Revamping my charity watch


Revamping an old watch

I'm at it again!  I see these great ideas in books and simply must try them!  Today's blog is how I changed my £3 charity watch to a lovely black and white polka dot strap to match my dress should I ever fit it that again!!
How to update an old watch

I want to write Fail here but it's not - it almost was!

The book suggests you use a watch that you can take the pins out of to get the strap off.  Replace the pins then thread through your fabric to give a new lease of life to your watch.

What I did was to cut the straps.  This involves a little bit of swearing as the straps were a bit harder to cut than I first thought!

Then I used way too much fabric and tried to ram thread this through the pins... after getting it stuck leaving the watch and stropping off to make a cup of tea, I came back and cut the fabric to a more realistic thickness for the watch and again threaded the fabric through.

Giving a watch a revamp
Once complete I was rather impressed with myself!  My biggest issue when getting my outfit together for vintage Goodwood a couple of years ago was the watch - now there is no stopping me.

Giving a watch a revamp



14 comments:

  1. Very impressive!I really like this idea and that watch looks lovely :)

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    1. Thank you, I love the idea of matching my clothes now :D

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  2. That looks lovely, and I bet it's more comfortable than wearing a strap or bracelet watch too. I'll never throw a watch face away again! #PoCoLo

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    1. Thank you Anne, so quick and easy to do too :)

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    1. Brill isn't it. It came from the book DIY Fashionista :)

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  4. That's a great idea and it looks fab. I'd love it if you would link this post to my #ThriftyThursday linky. Only if you would like to of cause :-) #PoCoLo

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    1. Thank you Gina, of course I'll link it up :)

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    1. You're welcome. When I'm back from hols I try and make it a regular occurrence if I can :)

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  6. This looks amazing Rachael, well done - you are so creative :) Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x

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