Ask The Attic – Cyberlox Fix

Q: My cyberlox are homemade. They’re made from mini-crin and are simply constructed: I sewed the crin onto an elastic. But the elastic snapped a week after I made them.

Is there a simple fix to this, Or is my only option of repair to unpick my stitches and re-sew the crin onto a better elastic?

-Broken Lox!

A:  One option you might try is to get yourself some thin, plastic lacing, we like Flexrace,
and use it to tie the whole thing onto a new piece of elastic, trimming away the extra bits. You could even cut up the
old elastic between each attachment, but leave it attached to the crin (don’t pick out the old stitching.) That way, you
have a perfect pre-made bend in the crin so you’d know where to tie the lacing. The lacing on the above link is thin,
flexible, and very strong, so you can just tie a couple of knots in it and it’s extremely securely fastened. If you send a
photo of the damage, we might be able to come up with some other ideas for you!

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