Would you believe I did not know how to sew five years ago? I mean, at all. I am completely self taught over these last four to five or so years and I can not believe how much I love sewing! So, when we found out we were having another baby I knew I wanted to make as many items for her myself as possible. I am having so much fun making the basics, coming home outfits and nursery items as well! My goal is to have everything possible in her diaper bag handmade instead of store bought.
Today, I want to share a tutorial for one of those basic items with you! I made several pacifier clips to help prevent those pesky pacifiers from dropping onto the dirty germ riddled floor. This is another easy, beginner friendly, sewing tutorial that is quick and uses very little fabric. It’s a great scrap buster.
You will need the following supplies:
*Fabric: Cut to 12 inches long by 4 inches wide (1 strip per clip needed)
*Lightweight iron on interfacing (optional: adds stability but not a must)
*1/4″ or 3/8″ elastic
*1″ Suspender Clips: I order mine on e-bay but you can find these in a local craft store as well
*Basic sewing supplies and sewing machine
If you have decided to add the interfacing you will first iron that on to the wrong side of each fabric strip. You will then press the short ends in about 1/4″ or so, this is to hide the raw edges and press the fabric in half lengthwise. Next, fold each side in to the middle and press again. Use pins or clips to hold in place. This is essentially a bias tape process, see pics below.
After that you will cut your elastic and sandwich into one short end of the fabric in a loop. I used 5 inches to that they would fit both types of pacifiers but you could definitely go with 3-4″ and be fine as well.
You will then sew along all three open edges of the fabric. I went over the elastic 2-3 times to be sure it was very secure.
Your last step is to add the suspender clip to the other short end of the fabric. You will simply loop the fabric through the bar and then sew it closed. Again, go over it 2-3 times so it is very secure.
You are already finished! I made four of these in under 15 minutes from cut to finish. All you do to attach these is push the elastic loop through the end of the pacifier and then loop the entire fabric clip through the elastic and pull (making a slip knot). Clip the suspender clip onto car seat straps, etc and you are good to go! No more pacifiers falling onto filthy dirty floors!
Thanks for checking out this beginner friendly sewing tutorial! Happy sewing!