Watch strap leather
by Julie Kansara Follow

This is a bracelet I made for my watch with some white leather. I already had the watch, wich wrist band was broken. I got the clasp from it.


  • Watch Strap Pattern

    This is a basic pattern to make a wrist band for your watch. There is no seam allowance here. It fits my own watch but you may have to adjust measures to yours if you want to make it. Especially the width, to tie in the hinge of your watch.

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  • Watch Strap Instruction I

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  • Watch Strap Instruction II

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  • Watch Strap Instruction III

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  • Watch Strap Instruction IV

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Discussion 14

  • Tracing Threads commented 6 years ago

    THIS IS AWESOME!! Thank you for sharing the pattern too. Must order a leather foot for my machine...

    Julie Kansara replied 6 years ago

    Thanks for your enthusiasm :) I'm always happy to share about my works and sewing in general!

    I think a leather foot is totally useful but this projetct is workable with a regular one, spraying some silicone on the leather, so he can slip better when you sew (as I did myself).
    Using a leather needle can help, depending on the leather thickness.
    Tracing Threads replied 6 years ago

    Ooo thanks for the tips! 

    Julie Kansara replied 6 years ago


  • Nora commented 6 years ago

    Amazing timing, literally. I just got a watch from my husband for our one year wedding anniversary (well, I don't have it yet, but we picked it already.) I love the watch, but I'm not so much into the wrist band. Would love to make one like yours. Can you talk a bit more about how you made it? Did you use glue? Which kind? Where did you get the clasp from? How did you finish the edges? Thank you!

    Julie Kansara replied 6 years ago

    Oh, that's funny! Well I should fill the "Recap" squarre. Sorry my projects can be summary.  I'm not self confident with my english (I'm french). Anyway I'm getting better thanks to Kollabora! :)

    I used no glue. It's only stiched. And the clasp comes from my old bracelet. The edges are left raw but I made sure to be accurate when I cut the pieces to have a good result. I will post some pattern and instructions soon.
    Thank you for your concern!
    Nora replied 6 years ago

    Your English is excellent! And I love that Kollabora helps with language skills, who would've thought! If you have a pattern, that would be amazing. Is there any advice you have about which kind of leather I should buy? So many questions.... Thanks :))

    Julie Kansara replied 6 years ago

    I'm working right now on shemas and instructions to post here.

    I can make a pattern but it may not fit your own watch. It depends on the width of your watch's hinge. Mine is  1,8 cm (I think it's 0,7 inch?? I'm not sure)
    About the leather: it has to be quite thick but thin enough to place through the hinge.
    Feel free to ask more questions :)
    Nora replied 6 years ago

    Hi Julie,

    What an amazing coincidence, my watch is also 18 mm! Any chance you can measure the millimeters of the thickness? I actually bought a leather foot for my seeing machine yesterday (yes, I am so ready :))
    Julie Kansara replied 6 years ago

    Yeah, you're so ready! :)

    So, I made a pattern and posted it in the Recap Square but I'm afraid you can't print it from here. How can I do to make it available for people? I'm a beginer in "e-sewing"  ;)

    I made this pattern contouring my bracelet so I just realised that it's not 1,8 cm width anymore but 2 cm. You'll have to cut inside the shape along the line.

    My leather thickness is 2 mm. 

    Nora replied 6 years ago

    Hi Julie,

    Thank you very very much! This is amazing, I feel like I got a personal pattern :))

    Did you upload the file as jpeg? I believe it should work as PDF.

    Feel free to email it to me (nora at kollabora dot com) and I can do it from the admin site. (And - we should probably make this easier, so it's great feedback, thanks!).

    Julie Kansara replied 6 years ago

    Hi Nora, I sent you the file as PDF.

    I hope you'll enjoy your making!
    Nora replied 6 years ago

    I got it, thanks so much! We're right now investigating why one can't upload PDFs in a project anymore. Will also figure out alternatives. Thanks for all the help and patience!

    Julie Kansara replied 6 years ago

    You're welcome! :)

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