February 6, 2011

Baby Pacifier Saver

pacifier strap 2
I don't know what the official name for this is, but I call it an easy and inexpensive baby shower gift. I was inspired to give this pacifier saver a whirl after a friend was sharing how her son loved the pacifier from the hospital and she couldn't find another at the store. She was so worried that he would lose the one pacifier that worked, she was considering bribing the nurses to get another. I remembered my sister mentioning a how-to on pacifier savers on How About Orange, one of her favorite blogs. After a little experimentation, I've come up with my own two color version.
Pacifier Strap Supplies
2, 11 inch lengths of grosgrain ribbon (3/8" wide)
1 mitten/suspender clip
Sew-on Velcro
Fray Check
matching thread
sewing machine or lots of patience with hand sewing


The modifications I made for my version are
1. Cut 12-inch lengths of each ribbon color and use fray-check on the end cuts.
2. Pin and sew them lengthwise together, I tried to run it down the natural seam of the grosgrain ribbon.
3. Pull ribbon through mitten clip, fold over edge to make it tidy and sew down.
4. Fold opposite end over to make the end tidy and sew down.
5. Add velcro to the pacifier end.
pacifier strap 1

For instructions using one 24-inch length of ribbon, visit How About Orange blog. Her ribbon is gorgeous and her directions are easy to follow.

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