How to Make a Ribbon Watchband

If your regular watchband has broken or you simply don't like it, consider replacing it with a ribbon you really like. It's a simple fix and you could even replace the ribbon regularly to match clothing or your mood.

Steps

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    Select a suitable piece of ribbon. The ribbon chosen should be at least the width of the watchband that you're replacing. Depending on the strength of the ribbon, it may need to be slightly bigger or folded double to give more strength.
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    Measure the ribbon against each watchband end to end. You will also need to account for some additional length that will let you tie the ribbon in a bow.
    • Once measured, cut the length. Have spare ribbon in case you make a measurement mistake.
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    Thread the ribbon through each of the watchband bars on either side of the watch face.
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    Finish off the ends of the ribbon by cutting a V shape. This will prevent the ribbon from fraying at the ends.
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    Tie around your wrist to keep it in place. It's recommended that you make a small double knot to ensure that the watch stays in place. You may need to make readjustments during the day.
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    Finished.

Tips

  • Make as many ribbons lengths as wished. Choose different colors that match your clothes, etc. and change the watchbands regularly as needed.
  • Consider making a 7-day color set of watchband ribbons and arranging them in a box with a watch as a gift for a good friend. You'll know your friend's preferred colors, so choose accordingly.

Things You'll Need

  • Ribbon, quality, colors and patterns of choice
  • Fabric scissors
  • Old watchband to measure against

Article Info

Categories: Personal Accessories and Jewelry