While in Portland in May, I came across some fabric watches that stopped me in my tracks. They were handmade in bright color scraps. Of course! No one uses watches anymore and a fabric watch it a bit nostalgic and a bit cheeky—the perfect recipe for a Lars craft, am I right?! I bought the one I found in Portland and people have responded so well that I thought it would be fun to make our own but with some florals. Liberty of London florals to be exact. My favorite.
See how to make a DIY fabric watch below!
DIY fabric watch
1. Cut fabric strips 1 ½” wide and 4-5” long (or just shy of wrist width)
2. Iron under ¼” on one edge and 3/8” on the other, lapping the 3/8” edge over the ¼” edge.
3. Sew two lines of stitching down the middle on the band
4. Cut a 1” diameter circle of fabric out and a 1” circle of felt
5. Using 2 colors of embroidery floss, blanket stitch around the edge of the circle, securing one color with the other.
6. Embroider numbers, dashes, and clock arms onto the circle to create the clock face.
7. Use a hot glue gun to adhere the felt circle to the back of the clock face to cover the stitches
8. Then glue the face of the clock to the center of the band
9. Use a needle and thread to create ties on either side of the band, tying knots at the end so they don’t fray.
photography by Anna Killian | Crafting by Rebecca Young