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Old 01-10-2017, 06:01 PM   #1
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Default Bag size manipulation

I know this has been discussed in the past, and I'm am sorry to revisit, but I am looking for information on "adjusting" the bag size by utilizing a pair of old denim jeans. Drawings, pictures, directions would be appreciated.
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Old 01-10-2017, 06:38 PM   #2
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It's just a corset, more or less. You can use a stapler to staple the fabric initially until you find a good size, then sew it for more permanence. (Staples are easier to remove than stitches when you are adjusting for the correct size.)

Place it just behind the drone stocks. The width should be in the realm of 6" to 8" but adjust that to what you find is appropriate for your comfort.

It's always best to have a bag that's the correct size, but adding the corset can sometimes get you by for a lot less money . . . or can provide a launching pad in determining what size bag to buy.

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Old 01-11-2017, 12:59 AM   #3
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....You can use a stapler to staple the fabric initially until you find a good size, then sew it for more permanence....
Or safety pins - even easier to adjust and remove.
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Old 01-11-2017, 01:07 PM   #4
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I like safety pins, good idea.

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Old 01-12-2017, 02:51 PM   #5
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Wow!!! What a difference, I used safety pins initially to get the size "right" then sewed it up. I have a WMC which when fully inflated and everything corked off was a bit over 23" in circumference, I slid the denim leg over the bag and reduced the circumference to 19.5", which so far feels great, although I may open it up a bit. The next question is will this "corset" have any ill effects on the bag itself?

Thanks for the tips....so far....
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Old 01-17-2017, 05:22 PM   #6
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The next question is will this "corset" have any ill effects on the bag itself?
It depends on age and health. I hear that if they are too tight it can lead to a hospital visit due to constriction of internal organs. If she nags you a lot, then maybe it's not too bad of an idea . . .


Seriously, though, unless there some wear or stress I can't imagine, it should be fine.

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Old 01-17-2017, 11:38 PM   #7
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Just to add to what Andrew said....

Not good to call her a bag, at least not within earshot
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