Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Repairs on a shoestring


Had a pair of those "outdoorsy" pants that had a piece of elastic in the leg hem so you could cinch them at the ankles.

 The elastic finally gave out, but I didn't have any on hand that would replace it.  So to rescue the pair of now-droopy pants, we pulled out the stash of shoelaces.  Amazingly, there was a pair that matched color-wise.

I threaded them through the hems, then reinstalled the little cinchers and tied the laces off.   Thought I would  have to trim them, but they fit perfectly.

(And I'll be nice and skip the jokes about loose ends ....)

1 comment:

Jackie said...

Those shoe laces come in handy for lots of things. I use any extra we have as a draw string in sweatpants when the old one gives out.