Introduction: How to Fix a Shredded Shoelace

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Shredded shoelace is very boring and disgusting, but it is very simple, cheap and fast to fix, following the simple steps:

Step 1: Stay Calm and Do Not Pull the Thread!

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You will need to fix the shoelace:

- Cellophane tape roll

- Scissors

Step 2: Starting to Put the Tape at the Shoelace

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Leave a space and start the tape wound around the soelace

Step 3: After Many Passes, Cut the Tape

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Step 4: Trim Off the Excess

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Step 5: Your Shoelace Is Fixed!

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Comments

Swansong (author)2016-12-15

This is a good fix. Heat shrinking tubes also make good aglets. :)

MikB (author)Swansong2016-12-17

Aglets: The name of the thingy on the end of a lace that no-one knows :)

You can also buy crimpable metal ferrules (another good word) which you could use for this.

Wellington Batista (author)MikB2016-12-18

Cool! Thanks for help with the name, because I am brazilian and neither in portuguese I knew the name :)

Lol, no problem. Most people don't know what it's called. I freely admit the only reason I remember is the song from Phineas and Ferb. Once you hear it, it will be stuck in your head forever.

Indeed! Thanks

snowy1998 (author)2016-12-17

also a quick blast on the end with a lighter will heat seal the loose threads if no other items are to hand

MikB (author)snowy19982016-12-17

True. Don't use superglue though. I tried that once to "crisp up" the end. It got VERY hot and smoked out noxious fumes.

Sometimes superglue and fabrics just don't get on well :(

Wellington Batista (author)MikB2016-12-18

its true

Sorry, but in this case, the thread is made with cotton and it is no possible to apply fire

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