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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