Threading a lost drawstring through your favorite pair of sweatpants can be a mite peevish, but Lisa made it easy by teaching us how to coax a wayward drawstring back into place
. Lisa's tips are wonderful, but for me, they don't always work for a string that is too far gone.
Happy Zombie has a neat trick to thread a drawstring, using a cheap letter opener
. The author purchased a letter opener
at her local Safeway for 99 cents. She knotted a ribbon
to one end of the letter opener, fastened a safety pin
to the other end of the ribbon and the drawstring
, and found herself with an excellent way to thread a drawstring bag.
As Lisa reminded us in her post; to prevent the loss of a drawstring when washing and drying the item, pin the strings to the fabric of the item with safety pins first, or tie knots big enough that the drawstring can't back up. You'll be happy you did. I am sure you already know it is a serious pain trying to get a drawstring out of its hiding place.