Today I’m going to show you how to make a pacifier clip with ribbon. This little project is super easy and these clips can be one of the most useful little things to a Mum. Not only can they keep a pacifier (or dummy as we call them here in Australia)from touching the ground or getting lost, but you can also use them to hold teethers, cuddle rugs and more. Clip them to the pram, jolly jumper, or whatever’s free to keep those little things from going missing. Seriously a must have for Mums. That’s why these little things make great gifts too!

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Safety First

When in comes to something a baby will be using, it’s always important to consider safety with these clips. I have included a list of things to consider when making these pacifier clips within the downloadable PDF, located on Craftsy.

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You see a lot of pacifier clip tutorials around that are ‘no sew’. This is great and all, but many of the ‘no sew’ tutorials allow the metal clip (or plastic) to come detached from the ribbon turning it into a choking hazard (the most popular video on YouTube for making these pacifier clips with ribbon at this point in time does exactly that. Ahhhh!). This is a big safety concern and I wouldn’t make them like that. I recommend getting the sewing machine out and securing the clip to the ribbon by sewing a few short rows of stitches.

What You’ll Need to Make a Pacifier Clip with Ribbon

1” (2.6cm) wide Grosgrain ribbon (11 1/2” or 29cm long) (see examples on eBay)

 1” (2.6cm) Metal Pacifier Clip (I get mine from eBay)

Set of snaps (2 x caps, 1 socket, 1 stud)

Sewing machine thread

Flame (tealight candle or lighter)

Sewing machine

Sewing machine needle (Universal 80/12 or 90/14 will be fine)

General scissors

Snap pliers (I got mine from eBay) Yes, I shop a lot on eBay!


Full Video Tutorial

As always, I’ve included a full video tutorial, which you will find down below.

or watch it here on YouTube!

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Or click here to go the Craftsy to Download the FREE Project PDF

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I hope you enjoy this tutorial and, as always, I’d love to see your creations!

Domenica 🙂

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