What has killed me about buying these binkie clips is that while they have saved me from loosing hundreds of binkies, they are expensive themselves.
$8 for some ribbon, velcro, and a clip….really?
With many friends and my sister-in-law expecting, I have come to the conclusion that I can make binkie clips just as wonderful as the horridly overpriced ones in the store. Even better, I can customize them to what my friends like, an outfit they have, and embellish them all I want.
One problem, I don’t sew.
I have claimed that I do. Many moons ago I did (with uber fabulous guidance from my Grammy).
But ask me to do more than a straight line (assuming I had a sewing machine) now, and it would be scary.
So…..what to do?
Well, here it is folks! The answer to your “I can’t sew but I want to make it” dilemma (at least for pacifier clips)
No Sew Ribbon Pacifier Clip Tutorial
Steam a Seam/Stitch Witchery
Step 4: Cut a small square of Steam a Seam and adhere it to the velcro. I cut mine big so it would cover the whole velcro, then I trimmed it.
Step 6: At the opposite end, fold over a 1/2 inch section of the ribbon and iron in a crease.
Step 7: Slip suspender clip onto end of ribbon and position inside the crease.
Step 8: Cut a small rectangle of Steam a Seam and adhere it to the end of the ribbon. Make sure it is short enough to not be touching the clip.
Step 9: Iron the fold over shut so the clip is securely inside.
There you have it! Easy as pie and not a single stitch involved
So girlfriends beware, you will probably all be receiving these. But if your kid is anything like mine, you will need ‘em.