch around the entire perimeter, about 1/8" from the edge, back stitch at the end.
6. Loop one end of the fabric strip through the clip. Fold the fabric over 3/4" and sew the end in place.
7. Fold the other end of the fabric strip under 1 3/4", this is where the pacifier will go. Following the directions from your snaps, place snaps 1 1/4" from the folded edge.
8. Add some decoration. This project is perfect for using ribbon, twill tape, ruffles, etc. Step back and check out the awesome job you did. Now go make a gazillion more, you know you want to! :)