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Old 8th Jan 2014, 12:41 am   #19
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Default Re: Improvising with Household Items.

I recently had to find some replacement earpads for several educational headsets. The outer surface was torn and the foam below was showing its age.
They were I think 9.5cm in diameter, and all the ones I found were too small. The 'official' ones were over my budget, especially since I was working on multiple units. So I decided to make some. I needed some fairly wear-resistant, wipe-clean material yet which was soft on the ears.

Solution: an old leather (or leather substitute!) padded handbag from a charity place for 1€!
I used black, but plenty of colours available ;-)
Cut the pads to size, stitched to the old bases. Job's a good 'un.
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