GoFishSewing

Comfort bands for your Fitbit or Smartwatch!

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Note from shop owner I am currently stepping away from making custom comfort bands. It's been an amazing 8 years of working from home and sewing for so many people around the world! When I started there were zero alternatives for fitness bands but alas, now there are so, so many!!! New endeavors are calling to me!

My shop will reopen after this busy holiday season to offer ready-to-ship comfort band options. Please check back and browse offerings. Wrist & ankle bands will be listed in generic sizes XS-XL (Fitting instructions to follow).

Stay well!
~Susan

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

I am currently stepping away from making custom comfort bands. It's been an amazing 8 years of working from home and sewing for so many people around the world! When I started there were zero alternatives for fitness bands but alas, now there are so, so many!!! New endeavors are calling to me!

My shop will reopen after this busy holiday season to offer ready-to-ship comfort band options. Please check back and browse offerings. Wrist & ankle bands will be listed in generic sizes XS-XL (Fitting instructions to follow).

Stay well!
~Susan

Susan L

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About GoFishSewing

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On Etsy since 2014

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Video summary: You know what's good therapy?? Getting outside and taking a walk! Whether you wear your Fitbit on your wrist or your ankle, a comfort band will make you forget it is on!

Sewing for you all is my dream job!

I learned to sew mostly from my Mom and, at times, internet tutorials. I love it! I love the connection it gives me with my mom and with my grandmother who I never got to meet. I love that I always have a relaxing, creative outlet and that I NEVER stop learning! I have recently started sewing garments too. Wow, talk about a learning curve! So, though Fitbit and Garmin band covers have made my shop what it is today...you will also find other creations in my Etsy shop. Every year during the holiday season I sell my wares at craft shows around my area. I sell boot cuffs and purses and scarves and headbands that I work on throughout the year. Many are t-shirt upcycles just because I LOVE t shirts but hate wearing them! I just like the decals and bling and colors...so I turn them into pretty things. You will find these treasures listed in my shop.

I started making fitbit covers several years ago after a dear friend of mine started getting a rash from hers. We were in a fitness/weight loss group together with several other gals and we were all competing for "most steps." My friend got a rash and at first took her fitbit off. We missed her terribly in the competition until she started wrapping a scrap of fabric around her wrist and then wearing the fitbit on top. Well, I'm sorry, but that did not look good!! I daydreamed up a fitbit cover to make for her and then late one night, in my pink polka-dot jammies I stitched it up for her and sent her a late-night text pic. We were pretty excited when it worked for her!

I posted the pic on Facebook and slowly but surely got a few orders here and there. In April of 2014 I opened my etsy shop and have been growing since then. For the first year and a half or so I worked in the wee hours of the night and early mornings while my household slept. A few years ago, when my son started full day kindergarten I started working during the 6 hours of actual day-light while he is in school! It is wonderful. Sewing for my etsy shop is my absolute dream job!

Fitbit has made so many improvements since I started wearing their products. (I am a very good customer! I have owned one of every product!) One thing they can't get around...wearing a plastic band around your wrist all day is just plain uncomfortable. My Fitbit covers will make your Fitbit obsession so comfortable! Try wearing your Fitbit band on your ankle with one of my ankle modifications. My covers look sleek and polished and you will get credit for all your steps! EVEN WHEN YOU CARRY THINGS OR PUSH A CART or hold onto the treadmill grips! You even have an option to see your stats in the sewn-in window!

A few years back I was in a study group and we were reading a book called Becoming Myself by Stasi Eldredge. In one of the workbook portions it asked the question, "What would you want to do for work if you could dream BIG and do absolutely anything imaginable?" One of the things I wrote was that I would like to sew as my job. That seemed outlandish to me! I am a high school math teacher by trade and as much as I love sewing and crafting I could never actually believe that it would be my job! And see now it is!! A dream job! An answer to prayers! I am truly grateful that I get to sew for you all! Thank you!

Thanks so much for stopping by my page and reading my story! If you read this far- you are amazing! I am truly grateful for YOU!!!!! Send me a convo to say Hi!

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  • Susan Lewis

    Owner

    Hi! I'm Susan. I am a Fitbit Junkie! Every week day I walk my son to school (2500ish steps) and then come home to my space and create and sew Fitbit band covers for YOU!! I absolutely LOVE IT!! I am so grateful and honored to sell on Etsy!

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Last updated on May 11, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

ALL comfort bands are machine washable in cold water. Do not use fabric softener! Air dry flat. (Personally, I use a mesh bag so they don't get lost in the machine-but that is optional!)

Sizing details

PLEASE on items that are custom sized-give me your exact measurements. Do not subtract because you want it tight (this will cause the item to stretch unnecessarily) and do not add because you want it comfortable. I am telling you...an exact measure will yield a perfect and insanely comfortable fit!

Shipping issues

Sometimes USPS has delays and can take longer to deliver than the expected delivery time.

I (seller) am not responsible for any loss, damages, delays, and/or custom delays incurred once packages are shipped.

If you wish to add insurance or upgrade to a faster service, please send a convo before purchasing, and I will calculate the new cost and request additional payment. If your country or local post office has a history of lost packages, I would strongly advise adding insurance to your order.

All International packages are declared as commercial items on the customs form. The customer is responsible for any additional tax fees that may apply from your respective country.

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