Introduction: Pant Cuff CLIPS - - to Prevent Pant Bottom From Wearing Out

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If you have pants/jeans that are too long and drag at the bottom, use the 3D printed U or S clips above to prevent them from wearing out.

OR if where you live cuff'ing your pant is back in fashion use the U clips shown in the first picture, to hold the cuff. 3D print the U clips in colored PLA filament to match the color of your Jeans, you'll need at least 4 U clips.

Use the S clip, where one end of the hook goes into shoe and the other end is used to hold the pant.The 3D printed part have tiny teeth which prevent the clips from falling off ..Watch the video above.

The 3D printed parts fit have a key ring which means you can easily carry the part with you on your key chain.

Step 1: 3D Print U Clip

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Download the 3D printing software that you printer supports, in my case i am using the Printrbot Simple Metal which use Repetier-Host as a software to

  • Slice the STL files attached, which basically means cutting the part into various layers
  • And send commands to the 3D printer while printing

Download the STL file attached and load it in your printer software and slice the file, based on your printer setting

  • Slicing the STL file should take about 3 seconds
  • And the print time should be about 10 -15 mins

Step 2: 3D Print the S Clips

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Download the STL file attached and load it in your printer software, here there are two sizes attached

Start by printing one of each size, and check which one you are comfortable with before printing the another which makes it a pair.

Based on your printer setting

  • Slicing the STL file should take about 2 seconds
  • And the print time should be about 8 -11 mins based on STL file you downloaded

Step 3: Using the S Clips

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Once you have 3D printed at-least 2 S clips in colored PLA filament to match the color of your jeans.

Watch the video above on how to use the S Clip, basically

  • one end of the hook goes into shoe
  • and the other end is used to hold the pant

Step 4: Using the U Clip

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Once you have 3D printed at-least 4 U clips in colored PLA filament to match the color of your jeans, in my case i choose blue..

Use 2 U clips for each leg as show in the picture above.

Between the S and U clips, I prefer the U clip as it easy to use and the S clip takes some time getting use too..

Comments

SonikaJAnand (author)2015-01-12

Great Idea! it will work well for petite women like me as always my pants are kinda dragging and get went when it is showing or raining.

Also great for city commuters who change from heels to flat for walking to the train/subway. I would love a black one so that it blends with the pant

Yes, thanks for the comment and detailing out some use case on where the clips can be used.

tomatoskins (author)2015-01-12

Being 6'3" I wish that my pants being too long was an issue. Great build!

BarryLeder (author)2015-01-13

Nice solution.

I've been trying to solve this problem too. Though I want a non-visible or no cuff solution. Trying to find a way to create and hold a fold inside the lower pant leg.

Dustin Rogers (author)2015-01-12

I'm with tomatoskins, I wish I had this problem.

RevathiE (author)2015-01-12

Its a nice idea.Can you create one with the round perpendicular to clip? So that it can be hooked up to wall for hanging keys or something.

ahh , I see where you are going with that, yes you could modify the STL to do something similar to hang your keys ..

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