Recycling Jeans into a Pacifier Clip using KAM Snaps and a Pacifier Clip

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.Β  They even wear though patches and re-enforced knees.Β  I have active boys :).Β  I have been trying to find creative ways to recycle holey jeans.Β  Today I am recycling a pair of holey jeans into a Pacifier Clip.

Supplies for a Recycled Jean Pacifier Clip:


  1. Using an old, holey pair of Jeans cut two 1 1/2" x 14" strips of material.
  2. Pin 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.Β  I used a crafty child :) with a cutting board and a fork.Β  It will also fray over time but I was going for a this look.
  5. Put the Pacifier Clip on the Fabric strip about 1β€³ in.
  6. Fold back 1β€³ of the strip back onto itself.
  7. Straight stitch across the Fabric strip just behind the Pacifier Clip and again a 1/2β€³ later, I did a Zig-Zag Stitch for fun,Β  just before the end of the doubled over Fabric strip.Β  Make sure to set the stitch both times.
  8. Make sure that the internal snap in a comfortable distance to accommodate the width of the handle about 2 1/2" in, I spaced my KAM Snaps about 2β€³ apart using the Pacifier I have with the biggest handle.Β  I used Size 20 snaps for this tutorial but either Size 20 or Size 16 will work great.
  9. Now on the side where the Pacifier will be attached, I installed a Cap and Socket about 1/2β€³ from the edge.Β Β 
  10. Now snap the Pacifier in place, attach to your child’s outfit and go.
  11. Tada!Β  Okay, I think this may be my favorite so far.Β  How cute!Β  Happy Snapping!!!
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