Having a paracord watch band is a simple item that may become handy during survival situations. Instead of buying why don’t you make your own with this easy tutorial.
Fast & Easy Paracord Watch Band Tutorial
What You’ll Need:
- 1 Watch face
- 8-12 feet of paracord
- Standard side release buckle
- Torch lighter
- Sharp scissors
- Measuring tape (optional)
- Bracelet Jig (optional)
Note: It’ll be better if you use an outdoor watch face so it’s more durable.
Step 1: Get the Correct Measurement
Before starting with your loops and knots make sure to measure the length of the watchband around your wrist. Having a measuring tape would help but you can just use your paracord to do this.
Get one end of your paracord and connect it to the other end then wrap it around your wrist. Measure the length and take note of the measurement. It’s better to leave a 1/2 to 1-inch allowance to make room for error.
Burn the edges using your torch lighter to ensure that the paracord is locked on both sides.
Step 2: Loop & Knot Your Paracord
Now, it’s time to loop and knot your paracord watch band. But first, attach your buckles to your bracelet jig (if you have one).
Then, find the center of your paracord and fold it in half. Create a cow hitch by running down the folded paracord through the end of the buckle. Slide the two paracord strands from the loop you created. Make sure to pull the two strands tight to create your first knot.
Slide one of the paracord strings from the folded paracord to the other buckle. Then, repeat this step for the other string.
By this time, you should have four strands in your buckle.
Step 3: Do the First Part of Trilobite Weave
From the four strands you created, start working on your trilobite weave.
Starting with the right-hand side, go over the first cord then under the third cord. Next, go over the last cord and then under the third cord, and over the first cord again. Just repeat these steps until you reach the middle part of your watchband.
Step 4: Attach Your Watch Face
Make sure that you’ve reached the middle part to make your band even.
Unhook the watch pins from your watch face. Now attach it to your paracord watch band and lock it in place by attaching the pins back to their place.
Step 5: Continue With the Last Part of the Trilobite Weave
Continue where you left off until you reach the other end of the buckle.
Final Step: Cut and Secure
Once you reach the end of the buckle, create a secure knot then cut the excess paracord with your sharp scissors.
Using your lighter, melt the ends and press them tightly to make sure they attach to the rest of the cords.
Make sure to watch our video for reference:
Now isn’t that tutorial fast and simple? This paracord watch band is also a great project with your kids!
What other paracord projects you want to learn from us? We’d love to hear your suggestions in the comments section below!
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