Would you consider yourself a craftsman, handyman, or DIY enthusiast? Or maybe you’re just trying to remodel your home or a piece of furniture? Do you find yourself just out of reach of that nail or screw that you need when you’re in the middle of a project? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you NEED a magnetic wristband. The good news? You don’t have to spend any time searching for one—they are relatively easy to make and are the perfect DIY project when you need a break from your hands-on projects.

Materials:

  • Fabric and velcro
  • 5mm x 1mm disc magnets
  • A small and thin piece of scrap metal (air duct scrap or flashing)
  • Painter’s tape
  • Rivets

 

Tools:

  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Rivet Setter
  • Stapler
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Iron

Instructions:

  1. Measure the desired width of your wristband. Using your measuring tape, place it on your wrist and note the measurement of how wide you would like your band to be while wearing it.  
  2. Cut your piece of thin metal to reflect those measurements.
  3. Space out your magnets on the metal. Do not allow them to be too close. If you do, the magnetic pull will not be strong enough to hold a nail or a screw, for example.
  4. Place the painter's tape over the magnets and the metal to keep the magnets in place. Wrap the tape around the edges of the metal to allow for an additional layer of protection against sharp edges.
  5. Cut a piece of fabric that is just over double the measurement of the width of the metal piece.
  6. Fold the piece of fabric in half and use your stapler to secure the fold. Sew along the long side. Remove the staples. Turn it right side out.
  7. Secure one side of the velcro and sew it to attach.
  8. Slide the magnetic component into your newly created fabric pocket.
  9. Confirm the measurement on your wrist.
  10. Mark the placement for your rivets.
  11. Create holes for your rivets and place them.
  12. Place the last piece of velcro.

That’s it! You now have a functional magnetic wristband that will help you in all of your other DIY projects. If you give this a go, share your experience with us on our Facebook page and take a look at our magnets for crafts page for more DIY projects!.