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Topic: Help! Can I add a drawstring to pants??  (Read 789 times)
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Ziggy
« on: September 13, 2005 12:16:11 PM »

Hi Smiley

I just found a great pair of pants from a thrift store today. The only problem is, I'd rather they had a drawstring in them.  Undecided 

I've looked at the waistband and there seems to be room enough to insert one through what looks to be a double layer of fabric. IS THIS POSSIBLE?

Any answers are great. Thanks!!
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2005 12:45:20 PM »

I would use a seam ripper and remove the stiches in the area of the leg seam allowances-draw your string through and stiche those areas back.
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2005 10:29:33 AM »

Yeah, what she said ^^^  And, also, to make it easier to thread the drawstring through, attach a safety pin to the end you insert.  That way, you'll be able to feel where it is, and have something that won't smoosh as you try to manipulate it.

 Cheesy Good Luck!
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