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Pacifier Clip Tutorial

A good paci clip needs to have two things: a secure clip and a good snap closure to attach the paci.  When I was registering for my son I couldn’t find a good one anywhere so I decided to make one.  They were so easy to make that now I make them for gifts.  I hope you enjoy this tutorial.

You’ll need the following supplies:

  • grosgrain ribbon (preferably double-sided and sturdy)
  • 1 1/2 snap sets (you can get these at Walmart)
  • 1 name tag clip (you can find these on the back of those plastic name badges from any office supply store)
  • matches
  • scissors

First, cut the ribbon 9 1/4 inches long and burn the ends slightly to prevent fraying.  Put one end through the name tag clip.  Pull 1 inch of ribbon through and secure with 1/2 of a snap set (this end does not need to actually snap.)

Next, fold the other end of the ribbon over 1 1/4 inch and attach a full snap set on this side. Be sure to leave a little extra ribbon to hold on to while you’re unsnapping the paci since this is the side that will unsnap to hold that beautiful thing!

That’s it!  What a snap!  Haha!
**It probably goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway… as with any toy, please monitor your little ones closely because the snaps could pose a choking hazard if they aren’t secured properly.  My three kids used these for years with great success!**

18 thoughts on “Pacifier Clip Tutorial”

  1. Sarah, this is great! I love your new blog. You are inspiring me to get around to some of my projects. Sam just bid farewell to his pacis yesterday, but MoonPie may need some of these.

  2. I’ve seen these around for awhile and have wanted to try making some. Thanks so much for posting the instructions–they will make great gifts!!

  3. I saw your project featured on One Pretty Thing. What a clever idea. Thank you for sharing your tutorial. I’m way past baby-making days but can certainly enjoy making these clever paci clips for gifts.

  4. In the winter you can find mitten clips that have these clips on them, too. I got a set in the dollar spot at Target for $1, four little clips. Perfect for the binky keeper!

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