Step one - measure around the rings of the fixator to find your largest one, and make sure you have enough material to
cover it after adding velcro. Measure length also... You want to add about an inch or two to the measurements to allow
room for seams, overlapping, etc.
To make things VERY easy, I had a pair of man's cammo pants laying around. I took the widest part of the leg right
up at top of thigh through the knee area and found it would cover our fixator nicely. You can also buy material and
cut to your size.
Step two - for mine, I used a seam ripper to open up the inseam where the pant leg was joined, after cutting out the
needed length. Then, I sewed the seam back up on the ripped side so it would not fray.
Step three - I folded over the top and bottom edges about a half inch and sewed them close to the folded edge, creating
a pocket to thread through a shoelace or other string.
Step four - I sewed several one inch strips of velcro on one side of the fixator, with the rough plastic edges facing
AWAY from the body. First I pinned them with straight pins near the left hand edge, so I had room to sew along the right
hand edge with the sewing machine. Then I removed the pins and sewed the left hand side.
Step five - Then I lined up the soft velcro side with the existing velcro and pinned into place, and sewed using the
Step six - thread shoelaces through the top and bottom (easiest to pin a safety pin to the end of the shoelace to help
feed it through).
Then, you can bring the fixator cover from underneath the fixator to the front, tie top and bottom and close velcro,
and you are all set :)