If you made one of our ribbon belts this week, you probably have ribbon left over for a matching watch band! Okay, maybe don't wear them at the same time--that might be a little much. But these grosgrain ribbon watches are just as easy and fun as the belts!
Start with a wide grosgrain ribbon of your choice, a watch face, and D-rings no bigger than the width of your ribbon. You can buy watch faces at your local craft or jewelry/bead store. You can also find them online. We found ours at JCaroline.
Follow our ribbon belt tutorial to make your strap, except make it shorter. Use a measuring tape to measure your wrist and add about 5 inches (it will need to go through the D-rings and then fold over). To make your strap reversible, just sew two different ribbons of the same width together. JCaroline also has a great tutorial for these watches, plus all the pieces to make them.
Photo copyright JCaroline
The nice thing about these straps is not only that they can be reversible, but you can buy one watch face and use it with multiple straps for a variety of colors and looks. You know, I think it's time to make a new watch!
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