Drawstrings can be both a blessing and a curse. They can make or break an outfit, and it can be frustrating when they get uneven or tangled. But don’t worry; fixing a drawstring is simple, and you only need a safety pin. 

In this tutorial, I even used a small, flimsy safety pin that I found on the ground, and it still did the job quickly.

So I should have learned this valuable skill because, with just a safety pin, you can fix your drawstring in no time.

(Related: How to Fix a Drawstring on Sweatpants).

There are a few steps you can follow to fix an uneven drawstring:

  1. First, locate the problem area on the drawstring. Is one side longer than the other, or is the entire drawstring uneven?
  2. If one side is longer, you can gently pull on the shorter side to see if it will even out. If that doesn’t work, you may need to cut the longer side to match the length of the shorter side.
  3. If the entire drawstring is uneven, you should start over and rethread it through the channel.
  4. To do this, you’ll need to remove the old drawstring from the channel. You can pull on both ends until it comes out or uses a pair of pliers to pull it out gently.
  5. Once the old drawstring is out, measure a new piece of cord or string to the correct length, taking into account any excess you’ll need to tie knots at the ends.
  6. Thread the new drawstring through the channel, making sure it’s evenly distributed and not twisted.
  7. Once the drawstring is in place, tie a knot at each end to secure it.

By following these steps, you can fix an uneven drawstring and get it working smoothly again.

How to Fix a Drawstring in Under 4 Minutes

If your drawstring becomes dislodged, a convenient way to fix it is by using a charging cable, like an iPhone cable.

This method is quick and easy, as most people readily have a charging cable. Alternatively, you can use a safety pin to guide the drawstring back into place.

Either way, you’ll be able to get your drawstring functioning properly again.

To fix a drawstring using a charging cable:

  1. Insert the small end of the cable into one of the drawstring holes.
  2. Push the cable through until it emerges from the other end.
  3. Tie the string to the cable.
  4. Gently pull the cable back through the channel, guiding the knotted string through as you go.
  5. If the channel opening is too small, you may need to cut or stretch it slightly to accommodate the cord and knotted drawstring.

This method is fast and easy. The only thing that might be difficult is getting the knotted string through the channel. If necessary, you can widen the channel opening to make it easier to fit the cord and knot through.

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