cutting & sewing leather riding chaps
I’m new to the discussion forums….although a Threads reader regularly. I ride horses and have made many pair of leather chaps for myself, duplicating a worn out old pair of my own that fit me fairly well. The pattern itself is relatively simple, and I have altered it some for better fit. I have also made some for friends.
I offered to help out a friend and make her daughter some for 4-H , and they turned out with twisted legs(the fringe rotates almost around to the inside of the ankle!!!)..and gapping at the front legs(thigh area)…….and not usable. I’m not quite sure what went wrong. I cut everything out the same , and didn’t differ my sewing technique.
Anyone have any suggestions to prevent this?? Or any fitting suggestions??Leather is too expensive to waste, and this was on my dime…I’m a little leary to try another pair, so any suggestions would be helpful.