One thing that you may not know about me is that I love all things crafty! Even though I am swamped with reviews and work and do not have time to craft as much as I would like, I still love it! My plan is to not take on any more review products and to simply enjoy the last two months of the year to craft, bake, and just enjoy the time before school starts back up in January. If you are interested in having your tutorial published on Ashley Suzanne then just use the contact tab above and let me know! With out further ado, here is Jen!
Hi Ashley Suzanne readers! It’ so good to be here today, sharing one of my favorite tutorials!
My name is Jen and I blog over at Sew Fabulous. I love all things sewing, crafting, DIY, and money saving! I hope you enjoy this tutorial : )
I love these cute pacifier straps! I make them as gifts. I usually match them with a burp cloth or onesie. It’s a great project to use up your scrap material. All you will need is some material, elastic (flat and skinny, you can also use ribbon), coordinating thread, and a clip. I bought my clips on eBay, I think it was $11 for 25 clips. They were a mixture of 1 inch and 1.5 inch clips. You can also buy them at Hobby Lobby. I made my own pattern for each size.
1 inch clip- 2 1/4 inch by 7 3/4 inch
1.5 inch clip- 2 3/4 inch by 8 inches
You will need a five inch long piece of elastic.
I cut my pattern piece out of card stock and wrote the size clip on it so I wouldn’t forget.
Place your pattern piece on top of your material and cut. I like to use my rotary cuter for this project.
Iron the ends of the rectangle over.
Then do the same with the sides.
Fold over and iron again.
Open up and clip the inside corners at an angle. Clip all four corners. This leaves the material flatter at the corners, and makes it easier to sew. See picture below.
Start sewing about halfway down one end of the strap. When you get to the end insert your elastic.
Insert both ends of your elastic about 1/2 inch in between the two pieces of material.
Position the elastic in the center and stitch over the elastic to the end of the material (back stitch a few times).
Then finish stitching around the rest of the strap. Clip threads.
Pick which side of your fabric you want for the front of the strap. Place the strap through the clip and sew and back stitch over a few times. Clip threads.
Your done! An adorable paci strap! Perfect for your baby or a gift!
Biography of the Artist!
Hi! I’m Jen, I’m a stay at home mom to two princesses. I love to sew and create. I craft on a tight budget, and I love what I make. I want to share some fun idea’s with you, and also show you some fun things I’ve learned from others. Enjoy, and start creating fabulous things now!
If you attempt this project then I would love to see your outcomes, feel free to email me your pictures and they just might get posted!