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. 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.
Supplies for a Recycled Jean Pacifier Clip:
- 1 Pair of Holey Jeans
- 1 Pacifier Clip
- 1 KAM Snap Sets
- KAM Snap Pliers and Awl
- Standard Sewing Machine
- Using an old, holey pair of Jeans cut two 1 1/2" x 14" strips of material.
- Pin the material, wrong sides together, right sides facing out.
- 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.
- 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.
- Put the Pacifier Clip on the Fabric strip about 1″ in.
- Fold back 1″ of the strip back onto itself.
- Straight stitch across the Fabric strip just behind the Pacifier Clip and again a 1/2″ later, I did a Zig-Zag Stitch for fun, just before the end of the doubled over Fabric strip. Make sure to set the stitch both times.
- 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 2″ apart using the Pacifier I have with the biggest handle. I used Size 20 snaps for this tutorial but either Size 20 or Size 16 will work great.
- Now on the side where the Pacifier will be attached, I installed a Cap and Socket about 1/2″ from the edge.
- Now snap the Pacifier in place, attach to your child’s outfit and go.
- Tada! Okay, I think this may be my favorite so far. How cute! Happy Snapping!!!