I made a pair of CHAPS using the rain-pants from the DROP-STOPPER pants/jacket combo.
They were very easy and simple to make. And, they weigh a scant 3 ounces! This'll take
TIME: less than an hour
TOOLS: Scissors, a pen, Barge Cement, a piece of string.
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Drop Stoppers Micropore Rain-suit
The rain-suit fabric is NOT a woven fabric, so it's easy to cut with scissors - no threads to fray!
1 - I took a thin magic marker and traced out the CHAP shape on the pants. I left a long "tab" near each hip, about an inch wide is plenty. This will be important for connecting the string.
2 - I cut the fabric off, and that liberates the elastic waist-band. Now I have TWO separate units, R & L.
3 - Put the legs on and measure where you need the string around your hips. The pants are sorta baggy, and this measurement will probably require trimming a little more fabric. Mark the HIP -STRING zone with a pen.
4 - I took the two long (hip) TABS, and I carefully rolled them into a tube (does this make sense?). I used a magic marker and rolled the tube with this as a "form" and then I glued the tube in place using Barge cement. This TUBE is for the string to fit through. (Barge Cement is flexible when dry)
5 - Let the CEMENT dry.
6 - Run a thin piece of string thru the little "TABS" in each hip, about 40" is plenty.
7 - try 'em on - Wow, they're pretty cool!