- Wrap the strip of plain paper around your wrist. It should be snug but comfortable, just touching your wrist on all surfaces.
- At the overlap of the paper, place a pencil mark on the paper. This may be done accurately and easily if you get someone to help you.
- Using a ruler, lay the paper out flat and measure from the end to the mark (in inches).
That’s all there is to it. Done correctly, you should end up with a nice comfortable fitting bracelet, and one that you can wear every day. Incidentally, to the best of my knowledge, I am the only paracord seller that will give you this kind of information.
Here are some of the technical reasons why it is important to use a flat tape measure or small strip of paper for measuring:
With paracord bracelets the actual flat length before it is curved to go around your wrist is a concern of mine. This is because the inner diameter when closed and latched around your wrist must closely match the Wrist Measurement you provided. You see the knots themselves take up space on the inside circumference. In addition, the knotting procedure tends to tighten or shrink the inner core strands. That makes the inside measurement smaller than the length when laid out flat. What is needed to actually create a comfortable fitting paracord bracelet is for the inner diameter to match the outer (measured) circumference of your wrist. That is why I utilize a fairly sophisticated mathematical formula during the fabrication of your paracord bracelet to insure an optimum fit for your personal measurement.