Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review


Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Find a member
MY Stuff
Friends of PR Benefits
My Pattern Reviews
My Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Widget
Photo Album
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Calendar
Deal Corner
Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine Central
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests
Read All Review Requests
Add a Review Request
Live Chats
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
See all Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
all contests
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials
Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
Shoelace drawstrings (Tip/Technique)
Viewed 5236 times
Review rated Very Helpful by 3 people   
Posted by: Karla Kizer
photo
Friend of PR
About Karla Kizer starstarstar
FL USA
Member since: 4/8/02
Reviews written: 68
Sewing skills:Advanced
Favored by: 79 people
tips added: 18
Bio: more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 11/16/02 10:43 AM
Featured in the PR book!
When I had trouble locating a suitable drawstring for a pair of pants I made for my daughter, I turned to the shoelace rack at the grocery store. I bought long oval athletic shoelaces, which come in an array of colors. Snip the little plastic ends off, and pull the "stuffing" out, and you wind up with two laces: the colored cover, and a soft white knit cord concealed inside. The navy cord was perfect for DD's pants, and the liner cord will be useful for travel shoe bags I'm making for gifts. The last time I was in a large athletic shoe store, I noticed these laces in lots of different colors; I'm going to stock up!
Merchants on PR
SewBaby
Unique Sewing Patterns
Deals!
Budo Bear Designs
Asian Designs
Web site
Patterns from the Past
vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

<< Previous Next >>

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques


5 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
Deepika said...
Karla what a great tip! I'll have to 'grab' a few of these too!
11/16/02 10:54 AM
Marita Kinnula said...
Karla, what a great tip indeed!!!!
11/16/02 11:30 AM
Maria Hatfield said...
Karla, about 3 months or so ago. i won a huge box full of red, white and blue shoe laces. long athletic kind too. i had this crazy idea i could use them in some of my craft projects and i had no idea there was that many of them in the box. i caught my son outside one day tying up the gate to his dog pen with some of them. of course the dogs ate right through them. but if i remember right. i was going to tie all three of them together and make some lapel pins or something patriotic.. but they are still sitting in the boxes. now you have given a good tip for the use of them, so thanks.
11/16/02 8:55 PM
Karla Kizer said...
Maria, it sounds as if you have a lifetime supply of drawstrings there. If I can think of any clever way to use that many, I'll let you know. BTW: how does one win a box of shoelaces?
11/17/02 0:01 AM
Maria Hatfield said...
Karla, lol.... it was listed in the sewing supplies and she had other colors for sale too. but i chose the item with the 3 different colors of red, white and blue. im not too sure what she had them for. but they look like shoe strings to me. they have the plastic tips on each end. i was just going to tie some together into some bows and use like a lepal pin or something like it. my husband and our workers realy go through the shoestrings at work on their shoes so they have been coming in handy for that. im serious i have alot of these strings. (laughing)
11/17/02 2:47 PM

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us