Anyway, I decided on some pacifier clips as my easy starter. I've looked at a few tutorials and I kind of threw together some ideas I found from those to make what I wanted. All of those tutorials used strips of fabric and interfacing, but I thought ribbon would be so much easier! So I picked up a couple different spools.
For this project, I used:
-1 inch ribbon
...and that's it! Besides basics for sewing.
First I cut a strip of ribbon that was 12 inches long. You may want yours a little longer or a little shorter. To be honest I mostly just guessed since Baby Oscar won't be here for a couple more months and I just can't remember how big (or tiny) a newborn actually is. So we'll see how my measurements work out.
Can you tell I'm a newbie?
Then I sewed a small square of velcro at one end. A couple inches under that, I sewed on the other side of velcro. I sewed around the squares and then sewed an x in the middle of each to make it really secure.
The last step was to simply slide the ribbon through the suspender clip and sew it down. See? Easy peasy! I found these clips on Amazon for about $0.75 each (including shipping!). They were a great buy compared to the $1.50/clip I would've spent at the fabric store.
I made this cute owl one too. With this one I just heat-sealed the ends, so they are less bulky. In case you are wondering, both ribbons I used are Offray brand and I found them at Joann!
So there you have a super-easy, super-cute, super-fun pacifier clip. Make one or make a billion. Make 'em for your kid or your grandkid or your cousin's kid (or your neighbor's kid, or her friend's kid...). They're an awesome, fun project!
If you'd like to share your own ideas for a paci clip, go right ahead! I'd love to see your blogs. And if you have any amazing advice for a sewing super-novice, I want it! Thank you so much!