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

Anne
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Thanks for sharing this tip! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post that links to your tutorial here:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-fix-a-drawstring-so-it-doesnt-get-lost/2015/01/15/
–Anne

Beth
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Beth

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

Beverley M
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Beverley M

So simple! Great idea

Atta Girl Amy
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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?

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain
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Game changer 🙂 Or at least laundry!!

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

mrs Major Hoff (Sara)
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Great idea!

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

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

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

Metric
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Thanks for sharing this tip!