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Friendship Bracelet Watch, How to make your own watch band, Friendship Bracelet, DIY, What I Wore, WhatIWore DIY, Jessica Quirk

Friendship Bracelet Watch, How to make your own watch band, Friendship Bracelet, DIY, What I Wore, WhatIWore DIY, Jessica Quirk

WhatIWore:  This project is best for DIYers who have made friendship bracelets before. If you’d like some pointers (or pattern ideas) check out this site to get started!

First you’ll need to cut the original watch band off of your watch.  To start, I only cut the lower portion of the band off, while keeping the top half secured as a point of tension for my braiding/knotting. 

Next, you’ll need to measure your floss and determine your pattern. I did a simple chevron design, using 16 total threads or 8 threads doubled over.  To get a wide stripe as shown here, use 4 threads of navy and another 4 of white per half of the chevron. 

Friendship Bracelet Watch, How to make your own watch band, Friendship Bracelet, DIY, What I Wore, WhatIWore DIY, Jessica Quirk

The total length will depend on your wrist size. I always like to cut more floss than I think I  need - and I used at least 2 yards per thread (times 8 doubled over threads).  Now start creating your pattern! Friendship Bracelet Watch, How to make your own watch band, Friendship Bracelet, DIY, What I Wore, WhatIWore DIY, Jessica QuirkFriendship Bracelet Watch, How to make your own watch band, Friendship Bracelet, DIY, What I Wore, WhatIWore DIY, Jessica QuirkOnce you’ve reached your desired size, you’ll need to trim off the extra floss and protect your final row of knots.  I used a dab of Fray Check and allowed it dry completely. Finish the lower portion of the watch band by whipstiching the ends with matching floss.

Friendship Bracelet Watch, How to make your own watch band, Friendship Bracelet, DIY, What I Wore, WhatIWore DIY, Jessica Quirk

Now you’re ready to work on the upper portion of the watch band.  Attach floss in the same method as the lower portion and start knotting! After you’ve got enough length, trim and Fray Check as you did with the lower band.

Friendship Bracelet Watch, How to make your own watch band, Friendship Bracelet, DIY, What I Wore, WhatIWore DIY, Jessica QuirkBefore you finish with the buckle, you’ll want to make a mini band that will secure your lower strap once it’s on your wrist. Some watches have two of these (a permanently placed band adjacent to the buckle and another sliding band), but I opted for one.

Slide on the mini band and wrap the strap around the buckle, poking the prong through the weave. Secure with needle and matching floss. Friendship Bracelet Watch, How to make your own watch band, Friendship Bracelet, DIY, What I Wore, WhatIWore DIY, Jessica Quirk

16 Apr 2012


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