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  1. #11
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    Re: Repairing a kilt yourself?

    Four, I think you are talking of the waistband stitching that sometimes pops on elastic waists. You must know someone with a sewing machine and some basic skill, the tread is easy to match color. It is a standard straight stitch, stretch out the elastic and match the stitch length. Clip the loose tread ends and stitch it down the original path overlapping the good area by 1/2 inch with the elastic fully stretched. It would take me about 2 minutes on my machine.

  2. #12
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    Re: Repairing a kilt yourself?

    Quote Originally Posted by Four View Post
    hm i see what you mean

    If you look at the kilt here from the back its one of the stitching above the pleats... i guess it does look invisible. Maybe a tailor would be better than i

    http://www.sportkilt.com/product/3351/Black-Watch-.html
    What worries me is that this is a new kilt and the stitching should not have come loose so quickly. It could be because of poor workmanship and the stitches were not properly "locked" in place, or it could be to do with poor quality thread being used. Either way, the company who supplied you should really take responsibility and repair the kilt for you. Have you contacted them?

  3. #13
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    Re: Repairing a kilt yourself?

    I finally caught on that I it an Ultimate SK. No elastic I would contact Seamus at SK they will correct it. seamus@sportkilt.com They have been great to work with for me. I havent had stitch problems yet with my stretchy waist ones and my flannel comfys get worn a lot. They use the normal two thread machine lock stitch.
    Last edited by tundramanq; 28th January 12 at 03:57 AM.

  4. #14
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    Re: Repairing a kilt yourself?

    Four I emailed Seamus at SK on this - his reply:

    Hi Chuck,
    Thanks for letting me know, and I would reply to him, but I forgot my XMarks password and had trouble trying to retrieve it. You are welcome to let him know that if he wants to mail it back to us, we will repair it and mail it back to him for free.

    Regards,

    Seamus

    Sport Kilt
    seamus@sportkilt.com

  5. #15
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    Re: Repairing a kilt yourself?

    I haven't had an issue with stitching failure on my kilts YET however... I would like some information on modifications for additional tuck in clothing and snap kilt fasteners. Can I "add" fasteners to the waist and/or Velcro? if so, what is the best source?

    Thanks,

    Seawolf

  6. #16

    Re: Repairing a kilt yourself?

    Quote Originally Posted by tundramanq View Post
    Four I emailed Seamus at SK on this - his reply:

    Hi Chuck,
    Thanks for letting me know, and I would reply to him, but I forgot my XMarks password and had trouble trying to retrieve it. You are welcome to let him know that if he wants to mail it back to us, we will repair it and mail it back to him for free.

    Regards,

    Seamus

    Sport Kilt
    seamus@sportkilt.com
    Thanks for the reply. For now my wife fixed it and it looks pretty good. I like the kilt so much i am hesitant to send it off

  7. #17
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    Re: Repairing a kilt yourself?

    Quote Originally Posted by Seawolf View Post
    I haven't had an issue with stitching failure on my kilts YET however... I would like some information on modifications for additional tuck in clothing and snap kilt fasteners. Can I "add" fasteners to the waist and/or Velcro? if so, what is the best source?

    Thanks,

    Seawolf
    Seawolf regular old line 24 or 20 size snaps can be used on the heavyer fabrics or through the velcro. If you use a kilt belt it will cover the snaps. On tucks, if you are meaning the kilt is getting too large, if there are no straps then you can just snap or move the bottom velcro or sew on another piece at the needed position. I really dosent matter that the apron may be covering a pleat some. With a belt the velcro feels better to the waist than with snaps under it near the hip bones.

    Wide velcro is available at sewing supply stores and many department stores in the sewing section.

  8. #18
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    Re: Repairing a kilt yourself?

    Thanks guys!!

    I will be off to get some supplies this AM. Again,

    Thanks for all the help. I will let you know how it goes.


    Seawolf

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