Nancy Zieman Create-a-Strap Watch Project



Daylight Saving Time signals the bittersweet winding down of winter and the excitement that spring is just a few weeks away. I’m looking forward to seeing the grass turn green and to watching the first spring flowers break through the ground.

On Sunday morning, as we moved our clocks ahead 1 hour into Daylight Saving Time, I was reminded of a sewing project that’s been on my creative list. With just a few supplies you’ll be able to create a watch to match a new outfit. Here’s what you’ll need:

Oblong Watch Face

• One Oblong Watch Face

• Two strips of fabric 2″ x 9″ —Batik fabrics are a great choice!

• Two pieces of 1″ Create-a-Strap, 9″ long OR cut to the length of your wrist plus 2″

• 2″ of Velcro® Sew-in Tape


Nancy Zieman Create-a-Strap Watch Project



Press Create-a-Strap to fabric back.


Nancy Zieman Create-a-Strap Watch Project



Press under 1/4″ on short ends. Then, press under long sides at perforations.


Nancy Zieman Create-a-Strap Watch Project



Open pressed edges and clip away corners to eliminate bulk.


Nancy Zieman Create-a-Strap Watch Project



Position Velcro® strips at opposite ends. Velcro® is difficult to pin through, so I use Clover’s new Wonder Clips.


Nancy Zieman Create-a-Strap Watch Project



Topstitch Velcro® to each strip.


Nancy Zieman Create-a-Strap Watch Project



Place strips wrong sides together, with Velcro® on opposite ends, and secure with Wonder Clips.


Nancy Zieman Create-a-Strap Watch Project



Edgestitch to attach strips.


Nancy Zieman Create-a-Strap Watch Project



Slide Oblong Watch Face onto strap.


Nancy Zieman Create-a-Strap Watch Project



For the Square Watch Face, use 5/8″ wide Create-a-Strap, and trim Velcro® to 1/2″ wide.


Nancy Zieman Create-a-Strap Watch Project



There’s plenty of Time to Sew with quick projects like this!

Bye for now,

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