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Extract from Glam My Watch • By Megan Parkin • Published by Ivy Press

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Glam My Watch
Wrapping threads around each other is all you have to do to make this colourful strap. It looks best if you make it long enough to go around your wrist a couple of times. Make a matching one in your hair for a really cool look!

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  • How to make a watch. Hippy Chick Watch - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut the embroidery threads so that each one
    is 75 cm long. Then, fold them in half to make 14 strands altogether.

    tip
    You can choose to have a single round wrap for your watch strap but it works even better when you double-loop it.

  • How to make a watch. Hippy Chick Watch - Step 2
    Step 2

    Hold the strands together to make a small loop where the threads are folded in half. Put this loop around your friend’s little finger and tie a double knot. Or use
    a pencil if your friend is busy!

  • How to make a watch. Hippy Chick Watch - Step 3
    Step 3

    Choose one of the seven colours that you would like at the top of your bracelet (we’ve chosen orange) and another colour that you think would look nice over the top to make
    a criss-cross pattern (we’ve chosen black).
    Leaving the two black threads hanging loose, start wrapping one of the orange threads around the other 11 strands, under and over, keeping the wraps close together.

  • How to make a watch. Hippy Chick Watch - Step 4
    Step 4

    When you’ve wrapped about 2.5 cm in length, tie a knot so it doesn’t unravel.

  • How to make a watch. Hippy Chick Watch - Step 5
    Step 5

    Next, using the two threads you chose for the criss-cross pattern (black in this case), wrap each thread across the orange so they cross in the middle.

  • How to make a watch. Hippy Chick Watch - Step 6
    Step 6

    When you have made three or four crosses, tie the two black threads together in a small knot. Now you know how to do it!

  • How to make a watch. Hippy Chick Watch - Step 7
    Step 7

    From here it’s up
    to you! You can alternate
    the colours as you like, and make as many criss-cross patterns as you want, but remember to tie a small knot after each colour section.

  • How to make a watch. Hippy Chick Watch - Step 8
    Step 8

    When the length of the braid reaches about 30 cm (depending on your wrist size, but remember it needs to wrap around twice) stop wrapping! Tie a double knot and tighten to secure it.

  • How to make a watch. Hippy Chick Watch - Step 9
    Step 9

    Attach a split ring on to each clasp at the side of the watch face and then thread the round wrap through the rings until the watch face is in the middle. To fasten, check that the knot is big enough so that it
    won’t slip through the loop. Once you are happy it is secure, cut the ends of the embroidery thread just after the knot. Now
    you have a gorgeous double-band round wrap bracelet!

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