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Pacifier Clip Tutorial

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We’re a pacifier family.  I’ll admit it- I plug my kids.  The munchkin weaned herself off at 9 months old, and our 2-year old needed lots of coaxing and deprivation to get off hers, but she did it.  The one complaint I had for both kids was losing the pacifier at the most crucial moments!  I had seen a pacifier clip before, but never bothered making one.  This time around… I’m prepared!  Unless, of course, the brother refuses a pacifier.  But we’ll not think about that.

To make a pacifier clip (I have an aversion to the word Binky… by the way), you need:

Assorted Fabric, cut 10 1/2” x 4”

Coordinating thread

1” Suspender Clips (you can find them in the notions section at your fabric store, or online)

Various ribbon, 3/8” – 1/2” wide

Here are a few fabrics I pulled out from my stash.  The pink will be for a gift, eventually!

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To begin, iron a 1/4” hem on the 4” sides of your fabric rectangles. 

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Next, iron your fabric in half, hot-dog style!

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Using that center fold as a guide, open your rectangle and fold those sides in again so they meet at that center fold, and iron.

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When you fold it all up again, it is a nice, 1” wide strip.  Iron it again for good measure.

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Sew down each side using a 1/8” seam allowance.  I used the inside of my presser foot as a guide.

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See?  It closes the folded edges and makes it look all nice and uniform.  Just clip those thread tails!

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Bust out your suspender clips!  They came in a pack of two for me.

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Place a clip upside down on your work space and insert your fabric strip like so:

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Then, fold the end of your fabric over the suspender bar about 1/2” or a tad more.  Nothing too specific!  You may find that when you put this part under your machine, your presser foot bumps the suspender bar… just adjust your fabric so it won’t get in the way.  Sew along the edge of the folded fabric- where my fingers are on the photo:

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And you’ve got a nice, sturdy clip on the end of your fabric.  I sewed twice through my edge, just in case.

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On the other end, take a 5 1/2” piece of ribbon and fold it into a loop.  Just insert it into the opening, and sew it on!  Either do a few rows of stitching, or shorten your stitch length to make it nice and strong.

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Since making one clip will take only… 5 minutes, go ahead and make a few more!

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You’ll be all set for whatever the outfit :)  I do need to make one in black or something for when brother comes to church and we all want some peace and quiet!

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Go ahead- make one!  I know there are lots of tutorials in blogland, I even tried a few out before doing this one, but didn’t love them so I came up with my own little way of doing things, and thought I’d share.

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