Drawstring Tool

Hook, Pull and Go

Help for Hoodies

Lose a drawstring on your favorite hoodie? That’s aggravating. Lose a drawstring on the waist of your favorite sweatpants? Now that’s an invitation for an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction.

Today’s discovery makes it a cinch to re-thread drawstrings. You just insert the tool in the tunnel of the garment, hook the lost drawstring, then gently pull. No more hunting down safety pins or trying to stuff a pencil or knitting needle through a drawstring tunnel.

The Drawstring Tool is the brainchild of Hillary Fehsenfeld
and Debbie Guthrie, two friends who teamed up to develop this patent-pending device. In addition to fishing drawstrings out of adjustable-waist pants, bathing suits and hoodies, the Drawstring Tool makes a handy gadget for unclogging drains and vacuums and retrieving small items that fall in hard-to-reach spaces, such as grates, grills, and that impossible space between the driver's seat and the center console. We’re hooked on this easy problem solver! Read More Read Less
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Hillary

    Best Day… when the Daily Grommet selected us to feature our product!

    Worst Day… when you pull your favorite sweatshirt out of the dryer and

    the drawstring has slipped back inside the tunnel!

    Happy Day… retrieving that drawstring in just a few seconds with The

    Drawstring Tool™

    If you have kids, have an active lifestyle, wear sweats and love comfy

    clothes than the ‘missing’ drawstring has probably happened to you!

    Arghhh…The Drawstring Tool™ is a great little item that can fix those

    drawstrings in a flash PLUS it is also great for unclogging drains, retrieving

    objects from hard-to-reach places, etc… Let us know your thoughts- we

    would LOVE to hear from you!

  • Farcus
    9/15/2011 12:09 PM

    ....it's called a "wire hanger."

    No thanks for $9.95!

  • Hillary
    Hillary – Special Guest
    9/15/2011 12:27 PM

    It is actually more flexible than a wire hanger and it has an ergonomic handle.

  • Ginny
    9/15/2011 12:35 PM

    These have been around for hundreds of years without the plastic handle. It is a bodkin. A small crochet hook will do the same thing for much less.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    9/15/2011 12:45 PM

    @Ginny: Bodkins are great for when you are completely re-threading a drawstring, but for just retrieving the end that has slipped back, this hooked tool is a great solution.

  • Debbie
    9/15/2011 12:42 PM

    Thank you for your comments. We would like to say that crochet hooks are thick and not flexible, so they do not always work. This is a new item to the market with spiffy handles, flexible wire! Did you know that you can also clean drains with this special hook??

  • Jodi
    9/15/2011 1:02 PM

    I just purchased one of these tools a few weeks ago. I just want to thank you two ladies so much. This is the best tool for the job. I would suggest that every household in America have one of these tools. I did try using a crochet hook to get my string out of my husbands sweatshirt and it was too thick, I ended up ripping the sweatshirt trying to take it out. I also used the drawstring tool to retrieve a lost ring from the small space between the seat in my car and the center console THANK YOU!!

  • Hillary
    Hillary – Special Guest
    9/15/2011 1:05 PM

    Thanks for the great comment- we love the idea of using it to get something b/w the console and the seat!

  • Linda G
    Linda G
    9/15/2011 1:06 PM

    I have a Drawstring Tool, and I love it!! I have already repaired my lunch bag and 2 pairs of work out shorts. While it may look like a crochet hook with a handle, I have never seen a crochet hook this long. Personally, I think you should try something before commenting on it.

  • William Harrington
    William Harrington
    9/15/2011 1:59 PM

    I think this is the most useless item I have seen on Grommet. At 71 I have been using a wire coat hanger with a hook bent on the end with a pair of pliers for at least 61 years. I doubt you will print this because wire coat hangers are a dime a dozen and you won't make money. Don't let this keep you from promoting and selling items which ARE useful and less expensive.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    9/15/2011 2:11 PM

    @William Harrington: We don't mind if you let us know that you don't like a particular Grommet. We feature a wide variety of products and know that each one is not for everyone. We love that you check in to see if we have discovered something that does appeal more to you. Let us know when we do!

    Looking at sales, many people are seeing the value in this useful tool. The preferred style right now is Leopard!

  • Jodi
    9/15/2011 2:08 PM

    I do not know who in thier right mind would prefer a hanger and a pair of pliers over this tool. This item has come in handy for me so many times!! I would choose this over a bent hanger and a pair of pliers any day!!

  • Hillary
    Hillary – Special Guest
    9/15/2011 2:39 PM

    Sorry you feel that way. It may be easy for you to manipulate a wire hanger and a pair of pliers but I know for many that may be awkward- especially those with arthritis.

  • Diane C
    Diane C
    9/15/2011 3:46 PM

    I bought the drawstring tool and LOVE it. It is very handy and useful. I used it for drawstrings and to free a jam in my refrigerator ice maker. It also helped reach dryer lint I couldn't reach. It's great

  • Theresa
    9/15/2011 8:37 PM

    A friend of mine told me about this tool, so I bought one and I have to say it works Superior! I have been able to fix all my clothese that were sitting waiting for me to feel well enough as I have arthritis. This tool has been a life saver. I could never do without it. Can't wait to use it for some of the other things people have mentioned. THANK YOU

  • Hillary
    Hillary – Special Guest
    9/15/2011 9:00 PM

    Thanks for your support Diane and Theresa. I am glad we have made your life a little bit easier!

  •  aml
    7/25/2012 9:59 AM

    I've always used a large safety pin. Won't come unhooked and has worked on everything I've had. They shouldn't let people comment on here haha. If it only slipped back a little...just pull it out and rethread..not that big of a deal.

  •  StarThrower50
    10/6/2012 12:12 PM

    This is a great idea but IMO, overpriced because of the "designer look". I don't need a designer look in my tools and I'd much rather pay half the price without it. Matter of fact, you can buy something very similar to this, and at least as long, in any store with an extensive sewing notions section. It's used for pulling cording or elastic through garments you've made yourself. (I assume people still sew???) I've had one in my sewing box for years, and I'd be surprised if even with recent price increases, it couldn't be had for $5.00 or less.

  •  Hilary Rice
    Hilary Rice
    10/18/2012 7:57 PM

    Hillary is a genius!

    This tool is genius!

    If I didn't know better I'd think she was someone I knew, 'cause all my friends are geniuses!!

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