Every time I do a load of jeans in the laundry, I inevitable find ANOTHER pair of jeans with the knees split from seam to seam and, really, how many jean shorts can a boy use :P. They even wear though patches and re-enforced knees. I have active boys :). I have been trying to find creative ways to recycle holey jeans. Today I am recycling a pair of holey jeans into a Pacifier Clip.
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Supplies for a Recycled Jean Pacifier Clip with Fabric Rosette:
- 1 Pair of Holey Jeans
- 1 1/2″ to 2″ x 24″ long strip of Fabric
- 1 KAM Plastic Pacifier Clip
- 1 KAM Snap Sets
- KAM Snap Pliers and Awl
- Sewing Clips
- Standard Sewing Machine
- Hot Glue Gun
- Fabri-Tac – Fabric Adhesive
1. Using an old, holey pair of Jeans cut two 1 1/2″ x 14″ strips of material.
2. Use Sewing Clips to hold the material, wrong sides together, right sides facing out.
3. Stitch around the strip of fabric about a 1/4 to 3/8″ in all the way round making sure to back stitch at the start and end.
4. Pull on the edges to fray the jean material up to the stitch you made. I used a crafty child 🙂 with a cutting board and a fork. It will also fray over time but I was going for a this look.
5. To make the Fabric Rosette, fold the fabric in half, wrong sides together, two times. You will end up with about 1/2″ or less strip of fabric 24″ long. I used an iron to fold it, not so much that it was completely flat, just enough that it held its shape. Start at one end and hot glue the first bit of it back against itself.
6. Continue this ever so often so that the ‘bud’ stays together.
7. I made the bud or center of the rose about 1/2″ in diameter. Add one last drop of hot glue.
8. Now twist the fabric 360 degrees, so that the bottom becomes the top. Tack it with a small bead of hot glue and repeat.
9. Continue twisting and gluing until you run out of fabric or until you reach the desired size of your rosette.
10. It will look like this when you are finished.
11. Glue the last bit of fabric on the underside of the Rosette securely with hot glue.
12. For a more finished look, I added a circle of felt to the bottom with Fabri-Tac.
13. Put the KAM Plastic Pacifier Clip on the Fabric strip about 1″ in.
14. Fold back 1″ of the strip back onto itself.
15. Straight stitch across the fabric strip just behind the KAM Plastic Pacifier Clip. Make sure to set the stitch.
16. Make sure that the internal snap in a comfortable distance to accommodate the width of the handle, I spaced my KAM Snaps about 2″ apart using the Pacifier I have with the biggest handle.
18. Add Fabric Rosette with Fabri-Tac to the Pacifier Clip just above the clip.
19. Now snap the Pacifier in place, attach to your child’s outfit and go.
Disclaimer: Keep in mind that although I have rough tested these I in no way recommend you leave your baby alone with these as there are small pieces and if not done properly they may come apart and become a choking hazard. I would recommend these clips under adult supervision only. The maker and/or parent assumes full responsibility when using these pacifier clips.
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