Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Boys' Cuff Watch Tutorial

A little over a month ago I got to guest post over at Ucreate...yeah I almost peed my pants with excitement. I shared how to make some pretty awesome little man watches. I am sharing the tutorial here today. I hope you have fun with this tutorial and as always I would love to see pictures.

Boys' Cuff Watches

A watch any little man would be proud to wear.






These watches were made from things I found from a dollar store combined with a 
small amount of materials I had in my craft storage..but you could make them from almost anything.

I used:

dollar store plastic watch
gray shammies
red work clothes

black felt
yellow felt
velcro
coordinating thread
hot glue



First:

Cut off bands of watch.



Next:

Measure your little mans wrist making sure to account for overlap where the bands will velcro together, add 1/2 inch. Cut two strips from the gray cloth (any shammie) the length you measured by 2 1/2 inches wide.

Cut a strip from the red work cloth same length but 1- 1 1/2 inches wide.



Now:

Pin gray together, like sides facing. Sew around the outside with 1/4 inch seam,
 leaving a opening for turning out. Turn out.



Next:

Sew around the entire outside edge of your cuff, making sure to close hole left for turning out.  I also sewed lines every 1/4 inch for texture.



Now:

Once your cuff is complete, pin red strip down the center. 
Sew around the outside of the strip, I used gray thread.



Then:

Cut a strip of black felt 1" long by 2 1/2" wide.




Pin it on. Sew around the edges to secure in place.



Now:

Place and then sew velcro on the center front of one end and the center back of the other end, this will be the watches closure.



Next:

Apply hot glue liberally to the back of the watch face.



After finding the center of your cuff, place the watch face there and press firmly.



Set the time and step back and look at the awesome watch you just made the little man in your life.

AND...guess what...

it only cost about $3...just sayin'



Here is the different steps used to make the black and yellow watch...

Cut 2 cuff strips from black felt, and a strip from the gray shammie.



Sew the felt together, BUT DO NOT turn out, just sew together around 
the outside and then sew the 1/4" lines.



Attach gray strip.



Cut a yellow piece  1" long by the width of the cuff.


Sew and attach. 
Follow the rest of the steps of the gray and red watch.



Seriously, what boy wouldn't want this watch, something nothing against SpongeBob...
but these watches are way cooler.



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6 comments:

Misty said...

I love this idea!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

Michele said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and letting me know that you put the recipes in the mail. I was starting to get a little discouraged because I had only received them from one person. Your blog is adorable; I just became a follower. I also noticed your LDS--me too! What a coincidence.

elizabeth @ twelvecrafts said...

I was just waiting for someone else to use the phrase "peed in my pants" in a post besides me! Bookmarking this for my nephew's Christmas present.

casserole said...

this is SO cool!! I'll be making these for my nephews this Christmas!!

I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-boys-cuff-watch/2010/08/11/

--Anne

Becky said...

Your comment had me giggling becuase my BFF and I have this bookmarked and weve been planning a night in with our sewing machines to make these watches for our 3 and 4 yr olds.

shantel said...

I LOVE these watches! I featured them on my blog!
seemesew.blogspot.com

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