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Question on cordura or nylon gear

Ok so my wife and I finally got better riding gear than the pirate costumes we used to wear on our cruiser.

As we all know it's nearly impossible to buy the pants in specific inseams or for women even close to matching sizes correclty (i.e. if a woman wears size 16 jeans why do you try riding pants up to a 20 and they're still way to small). Needless to say, when we got her pants she liked they are way too long as we expected. The girl who was going to hem them can't do it for a few weeks. What are the thought of at least temporarily hemming them with flexible, waterproof craft or clothing cement? She's already tired of rolling thm up or under. I'm figuring it may work and someone here has done it?

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Ok so my wife and I finally got better riding gear than the pirate costumes we used to wear on our cruiser.

As we all know it's nearly impossible to buy the pants in specific inseams or for women even close to matching sizes correclty (i.e. if a woman wears size 16 jeans why do you try riding pants up to a 20 and they're still way to small). Needless to say, when we got her pants she liked they are way too long as we expected. The girl who was going to hem them can't do it for a few weeks. What are the thought of at least temporarily hemming them with flexible, waterproof craft or clothing cement? She's already tired of rolling thm up or under. I'm figuring it may work and someone here has done it?

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As one who sews a lot - I would use multiple safety pins instead and try to press a crease in the bottom with a COOL iron once she gets them to the right "altitude". The other benefit is that she can adjust them until she's happy with the length before sewing. Usually riding pants are more comfortable when left longer than street pants.

I doubt if the cement would stick to cordura, and if it does it may foul the sewing machine if she needs to put a hem in that area. Sewing causes a tremendous amount of heat where the needle goes through the fabric, and I would not be surprised if it would melt the cement...


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Re: Question on cordura or nylon gear

Problem solved! We went into Hobby Lobby today for something else and she found something called UGlu tape. It says "Strength of adhesive, the convenience of tape. From the list of items the package said it worked on we figured we'd give it a shot. I sat her on the bike and measured how much to turn under, then put the tape in and folded up. Then I did presse a crease in the cuffs. Even the gussets on the pants still work. The tape can even be laundered. So we'll see how it goes.

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