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For those of you who use a belly band, what have you done to make it more comfortable? I recently bought one to wear with sweat pants and shorts and it is uncomfortable with the velcro constantly scratching and poking.
 

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This is kind of hard for me to explain...

I tend to wrinkle the velcro. Meaning I dont allow for it the side with scratchy piece to go outside the edges of the soft side. I may have left the belly band in my truck. I'll see if I can post a pic of what I mean.
 

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or just trim the edges of the scratchy part so it doesn't overlap the fuzzy part. I think that would accomplish the same thing Aberk is talking about without having to make "wrinkles" in the velcroed section.
 

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or just trim the edges of the scratchy part so it doesn't overlap the fuzzy part. I think that would accomplish the same thing Aberk is talking about without having to make "wrinkles" in the velcroed section.
This sounded really good and I started thinking about how to do it. Suddenly, a ******** favorite repair tool jumped into my head. Duck tape! So, I put a 1/4" of duck tape around the edges. Problem solved!

Thanks for all of the ideas, everyone.
 

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Melissa5 said:
Tinkerhell said:
or just trim the edges of the scratchy part so it doesn't overlap the fuzzy part. I think that would accomplish the same thing Aberk is talking about without having to make "wrinkles" in the velcroed section.
This sounded really good and I started thinking about how to do it. Suddenly, a ******** favorite repair tool jumped into my head. Duck tape! So, I put a 1/4" of duck tape around the edges. Problem solved!

Thanks for all of the ideas, everyone.
When it comes off (and it will), you'll have a sticky mess on your hands.
 

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livesounder said:
Melissa5 said:
Tinkerhell said:
or just trim the edges of the scratchy part so it doesn't overlap the fuzzy part. I think that would accomplish the same thing Aberk is talking about without having to make "wrinkles" in the velcroed section.
This sounded really good and I started thinking about how to do it. Suddenly, a ******** favorite repair tool jumped into my head. Duck tape! So, I put a 1/4" of duck tape around the edges. Problem solved!

Thanks for all of the ideas, everyone.
When it comes off (and it will), you'll have a sticky mess on your hands.
Well, what do YOU suggest?
 

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Melissa5 said:
livesounder said:
Melissa5 said:
Tinkerhell said:
or just trim the edges of the scratchy part so it doesn't overlap the fuzzy part. I think that would accomplish the same thing Aberk is talking about without having to make "wrinkles" in the velcroed section.
This sounded really good and I started thinking about how to do it. Suddenly, a ******** favorite repair tool jumped into my head. Duck tape! So, I put a 1/4" of duck tape around the edges. Problem solved!

Thanks for all of the ideas, everyone.
When it comes off (and it will), you'll have a sticky mess on your hands.
Well, what do YOU suggest?
a piece of ace bandage to wrap the joint?
 

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rmodel65 said:
Melissa5 said:
livesounder said:
Melissa5 said:
Tinkerhell said:
or just trim the edges of the scratchy part so it doesn't overlap the fuzzy part. I think that would accomplish the same thing Aberk is talking about without having to make "wrinkles" in the velcroed section.
This sounded really good and I started thinking about how to do it. Suddenly, a ******** favorite repair tool jumped into my head. Duck tape! So, I put a 1/4" of duck tape around the edges. Problem solved!

Thanks for all of the ideas, everyone.
When it comes off (and it will), you'll have a sticky mess on your hands.
Well, what do YOU suggest?
a piece of ace bandage to wrap the joint?
Kind of like a movable belt loop?
 

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How about taking AV8Rs cotton t-shirt idea and stitching it to the band?
 

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Most of these things are put together a mono-filament like thread, with lots of cut ends unfinished. Run a low flame (Candle, match, etc) over the surface. It'll singe back the tips. You should notice a difference. Stitching a cotton fabric over the surface would also work, as suggested.
 

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Melissa5 said:
livesounder said:
Melissa5 said:
Tinkerhell said:
or just trim the edges of the scratchy part so it doesn't overlap the fuzzy part. I think that would accomplish the same thing Aberk is talking about without having to make "wrinkles" in the velcroed section.
This sounded really good and I started thinking about how to do it. Suddenly, a ******** favorite repair tool jumped into my head. Duck tape! So, I put a 1/4" of duck tape around the edges. Problem solved!

Thanks for all of the ideas, everyone.
When it comes off (and it will), you'll have a sticky mess on your hands.
Well, what do YOU suggest?
You've already gotten a number of good ideas. If I understand the issue, I would trim the edge of the "hard" side back a bit with scissors so it's smaller than the "soft" side.
 

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Im not really sure of the dynamics of a belly band, but I wear a ankle holster while at work, sometimes for nine hours at a time. The velcro can be very uncomfortable. I wear boots so the holster sits high on my calf and my socks tend to pull down through out the day. After a few days of aggitation from the velcro, I came up with the idea to cut the top part of a sock off from them bottom half, like a sleeve. So everytime I wear the ankle holster, I have this piece of sock sleeved over my calf in extension to the boot sock I already wear. Through out the day I forget that I am carrying my LCR 38 special on my anckle.

Maybe this method won't work in your situation, but maybe you could use a cut piece of sock to strap the belly band through and possition the velcro within the cut piece of sock. Maybe the same idea would work for you?

Good luck,

Clay
 
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