Pacifier clips are super useful if your baby uses a pacifier. Clip it to their shirt and they can almost always find their binky and put it back in their mouth if it falls out. For us they were indispensable in the car and stroller when Joey was a lot smaller. You can buy them either handmade or mass-manufactured, but if you have basic sewing skills you can also sew them up yourself! (And if you don't want to sew them yourself, you can buy these two as part of a baby shower gift bundle in my shop.)
For one pacifier clip, you'll need:
- a scrap of fabric, 2.5" x 9"
- a 4" piece of 1/8" elastic
- one suspender clip (I ordered mine from Bag Lady of South Carolina on Etsy)
- Basic sewing supplies: scissors, sewing machine, thread, iron, pins
1. Cut your fabric and fold the short ends over about 1/4". Press.
2. Fold the strip in half lengthwise, right sides together, and pin along the open edge.
3. Sew a 1/4" seam down the open edge and clip the corners.
4. Turn your fabric tube inside out and press it flat so the seam is running down the center.
5. Edgestitch both sides of your strap.
6. Thread your strap through the clip and fold it over about 3/4". Make sure you are folding to the underside of the clip, as pictured. Stitch close to the edge to secure the strap, and remember to backstitch at the beginning and end.
7. Insert your elastic. Fold your 4" piece of elastic in half and insert the ends about 1/4"-1/2" into the open end of your strap. Again, edgestitch to secure the elastic ends.
Ta-daaa! That was easy. To use, you simply loop the elastic through your pacifier and clip to your baby's shirt!