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(Lifehacker)   Apparently you now need a video to fix your drawstring   (lifehacker.com) divider line
    More: Facepalm, Textile closures, humble drawstring, Punk fashion, charging cable, large safety pin, traditional method, only finicky bit, end of the drawstring  
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2021-07-24 1:37:34 PM  
I know replacing my G string can get pretty hairy.
 
2021-07-24 1:43:58 PM  
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2021-07-24 2:37:17 PM  
There's a ton of ways to do this.  For example, a paperclip or safety pin piercing your drawstring a few times, then maybe taped over that for extra hold, then fed through, works just fine, as long as you're careful.

But easiest of all is an emptied out pen tube.  The ones where they don't diminish down to a tiny hole but when you remove everything you're left with a main piece that's just a simple tube that's the same size on both ends.

Feed the drawstring through the emptied out pen tube.  Put a temporary knot that can be untied on one end. Feed the tube all the way through the pants with the rest of the drawstring following.  When the tube (quite easily) gets out the other end, untie the knot and remove the pen tube. Job done in like 3 minutes.
 
2021-07-24 2:43:24 PM  

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Someone out there, somewhere... you know they've been waiting on tenterhooks for the red chair how-to - damn chair's in the way

/the phrase, "Nobody's that dumb." is generally regarded by the universe as a challenge
 
2021-07-24 2:43:59 PM  

Kris_Romm: There's a ton of ways to do this.  For example, a paperclip or safety pin piercing your drawstring a few times, then maybe taped over that for extra hold, then fed through, works just fine, as long as you're careful.

But easiest of all is an emptied out pen tube.  The ones where they don't diminish down to a tiny hole but when you remove everything you're left with a main piece that's just a simple tube that's the same size on both ends.

Feed the drawstring through the emptied out pen tube.  Put a temporary knot that can be untied on one end. Feed the tube all the way through the pants with the rest of the drawstring following.  When the tube (quite easily) gets out the other end, untie the knot and remove the pen tube. Job done in like 3 minutes.


I just remove the drawstring from hoodies. Never use them and hate when they get caught on something.
 
2021-07-24 2:45:32 PM  

montreal_medic: Kris_Romm: There's a ton of ways to do this.  For example, a paperclip or safety pin piercing your drawstring a few times, then maybe taped over that for extra hold, then fed through, works just fine, as long as you're careful.

But easiest of all is an emptied out pen tube.  The ones where they don't diminish down to a tiny hole but when you remove everything you're left with a main piece that's just a simple tube that's the same size on both ends.

Feed the drawstring through the emptied out pen tube.  Put a temporary knot that can be untied on one end. Feed the tube all the way through the pants with the rest of the drawstring following.  When the tube (quite easily) gets out the other end, untie the knot and remove the pen tube. Job done in like 3 minutes.

I just remove the drawstring from hoodies. Never use them and hate when they get caught on something.


Sweatpants.
 
2021-07-24 2:52:44 PM  

Kris_Romm: montreal_medic: Kris_Romm: There's a ton of ways to do this.  For example, a paperclip or safety pin piercing your drawstring a few times, then maybe taped over that for extra hold, then fed through, works just fine, as long as you're careful.

But easiest of all is an emptied out pen tube.  The ones where they don't diminish down to a tiny hole but when you remove everything you're left with a main piece that's just a simple tube that's the same size on both ends.

Feed the drawstring through the emptied out pen tube.  Put a temporary knot that can be untied on one end. Feed the tube all the way through the pants with the rest of the drawstring following.  When the tube (quite easily) gets out the other end, untie the knot and remove the pen tube. Job done in like 3 minutes.

I just remove the drawstring from hoodies. Never use them and hate when they get caught on something.

Sweatpants.


Ah. Those get set to the right place and then knotted. I like them loose-ish where the elastic is doing the work
 
2021-07-24 3:47:23 PM  
Decent tip that I didn't know, no snark here.
 
2021-07-24 4:25:03 PM  
If only I had a nickel for every time a woman told me something was "the perfect size and stiffness for the job"...


...then the author would owe me 5 cents.
 
2021-07-24 6:20:34 PM  
I have a straightened out coat-hanger with a loop bent in one end. Works good for draw-strings in both hoodies and cargo shorts.
 
2021-07-24 7:18:48 PM  
That is a good hack for once, stop being an ass subby
 
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