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Old 02-12-2014, 03:53 PM   #1
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thinning woollybottoms

I just bought a used pair of recycled wool shorties that are thinning in the butt/crotch. Any ideas on how to reinforce them? Felt them somehow?

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Old 02-12-2014, 04:37 PM   #2
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I would use a wool doubler
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Old 02-12-2014, 04:57 PM   #3
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Re: thinning woollybottoms

You could sew a second layer of wool in the inside where it's thin.
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Re: thinning woollybottoms

You could just get some wool roving and felt it to the inside using a pin. You could probably attach a wool doubler to the inside this way without having to sew it, depending on the gauge of the stitch.
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Re: thinning woollybottoms

I have been using woollybottoms for many years and I have never had issues with anything except cashmere getting thin. If you felt them you are going to lose the stretch and in the bum that is important. I do not know what I would do in that case they are so reasonably priced I would probably just buy a new pair lol (I have had $65 wool unravel so .... )
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Old 02-15-2014, 01:37 PM   #6
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Re: thinning woollybottoms

Well I tried to do some needle felting, but I don't really know what I am doing (nor do I have a felting needle) and it didn't work at all. Then I tried to felt the crotch since these are kinda big on my son anyway. Maybe I really dont know what I am doing, but I could not get these things to felt! I think I made the thinning worse!

Since at this point they are pretty much useless to me, I may try to felt them with my washing machine.

I agree, woollybottoms are reasonably priced for woolies, but for infant/toddler pants they are still _very_ expensive (even used). So I'd really like to get some use out of them.
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