Easy to Make Reflective Tape Pants




This is a project I came up with because I was strapped for cash but wanted to be safe riding my bike back and forth from grad school. Enjoy!

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Step 1: Supplies

Things you will need for this project are:

Relective Tape: 3$
Clothing Iron

Step 2: Cut and Shape

Cut the Tape to the size you like. Pants are easy because you can just do a rectangle that will be applied along the hem of the pants.

Step 3: Iron On!

Have your Iron on at cotton high. Press the iron to the reflective tape [shiny or glue side down] for 30 seconds.

Step 4: Done

As soon as you are done with the reflective tape, its all done! I will admit that there are companies out there that will sell you pants with this stuff in the cuffs that are much nicer looking but this serves as a quick and safe way to ride late at night. If you iron the tape to the inside the pant cuff, it will be easy to disguise later.

Step 5: Shoes Too!

I also did it on my old vans. It works so well I think. Hopefully this helps some of you late night riders.

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    5 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks MUCH for posting this Instructable. Having reflective clothing on at night while riding a bike or walking can make the difference between life and death. I witnessed a woman being hit by a car at night. She was wearing a long, all black long coat and black slacks, black scarf and shoes. She could NOT be seen until the very last minute. Fortunately she was not seriously injured. I have nearly hit cyclists riding their bikes along unlit highways - no reflectors, all black clothes and a black bike. Seriously, help all of us out!