Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Pacifier Clip Revised

I cannot believe I haven't blogged since April! Wow! We we did find out we are expecting Baby Butler #2 in January, so that might explain my absence. I haven't been crafting as much during Jasper's nap time because its turned into my nap time as well! 

I had a baby shower this past weekend and made my friend a nursing cover (Blog instructional to come soon) and some pacifier clips. I know I have already done a blog on paci clips but I have found a much simpler and easier way to do this! 

Iron/Ironing Board
Corresponding thread 
Sewing machine 
Suspender/Pacifier clips (mine had a 1" opening)
Velcro or Elastic 

Step 1: 
Cut your fabric into a 4 X 10.5 inch strip 


Step 2: 
With the wrong side of fabric faced up iron a 1/4 inch crease on the short side of each fabric (see pic) 


Step 3: 
Iron fabric in 1/2 long ways (like a hotdog) the right side of the fabric will be showing (notice how the ends are nice and tucked in!)


Step 4: 
Open this long crease back up and fold both sides in towards the middle (the crease) and iron this down

Step 5: 
Iron fabric in 1/2 again (where we did the original crease in step 3) Now your fabric will be exactly 1 inch wide to fit into the suspender/paci clip

Step 6: 
Sew a 1/8 inch inseam down both side of the fabric (be sure to do a good back stitch when beginning and ending) 


Step 7: 
Place suspender/paci clip on of the ends and fold over the fabric and pin. Sew a straight line across (try and get as close to the clip as you can). Also make sure the back side of your pacifier clip and the folded back fabric are both on the same side. You don't want that back fold of fabric showing.



Step 8: 
This is the step where you can use either the elastic or the Velcro. I preferred the elastic because so many people use the Soothie pacifiers and the Velcro won't work with those. So here are the instructions for the elastic. Cut a 3-4 inch piece of elastic and fold into a loop. Place the ends of the loop into the other end of the fabric pocket (see picture). Put a pin in place to hold the elastic while you are sewing. Sew a straight line across. 


Step 9: 
Attach Pacifier of your choice and enjoy!

Here are some of the other ones I made for the shower. If you are not a sewer and would like to purchase some of these let me know. I sell them for $5 a piece and they make for a unique baby present!