I have been busy sewing in anticipation of my grand-daughter’s and great-grand daughter’s arrival. I’m putting so many hours on my machine, I will need to get it serviced soon! I usually service once a year as I am usually sewing every day, most recently making pacifier clips, which will prevent the pacifier from dropping on the floor when not in baby’s mouth.
I purchased the clips online, but check with your local Janome Dealer to see if they might have some. Make sure that you get a clip that is good quality.
I chose my fabric and cut a 12″ by 2.5″ piece. Fold over the two long ends approximately 1/4″ and press.
Fold the fabric over again so the folds meet in the center. Press.
I used one of the many built-in decorative stitches on the Janome Continental M7 to sew down the center of the fabric to lock the seams on the back in place.
Click HERE for a previous blog post with tips using decorative stitches.
I zig zag stitched to finish off the raw edge of the short ends of the strip, or you could use the Overcast/Overedge stitch, if your machine has that.
Thread the fabric through the clip ensuring that the front of the fabric is at the front of the clip. I folded over the edge 1/4″ and then again 1 1/4″.
I sewed a square, then an X in the middle to secure the fabric folded over the clip. I love using the Lock stitch function at the beginning and end of my stitching, so everything stays securely in place, without a build-up of thread. The Janome Dual/Twin AcuFeed Flex foot holder with wide AD foot was great for this with the multiple layers of fabric. If your machine does not have the AcuFeed Feeding System, you could use an Even Feed Foot, instead.
At the other end, fold over the edge 1/4″ to the back of the fabric and sew in place.
Mark 3″ up from the end for the snap placement, which will go around the pacifier. If you don’t have snaps, you can sew a ribbon into the end to tie the pacifier into place. Avoid using elastic, as it could stretch then snap back and hit the baby. Safety measures first, even with pacifier clips!
The final product is approximately 8 inches long. You don’t want it too long so it doesn’t get tangled, or wrapped around the baby.
These are so addicting! I’ve made 8 so far. They are a little fiddly as they are small, but Mum’s love them!