Published on Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Time is Ticking! Last ’Minute’ Embroidered Clock Christmas Gift

Digitizing video tutorial and FREE Design

embroidered clock


When time is running out, you need a quick project. I made this clock using the snowflake design that came with Hatch Embroidery, added lettering (numbers) and digitized a hole in the middle of the snowflake. I bought the quartz clock movement and the hands online.


You can use the free design that you can access by clicking the button at the bottom of this article to create the same clock or you can experiment with digitizing your own with Hatch Embroidery Digitizer.

In the video below I'll show you how easy it is!

Supplies Needed


clock movement

  • 21 cm hand embroidery hoop
  • Fabric to embroider on
  • 2 pieces of cut-away stabilizer
  • Assorted machine embroidery thread
  • Clock movement & hands



Techniques Used


Creating a tackdown stitch and changing stitch length 

Copy and Paste objects from one design to the other

Branching / Break Apart

Digitizing circles

Digitizing a hole

Adding lettering

Aligning objects

Grouping and Ungrouping objects

Changing the color of an object





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Please note: You will need to sign in or register a free account to access the Free Designs section.

Once registered, log in and go to Resource Center > FREE Designs.


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1 comments on article "Time is Ticking! Last 'Minute' Embroidered Clock Christmas Gift"

Jane Riggott

10/1/2019 7:54 AM

It's a beautiful design. I've made many clocks for students going off to college. Using a hoop would be much easier than taking a clock apart and gluing the design (using the school's mascot or logo and the student's initials.

Thank you for sharing this.

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