Sunday, August 31, 2008

baby binkie clips



It's Baby Week at Little Birdie Secrets! We have so many baby crafts to show you we decided to feature them all week long. Even if you don't have babies of your own right now, each of these items makes a great handmade gift for the moms and babies in your life. And if you leave us a comment this week you'll be entered in our drawing to win some darling baby items from this week's posts! Add a link to this blog on your blog or Web site and you'll be entered twice. Oh, baby!

Our first baby post this week has to be one of the easiest, and most appreciated, baby gifts you could give. Most babies love their binkies (my second wouldn't touch one--grrr!), but they also love pop them in and out of their mouths, or toss them and watch you pick them up 200 times a day. And when it's something that's meant to go in their mouth, you feel this annoying urge to wash them off each time. This simple baby binkie clip solves all your flying-binkie problems. Until your baby learns how to open Velcro, that is. But at that point it may be time to lose the binkie anyway. . .

Baby Binkie Clip Tutorial

What you'll need:

*15 inches of ribbon
*Mitten/suspender clip (we found them in a package of 2 at JoAnn in either silver or gold)
*Small piece of Velcro (either in strip form or small dots)
*Fray check (optional)
*Fabric glue (optional--if you want to sew everything you don’t need it)
*Sewing machine and matching thread


Okay, let's get started!

1. Apply fray check to both edges of ribbon to prevent fraying. If you don't have Fray Check, just sew a small hem on each end of the ribbon.

2. Thread ribbon through the mitten clip and fold over about 1-2 inches. Sew a square and then a diagonal line down the center to secure it.


3. Separate Velcro and use fabric glue to adhere pieces about 1 inch apart on the other end of the ribbon. Or sew in place if you prefer.


4. Attach binkie by threading ribbon through ring and securing Velcro.


5. For a little extra cuteness, glue a large coordinating button to the top of the clip. We suggest E6000 or a plastic/glass glue to really make it stick.


Clip the mitten clip to baby's collar, shirt, or waistband and just watch her try to throw that thing! Oh, and don't forget to make one to coordinate with every outfit!

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Janet said...

What a GREAT IDEA !!! You are so clever and your tutorial is WONDERFUL !!! Thank you so much for taking time to share it with us !!! Janet :)

Robin said...

Very cute and easy too! Every baby should have lots of these :) I think Grammie needs to make some for the little ones.

momo3 said...

thanks for the awesome tutorial on the binkie holders! i think i can actually make one of those! what a fun gift for a new mom! thanks again! kristen

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Michelle said...

I don't know why I hadn't thought of making my own soother clips before! Especially when I complain that I can't find anything cute or in a colour I want! Thank you! Off to find some cute ribbon.

michellejohnnie said...

Great idea! My son has a long shoelace tied to his so we can keep track of it. I already have told many of my friends about your blog!!! You rock (MANDY!)

Conni said...

Not only are these cute for Binkies, but I made some of these for my Aunt who was on oxygen. Instead of attaching the Binkie, she attached it to her oxygen hose to keep it out of the way!

Fuji Mama said...

Such a great idea, and so wonderfully simple! Thanks for the tute!

greetingarts said...

These were completely indispensible when my oldest was an infant. Fantastic idea to make these for gifts, now that my own baby days are over. :0) Thanks!

Sister Goldenhair said...

Thanks so much for the tute! I've looked for the the suspender clips before but couldn't find them at Hobby Lobby so off to Joann's it is! You have such good tatse and I just love looking at all your stuff and finding inspiration. Thanks again!

Lisita said...

Oh my, I'm going to need a baby to go along with all of these cute things I want to make! :)

BonBon said...

You are so creative! I just love how you added the cute button on the clip! You always think about each little detail! I am going to have to try and work on some of these fun projects while I still have a little free time:) Thanks for all of the fun ideas and easy to follow instructions!

laura said...

Oh my gosh! I'm absolutely going to attempt this one. A piece of ribbon and only slight amounts of sewing... maybe my mom will trust me with her sewing machine for this one project (I've been a disaster in the past, so she has reason to be weary of me!). Thanks again for another super tutorial. I may just become a great sewer yet! I certainly have the interest. It's the talent and patience that I've always lacked. :)
laurachilton {at} hotmail {dot} com

laura said...

I blogged you here:
http://chil-koffs.blogspot.com/2008/09/baby-week-at-little-birdie-secrets.html

Skye said...

I'm so glad I found your blog-great idea. I will be putting a link on mine, thanks!

Ginny said...

Adorable & looks simple, very cool!

missie said...

Thanks for the great tutorial - these are much cuter than the store -bought versions!

The Saunders Family said...

If you don't have No Fray and don't want to sew a hem, you can take alighter and carefully burn the edges. That's what I did...it turned out great. thanks

Schmidt Happens... Portland Oregon Chapter said...

Adorable. I was just wondering how to make these. Thanks for the tips!

Denise said...

Awesome tutorial, thank you so much for sharing!!
& Ladies, if you can't find the clips at your local craft store, just type in "pacifier clips" on EBAY.com & you can buy TONS & different styles :)
The button idea is adorable, you can also find assorted cute buttons for cheap in bulk @ walmart!
& may I suggest glueing small flowers instead of buttons as well! or other cute applique(sp?)

THANK YOU AGAIN!!!

Jamie said...

Thank you so much. I've been wanting to make one of these but I couldn't find the clips.

Jenny said...

Thanks for this tutorial! I bought my clips using a Joann's 40% off coupon so a two-pack cost me $1.80. I had the other supplies, so each binky clip cost me $.90. Quite a bit better than the 4 or 5 dollars Target was asking. :)

Putsen said...

I love this idea and am definitely going to try it. However, I think the button idea is crazy! Buttons on anything a baby can get his/her hands on is a major choking hazard. They are cute enough without the buttons to risk putting my baby in any kind of danger.

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