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Pattern Reviews> Kwik Sew> 1727 (Men's Tank Top, Tights & Bicyc)

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Reviewed by: LoriB
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Posted on:11/21/05 7:22 AM
Last Updated:9/20/02 1:35 PM

Review Rating: Very Helpful by 8 people   
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Great review! I've been wondering about sewing some bike shorts for awhile, and this gave me a pretty good idea of what goes into it. Thanks!
9/18/02 11:37 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
Thanks for this detailed review and including your sources. Speaking of sources have your tried Seattle Fabrics? They carry a monolith antibacterial biking shorts pad for $11.95. Never have ordered from them myself and maybe this is more than you want to pay.
9/19/02 12:00 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
Rennie, thanks for the tip for the biking pad at Seattle Fabrics. I'd seen this site before but wasn't aware they carried a pad. It is more than I'd like to pay, but if the Kwik Sew one is a flop, I may purchase it. DH is trying the shorts out today on his ride to work.
9/19/02 12:47 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
Ariane said...
Thanks for the great review ! I want to try to make dh some bike shorts and was wondering about the construction. How did your dh find the pad after using it for a while ? I don't really want to pay $12 for one, but I also want dh to be comfortable !
6/20/03 3:14 PM
Rhonda Noah said...
Yes, Lori, I too would enjoy an update. MY DH will return to serious road biking one of these days and I'd like to make some of these for him.
6/21/03 5:43 AM
Ariane said...
In case anybody's interested, I found a CoolMax Sanitized pad for CAN $6 at Mountain Equipment Co-op. Now how to sew it is another problem...
7/20/03 11:07 PM
Brenda in the Boro said...
thanks for this. I am looking to make cycling shorts with a pad for myself as I cannot seem to get comfort in RTW.
2/22/06 7:22 AM
mlsews said...
Fantastic, I have this pattern on my list to make for dh and my brother. I'm thinking of recycling the pads from dh's current shorts since he loves the gel pads. Thanks for the review and pic!
10/16/08 4:04 PM
JenSews2 said...
Thanks for the review! This was very helpful as I have this pattern and haven't sewn it yet. DH needs new shorts and they are EXPENSIVE, especially considering they use so little fabric.
2/3/12 10:42 AM
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