Monday, March 19, 2012

Pacifier Clips

This week I needed an easy project to try out my first-ever sewing machine. I purchased the Brother Sew Advance Sew Affordable machine from Amazon. So far it's definitely advanced enough for me, and was an awesome price. So it's living up to its name!

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
    -Suspender clips
...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?

Next I made a small hem at each end of the ribbon. Actually, I only did this with the first one and just heat-sealed the rest (with a lighter). You can do whichever works best for you. The ones without the hem were easier. Obviously.

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!


  1. Stopping by from Take A Look Tuesday!

  2. If I had a sewing machine, I'd def make these for my cousin's baby shower next month!

    1. Candice, you could probably just sew them up by hand! They take hardly any sewing, so it probably wouldn't take much time :)

  3. Thanks for stopping by Stephanie's Mommy Brain! You should definitely try chocolate chip pancakes. The are DE-licious, to quote my 5 yr old.

    Love this tutorial. I used clips like this for my kids. Clipped the paci to their pjs and they could find it during the night while I slept. A genius idea!! :)

  4. Great tutorial!! I can't believe I never made one of these with my Little Man. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  5. Love love LOVE!!! My Baby Boy doesn't actually use a paci, but he loves sucking on his paci clip. I'm featuring this on Topsy Turvy Tuesday's! Thanks for linking up!

  6. I love these! I've made several to match wipe cases and my friends LOVE getting them as shower gifts. My baby isn't in LOVE with his pacifier like some kids but, I keep clipped to the inside of his bag when we're out and it's close to nap time. No searching.

    Tip - sometimes you can find sheet clips (meant to hold the corners of a fitted sheet around the mattress) at dollar stores. Cut off the elastic and you get 8 suspender clips for $1!

  7. Glad To find your blog! I LOVE THIS tutorial! Im due in the end of beginning or Sept so Ill be making some of these soon!!
    Heres my baby blog!

  8. Thanks for this post. Believe it or not its been quite hard to find a decent pacifier clip.