I saw a little while ago the cutest idea! A woman had crocheted this adorable binky clip! So I gave it a try! Here's what mine turned out to look like:
|Once again..the darn pictures are turning sideways..lame!|
I love this one! After finishing that one, I decided to give it another try and do something just a little different with fabric instead of yarn. Here's the end result of that one:
INSTRUCTIONS: To make the crocheted one I just followed the instructions on the A Bit of Sunshine blog. You can click on that link to get there. For the flower on the purple crocheted binky clip I used the tutorial on this website. For the flower on the fabric binky clip, I used the pattern that is linked on the A Bit of Sunshine tutorial for the crocheted binky clip.
To make the fabric binky clip I just once again used a suspenders clip and then made a tube of fabric by cutting the fabric twice as thick as I was wanting it, and then adding seam allowances. I then folded it over onto itself right sides together and stitched a seam along the outside edge, like this:
Then I just turned that strip right side out so that I had a tube like this:
For the side with the actual clip, I folded over the last unfinished end twice and stitched along that edge. Before stitching it closed though I stuck the suspenders clip inside the fold before stitching so I didn't have to do an extra step. I hand stitched the teal flower and button onto the end of the binky clip and voila! It was finished! Two new binky clips!
Ok..so for the Car Seat Canopy.. I totally meant to take pictures as I went, but once I got started I just got so into it that I completely forgot to take pictures! HOWEVER! I looked up a tutorial for a car seat canopy that was similar to the same steps I did to make my canopy. Here's the link for that tutorial: just-because-i-am-me.blogspot.com
There were just a few things that I did differently, but the main one was that I added the bows to the handle pieces as well as the strip to it. You don't have to do this, I just thought it would be cute, so I added it!
Here's some pictures of my completed car seat canopy!: