No, seriously. I mean it. Don't try it. It's another one of my "booty bags" (as someone from Craftster so aptly named it). Now that the Army has changed their uniform, there is a wealth of BDU material out there. A nice lady sent me her hubby's old BDUs for me to use in projects (I can't change anything of my own hubby's until he's safely home). She also asked me to make her a bag like my corduroy purse. Reconstruction work is more difficult than working with plain cuts of fabric, but I didn't think it would be near impossible.
I don't know what I was thinking. They're military uniforms; meant to be worn in war, and, as it happens, are constructed quite well. Besides their sturdiness, everything about them is different than regular old pants. Halfway through the project, I considered waving a white flag. I pressed on. But never again (well...).
[*Note: I bought the alphabet fabric at JoAnn's; it's not avail. online]