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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?
« 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!
« 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

« 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.     

I make soap and other "cosmetics" as defined by the FDA and in my spare time I sew.... Sewing is therapy for me in dealing with life stresses and my chronic pain.  When I hurt and can't sew, I plan what I want to sew.  I also have a great husband, three kids and three fur kids.....
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2016 11:38:26 PM »

What an awesome gift idea!  Many gifts can be done in such a short time if you do several at once.  There has been and there is still a big baby boom going on at my church, I need to try these out.  Thanks for sharing!
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