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    fleece stuff sack drawstring?

    Hey guys, I am making some fleecestuff sacks, and am looking for a way to put a drawstring on one end. Without using a grommet or a buttonhole, how do I keep the drawstring from wearing a hole in the fleece where it exits the drawstring channel?
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    I've made them where I fold the channel to the outside of the bag and cut the ends of the channel at an angle before I sewed it on. That way, the string isn't coming out of a hole, it's coming out of the two ends of the channel.

    Don't know if that makes sense, or even if it's the best way, but I've done it that way. . .

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    Edit:
    To clarify, Imagine taking the bag and folding it down say 3/4 of an inch or so. Before you sew it down, cut out a small "V" where the long side of the "V" is on the edge. Sew the rest of the folded edge to the bag and you should have a channel that's open at the "V".

    Again - no expert, but I've done that and it's held up. Particularly with fleece, which doesn't seem to fray too bad.

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    find chickenwings instructions. He folds the corner of the channel back. works nice!

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    +1 on chickenwing's method. IF wear is an issue, you can always reenforce it with some grosgrain ribbon before rolling the channel.

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    how about using bias tape to line the drawstring channel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevebo View Post
    Hey guys, I am making some fleecestuff sacks, and am looking for a way to put a drawstring on one end. Without using a grommet or a buttonhole, how do I keep the drawstring from wearing a hole in the fleece where it exits the drawstring channel?
    I don't know, the buttonhole really works great for me. If you don't have a machine that does them you can do a manual one by just sewing two rows of tight zigzag stitches close together side by side and capping the two rows of stitches on each end with a wider zigzag. Then just cut the material in between. Sure makes a neat and wear resistant hole...
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    for wear pick something soft and relatively large for the cord. Shoe laces work. ;-)

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