So i googled it. Mitten clips is what I found and they seemed like a good idea. Why not make a pair out of recycled material? A pair of suspenders would be perfect! NOPE! BETTER than perfect: I would still have elastic leftover for a pair of sweats or something.....
So, here is what is needed:
1 pair of suspenders; make sure ALL 4 clips are working
sewing machine (or can be done by hand but stitches will have to be short)
Step 1: Take apart suspenders
1. you conserve the long piece of elastic for future use: Penance: 5 more minutes of sewing with a machine; 20m by hand
- rip the seams from 3 of the 4 suspender clips. The one clip you leave will be a non-adjustable clip; you will have 1 length of elastic, 3 clips, and one length of elastic with one clip still attached. Depending on how the suspenders were made, you may have 2 clamps and 1 suspender-guide leftover...
- find the two non-adjustable suspender clips (fixed ends) and cut 14cm from each fold. (see next step)