Pant Leg Kettle Style Weight




About: Just trying to get by...

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

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Step 1: Gather Materials

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

Cut pant leg off at about 15-18 inches

Step 3: Layout and Size

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

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

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

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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    3 Discussions


    7 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    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.