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akneedler
« on: April 07, 2008 10:09:48 PM »

so has anyone seen a pattern for motorcycle chaps?  i found a pair of leather pants at a thrift shop and thought i'd alter them but wasn't exactly looking forward to reinventing the wheel if there's a pattern or tute already out there.  thanks!
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SpottedFrog
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2008 07:09:51 AM »

I know Tandy leather has patterns for chaps (both cowboy style & motorcycle style) but they are for working from scratch. I'd just search "chaps" at large & take a good look, it should be a pretty easy recon Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2008 11:35:13 AM »

Pull up pictures of chaps and then go from there. I made a modified pair out of some jeans and all I did was cut!
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akneedler
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2008 06:40:43 PM »

thanks.  i'll just have to wing it.  i'm focusing on luggage for the bikes now but will get to the chaps soon.  great idea for denim chaps, i think my husband would like that idea.  he doesn't like the whole black leather biker look, even bought brown boots that were pretty hard to find so jean-chaps might just be what he needs.  thanks!
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SpottedFrog
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2008 07:11:17 PM »

Make sure they are a size or two bigger- need room to get them over existing clothes Smiley

Serious motorcycle pants usually use zippers instead of snaps or ties and often have a reverse zipper from the knee down toward the ankle to make putting on with boots easier.
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akneedler
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2008 02:34:56 AM »

i've seen some with an elastic panel inset into the thigh area, too.  any idea where i might find that sort of heavy elastic yardage?  I'm scouring thrift stores for some heavy weight stretchy pants.  if they're on sale i may get a pair of stretch ski pants i found last time.  any other ideas?
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