Step 1: Supplies
1) Leather Band
2) Suede or other thin leather
4) Snap Tools (To make the holes and attach them)
5) A Watch Face
1) Super Glue
3) Sewing Machine
Step 2: Making the Holes
Make sure your piece of leather is about two to two and a half inches bigger than your wrist. This extra room will allow space for the watch to be mounted and the snaps to be in place.
Grab the hole making tool and make two holes on the outsides of the leather. Make them each about a half an inch in from the outside edge of your leather strip.
Step 3: Attaching the Snaps
Step 4: Measuring and Cutting the Suede
Once you have cut out the suede we are going to weave it through the watch pins. I found the easiest way to do this was to wrap the suede around my watch fairly tight and insert the pins after. This makes it much easier than pulling the suede through, as the space to do so is very limited.
After cutting the first one, I noticed too many little fibers coming off the side of my suede strap, so I re-cut and got a much nicer result.
Step 5: Sewing the Suede
Make the first stitch fairly close to the actual watch itself. Make sure your stitch starts before the suede and ends slightly after. Repeat the same process on the other side, but make sure you leave a little wiggle room. If you make it too tight your stitch will snap when you go to put it around your wrist.
Now we are going to make the final stitch near the bottom of the suede. As with the previous stitches make sure you start slightly before and end slightly after the suede. Leave wiggle room again, it is quite an annoyance when you have to start over completely due to a snapped band.
Step 6: Securing the Watch Face
Step 7: Be a Boss
I'd like to thank the tailor at my store for helping with the sewing. Freddy, you rock.