- Jul 3, 2018 at 2:10 am #3544967
wiiawiwb wiiawiwbBPL Member
I’ve purchased a few Wrangler nylon/spandex pants that have a regular bottom. I’d like to be able to add a velcro to the pant bottom so I could cinch it down when desired or leave it open in hot weather. Railriders has this feature on its Tradewinds pant which has the velcro cuff closure.
I don’t have a sewing machine. What is the most efficient and effective way to accomplish this myself or will I need to bring this to a tailor? Do I need to cut the pants where it would fold over?
A tailor I’ll never be.Jul 3, 2018 at 8:28 am #3545002
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Back in the dim dark ages of your great-grandparents, ladies were able to HAND-SEW at quite high speed and very elegantly. It is still possible to buy hand-sewing needles.
OK, some rough humour, but hand-sewing works just fine. Try it.
CheersJul 3, 2018 at 12:59 pm #3545011
Jerry AdamsBPL Member
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
they sell velcro with adhesive backing. Tends not to stay real good. You could add a hand stitch at each corner.
Put a rectangle on the outside of pants at bottom. On the outside of your leg. Then fold over the pants on top of the velcro to the desired tightness and note where that is. Then put a rectangle of the opposite sex velcro there.Jul 3, 2018 at 3:06 pm #3545027
Kam snaps would work for this also. No need for velcro or sewing.Jul 3, 2018 at 3:59 pm #3545032
Dale WambaughBPL Member
@dwambaughLocale: Pacific Northwest
Use bicycle cuff straps? Low gaiters would be the hiker’s solution.Jul 3, 2018 at 5:54 pm #3545045
@jimmyjamLocale: Mid Atlantic
You could try what I do- I “blouse” the bottoms military style- tuck them into my socks. It’s great tick protection. To vent when hot, I’ll partially unzip the bottom of the pants from the sorts part- sort of works like pit zips on a jacket.
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