The user buys ordinary trousers that are too long in the legs. She adapts them as follows:
– slit open the waistband at the back (photo 2).
– cut off the extra length of the trouser legs and sew them to the waistband (photo 3).
– cut the fabric so that the piece of fabric is narrow at the sides and wide at the middle, depending on how high you want the trousers.
– sew into place (photo 4).
– insert an elastic band into the waistband (photo 5).
The user occasionally uses a wheelchair. Standard trousers feel like they are cut too low when she sits. Trousers designed for individuals with disabilities are extremely expensive.
The trousers work both when sitting and standing.
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This tip is from 2009