May 13, 2010

Pacifier Clip Tutorial!


I didn't realize when I started this project that there were 400 other tutorials on the same thing. (oops!) But at least this tutorial is a little different-because you can make eight of them for $1! And cheap makes me happy. :o)


You'll need:
  • fabric scraps
  • ribbon or elastic scraps
  • felt scraps
  • a metal clip


1. Cut a 9" x 2.5" scrap of fabric, fold it over with right sides facing, and sew down one side.
2. Turn right-side-out and fold under one end and pin.
3. Top stitch around three of the four ends, including your pinned edge, leaving the other end open.

4. Cut a 4" length of thin ribbon or elastic and pin the two ends inside your open seam, then sew it closed.

5. Pick up some clips. I used these ironing board clips from the Dollar Tree-8 for $1!

6. Use a butter knife or screwdriver to gently lift the tabs of the clips, and remove the elastic, replacing with the hemmed edge of your fabric strip. Bend the tabs back and firmly clamp them closed.

7. If you want to add something fancy, cut out some felt shapes and stitch them together with embroidery thread (or four layers of sewing thread), then stitch them to the end of the fabric strip or ribbon, covering the top of the metal clip.
And of course, you can use a 9" length of ribbon instead of fabric, which makes it even more quick and easy!
Cutting out the little shapes is so fun!
(Because of choking hazards, I would not recommend using buttons, or anything that could be popped off by little fingers!)
(I solicited of the mommies at church for a model-isn't she a little punkin??
Sweet baby!)

I really need one of these....think I could get away with it??

Yeah, probably not. ;o)

65 comments:

  1. Aw, how cute! I love the car so much for a little boy! And the flowers are so pretty.

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  2. Very cute!! Thanks for the tute. And I'd totally rock the 'keyholder', haha! Though, I'd probably wear it on my pants instead. ;)

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  3. love that pic of you disney :) haha. i am gonig to a baby shower tonight...this would be a perfect addition to my gift! thanks a ton!

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  4. These are super cute! Kids can get away with anything. Too bad us grown-ups can't get away with them.

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  5. You're awesome! That's a fabulous picture of you! Though there are a lot of other tutorials, this one will definitely work better for me, since the narrow elastic loop will fit my the only binky my little girl will take- the soothie. Thank you!

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  6. How is that you can even make a pacifier clip look stylish? Too cute. :)
    Makes me wish I knew someone with a baby I could sew for.

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  7. Such a funny pic! Think I could use it for pens that I keep losing!

    Rx

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  8. question: where did you get those fantastic sunglasses? They make your sexy ducklips face that much better!

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  9. The cute flower one makes me want a pacifier! Such a great tutorial! Thanks!

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  10. Wow, that is VERY creative. I think I'll try to make some as gifts for my mommy friends. :)

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  11. Maybe not on the clipped-to-your-shirt thing. But one could totally make a shorter 'pacifier clip' for keys and clip it to a waist band pocket top, or belt.

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  12. You can so carry that look off. Work it, sister!!!!!!

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  13. I actually love the keys idea. How cute clipped onto the top of your handbag. Keys always within reach. VOILA! Great post :D

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  14. I think your creativity (on attaching it to your blouse) was awesome!! I think I will make something similar to clip to my purse or tote bag!!

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  15. I'm totally agreeing with the others. You could make it shorter and clip it to your belt loop on your jeans. I don't need a pacifier clip but I absolutely need one for my keys! Right now I use a carabiner clip that's totally tacky. ~~running off to sewing machine~~

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  16. AHHHHH!!! Give me that stinking sailboat one!!! LOVE IT!

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  17. This is my favorite tutorial for these things! I was making one last week, and had to make something up because I didn't like them all. No snaps to set, or silly things like that. I love this, and will use this soon!

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  18. No little ones in my house no more but it's a great tutorial!
    I have a question for you do you pre-wash your fabrics before you start a project.
    thanks
    erikafajardo@shaw.ca

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  19. thank you so much for this! i love how cheep and easy it is, and they are so cute!

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  20. I think it would be great to attach your keys in your purse...no more searching around the bottom for your keys...they'd always be attached :)
    LOVE your model! xo

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  22. I like the elastic idea, I usually use velcro for part that you loop through the pacifier, but I think I'll try your way next time.

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  23. I have a daughter and even I want the car one! SOOOO CUTE!

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  24. Super Cute!

    Love that you tried to make it work for big girls too!

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  25. Love it! Adding the flowers and shapes is a great idea.

