Hi Ribbon Retreat Fans! This is Bailee from Little Abbee Etsy. I am so excited to be here on The Ribbon Retreat to share a cute tutorial with you today. Thank you so much for having me
Are you tired of losing your baby’s Pacifier? Well, I have got a solution for you! How about making your own
Today, I am going to share a really fun tutorial on how to make a pacifier clip. It is quick and easy, and the end product is really cute! So lets get started!
Here is what you will need:
Be sure to prewash, and then iron your material before you start your project. Now, dust off your sewing machine and lets get started!!
Using your rotary cutter, cut 2 pieces of fabric 1.5″ wide by 7″ long. You can make your Pacifier Clip longer or shorter if you would like by adjusting the length. You can also use 2 different coordinating colors of fabric. I used the same color, Polka Dots by Robert Kaufman, for this tutorial.
Pin your 2 pieces of material with right sides together.
Using a 1/4″ seam allowance, sew down each side of your ribbon, leaving the ends open.
Using a safety pin, turn your ribbon right side out.
Iron your ribbon so that it is nice and flat.
Tuck your ends in about 1/4″ and iron them down flat.
Cut a piece of elastic about 4.5″ long and tuck it into the end of your ribbon that you just ironed down (it doesn’t matter which side). I like to use the end of my safety pin to help me push my elastic in.
Top stitch around the entire edge of your fabric, sewing the elastic in as you are top stitching. I try to top stitch as close to the edge as I can get just because I think it looks nicer.
Sew a little rectangle right over your elastic. This is just optional, but it makes that seam stronger to help keep the elastic in.
Be sure to burn the ends of your ribbon so they won’t fray.
If you are using ric rac, dab a little bit of Fray Check on each end.
Sew your ribbon (or ric rac) down the very center of your pacifier fabric.
Fold your ribbon down about 1″ and iron it down.
Insert your suspender clip.
And sew it down.
I sewed a small square here to just to reinforce the seam.
You are done with the sewing part!! Now, lets embellish it!! I glued a crochet flower to the top of my pacifier clip. You can find the pattern here, and make your own!! You could also make your own Ribbon Lollipop Flower or Felt Circles Flower. There are a lot of fun free flower tutorials that you could choose from.
Next time, try some sewing some ric rac down the middle of your pacifier clip!! I am not sure which one I like better because they are both soooo cute. Just think of all of the different fabric, ric rac, and ribbon color combinations you could make!!
And you are done! Enjoy!
Thank you Bailee!
You all MUST go over and visit Little Abbee Etsy and see the wonderful free tutorials that are available. They are all very easy to understand and you’ll love the result. After just one visit, I am determined to learn how to crochet!
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Have a wonderful day!