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This upper easy 2-minute fix will ensure you never lose your drawstring again--so easy and awesome!I don’t know about you, but it drives me crazy when I pull my hoodies or sweats out of the laundry and the drawstrings are crazy lopsided–or worse, when they’re pulled out! And babies LOVE to yank on those dangling strings too. If they’re pulled all the way out, sometimes I don’t even want to put them back in. But what if I told you that in less than 5 minutes you can permanently fix that problem FOREVER. Seriously, I’m going to show you how to fix a drawstring so you never lose it again…ever.

It’s so simple you’ll probably wonder why you never thought of it, but you’ll be thanking me every time you do laundry.

Learn how to fix a drawstring forever with this simple trick. It's a life saver! | Mabey She Made It

So here’s how to fix your drawstring:

  1. Pull out that hoodie or pair of drawstring pants, and make sure your drawstrings are even on both sides.Learn how to fix a drawstring forever with this simple trick. It's a life saver! | Mabey She Made It
  2. Find the center of the hood (or the back of the waistband on pants). On hoodies, there’s usually already a seam in the hood lining that helps you get everything perfect.
  3. Sew across the casing with a sewing machine or tack the string in place by hand.Learn how to fix a drawstring forever with this simple trick. It's a life saver! | Mabey She Made It

Now even if one end of the string gets pulled, the drawstring won’t come uncentered. See? I pulled one side all the way, and the other side stays put and the string doesn’t move.

Learn how to fix a drawstring forever with this simple trick. It's a life saver! | Mabey She Made It

You still have full function (cinch those pants up if you want), and no one will ever know the difference. Except you because you do the laundry and hold the babies.

Learn how to fix a drawstring forever with this simple trick. It's a life saver! | Mabey She Made It

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21 Comments on How to Fix your Drawstring So You Never Lose It Again

  1. Debra @ MsMoozys Open House
    Monday, January 12, 2015 at 8:05 AM (2 years ago)

    Wow that is just awesome, I will have to do this for sure. What a great idea, thanks for sharing. Have a great week.

    Reply
    • Lisa
      Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 10:22 AM (2 years ago)

      It’s saved my sanity more than once! :)

      Reply
    • Lisa
      Friday, January 16, 2015 at 2:58 PM (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much, Anne! You’re the best!

      Reply
  2. Beth
    Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 9:39 AM (2 years ago)

    You’re brilliant and I feel so dumb. Such a simple fix!!!!

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    • Lisa
      Friday, January 16, 2015 at 2:59 PM (2 years ago)

      No–please don’t feel dumb! Sometimes it’s the simple fixes that make the biggest impact. :)

      Reply
  3. Beverley M
    Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 10:07 AM (2 years ago)

    So simple! Great idea

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    • Lisa
      Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 3:00 PM (2 years ago)

      Thank you Beverley!

      Reply
  4. Atta Girl Amy
    Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 9:24 AM (2 years ago)

    Brilliant and easy fix to an annoying problem that we’ve all encountered. Now, do you have a simple trick to getting all those drawstrings back in your sweats?

    Reply
    • Lisa
      Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 11:35 AM (2 years ago)

      I wish! The safety pin trick is my go-to, although I think I might try using a loop turner…

      Reply
    • Lisa
      Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 11:36 AM (2 years ago)

      Seriously. I inwardly laugh when Maya pulls on them now.

      Reply
  5. Jillene@inkhappi
    Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 5:15 AM (2 years ago)

    I wish I had this tip about 8 years ago when my daughter had at least a dozen hoodies! Great tip!

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    • Lisa
      Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 7:26 AM (2 years ago)

      I guess now you can pass it onto her for all her current hoodies. :)

      Reply
    • Lisa
      Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 8:44 AM (2 years ago)

      Thanks, Sara!

      Reply
  6. bel @ Mums Take Five
    Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 2:18 AM (2 years ago)

    I’m so paranoid about losing the drawstring on anything! Thanks for contributing this post to The Sunday Brunch Magazine!
    All the best,
    Bel

    Reply
  7. Alyssa Nguyen
    Friday, April 1, 2016 at 11:20 PM (11 months ago)

    Som hooded sweatshirts are made this way to begin with. I’m not entirely sure why they aren’t *all* made this way.

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    • Lisa
      Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 2:55 PM (11 months ago)

      I wish they all were!

      Reply
  8. Susan
    Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7:05 AM (2 weeks ago)

    I this is still such a great idea. I just found it on Pinterest. Thanks for sharing it!

    Reply
    • Lisa
      Friday, February 24, 2017 at 9:26 AM (4 days ago)

      My favorite trick–glad you found it useful!

      Reply

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