How to Make a Pacifier Clip – A Tutorial | Pacifier Clips DIY

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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.

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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.

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How to Make a Pacifier Clip:

An overview of the steps that I followed to make my pacifier clips can be summed up as outlined below.

Supplies Needed to Make DIY Pacifier Clips:

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 because I liked the darker color. A lot of people use the shiny silver ones, but I thought these looked classy.
Coordinating thread
Scissors, pins
Sewing machine

1. Cut fabric strip to 4″x10″.

2. Iron fabric strip.

This step is shown in great detail with step-by-step photos in The Perfect Pacifier Clip. 

First, fold over the two 4″ edges of your fabric strip 1/4″ and iron. This creates a clean edge for each end of your pacifier clip.

How to make a pacifier clip | DIY Pacifier Clip Tutorial

Next, fold it “hot-dog” style in half the long way, and iron that fold.

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.

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When you’re done with one side, do the other side so both are now pressed in toward the center seam.

Fold the strip in half again and press the whole thing flat. You’re left with a neat strip that is 1/4th the width of the original piece of fabric.

3. Sew the two long sides of the strip

4. 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.

5. Sew the ribbon in place.

You can use a straight stitch or a zigzag stitch for this step.

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6. Slide the clip onto the other end, and fold the end of the strip over.

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7. Sew the clip in place.

You can use the “X and rectangle” method or a simple straight stitch.

8. Attach pacifier to the ribbon or elastic end and you’re done!

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It doesn’t matter how good or bad you are at sewing, you can make one (or a hundred) of these pacifier clips. They’re that easy.

Can you sew a straight line? Yes. Do you have 8 minutes? Yes. Perfect – you can do it.

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P.S. The clips I used to make these can be found on Amazon here; they are bronze clips!

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Ever wondered how to make a pacifier clip? No more baby pacifiers on the disgusting floor; you can make a pacifier holder in 8 minutes (or less) with this DIY tutorial! Use up your fabric scraps, ribbon, and cute metal clips to sew homemade pacifier clips fast and cheap. Perfect for baby shower gifts or in a gift basket for a new mom! #pacifierclip #pacifier

22 thoughts on “How to Make a Pacifier Clip – A Tutorial | Pacifier Clips DIY

  1. Hi. I love these and made one that turned out support cute but I wanted to know how you finished off the end where the ribbon of sewn in. How do you keep that part of the fabric from fraying? Thank you so much.

    • Hi Tracie! I just updated the instructions to include a brief overview. You have to iron each short 4″ end over 1/4″. This makes it so that you have clean fray-free edges moving forward. Then you can fold it in half the hotdog way and iron, then unfold, and fold each end toward the center and iron, and you’re left with the perfect tube needed to proceed, with clean edges on each end. Hope that helps!!

    • Hi Lucy! You know, I had the same issues when trying to sew my X on the clips; there’s no magic way to do it easily without starting it further from the clip, and if you start too far away, it can get kind of floppy.

      I went really slow, and just tried my best. I experimented with which way I turned the fabric and sewed, to see which way let me get the closest with the least hang up. Once I did the straight stitch that followed the clip part (it’s hard to explain via typing haha!), the rest of the X seemed easier because it was further from the clip.

      And if you do need to start your X a little bit further away from your clip because it’s impossible to sew it any other way without it hanging up too much, that’s ok too. Your clip won’t go anywhere, and it’ll work just fine.

      Good luck with your sewing! Let me know how it goes and what you end up doing!


    • Hi Megan!

      Something like 8-10″ inches is plenty for the ribbon part. You need enough make the loop and sew it into the fabric of the clip. The loop doesn’t have to be huge but there’s also no real right or wrong size so you have a little leeway.

      Let me know what length works for you!


    • Hi Colleen! Thanks for letting me know! I have updated my link to a set of clips in the same size I used. I used ones that were a little over 1″ in size; made for ribbon that was 1″ in diameter. I hope that helps!

  2. I need some help sewing up the ends. I folded the 4” ends up like the instructions, and when I try to sew over that section, my needle always gets jammed. I’m new to sewing and I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. It sews over the long sides just fine but it seems like the 4” ends are too thick. I put in a new needle and retreaded more times than I can count.

    • Hi Rachael! I’m sorry to hear your machine is giving you trouble on the ends! I don’t have any solutions for you except to maybe try a different material or a different needle? Sometimes there are needles that work better in thicker fabric; maybe you could try one made for jeans or other thick fabrics. That might help it go through better. I hope that might help you!

  3. Hi! I don’t understand #2 with all the folding. You’ve removed the video link tutorial so I’m not quite sure if I’m folding and ironing correctly.

    • Hi Lori!

      Great question! Flannel works just fine for these clips! It doesn’t iron as crisply as a thinner cotton does, and the end result is thicker. But it sews fine and is worth making some if you have a lot in your stash!


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