Friday, October 3, 2008

reversible grosgrain ribbon watches

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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9 Responses to “reversible grosgrain ribbon watches”

Kaycee said...

Once again, those are precious!! I'm about to blog about them. You're awesome! :)

Tania said...

This is a very cute idea! I just happen to have a watch face with a broken band--maybe I will try this!

YourEveryColorPhotography said...

Those are so darn cute!

cherry said...

OHHH how stinkin cute are those. I have a thing for grosgrain ribbon. thanks for coming by and saying Hi from sits. cherry

Andrea said...

Where do you find the watch face? Do they sell them anywhere?
Andrea Saunders

Michelle said...

That's a pretty good idea. I happen to be allergic to most metals--including my wedding ring. As a result I never wear a watch. But a ribbon would be just right! No rash!

Heather said...

these are too cute! i have a ton of nice watches that i never wear because i just get tired of them...these i would not.

Anonymous said...

This is a very cute idea! I usually like to wear this ribbon watches. They are awesome.

Anonymous said...

Are you always vexed about wearing what kind of dress at a banquet?

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