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no-cut reinforcement for pant cuffs?

post #1 of 7
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Any ideas?  It is hard to find pants that have a cut-proof inner cuff these days.  I was planning on stitching something onto the inside of the pants, just wondering what I could use, and where to get it. Thanks.  

post #2 of 7

In general go to a fabrics store (arts/crafts) and have a look around as well as inquire from the staff.  Joann is a chain in my area.

 

Ballistic nylon (like what they make backpacks/soft luggage out of?  or Leather?  Maybe even just denim scavenged from a pair of old jeans will be good enough.


Edited by raytseng - 1/12/14 at 11:24pm
post #3 of 7
My Scott pants didn't came with any and the fabric they used gets cut extra easy, everytime I fall I find a new hole...

I ended up using an old shopping bag that's similar to my pants color, and sew patches on inner ankle area. It was heavy nylon, not the paper like stuff. Painted the patch with tent waterproofing so they don't get soaked as easy, didn't seal the seam as all the stitchings are below the boot cuff. It helps a lot if you have access to a sewing machine.

So far they are working great, no cuts at all.

If you don't have anything suitable around, search ebay for 1000 denier cordura, I've never seen any b&m fabric store carries it but have found sellers on ebay.
post #4 of 7

http://superfabric.com/

 

maybe see if you can get two 'samples' that are 6x8 patches?

post #5 of 7

http://www.seattlefabrics.com/nylons.html#fc1   <- 1000 denier urethane coated nylon aka Cordura. 

 

$13.50/yard in assorted colours, 1/2 yd minimum.    You can use nylon or polyester thread; if you use nylon thread it will rip the pant material before it comes off. 

post #6 of 7

Rockywoods also carry Cordura in different gauges and a large assortment of colors.

 

http://www.rockywoods.com/Fabrics-Kits/Solid-Color-CORDURA-Nylon-Fabrics

 

The lower numbers are thicker. Depending how much self abuse you plan to do. :D

 

You can either sew a patch on top of the existing lower pant or remove a section of the existing fabric and replace with Cordura fabric (higher sewing skill required).

post #7 of 7

I always used to go with duct tape.  Not very fancy but effective and easy to replace when it gets cut.

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