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 ....)