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February 4th, 2013, 11:46 PM
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1
Hi All,
I am a new mom to the site and i just recently came up with an idea to solve my most annoying problem. Every time I put one of the kids hoodies, or drawstring pants in the dryer, the drawstring always come out. I do not have the time or patience to try to work it back through, so I started thinking of an easy device that I could use to restring it. I used a 3 foot long plastic zip tie with a clip and the end, attached the drawstring to the clip and slid the smooth plastic through the fabric to the other hole, and when I could grab it, I pulled it out, which replaced the plastic with the drawstring. Since the idea, I am actually in the process of patenting, but before I go any further, I would like to get everyone's opinion.
Would this product help you?
Would you use this product?
Would you buy this product if you saw it in the store for $5.00?
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February 5th, 2013, 08:36 AM
babyloves2dance's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 13,556
Sounds like a great idea! I started tying my drawstrings together (when I can remember) so that I wouldn't have that problem, but sometimes I forget and it is a huge pain to thread that string back through. If this happened to me on a more regular basis, I would definitely be interested in a tool like that.
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June 22nd, 2013, 05:35 PM
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Florida, USA
Posts: 138
That's a great idea! This is what I do when the drawstring comes out - my mom would do this when I was a kid - attach a safety pin to the end of the drawstring. Feed the safety pin through the hole and fabric. When the safety pin comes out the other end, just finish pulling the drawstring through, and remove the safety pin. If I didn't know my safety pin trick, I would buy it, and $5 is very reasonable! Good luck!
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July 26th, 2013, 05:21 PM
LUSHaye's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Colorado
Posts: 296
I've used the safety pin, as well. Only problem is I lose safety pins like a lose bobby pins. They just...disappear.
And sometimes it takes a bit if all I can find is a super tiny pin and I have to restring my lounge pants. It sounds like your idea would definitely expedite the process.
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