mens pants-pocket repair....

jannaz_gwFebruary 15, 2010

Does anyone here know where on line to find those replacement pockets you can get to fix men's pants pockets? You cut away most of the damaged pocket, then attach the new one with a hot iron (and I always sew it, afterward).

I used to find them in ACCO (ARCO?) stores, but so many of those stores are gone now. I've tried Clotilde's and Home-Sew with no luck.

Sure could use some help locating these--if they're even made any more...

Cheers,

Jann

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bigfoot_liz

hmmm i didn't know they even made such a thing! i will have to tell my DH...he needs them desperately! he had a VERY bad habit of leaving things in his pockets for the laundry that should not go in. Things like drill bits, scissors, lactaid pills, kleenex etc...well i solved that by cutting off the inside end of the pocket to salvage the items before the wash lol. a few pants w/o working pockets later and my problem was solved hehehehe... does he ever remember that he can't put keys in certain pants thou...no lol! but no more drill bits fall out of the washer or dryer when i open the doors anymore :-) ~ liz

    Bookmark   February 15, 2010 at 12:35PM
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nanny98

You might try Nancysnotions.com It is a great catalog of sewing stuff. Nanny

    Bookmark   February 15, 2010 at 12:41PM
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lido

Hancock Fabrics on-line store has them...made by Dritz. The "real" stores should have them, too.

Here is a link that might be useful: pocket repair

    Bookmark   February 15, 2010 at 1:14PM
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OklaMoni

Liz, I LOVE your solution. I'll try to remember it for future use. :)

Moni

    Bookmark   February 15, 2010 at 1:14PM
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jannaz_gw

Lido--woo-hoo, thank you. That's just what I was looking for! Now if I can limit myself to ordering just the pocket repair--it looks like there might be a million other things there that I need...

Cheers,
J

    Bookmark   February 15, 2010 at 1:25PM
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joyfulguy

Try a fabric store.

Or ... cut up the corner of an old sheet and make your own.

ole joyful

    Bookmark   February 18, 2010 at 6:43PM
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cynic

There's always the silver miracle, now available in fashion colors!

    Bookmark   February 18, 2010 at 11:29PM
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mariend

JoAnns and a super Walmart. No sure about Hobby Lobby. But my DD made her's for her son in law.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2010 at 12:12AM
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jannaz_gw

Thanks to all who offered suggestions.

Cynic, is that duct-tape????? That might work in a pinch. I'll have to try it.

For some reason, those pocket replacements are really difficult to find in this area. I've ordered four packs, which should keep me supplied for a little while....

Jann

    Bookmark   February 19, 2010 at 10:17AM
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jannie

I'm fortunate I have "Variety Store" about 5 miles away. They carry items like iron-on patches and pants pockets. I also found a good (female) tailor/ dressmaker in my own town who will sew anything.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2010 at 10:47AM
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jemdandy

Sometimes, I have found pocket repairs at Joanne Fabrics.

Most of the time, the holes in my pockets are near the bottom, therefore, I can repair these with a large iron patch. Add stiching around the edges if more security is desired.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2010 at 5:58PM
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