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100% Recommend this product (3 of 3 responses)
By Ann Siegle
July 6, 2017
Great option if you love to sew your own cycling gear!
With the many fun prints out there in sport lycra fabric, sewing your own shorts, capris and tights is easy and fun (they take just about 20 minutes to sew, not including the chamois). I upgrade my ready to wear cycling shorts with new chamois pads as well - I like the width of the 'frame' of this pad - it's wider than most of the ones found in the cycling shorts I bought through cycle clubs and events, and when sewn in, the wider frame (the part that is not contoured) doesn't hit me where the saddle chafes. I found the sewing instructions easy to follow, and clever, especially the part about the 'dropping' (moving the pad forward 1.5"). I have sewn this pad into a pair of capri leggings that I made, and I've sewn the kids' pads into shorts as well. The pad itself is comfortable to wear.
April 2, 2017
sewing instructions need improvement
I haven't cycled in it yet, just wanted to comment on the sewing instructions. There were a couple of unclear instructions: "pin at notches" seems clear enough, but I couldn't find notches, except for center front and back, and I don't think that's what was meant. Also, "find center back and drop 1.5 inches" Drop? not a sewing term. Maybe "mark center back and pin 1.5 inches towards the front"? I'm still not sure what dropping means.
February 29, 2016
Just what I wanted!
I had stitched for myself a pair of running shorts that were great - but really, they would be better as cycling shorts. But where to find a chamois? I could mock up a pad myself - layers of terrycloth or whatever. Hurray for the internet, which led me to Aerotech and their sew in chamois, and better still, a chamois designed for women. I ordered - and it arrived quickly! It was easy to sew into my shorts. A few rides (30 - 40 minutes each) and they work great. Much better than a home-made pad would have been. Looking forward to making more gear.