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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the Straw Badge in Textiles.

For this BB, you will replace a waistband elastic or drawstring, or you will repair or replace a damaged waistband on pants or a skirt.

Related Article:
- Sew a New Waistband for Your Jeans | Maiden Jane

Related Videos:

How to Replace Elastic Waistbands | OnlineFabricStore

TUTORIAL: Re-thread Drawstrings

To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
- repair or replace the waistband on a skirt or pants

To document your completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pictures or a video (less than two minutes):
 - your garment before repair
 - making the repair
 - your garment after repair
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When I saw this BB, I knew just the garment that needed some help. After fixing it I feel embarrassed I was living with a messed up drawstring all this time! (Years...) I always imagined it would be easy to fix but I guess I just needed something like this BB to finally make me take the leap. Thank you for that ;)

When the drawstring first slipped into the waistband, I had placed a safety pin to keep it from falling farther into the abyss. I got these pants when I was young and ignorant (okay, maybe I'm still young and ignorant) so I felt a bit helpless at this point. (Feel free to laugh at me) This was the best fix I could think of at the time.

Well, now I'm not as young and ignorant and had been meaning to fix it by fishing out the drawstring with a crochet hook, but never did it... until today! After watching the video linked in this BB I felt so silly I had a safety pin ON MY PANTS all this time and could had fixed it that way... but regardless I decided to fish it out with a crochet hook since it wasn't too far gone. It worked quite well and only took a little bit of finagling. :)

Then, I put a double knot into each side of the string to prevent it from slipping back into the waistband. The ribbon is quite slick, so I'll see if it's sufficient or not.
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