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No more baby pacifiers on the floor! Here’s a DIY tutorial showing how to make a pacifier clip for baby with fabric scraps, ribbon, and cute metal clips.
When I was younger, I LOVED my pacifier.
We called it a “nukie” and many of the photos from my first few years show me with one in my mouth, often upside down.
When my dad would ask me why I liked it, I’m told I would reply, “It tastes really good!”
I apparently gave it up around 2 years old, but then my sister was born shortly after, and I reverted back to my nukie-loving ways, probably because I wanted to be a baby again too.
In my quest to use up some of my fabric stash, I decided to make some of the pacifier clips I have seen both in the stores, out in public, and on Pinterest.
They are very easy to make. All it takes is a few straight seams, some fabric scraps and ribbon, and a clip, and you’ve got yourself a handmade pacifier clip perfect for the babies in your life!
Here’s how to make one.
How to Make a Pacifier Clip
Step 1. Gather Supplies
- Fabric – I used scraps from my fabric pile.
- Ribbon or elastic – for the end that will attach to the pacifier. I used 1/4″ ribbon.
- Pacifier clips – I used bronze ones, but as of this (edited) writing, it looks like bronze is out of stock, and only silver pacifier clips are available.
- Coordinating thread
- Scissors, pins
- Sewing machine
- Pacifier PATTERN and CHECKLIST (they’re FREE in the Resource Library!)
Step 2. Cut fabric strip into a 4″x10″ rectangle.
Step 3. Iron fabric rectangle into fourths to make a thin strip.
A) First, fold over the two 4″ edges of your fabric strip 1/4″ and iron. This creates a clean edge for the ends of your pacifier clip.
B) Next, fold it “hot-dog” style in half the long way, and iron that fold.
C) Open it back up, and then fold each of the long sides in toward the middle seam you just created with the iron, and iron again.
D) When you’re done with one side, do the other side so both are now pressed in toward the center seam.
E) Fold the strip in half again and press the whole thing flat.
You’re left with a strip that is 1/4th the width of the original piece of fabric.
Step 4. Sew down the two long sides of the strip.
Step 5. Cut the ribbon (8″ sections work well), fold it to make a loop, and tuck it into place in one open end of the strip.
Step 6. Sew the ribbon in place.
You can use a straight stitch or a zigzag stitch.
Step 7. Slide the clip onto the other end of the fabric strip, and fold the end of the strip over.
Step 8. Sew the clip in place.
You can use the “X and rectangle” method or a simple straight stitch.
Step 9. Attach a pacifier to the ribbon or elastic end and you’re done with your pacifier clip!
These DIY pacifier clips are so easy and versatile, you will have so much fun making them.
(Baby doesn’t take a paci? No problem! These work great for teethers and other toys to keep them off the floor too!)
Get ready to be obsessed and want to make a dozen, because that’s exactly what’s about to happen.
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