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Ribbon Watchband


Replace a broken or worn-out watchband with grosgrain ribbon.


  • Grosgrain ribbon
  • Tape measure


  1. Step 1


    Measure wrist with a tape measure; add 2 1/4 inches, and cut a length of ribbon to total.

  2. Step 2

    Run ribbon through slot on one side, over back of watch face, and through other slot.

  3. Step 3

    Fold over 3/4 inch of ribbon on each end; iron flat. Use a hammer to attach snap fasteners to each folded-over side, following package directions. Be sure the female half of the snap faces down and the male half faces up, so they close properly when placed on wrist.

Martha Stewart Living, April 2002

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