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Posted on: 8/6/05 2:48 AM
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For a drawstring used in casual clothing, instead of making a turned loop drawstring, cut the drawstring piece along the selvage. Then fold the selvage over the raw edge and stitch, folding in the raw ends.

I did this when I made a drawstring on some cotton pants and it worked great.

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Ellabell said... (8/23/05 10:55 AM) Reply
sounds like a great idea to match the fabric perfectly
keric said... (8/6/05 11:30 AM) Reply
Love this idea! I've got a couple of drawstring pants patterns I want to make, so I'll definitely be using this tip! Thanks!
Karla Kizer said... (8/6/05 7:24 AM) Reply
Well now, aren't you clever. This is a great idea. I'm in the midst of a drawstring pants sewing frenzy, and this trick will save me a few trips to the store to locate matching drawstrings when my shoelace collection fails me. Good one, Lori.
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