Saturday, April 13, 2013

Western Chaps Resized DIY

 Adding some width to western chaps is easier than you think.
 Take the zipper half without the pull off the chaps with a seam ripper.  Then sew super wide elastic to that side of the chaps.  Make sure you turn under the elastic at each short end and sew a hem first. 
 Then sew the zipper half that you took off to the elastic.  See how much extra width it adds?
 Basic essentials plus a leather needle and quilting thread for your sewing machine.
Here's what it will look like before you let the fringe fall!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks. I hope it has helped someone save some $ by resizing their chaps instead of having to buy a new pair!