While strolling through Target one day clearance shopping (yes, I hit up all the clearance aisles too often!), I saw this cute little clock and knew I could do something with it..and for $2.75, I snatched it right up!
I had a bunch of fabric scraps left over from projects as well as some ready made pleated fabric from Hobby Lobby and so I whipped up a pretty pleated clock:
Fun, right?! Pleating is such a fun and easy way to add some visual interest to all kinds of things (even clocks!)
There are so many ways to make pleats. Here is just one way! I wanted to make 3 1/2″ pleats, so I cut a piece of my fabric 7″ wide and folded it in half. I ironed it and went on to step one!
Step 1-fold side over and iron 2-bring left side over and meet the two tops together, iron 3- gather again from the right side and iron 4- after doing this with your strip over and over you will have one big line of pleats 5- if you pull just a little you will see how fun it will look as a pleat! (I love this part!)
Next, I sewed the top of the pleat and gathered all of my materials:
pleats (both those I made and some I bought)
I cut some cardboard to go on the outside of the clock to give me a place to glue down my largest pleated fabric. I cut the back out so I could still hang the clock, change batteries, etc. Then I glued down the clock and then started with the pleats! Once I got it arranged just how I wanted it, I simply glued them down and voila..a fun and personalized clock! I also designed up a quick clock face to match the fabric and put that on the clock.
This clock is headed to my daughters room
and will be a bright a happy addition!
Now the only question is…what will YOU add pleats to?
This post was originally created for See Kate Sew’s Ruffle Event.