How to Fix a Shredded Shoelace

Introduction: How to Fix a Shredded Shoelace

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

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

You will need to fix the shoelace:

- Cellophane tape roll

- Scissors

Step 2: Starting to Put the Tape at the Shoelace

Leave a space and start the tape wound around the soelace

Step 3: After Many Passes, Cut the Tape

Step 4: Trim Off the Excess

Step 5: Your Shoelace Is Fixed!

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    9 Discussions

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    Swansong
    Swansong

    3 years ago

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

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    MikB
    MikB

    Reply 3 years ago

    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.

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    Wellington Batista
    Wellington Batista

    Reply 3 years ago

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

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    Swansong
    Swansong

    Reply 3 years ago

    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.

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    snowy1998
    snowy1998

    3 years ago

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

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    MikB
    MikB

    Reply 3 years ago

    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 :(

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    Wellington Batista
    Wellington Batista

    Reply 3 years ago

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