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  26. Love this!! I have a sweet little baby due in 7 weeks so I better start making some of these! :-) It looks like it will be super easy and cheap :-) Darling idea!! Hope you have a fabulous day!! hugs!! Britt :-)

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  27. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [13 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  28. very cute, such a stylish design on such a simple thing.
    maybe yo may remember me 'befece'
    I sewed my tshirt by the ispiration of my design please visit and see
    maybe you wanna be a follower of mine that will be too cool for me to have a follower out of the country
    love from turkey

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  29. Yours is the cutest though!

    Thanks for the clip tip. Sweet!

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  30. These will make great baby shower presents!

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  31. Thanks for sharing Disney! I'm always wearing my daughter's pacifier clips when she's playing too! I'd like to find a pattern that will fit the MAM brand pacifiers. Those take a plastic gasket around the main part. I haven't been able to find this piece yet. Any luck on your end?

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  32. Cutest binky clips ever! I'm sending my readers your way!

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  33. Your blog just wreaks of summer goodness, I love your pic at the end, that is so something I would do, I never have enough hands for my keys! :)

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  34. so cute!! I've seen a few tutorials for these, but this is the first one I want to try!! I think I could actually do it! And my little mini needs one, for sure.

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  35. So cute! I don't have a sucky using child so I may have to use it for my keys too ;) ha ha! loved that pic!

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  36. You look so cute! My baby doesn't use a pacifier, but I also want to make some for my keys.

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  37. I nominated you for a sweet blog award, since yours is basically the best! check out the details on allaboutmommies.blogspot.com

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  38. omg, Disney, you're too cute.
    and that baby is freakin PRECIOUS!

    nice tutorial. :)

    -Kim

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  39. I love it as a key holder! It would save me so much hunting around in my purse. ha!

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  40. I love that last picture of you! it's hilarious! thank you!

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  41. It instantly hit me that I need to make of for myself - so that I can find my keys in my bag!!
    Thanks for sharing your tutorial:)

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  42. oh - totally get away with that on your purse?? maybe only 6 inches... keep your keys from getting lost??? WOW - cute... love that pose---lol

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  43. Work it Sister... Only you can make a pacifier clip look "Vogue"
    Sirena.

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  44. very cute, will end up in a magazine one day :)

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  45. Now I know what to get the next mom to be!
    Love this!

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  46. I love this and linked to it on my blog!

    THank you!

    deliacreates.blogspot.com

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  47. Hysterical! Now if only I could make one for my phone...!

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  48. I love this tutorial. Thanks!

    PS-you can def pull it off-esp with those glasses. I believe in you-set a new trend!

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  49. you can! no more searching for your keys!

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  50. You might be bringing paci's back to date night!! Great tutorial.

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  51. So much cuter than the one I made, definitely going to do it!

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  52. To me, it truly doesn't matter that there's 400 other tutorials on it... yours is the one I saw, and it gave me great ideas!! :D I could have Googled it, but I never thought of it... ;) So thanks! :)

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  53. I love these!!!! I have a niece and nephew on the way and these are going to be perfect little gifts!! I live 10 hrs away so I like to send "little surprises" every now and again. Perfect, thanks!

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  54. These are the cutest clips ever! Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

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  55. Adorable!
    Thank you for the great tutorial. I will be making one for my nephew and your site is going to be added to our blog list!

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  56. argh, finally a tutorial even I can do and my dollar tree doesn't carry the clips! :( lol

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  57. these are adorable! thanks for sharing!! I gave you an award!

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  58. So funny! I just rediscovered sewing and these are so CUTE. I could use myself, but like you I don't think I could get away with it! LOL Thanks!

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  59. I featured this fabulous idea with a roundup of baby ideas celebrating Baby Week. Here's the link:

    http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/2010/06/baby-week-business-final-roundup-of.html

    Thanks so much for the inspiration!
    ~Alison

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  60. I have never posted on a blog so I am not sure how this works but I love the pacificer clip with the "burnt" flower edge. How did you create that look?

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  61. There are other pacifier clip tutorials out there, but yours adds something important that the others don't have: where to get the clips inexpensively. I wouldn't have thought to use ironing board clips - clever. I'm going to be adding your tutorial to my www.make-homemade-gifts.com baby gift page which I am getting ready.

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  62. too cute. i am so gonna start doing this. i think your adorable by the way!:)

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  63. Love this! I mentioned your tutorial as part of my Pinterest Project!

    http://www.fabulouslydomesticbyambrosia.com/2011/09/fabulously-domestic-day-22-pacifier.html

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