A pacifier clip is an essential tool to have for any baby. You can attach it to baby’s clothes and keep the pacifier from falling in the dirt, falling on the floor, or getting lost somehow. A DIY Pacifier Clip is also a great beginner sewing project that you can complete in just a few steps.
When my son was a baby our favorite pacifier was the Soothie Brand Pacifier. These pacifiers are a favorite – they’re distributed nationwide by doctors and nurses and allow for the natural development of teeth and gums. They’re made from hospital-grade BPA-free and latex-free silicone. This makes the strong, comfortable, durable, and dishwasher safe. These pacifiers were our favorite! The only downside was that this silicone design was rather “bouncy.” The Soothie Pacifier can bounce a long way when it falls out.
If the pacifier would fall out of his mouth, which all pacifiers do, then there was no telling where it would end up. I needed something to make sure he didn’t loose the pacifier. The only pacifier clips they had at Wal-Mart didn’t work with this brand of pacifiers so I decided I needed to make my own DIY Pacifier.
The DIY Pacifier Clip takes all of 5 minutes and is cheap too! Here’s how I did it:
DIY Pacifier Clip
Materials to Make the Pacifier Clips
- Scrap of Woven Fabric (You’ll only need a piece of fabric about 11″x2″)
- Small Hair elastic or Piece of Ribbon
- Suspender Clip
- Sewing Supplies
DIY Pacifier Clip Sewing Instructions
DIY Pacifier Clip Step 1: Grab a scrap of fabric from your stash and cut an 11×2″ piece. Fold it in half with long sides together. In between the layers slip in a small hair elastic (or a loop of ribbon, etc.). Sew up one short end (the side with elastic) and the long edges.
DIY Pacifier Clip Step 2: Turn right side out and tuck in the raw edges on the other end. Topstitch around all edges making sure to stitch back and forth several times over the elastic to keep it secure.
DIY Pacifier Clip Step 3: Slide the end without the elastic through a mitten/suspender clip and stitch down.
There you have it. I told you it was easy to make this pacifier clip. Now your pacifiers are always in reach! I hope this pacifier clip tutorial helps you keep track of your pacifier 🙂
***safety note: babies should always be supervised when using a pacifier clip. Do not let your child use a pacifier clip while sleeping***
And here’s a couple pictures of the pacifier clip in action:
And you know a guy’s gotta spit that clip out every now and again for important things like smiling 🙂
Thank you for joining us today to make our DIY Pacifier Clip. It’s sure to help keep your baby’s pacifier accounted for. The pacifier clips are only one of the many crafts and tutorials we have at Peek-a-Boo Pages that you can make for your baby.
Other Projects or Tutorials to Make or Sew for Baby
Here’s a couple of our other favorite things to make for your baby:
(1) Ultimate Baby Bib Tutorial: This diy baby bib has a catch-all pocket in the front that catches messes, holds liquids without leaking, and un-snaps at the back for easy clean-up.
(2) Baby Nest: The Lullaby Line Baby Nest pattern is a clean and cozy space to have supervised play, tummy time, diaper changes, and rest for your baby.
If you enjoyed this tutorial, you might also enjoy our Ultimate Baby Bib Tutorial.
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