Thursday, January 21, 2010

binkie clips

Our little girlie will be here soon, and I've been trying to get ready for her as much as possible. {We had a scare recently that made me realize how very unready we were... read more here.} I think we're pretty darned close. I have a couple more things to wash in Dreft and a few more things to pack in the hospital bag- then we're done! Woohoo!

One thing we bought but hope not to use super-immediately is a set of binkies {I hate seeing teeny babies with binkies as big as their faces... so hopefully she'll hold off a few weeks at least}. I looked at the binkie clips at the store but found nothing all that cute/useful, so I decided to make my own. I figured they couldn't be that hard... and truth be told, they weren't.

I bought: 1/2 yd. of ribbon {twice, as I bought two kinds... and 1/2 yd. of each is plenty}, suspender clips, and velcro. For each binkie clip: I melted one end of the ribbon {sealing it so it won't fray} with a lighter, looped the ribbon through the suspender clip's loop and sewed it tight {twice, to be extra secure}.
Then I measured about 8 1/2 inches of ribbon from that point, folded it over and decided where my velcro would go. I sewed the velcro on {there are two parts- the sticky and the fluffy- so this was really two steps}, cut the ribbon after the second velcro piece, and melted that end of the ribbon as well.
That's really it. They were easy, and I think they turned out well. Hooray for more-sanitary binkies... and crafts that start and stop in 15 minutes or less! :)

P.S. The ribbon I used was about 1" thick, and the ribbon of the assembled binkie clips measures about 8 1/2" long. You don't want it too long or it becomes a strangulation hazard. I looked at products online {like this one} to determine what length was safe.


  1. VERY CUTE!!! You were made to be a mother of a little girl! I'm so excited for her to arrive!

  2. Those (and the blanket!) are WAY cute! You're so much more crafty then me... :)

  3. so cute! they look easy enough...but since i have no access to a sewing machine or anything like that...i fully expect you to make me some binky clips. =)

  4. So cute! Well done. And I love the blanket, too.

  5. Love it!! You are so very talented and crafty!! The blanket is so cute, and you can be sure that your little one will be hanging on to that binkie in style :)!

  6. SO CUTE! You're very crafty Becca! I can't wait to make some of these!