Making something with your own hands to meet your every style is how you can customize just about anything! In this DIY tutorial will show you how I customize my apple watchband using leather.
I picked up an inexpensive apple watch band in the size needed for my particular watch, yes there is a difference is size!
Then I took it apart, using the band as a pattern and the hardware for my very own leather band.
Be sure to make a note about how the original watchband was assembled. I recommend taking a photo so you can see how everything was put together.
When lining up the original band with your new leather, make sure to extend the length a bit so you have a flap to go through the hardware and then can sew a line of stitches to secure your band to the hardware.
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You will also make a loop for the excess strap to go. I make mine to meet together in the back and not over lap as to cause more bulk than neccessary. I used some fabric glue to adhere the back loop together and then stitch, real close to the loop, but being careful not to sew the loop closed.
Sew all of the hardware on by using a simple staight stitch. If your leather is think like mine was, you may need to help it through a bit. 😉
Assemble your new leather watchband and watch face back together and voila!
Everything about the look and feel of leather, even as it ages, is the best! The leather I use is either from our harvested deer hides or sourced locally. This kind of leather is so soft, buttery, and irresistible to wear!
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