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Don_Ellingsworth
04-03-2001, 09:11 AM
Does anyone have any suggestions as to where i can send my hakama for repair?

I have an Iwata hakama that has a break in the koshiita and some threads loose in that same area. I would like to have it professionally fixed rather then trying to do it myself or taking it to the local dry cleaners.

Thanks,
Don Ellingsworth

Anne
04-05-2001, 04:50 AM
How about ordering the koshiita replacement kit from BuJin and taking this and your hakama to a local taylor?
I took my hakama to a taylor to get the pleats sewn at the edges and it worked very well.
The replacement kit comes with instructions, so I don't think a taylor would have problems with it.

yours Anne

Greg Jennings
10-25-2010, 05:15 PM
I have a very nice Iwata hakama that is a bit worse for wear. I would like to have it made as new again. I don't have the time or the talent to do it myself.

Does anyone know someone in the U.S. that would repair it or, failing that, if Iwata will do so?

Best regards,

Janet Rosen
10-25-2010, 05:46 PM
I do hakama repairs for folks in my dojo (restitching opened seams, replacing koshita or reinforcement triangles, and patching the knees).
A tip for replacing inside of koshita: plumbers gasket, a sheet of vulcanized rubber, is easy to cut and makes a very pliable but fairly indestructable koshita stuffer!
If you precut the stuffer, I expect any competent seamstress would be able to do the sewing required.

Abasan
10-25-2010, 06:48 PM
Ah great advice janet... I used a piece of cardboard since I couldn't get the material anywhere, even clobbers... I never thought to look for plumbers gasket!

David Yap
10-25-2010, 07:35 PM
Ah great advice janet... I used a piece of cardboard since I couldn't get the material anywhere, even clobbers... I never thought to look for plumbers gasket!

Abas,

I make hakama and I have the plumber gasket cut for the koshita. If you need it, just give the measurements for a perfect fit.

David Y

Chris Li
10-25-2010, 08:00 PM
Ah great advice janet... I used a piece of cardboard since I couldn't get the material anywhere, even clobbers... I never thought to look for plumbers gasket!

You can also use a mud flap for a car or truck. Available cheaply at any auto parts store and extremely durable.

Best,

Chris

ninjaqutie
10-25-2010, 11:16 PM
How about ordering the koshiita replacement kit from BuJin and taking this and your hakama to a local taylor?

That is a viable option anymore as bujin has closed their doors to selling most of their products (or last I heard anyway). Janet's idea is a good one and it seems to work well. :)

Abasan
10-26-2010, 01:52 AM
David.. wow I didn't realise you make hakamas... that's cool!

Chris, thanks... now why didn't I think about that.

Greg Jennings
10-26-2010, 06:59 AM
The koshita "stuffer"/insert is OK. The inner panel has come unstitched.

This amounts to redoing stitching. While I'm at it, I'd like to shorten it about 1".

I'm just being careful. This one has sentimental value and I don't want the job botched.

crbateman
10-26-2010, 09:10 AM
I'm just being careful. This one has sentimental value and I don't want the job botched.Explain that to your tailor, but tell them it's from your sword class... ;) :p

Janet Rosen
10-26-2010, 09:42 AM
I'm just being careful. This one has sentimental value and I don't want the job botched.

Sent you a p.m.

Dan Rubin
10-26-2010, 04:20 PM
That is a viable option anymore as bujin has closed their doors to selling most of their products (or last I heard anyway)

But it was a viable option 9 years ago, when that post was written. :D

Janet Rosen
10-26-2010, 04:31 PM
But it was a viable option 9 years ago, when that post was written. :D

Zombie posts! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0DZEjgTlbI)

ninjaqutie
10-26-2010, 11:09 PM
But it was a viable option 9 years ago, when that post was written. :D

DOH! I didn't even notice that. I just saw lots of recent posts and thought nothing of it... :freaky: