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Reinforcing the knee

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    Profile photo of DeannaDeanna @Deanna

    Has anyone had success reinforcing the knee or adding an internal knee patch to the after-school pants? I really like this pattern, but find that my kids are hard on the knees. The two pairs I made for my daughter have needed to be patched. (I do have the cargo pant pattern which can easily be reinforced. I might make a pair of those too.)

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    Profile photo of with love Heidiwith love Heidi @with love Heidi

    I’ve made the cargos with reinforced knees.
    This photo links to the flicker tutorial I made for the double knees on the cargos.
    Field Trip Cargos Double Knees Pic6

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    Profile photo of Liesl GibsonLiesl Gibson
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    @deanna, I purchased a pair of blue jeans for S a while ago that had a second layer of fabric at the knees. It was simply sewn behind the main fabric at the location of the knees before the jeans were constructed, and it reinforced the fabric very nicely. I thought it was a great idea. I wish we still had them so I could take a photo for you!

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    Profile photo of DeannaDeanna @Deanna

    @liesl, was the second fabric attached via interfacing? Loose and just sewn in via the seams? (This would work for side seams but the top and bottom would be left loose or have an added seam to the outside.)

    Thanks!

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    Profile photo of Liesl GibsonLiesl Gibson
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    @liesl

    I don’t remember, but I seem to recall that the “patch” was sewn to the pants leg at the top and bottom edges. I’d be inclined to avoid interfacing or fusible because I think it would show through if holes wore through the first fabric, you know?

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    Profile photo of DeannaDeanna @Deanna

    Thanks! Thanks for the tips!

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