Do those special pieces of fabric make it hard for you to cut into them or decide what to make with them? The simple solution is to make a watch band. By cutting a small strip and turning it into a watch band you can wear your current favorite fabric on your wrist, and enjoy it on a daily basis!!Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 Ribbon Watch Face
- 2 strips of fabric—1-3/4” wide by length of wrist + 3-1/4” (Example: My wrist is 7” so my strip will be 1-3/4” X 10-1/4”)
- 2 strips of fusible interfacing - 1-1/4” Wide by Length of wrist + 3” (Example: My wrist is 7” so my strip will be 1-1/4” X 10”) I used Pellon Craft Fuse 808 or Decor-Bond 809 with great results. This gives your watch band a nice crisp edge.
- (2) 1” D-Rings
- Iron interfacing in place on the wrong side of both strips of fabric.
- Place strips right sides together. Draw a 45 degree line from one top corner on the interfacing.
- Using a very short stitch length of approximately 1.5, sew where the red thread is shown on the picture. DO NOT SEW ALL THE WAY DOWN EACH SIDE!!
- Trim the top edge approximately 1/8” from stitching line.
- On each piece of fabric, iron the bottom edge up over the interfacing and then follow up with ironing each of the sides.
- Turn right side out. Use a point turner or something similar to help push the point out. Be careful to not push it all the way through.
- Topstitch the two layers together for a clean finish.
- Feed 2 D-rings through the squared off edge. Fold over and sew down as close to the D-rings as you can get.
Feed watch face through and wear!