As you do, we went for a mooch around the store afterwards oohing and ahhing at the pretties.
We spotted some fabric tie watches and I vowed and declared I could make a similar one for a fraction of the price.
It's taken a while, but I finally found a vintage watch to sacrifice itself for my plan. I saw this sorry looking timepiece, complete with chewed strap at a local boot fair the other day. "Does it work?" I asked the hapless young seller. "Erm yeah, it probably just needs a new battery innit?" salesperson of the year responded.
Well no, actually love, what it needs is to be WOUND UP.
I took it apart carefully and
|Not my wrist, but a piece of felt in case you thought I was incredibly pale/fleecy|
Iron it to the required width and snip the ends to a point to prevent fraying. Wrap and tie round your wrist. 50 cm is enough to go twice round my wrist, but use less if you only want it to wrap round once.
Et voila! Total cost: 50p for the watch and £1 for the binding.
Linking up with Ta-dah! Tuesday. and Handmade Thursday.