Introduction: Pant Leg Kettle Style Weight

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I hate throwing away old pants, so one day I was thinking about what to do with a pair that had just gotten to small.

What you will need:

Pair of  denim pants
About 2 to 3 feet of webbing
About 8 inches 1/2 inch PVC
Weight (most anything would work, sand, wheat, beans, etc.)

Good pair of Scissors 
Sewing Machine

Step 1: Gather Materials

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Pair of  denim pants
About 2 to 3 feet of webbing
About 8 inches 1/2 inch PVC
Weight (most anything would work, sand, wheat, beans, etc.)

Step 2: Prepare Materials

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Cut pant leg off at about 15-18 inches

Step 3: Layout and Size

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Layout your materials and make sure you have enough webbing so it will stretch the length of the pant leg and have enough room for your handle

Step 4: Sew and Sew Some More

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Sew webbing on  with the handle threaded.
I followed the seams on the pant leg just to get a straight line
I sewed the webbing cross the width five to six times. I also left enough room so if I wanted to create a way to seal the bag I would have enough room.

Step 5: Still Sewing

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Next I flipped it inside out and sewed the bottom of the leg.
I folded in the edges so when it was full it would have a flat bottom.
Flip it right side out

Step 6: Weight

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I have been trying several different options, I have settled on wheat grain for now.
I filled 6 sandwich bags with three cups of grain each. It ends up being about 2 lbs. each.
If this ends up being the option I stick with I will sew each of these a fabric bag (a little more permanent.) 

Step 7: Fill and Lift

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JSDavis82 (author)2011-11-16

Clever design, but as a personal fitness trainer who works with kettlebells every day, I can say that much use of this "weight" at all would really be a disaster waiting to happen. Use with caution.

edwardlarson (author)JSDavis822011-11-17

Thanks for your comment. of course this is not a real kettle weight and not designed for real training. Should have added that disclaimer. I use I have found for this is more of a easy to move sand bad, for my photography and such.

scoochmaroo (author)2011-11-16

Excellent! Very simple and handy.

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