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Pacifier Pocket – (tutorial plus FREE pattern pieces)


I sewed up another project for The Sewing Republic (by Bernina), a while before we left Georgia……and they now have the project listed and ready for use.



Remember the others I have sewn for Bernina?



Ruffled Scarf, Snuggly Owl, Autumn Door Hanger





So, for today…….A Pacifier Pocket (cleverly named by Sewing Republic)





Since having another baby, I quickly remembered how much I hate losing pacifiers/binkies/paci’s.

This little pocket does the job.


I love having a clean place to store them too……….which is also very accessible.  Perfect.




I know you can find these little totes in the store…….but hey, why not make your own? In your favorite fabric.


Just un-snap, loop through a bag strap, and re-snap.  Ready to go.




You can throw it in the wash every now and then to keep it clean too.


Nice and easy and perfect for gift giving.




For the full Pacifier Pocket tutorial and free pattern pieces……….click here.



Afraid of using snaps? Click the image below for an easy snap tutorial.




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Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with my craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
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  1. Charlene Diggs says:

    At the beginning it says all seams are 1/2 inch. But each step says 1/4 inch. Which is correct?

  2. Randi says:

    I cant get the tutorial for the pacifier pocket to work :(

  3. Samantha says:

    I am having a ton of trouble downloading this pattern, too. I know it’s a couple years old, but does anyone have a copy of the PDF anymore? The original website seems to have taken it down?

    1. Robin says:

      Take a look at comment #4. The gal was having problems as well and there are some good suggestions. I had a problem too but was able to download using the helps. Look like the site is a little glitchy.

    2. Samantha says:

      I already gave that a shot earlier, and I googled around to see if anyone else had it. Nope! Just opted to freehand a pattern for myself. Thanks, though!

  4. Jess says:

    My computer isn’t downloading this and it would be awesome to make for family….dang! You did an awesome job on this

    1. Robin says:

      Take a look at comment #4. The gal was having problems as well and there are some good suggestions. I had a problem too but was able to download using the helps. Look like the site is a little glitchy.

  5. Amy says:

    I am not seeing how the Center Strip can possibly be long enough…I am adjusting along the curve, but it still only comes to just over halfway. I don’t get it! Help!

  6. SAMANTHA says:

    I can not seem to be able to get the pdf for this project and I really wanted to make it :( cAN ANYONE HELP ME??

  7. nancy winslow says:

    would love to have this pattern thank you

  8. Carley says:

    I’m trying to figure out how you got the center strip and the main pieces to lay flat around the curves on the bottom. When I stitched mine together, they got gathered. Any advice?!

  9. Rebecca says:

    This is the best tutorial for a pacifier pocket that I’ve seen and boy have I been looking! I think I am going to try using some left over PUL(that I used for a wet bag) for the lining to keep the pacifier lint free.

  10. Courtney says:

    I am so excited to make this for my sisters-in-law that are expecting! What a great idea!
    I looked through the tutorial, though and couldn’t find a place that said how much fabric is needed…1/2 yard total? Help!


  11. Merry says:

    I too cannot get the Bernina website to do anything. It just sits there…I do have dial-up tho :(. Is there any way to get it thru email. I love the projects on here, thanks! Ü

  12. Ashley W. says:

    Am I the only one who can never get the Bernina websites to display their content? I an so frustrated! I have been dying to make this for a new mom but can’t open the website to get the tutorial!!!!

  13. Amy says:

    Thank you!! I’ve been needing one of these that isn’t hot pink for my new little guy. Since the law school budget deems it unnecessary – this is perfect, plus it forces me to sew. Win-win!

  14. Erika says:

    Great tutorial! If only I had a little one who still used a pacifier….. This would also be a great gift! Oh and that diaper bag is pretty fabulous! ;-)

  15. Tiffany says:

    That’s awesome! My diaper bag is also a JJ Cole and I bought the paci pod to go with it and I love it! I was wondering what you think about using iron-on laminate on the paci pocket so it could be easily sanitized, if need be. Would it be more difficult to sew or put the snaps on? Thanks!

  16. Victoria says:

    Okay, I’m trying to make the pacifier pocket and I’m completely stumped. How did you turn the strap right side out??? Did I mess something up?? The opening is so small and the strap is pretty long? What am I missing?? Thanks!!

  17. Laine says:

    Great tutorial!! Will definitely be making this for my little girl coming in November! And I can use this idea for other things as well, so thank you!

    And if you don’t mind…where did you get your diaper bag? Or did you make it? From what I could see it is SO cute!

  18. Deedra says:

    I totally want to make one of these for my cell phone. I can’t tell you how many calls I have missed while fishing for my phone at the bottom of my purse (or pocketbook if you are in the South).

  19. Becky says:

    Love it! Would using velcro be ok instead of snaps? I’m trying to do a whole “use what you have” kind of thing with sewing projects since I tend to go a little nuts at the fabric store :)

  20. Lisa says:

    Very cute! Now I’m wondering why I registered for one when I can make my own! Thanks : )

  21. Jenette says:

    I love love love this idea!!!! I am totally going to have to make some of these–for myself and for baby shower gifts!

  22. Colette says:

    I’m going to use this idea for an MP3 player holder on my bag. That snap makes it easier to switch bags with it.

    When I’m on a crowded train, its hard to reach my player, if I want to skip the song playing.

    I made a little bag attachment for it already , but it was hastily crafted and not nearly as cute.

  23. Sara says:

    You know what I think? It would be great for my keys… I can just loop it on the strap of my bag instead of digging down looking for them. Thanks for the tute – on my list of things to make!

  24. Milz says:

    So I clicked on the owl tutorial and nothing comes up.
    I really wanna make it.
    I can get to the bernina site and then it tells me to download the pdf and it’s blank.
    Is there anywhere else this tutorial could be?

    1. Ashley says:

      Hmmmm……that’s strange. It works for me. Try cutting and pasting this code:

      If that doesn’t work, try clearing your browser. Or using a different browser?? Hmmmm….

      Let me know how it goes…

    2. Milz says:

      Ok THAT worked. I’m gonna try the owl again and let you know.

    3. Milz says:

      Ok so your pacifier pocket well that worked but the owl one still isn’t working.
      I’m so bummed out.
      Maybe this owl and I weren’t meant to be.

    4. Milz says:

      Ok I went on my husbands computer and it worked on his.
      That is just so strange.
      I’m excited to make this.

  25. Bree says:

    Love it! It would make a great cell phone holder too if the size is adjusted accordingly.

    1. Ashley says:

      Oooh, yeah, good idea!

  26. patricia says:

    I absolutely love this project, it is so clever, prepared so thoroughly and just perfect. Thanks for preparing and sharing.

  27. colleen says:

    just out of curiosity, what kind of diaper bag do you have? or did you make your own?

    1. Ashley says:

      It’s a J.J. Cole bag…….I bought it off

    2. Deborah says:

      Didn’t your bag come with a pacifier pocket? I have the same one!

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