How to make a ribbon watchband

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If you haven’t been living under a rock, then you know just how powerful a wristwatch can be. The watch is one of the most acceptable jewellery for a man. A man wearing a wristwatch has poise, style, and, of course, posture. Let’s not forget about the functional use. But maybe you don’t have money to invest in a fancy new watch.  If you don’t like the way your clock looks anyone, replace the band. Replacing the watchstrap instantly makes your watch look good. Instead of shopping the latest styles of watchbands, you should learn how to make your own. Making straps for your watch isn’t difficult. You just have to have the right materials and willingness. And no, this isn’t a girly thing. Buy ribbons online and follow these instructions.

Choose an adequate piece of ribbon

As you can imagine, you cannot use just any piece of ribbon. You’re a guy and you cannot be caught wearing satin or lurex. What you need to look for when you’re shopping for ribbon rolls is grosgrain. Grosgrain is the ideal material when it comes to making ribbon watchbands. Why? Because it has a very tight weave and it goes perfectly with your tux. You need a piece of ribbon that is strong, not something that will tear when you least expect it.  Always opt for grosgrain.

Determine how much ribbon you need

For the grosgrain alone, you probably won’t be needing more than 1 square foot. Yet, you need to be sure and the only way you ca know for sure how much material you’ll be needing is to measure the ribbon against the wristwatch. Another thing that you can do is measure the ribbon against the old strap. A great place to buy ribbon is online. But you already knew that. What you didn’t know is that you can buy as many rolls as you need, not more or less.

Install the new watchstrap

All that you have left to do is install the watchband that you’ve just made. This si even more easier done than said. Run the fabric through the slot on one side and through the other a lot too. To attach the fasteners, you’ll need a hammer. What you need to do is make sure that the female part of the snap faces down and the male part faces up. You do want them to close adequately on your wrist, don’t you? Make the timepiece fit your wrist.

As you can see, making a ribbon watchstrap isn’t at all complicated. You just have to find time for this undertaking. The best thing about making your own watchband is that you have complete control over the measurements and style. No matter how many timepieces you have in your possession, if they don’t have the right straps, they won’t give you a refined appearance. Don’t waste your money in expensive store products. Get some rolls of staunch ribbon and get to work. Don’t settle with the watchband that came with the purchase.

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