Smart Watch Scrunchies
Posted on February 04 2020
I never knew how much I needed these watch bands. So easy to slide off and on but still snug since you use elastic!!
Let's get started.
What you will need.
- Fabric of choice
- Watch band hardware for your specific smart watch. (Can be found on Amazon or Etsy)
- Elastic from 3/8" - 1/2"
- Safety pin
- Sewing machine
- Cutting tools
- Optional bodkin for turning
The very first step is going to be measuring your wrist for your elastic length. Whatever your wrist measurement is will be your elastic measurement. If you prefer a very snug fit, cut your elastic at 90% of your wrist measurement.
After your elastic is cut, measure and cut your fabric piece. I used 13" by either 3"(left) or 3.5"(right)
Now you are going to fold your fabric in half long ways with right sides together and mark your starting and end points. Trace just outside your elastic about an inch down, stop and draw a diagonal line to the raw edges. Do this for both ends.
Keeping it folded, sew with 1/4" seam allowance starting at one end and follow your diagonal line until you get 1/4" away from the raw edges, turn and sew along the raw edges and back down the opposite diagonal line.
Cut the access away from the starting points.
Turn your tube so the right side is facing out. I like to use a bodkin to make it turn faster.
Stick the safety pin through one end of your elastic and feed it through the tube stopping once the end has reached the edge of the tube opening.
With a zig zag stitch sew along the open edges to secure the elastic. Finish pushing through the elastic by finding the safety pin and pulling it through to the other end and remove the safety pin. Repeat the zig zag stitch for this side.
STOP HERE AND CHECK YOUR HARDWARE
Next you will either fold the end under 1/2" and sew it along the bottom then install your hardware through the looped ends OR if it's already assembled you will stick the end through the bar on your hardware, fold it under and then sew along the edge to secure the hardware.
Once your hardware is on you are done and ready to put your band on your watch!
For a straight band I did 2" by the length of your elastic. I added 1/4" to that to allow for the stretching it does on your wrist but it isn't necessary.
I can't wait to see all the bands that you create!!