Tutorial: an embroidered clock for the eternal latecomers

Tutorial: an embroidered clock for the eternal latecomers

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It was your resolution at the start of the year, but it didn't really work? Whatever you do, you are late for work, your appointments, school or the airport… And if we approached the problem without guilt, trying to do a little better every day, and especially with humor? This easy to embroider chain stitch clock will encourage you to accelerate the movement to get closer to your goal, never to be late again ... At the right time!


- An embroidery drum with a diameter of 15 cm - Embroidery thread of different colors - An embroidery needle - A piece of resistant, fairly thick or lined cotton fabric - A felt pen for water-erasable textiles - Needles clock - A pair of scissors - Optional: a clock mechanism and a battery

© Fleur Louis Budget: 25 euros Duration: 2 hours


1. Place your fabric on the embroidery drum and mark your marks with the erasable marker: main numbers, hours, contours and center of the clock. If necessary, use a compass, a protractor and a ruler to distribute the elements symmetrically and evenly. Always with the erasable felt, place and write then the words chosen in the following list: go, hurry, quickly, swarm, it hurts, move, go, almost, oops, almost, faster, accelerate, magne , run, put the gum ...

© Fleur Louis 2. Take the item out of the drum and reposition it according to the area to be embroidered. Embroider the numbers and markers in black for readability, and use the colors of your choice for the words.

© Fleur Louis 3. Embroider in chain stitch. Don't worry if your work has imperfections, that's what will make it so charming! A word of advice, however, if you are a beginner, choose the shortest words, the risk of errors will be reduced and words that are a little crooked will be noticed less.

© Fleur Louis 4. When the embroidery is finished, dip it for a few seconds in lukewarm water to remove the traces of felt. Then replace the drum and tighten the fabric, taking care not to deform the embroidered elements. When drying, the embroidery will become fixed and the fabric will stretch even better.

© Fleur Louis 5. Once your work is dry, you need to position the needles. You can as here simply sew them with a few stitches or, for a working clock, fix them on the axis of the mechanism provided for this purpose.

© Fleur Louis 6. Finally, cut off the excess fabric from the back of the drum.

© Fleur Louis


All you have to do is hang your clock in plain view in your hallway or bathroom, it will remind you at all times that time is running out! Did you like this tutorial? Send us photos of your achievements via our Facebook page, and find other ideas on our Pinterest!


  1. Seanachan

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  2. Rangley

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  3. Zuzil

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  5. Vardan

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  6. Hassun

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