A while ago CASIO started to produce one of their early digital watches. I bought one of them and like it very much. My 3 year old daughter as well... To make her happy I decided to embroider a replica of the watch.
After a discussion with a friend we came to the conclusion that an embroidered fixed-time-watch will be more accurate than the real watch. The real watch never shows the exactly correct time - it normally shows a time close to the real time. The embroidered version on the other hand show the exactly correct time one a day. Exactly 13:42 every day it is synchronized with a atom watch without even have to use a radio signal.
Since this watch turned out so well (and is so accurate) I wanted to share it with you!
The bad thing about this instructable is that you will need a rather rare tool - a embroidery sewing machine. Maybe your school or grandma have one?
Step 1: Fabric and Thread
I took two pieces of gray linen fabric and a stabilizer (a thin stable material used with embroidery sewing machines). I made a "hamburger" with the stabilizer in stead of meat and linen in stead of bread. How large piece of fabric you need depends on the embroider machine.
The threads you use should be special machine embroidery threads, typically made out of rayon. Sulky and Robison Anton are two common brands. You will need the following colors:
- Dark gray
I didn't have the exact colours at home when I made it so I used a gold/brown in stead of the dark gray and a yellow in stead of the blue thread. Use the thread you like (and perhaps already have).