How to Put a Chain on Your Pants

by Alex Smith ; Updated September 28, 2017

Attach a chain to your pants to protect your wallet.

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Chains are attached to pants to ensure you don't loose items such as a wallet or keys. Many stores sell chains for this purpose, but you can easily make your own with just a piece of chain and two key rings. This chain will help you to keep track of your possessions and thwart pickpockets and other thieves.

Items you will need

  • Chain
  • Bolt cutters
  • 2 key rings
  • Carabiners (optional)
Step 1

Cut a 20 to 24-inch piece of small chain with a pair of bolt cutters.

Step 2

Connect a key ring to both ends of the chain.

Step 3

Connect one key ring to a belt loop on your pants.

Step 4

Connect the other key ring to a wallet, key chain or other item.


  • Use carabiners in place of key rings if desired.

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About the Author

Alex Smith began writing in 2006 and brings a combination of education and humor to various websites. He holds a Master of Arts in theater and works as a professional makeup and special-effects artist.