Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Wear You Pacifier In Style (DIY Pacifier Keeper)

Are you looking for a stylish accessory for your baby? This binky keeper is sure to please!

To make your own binky keeper you will need:

1/4 yard or 1 fat quarter of quilters cotton
2 inches of 1/8" elastic
1 male, 1 female plastic snap
1 plastic or metal "binky clip" (I'm using KAM brand plastic)

To start you binky keeper you will need to cut 1 piece of fabric 3.75" wide x 10.5" long

Next, fold your short ends towards the wrong side 1/4" and press

Fold your fabric in half lengthwise (wrong sides together) and press

Open your fabric and fold one long end towards the middle and press

Repeat folding the opposite side towards the center and press.

Fold your fabric in half length wise again, and press. (All raw edges will be enclosed and you'll have smooth folds all the way around)

Now it's time to attach your elastic and stitch all your seams closed.

Cut a 2 inch piece of your 1/8" elastic and fold it in half. Sandwich your elastic with the raw ends towards the inside on one of the short ends of your fabric and pin.

Stitch around all four sides of your strip of fabric using a 1/8" seam allowance. When you stitch over your elastic I suggest backstitching over it once for extra stability.

You should now have one long strip of fabric, sewn closed, with an elastic loop coming off one of the short ends.

Now we attach our snaps! I'm using plastic KAM snaps from Kimmy Snabric, in a star shape.

Install your male snap approx 2 inches from the bottom of your fabric (that does not have the elastic on it). Install your female snap approx 3/8" from the bottom on the same end. 

(The male snaps will NOT fit through your binky clip once installed, so make sure you are installing the female snap on the bottom, and the male snap on the top.)

Slide your plastic clip over your female snap, and snap your snaps together.

And there you have it, a super stylish binky keeper for your little one! These are so quick that you can make a bunch and have your fabrics match outfits! 

One of the best parts about these keepers is that you can unsnap the plastic clip on the bottom and put the entire fabric piece in the washer and dryer without any problems! This also means you can have multiple keepers and one clip for them all! 

Ready. Set. SEW!

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