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We Need Wrist Size — Not Bracelet Size!

Get the perfect fit for your paracord bracelet by following the instructions on this page. Using a soft measuring tape, take a snug wrist measurement. If you do not have a soft measuring tape, use a string and then measure that, or follow instructions below. Remember, we need to know your wrist size — not your bracelet size — there is a big difference! The paracord artisan has made thousands of paracord bracelets and knows how to create your bracelet so that it fits comfortably. She will add the necessary length to your ordered size to ensure your bracelet will fit properly. But first you need to take a moment to get the right measurement.

Do not add extra room to compensate for a comfortable fit!

Extra room is taken into consideration when making your paracord bracelet to ensure your bracelet will fit properly. If you add more length than what the actual measurement indicates, you will have a bracelet that is more than likely too big/loose for your liking. How tight or how loose you measure your wrist will indicate how your bracelet should fit. When ordering bracelets, please make sure to follow measuring instructions as they are not adjustable. If your bracelet is a little big when you receive it, you can soak it in warm water for 5 minutes and air-dry which will cause the bracelet to shrink about 1/4″. We are not responsible for any sizing errors!

Measuring Instructions for Paracord Bracelets

  1. you’ll need a ruler, a pen or pencil and a piece a piece of paperFirst, you’ll need a ruler, a pen or pencil and a piece a piece of paper about a half inch wide.
  2. Wrap the piece of paper lightly around your wrist.Wrap the piece of paper lightly around your wrist.
  3. Mark the piece of paper right were it meets the starting point.Mark the piece of paper right were it meets the starting point.
  4. Then measure that length on a ruler. Now you know what size to order!Then measure that length on a ruler. Now you know what size to order! We offer paracord items in 1/2″ increments. If you have a wrist measurement that falls between these increments (for example, 6 1/4″ or 7 5/8″), please round up to the nearest half inch. (6 1/4″ –> 6 1/2″) Remember, paracord will shrink if it gets wet.
NOTE: The bracelet shown below fits a size 7″ wrist. The artisan added extra length to the braided area to provide a comfortable fit and allow for shrinkage – it measures about 7 1/2″. The actual measurement from end to end is about 8 3/4″.
paracord bracelet with ruler