Starting off a busy weekend of #cosplayrepair
with something that has bothered me for YEARS: the pocket flaps of Coco's cargo pants.
I made the cargo pants myself two years ago out of two heavily-modified pairs of jeans; I cut them apart, added the zip-off legs, added decorative stitching and buttons, and added some functional cargo pockets.
The issue is that I was (and still am) extremely novice at sewing. As a result, I made the pockets wrong, and they would curl up at the edges and ruin the look (as I've noticed in many photographs). I did *not* work so hard on that decoration for it to get covered up!
There's a lot of issues though in fixing the problem. I am not good enough with a sewing machine to sew on more fabric without ruining the decorative stitching (or the pants themselves), and my hand-stitching looks like garbage; I can't seam-rip the pockets off (they'll tear and be ruined); fabric glue is mostly a useless product, especially after washing, and risks unsightly drips; I have no iron nor ironing board, so neither flattening nor adhesives would work; wire would not fit in my current seams and would probably look weird.
What I ended up doing was using some plastic canvas (leftovers from the Aku mask build; it's what I see through). It's rigid enough to prevent the curling, but flexible enough to be wearable, and is very easy to sew. I cut a piece to match the inside of the flap, drilled holes for the snaps (Forstner bits are AMAZING), and attached it with some simple stitches like I would use to sew on a button. A very effective, quick, almost invisible repair! No more ugly, curly pockets!
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