[Ansteorra] reinforce cloak for brooch

Michael Silverhands silverhands at sbcglobal.net
Mon Feb 21 12:42:33 PST 2005

--- Ciard49 at aol.com wrote:

> Greetings good Gentles, 
> A question please?  I need to make some sort of reinforcing on my  cloak
> due to the weight of a large set of brass double-brooches with chain. 
> Can anyone describe how to make the reinforcements?
> thank you
> Ciard

I have a cloak I've had for over 20 years, with a reinforcement like you
describe. The cloak is very heavy (especially when wet), and actually pulled
the pin through the material on our first design. The current design is
simply a round patch of leather (just some scrap that was handy) about 2" in
diameter, which is sewn all around to the cloak (on the inside, where you
won't see it when worn). The two halves of the clasp are actually sewn to the
leather patches (through the cloak material from the outside). It solved the
problem perfectly, and has held up extremely well.


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