Bicycle riding season is getting close, so I’m crafting to get ready.
In the Spring and Fall, I’m still wearing jeans when I ride, and even though my chain has a guard on it, I’m still pretty fearful my pant leg is going to get caught. I tend to have a more pant leg around my ankles than the average person, because I’m short.
I know how to hem jeans. I just don’t 😉 .
Over the winter I worked through my closet purging items that were too worn out or were just not getting worn. The good stuff went to friends and charity. The old stuff got cut down into rags and squared off bits of material for crafting.
One particular shirt had a snap placket, and I knew it would be good for something so I carefully trimmed of both sides. The shirt was corduroy and the snap plackets were very nicely edged on both sides so they were very sturdy.
That left me with a strip of snap heads, and a strip of snap posts.
I trimmed off the last one of the snap heads from that strip, and sewed it on the wrong side of the strip of snap posts. I repeated the process, trimming the last snap post from that strip and sewing it on the wrong side of the snap head strip.
I didn’t sweat the details – I hand stitched them using double thread. The stitches are pretty invisible in the black material, and a pant leg keeper is not a high fashion item.
When I was done, I had two pant leg keepers. Which is handy, since there are two bike riders at the SuzerSpace.