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Pretty Pleated Clock

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)
hot glue

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.

3 thoughts on “Pretty Pleated Clock

  1. Heather says:

    Are you kidding?!? This is the greatest clock I’ve ever seen!! I love it! Thank you so much for sharing it!

  2. Tausha says:

    This clock is absolutely darling! Love all the textures and colors. I can’t wait to see the pics of it in it’s new home. Great job as always!

  3. Joy says:

    This is so cute! What a great way to use pleats. Thanks for sharing!

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