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Posted on: 8/29/06 4:45 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people   Very Helpful by 6 people   
I was making a pair of pants the other day in a not quite olive/ not quite brown shade. I really like drawstrings but despaired of finding anything remotely matching. It dawned on me that embroidery floss comes in about any color of the rainbow. Sure enough, 3021 was just the ticket. I bought 3 little packages (24 cents each) and crocheted the 3 strands together with a 3.25 crochet hook. I finished the ends with a knot.

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barbcl said... (3/28/07 7:29 PM) Reply
Fantastic idea. I like drawstrings but don't really like those little skinny sewn ones. Thanks.
kbcs682 said... (9/2/06 9:58 PM) Reply
Great idea! I crochet but you could also braid or knot the strands together.
pjrsews said... (9/2/06 10:33 AM) Reply
Hi, dreamdesigner, I found this tutorial which might be of some help. Most crochet books also give basic chain instructions. Hope this helps. http://www.crochetme.com/tutorial_ch.html
dreamdesigner said... (9/1/06 9:57 PM) Reply
I don't crochet either - think I know what a chain stitch is, but a picture would be sew helpful! Thanks!
pjrsews said... (9/1/06 10:16 AM) Reply
Hi Utz, yes I did use a chain stitch.
utz said... (9/1/06 6:46 AM) Reply
Great tip. Only being slightly familiar with crocheting, may I ask what stitch did you use? Did you do a chain, using 3 threads together?
cathy45 said... (8/31/06 10:49 PM) Reply
What a totally cute and practical solution!
Irene Q said... (8/30/06 12:09 PM) Reply
Excellent idea! And I have a large stash of embroidery floss, too!
mamacita said... (8/29/06 11:54 PM) Reply
This is quite possibly the best tip of the year. THANK YOU!
Kathy_AZ said... (8/29/06 5:05 PM) Reply
What a great idea! Thanks.
 
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