Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Loom Band Watchstrap

My watchstrap broke. It was a lovely brown leather strap, which came with my watch. But it had such an unusual fixing to the watch, that I thought it would be impossible to find a replacement. I really need a watch when I am at work in school. One of the most important things in a school is to be in the right place at the right time. 

So once again my daughter has come to the rescue with her loom bands. She has made me a really practical rainbow watchstrap, which has been admired and envied by many. (Ok, I admit, the many admirers have been mostly between about 5 and 10.) I wonder how many more posts I am going to do on loom bands, since the Loom band Keyrings.

Apologies to anyone who has been checking to see if they have won my Tyred of Knitting? challenge. I am just a few days away from finishing the pattern, so thought I would extend the challenge to guess what I am knitting to the weekend. So feel free to have another guess if you wish.


  1. What a wonderful daughter you have :) I think your new watch strap looks great and I'm much older than 10.
    Ali xx

  2. what a fabulous use of loom bands - it looks great and wonderfully colourful!

  3. Such a great idea, loom band rule the world
    Clare x

  4. Your watch looks great!
    However, I do want to warn you a little: the loom band craze has hit (and left) our house too, and now we find that after only a couple of months all our pretty bracelets and other things just fall apart because the bands start breaking. They just seem to dry out and tear apart.
    I hope your fare better though.

    1. You are right. One of the bands has just snapped. But I have been wearing it for a few weeks, and I guess the good thing is my daughter will probably make me another one.

  5. This is pretty cool! The granddaughter as these bands and likes to create critters and things I am not sure what are.....but as long as she is having fun I say go for it!

  6. If the strap breaks on my newest watch, I might need to seek out loom bands. My students would approve. :-)

  7. It's a lovely strap (even if it won't last long). I think loom bands are good because they encourage children to make something with their hands instead of playing digital games!

  8. Fabulous! Thanks for linking up at Inspire Us Thursday.