DIY Statement Sweater Drawstrings

Orly Shani is showing you how easy it is to add embellishments to an ordinary sweatshirt drawstring.


  • Sweater/hoodie with drawstrings
  • Trim or ribbon
  • Safety pin
  • Puff paint, paint pen, or iron on letters
  • Scissors
  • Chalk
  • Fray check (optional)


1. Remove existing drawstrings from sweater

2. Cut and measure trim/ribbon to desired length

3. Use a safety pin to guide new drawstring through sweater

4. Add a phrase or word with paint pen, puff paint, or iron on letters. Use chalk if working with puff paint to ensure correct spacing.

5. Use either a knot, hem and sew, or fray check to finish the ends

6. Enjoy!

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