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    Lightbulb Curse You Kilt Pin! - Preventing Kilt Pin Damage

    Anyone who has worn a kilt for any length of time that wears a kilt pin knows the feeling. Whether its watching a small hole start where the pin goes through the fabric or fraying at the point, it's painful to see. I have found a way that seems to help however, it also helps to prevent holes, fraying, tears caused by kilt pins. It also prevents you from losing the pin if it comes unclasped.

    Note this does present its own problems, but I feel the benefits far out weight the risk.

    To do this, you simply add a tiny piece of elastic band as shown in the picture below.

    KiltPin.jpg

    @Madadh Also had a similar, good idea.
    I find a small piece of leather also does the trick, especially for the large safety pins.
    @The Wizard of BC had the following sage advice on this issue.

    I have begun to make all my kilts with extra, 4 inch, wide apron facings to serve as re-inforcment behind the kilt pin.

    I then use a piece of wide rubber band, or in this case a piece cut from the disposable tourniquet from a blood lab, to keep the pin in place just in case it comes open.

    In the old days, the military would use a piece of canvas, or anything close at hand, as a kilt pin backing.
    Last edited by BEDickey1337; 28th October 18 at 01:55 PM. Reason: Added Info

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