Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Steal this idea: Gobstopper pants

I have lamented the holey knees in my kids' pants here before. Despite my best efforts to have them mended, it seems no patch is strong enough to withstand their normal activities.


So, to all of you crafty mamas who get your Etsy on, I have a request. Please make me some Gobstopper Pants. Or more specifically, pants with Gobstopper knees. I'm envisioning a series of patches--when one gets ripped, there's a fresh one underneath to take its place. I think there would need to be at least 3-4 layers of patches. The best part about this concept? The pants will actually look better with time, rather than worse. It should take a normal seven-year-old months to get down to just the actual pants, minus the patches.

Alright mamas, hook me up!

4 comments:

Jim Duong said...

http://www.xsportsprotective.com/triple-eight-second-skins-knee.html''Sew those on!

crunchymama said...

I patch it from underneath and let it show through the hole, then reinforce around the tear so it doesn't get worse. So it is the kind of effect you are talking about. You want a Rainbow tribe traveler to patch your pants.

Your idea of multiple patches is great, the stitching is better underneath though. Because the way I've been doing it, it rubs off eventually- of course, Abinadi does generate a lot more friction than the average boy...

Sassy Molassy said...

My boys just go around with ripped jeans. It's hip.

warren said...

Have them wear shorts (or kilts). Problem solved.

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