Since Valentine’s day arrived so soon, I haven’t had the time, while making the watch box, to make some proper photos. Luckily it isn’t shipped to the other side of the world so I asked him to make some photos afterwards. Since we have discussed some leather techniques, DIY and fashion week news in the last posts, I thought everybody might be interested in a little shorter post. This time it will be a showcase of the watch box.
First of all my Valentine loved his watch box. Before I knew it, he had placed all his watches in the box. A little like a woman who repacks all her belongings after purchasing a new bag, if you know what I mean. It got a special place and will be used to show or just to store his watches safely.
A little into details
If you liked it you might give it a try yourself. I have explained a little more in this post. But what do you need to have and know to make this watch box? First of all, I used a wooden tea box with 3 compartments and blue velvet for the cushions for some extra luxury. Of course, you can also use other sizes with for example 4, 6 or 9 compartments for even more watches. Besides if you love it yourself you can also make it jewellery box (why didn’t I think of this earlier….!). Instead of the round cushions, you can make a ring compartment or one for your earrings and bracelets.
Thickness and shape
As promised I would come back to the thickness of the leather. According to the literature, the best thickness for box stitching is no less than 2.5 mm (around 6 oz). Don’t forget to use firm leather, but besides that the rest of the design is up to you. Eighter you can stitch it in 45 degrees or 90 degrees angle.
Ok, some more photos
To end this post, some more pictures of the watch box! I would love to hear what you think of it and don’t you just love his retro watches. Stay tuned for more posts about the strap techniques and of course the summary of the fashion week which will end tomorrow!