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Posted on: 11/16/02 10:43 AM
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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!

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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
 
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