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« on: May 29, 2010 08:19:01 PM »

I have a bunch of family members who are currently pregnant and some babies who were just born. Seriously, it's like a mini baby boom in my family. Also, there has been a whole lot of not finding out baby's gender! So I've been trying to make useful, cute and unisex baby items. Here's some of my cool new pacifier clips!





And a cutie to model one!
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2010 08:47:02 PM »

very cute, and great idea to handmake these!
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2010 09:21:16 PM »

these are absolutely adorable!  how did you connect the clip?
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2010 10:26:58 PM »

absolutely love this idea!!
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2010 01:02:04 AM »

These are so cute.  Great idea and great way to not loose those pacifiers.  Love those colors.
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2010 08:18:07 PM »

Thanks, all! I find the handmade pacifier clips cuter than many of the ones you find in the store!

And SuperSow, the clip has a whole in the back part of the clip and I just looped the fabric through and sewed it down. (See this photo <http://www.idsuperstore.com/images/1_116_BOS_Embossed_U_Clip_5705-3541.jpg> of a similar clip without the ribbon attached)
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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2010 12:20:20 PM »

That is super cute!  Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2010 08:17:17 PM »

Is that elastic on the end?  That is such a clever way to make them versatile!  The storebought ones usually only work with one brand/style of pacifier.  (The ones I most recently found, for instance, only fit around the MAM pacifiers, with that "nub" on the back; unfortunately, my daughters would only take Nuks, which have that loopy thing.)  Yours work well with a variety.  I will have to keep that in mind, as I actually have some ribbon here that I bought specifically for this purpose and haven't gotten around to using yet.
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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2010 10:50:42 PM »

Thank you, again!

A2JC4life, yes, it is elastic on the end! My son used the Raz-Baby soothers (same nipple and button back as MAM) for the first 6 months or so of his life which are crazy expensive, with crazy expensive clips that only fit the button pacifiers. I later discovered the MAM ones which are a little cheaper and don't have the closing feature. Again, the specific pacifier clips were annoying. I saw something like these ones (that I make) in a store, but there was just a loop of string on the end rather than elastic. I was going to make some and thought the elastic would make them even more versatile! I also thought you might be able to get white elastic and dye it to make them even prettier, but to be honest, I would probably never put THAT much effort into little details!

Another tip... I found some double sided, very skinny fabric tape that doesn't gum up the needle and washes out. Using this to keep it all together was really helpful with sewing since pinning doesn't work very well with skinny, slippery ribbon!
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« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2010 05:33:16 PM »

Thank you!
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« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2010 09:48:35 AM »

I've been out of the baby age group for a long time now, I've got teens... similar to babies but more expensive Wink
so I have to be dumb and ask. The clips seem pretty small... are they a choking hazard?
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« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2011 10:26:11 PM »

Where did you find the clippies?  Is that something Joann's would have?

Thank you!
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« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2011 01:03:30 AM »

great idea with the elastic! i've been trying to think of a way to attach a handmade paci clip but for some reason didn't think of this!
these are adorable!
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« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2011 11:47:48 PM »

Very creative things ah, later gave birth to the baby should be used after this. Support!
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« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2011 07:22:12 PM »

Where did you find the clippies?  Is that something Joann's would have?

Thank you!
yes joanns has the clips in there sewing notions area they are called mitten or suspender clips  they normally have 2 in a package      but i have gotten mine off of suspenders i got from rummage sales and thrift stores where i can get 4 off of.
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« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2014 11:02:40 AM »

I saw this and ran out the house to find supplies to make them. i found my clips in the jewelry making section. They are called alligator clips, i got five big ones for 1.25 .

ok i have to go make these now
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« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2014 11:16:50 AM »

These are super simple to make and fun.  However I prefer fabric instead of ribbon for several reasons.  First they wash better, but they are also stronger so they last longer.    I cut my fabric wider than I need, fold in a seam allowance on each side using a Sewing Gauge ruler, iron and make a seam on each side.  I do both sides so it looks nicer.   

For the clips I prefer to use the clips used for suspenders, but they also make dandy mitten clips as well.  Or clips to put on each side of the pant leg and goes under your foot so when you slide your foot inside a boot your jeans don't slide up your leg.  I have no idea what they are called, but that's what they do.   I buy mine on ebay by the 100 count.

But when sewing the clip to the fabric I fold over my raw edges and prefer to hand stitch this down for a neater look. 

then for the other end, I do this after I fold in my seam allowances and before I stitch it closed.  But I fold the raw edge up so it's tucked in when it's sewn closed.   But I also decide how I am going to finish it first before stitching it closed as well.  Depending on the pacifier used I may just leave it or I may cut 3 inches of 1/4" elastic and put the raw edges of the elastic inside before sewing shut.  Leaving enough elastic out to loop the pacifier through this elastic.  If I use elastic as the loop I stitch across the fabric several times above and below my first stitch line to really secure it so it won't come out and become a choking hazzard.  If I just stitch it closed I add a plastic snap leaving enough room for the handle of the paci.   

When considering fabrics use smaller prints or solids so the print doesn't get lost because it's not very wide.   It takes a bit longer to make rather than just cutting ribbon but in the long run I do think it's a better product.     
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