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DIY Embroidery Hoop Clock

Remedy the lack of clock in the sewing room with a fun DIY Embroidery Hoop Clock. I love this upcycled clock, utilizing clock parts from a clock from a charity shop, using buttons from my stash. Its so quick and easy to make.

DIY Embroidery Hoop Clock

This is a fun project, how about whipping up some unique Button Clocks as gifts?

To make you will need:

Clock Parts

Embroidery hoop, wider than the clock handles to allow room for the buttons


Thick interfacing


Taylors Chalk


Needle & Thread

DIY Embroider y Hoop Clock

To make:

Using your embroidery hoop as a guide draw roughly draw a round circle on your fabric approximately 2 cm wider

Embroidery Hoop measurement

Cut out your fabric

Fold your fabric into quarters and mark on the back the centre of the circle

Mark the centre

Use the inside hoop to mark out the inner circle dimensions on your interfacing. Cut out and iron on the wrong side.

Place your fabric in the hoop, stretch taught.

Mark out your placement of buttons, sew on.

Button clock, vicky myers creations

Cut a  small hole in the centre of the clock face and insert clock parts ( I sprayed my upcycled clock parts white first)

Insert clock mechanism, glue into place using a strong adhesive

Trim fabric, if wished.


I am delighted to have transformed my clock part from this to this!



DIY Embroider y Hoop Clock


You can easily ring the changes, how about some denim fabric and bright coloured different buttons??




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  1. Elizabeth
    January 25, 2015 / 6:05 pm

    Thanks gorgeous. I’m very tempted to have a go at making one myself. xx

    • Vicky
      January 25, 2015 / 9:28 pm

      You should, but first we should make you a new bag:)!!

  2. Elizabeth
    January 25, 2015 / 6:05 pm

    That should read…
    That’s gorgeous! xx

  3. January 25, 2015 / 7:27 pm

    Wow Vicky that is amazing! I love the way you look at things and then turn them into something new and different. Thanks for joining in with the new Handmade Monday linky.
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    • Vicky
      January 25, 2015 / 9:27 pm

      Thanks, I would love it if it was a suitable gift for all my friends!!

  4. January 25, 2015 / 7:45 pm

    What a brilliant idea. Thanks for taking the time to put up a tutorial, it looks great.

  5. January 25, 2015 / 9:40 pm

    Gosh that is so simple, but so effective.
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  6. January 25, 2015 / 10:32 pm

    For a sewing room you couldn’t have made anything better – fab!
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  7. January 26, 2015 / 6:01 am

    What a good idea and so much better than a non handmade clock

  8. January 26, 2015 / 8:06 am

    Really good idea !

  9. January 27, 2015 / 7:49 pm

    That’s really great – I would never have thought that an old clock could be cannibalised like that into another working item!
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    • Vicky
      January 29, 2015 / 7:50 am

      Thanks Jan – button choosing was fun:)

  10. Kerri
    January 30, 2015 / 5:12 pm

    This is a brilliant idea.a great way to show off some of my favorite buttons. I can even see this with themed buttons. So cute!
    I am going to try it this weekend. Thanks!

  11. Joan
    November 2, 2015 / 4:41 pm

    I love this – I made one for my daughter for Christmas last year along with a matching fabric hoop to hold some of her sewing implements (seem ripper, measuring tape, scissors, etc.). I found delightful flower shaped buttons. She absolutely loved the set – she has a small sewing corner and they fit nicely.

  12. November 5, 2015 / 3:05 pm

    This is such a great idea. I just wanted to say thank you, totally awesome.

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