Thursday, February 09, 2012

Hair Elastics

I pinned this tutorial on pinterest a little while ago. I made some buttons but there was no way I could thread the elastics through the back of the button. I am probably not telling any of you out there anything new, but it did take until this morning for me to work out a way to do it.
Thread a piece of string (I used a scrap of sock yarn) through the elastic and then both ends through the hole.
Pull firmly and it will pop through and you can tie a knot.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

great tip thanks.

BTW i got sick so had to give up on the hair washing thing after 2 weeks.
Will try again when i'm not sick and working fulltime .

Janine said...

i ended up cutting it and threading it thru ... but this works well too.

slippery little suckers!!

Annie said...

cool

Thimbleanna said...

Very clever Kate! One other thing you could do is -- after you have the forst end through - now there's a loop pn each side of the shank -- stick one loop through the other and pull it to cinch it up. That way you don't have to tie a knot - quick and dirty!

Marina said...

I do it the same way as Thimbleanna. The buttons with the metal shanks have a larger eye to thread the elastic through, but I actually prefer the plastic ones as well.....

A-L said...

very cute! my daughters would love those.

RETRO-Fabulous Blog said...

clever. now i wanna make them...will have to round up some plastic buttons to cover & get to it. thanks!!