DIY Embroidery Hoop Clock

January 25, 2015

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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23 comments so far.

23 responses to “DIY Embroidery Hoop Clock”

  1. Elizabeth says:

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

  2. Elizabeth says:

    That should read…
    That’s gorgeous! xx

  3. 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.

  4. What a lovely idea. This would make a great present for any friend who liked sewing.

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

  6. Gertie says:

    What a brilliant way of making a clock. So simply yet very stylish xx

  7. Ginny says:

    Gosh that is so simple, but so effective.

  8. Julie says:

    For a sewing room you couldn’t have made anything better – fab!

  9. Caroline says:

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

  10. What a fun idea, this is the perfect craft room clock! 🙂

  11. That’s really great – I would never have thought that an old clock could be cannibalised like that into another working item!

  12. I wouldn’t of thought of doing the clock with fabric, it looks great. I like the different sized buttons you’ve chosen, it’s very effective 🙂
    Jan x

  13. Kerri says:

    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!

  14. Joan says:

    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.

  15. Lina says:

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

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