I think it has to do more with tradition. If you learned how to deal
with the issue from someone with a sewing skill set, you use a
safety pin, or a crochet hook. If you learned to do it from someone
with an electrician skill set, you use fish tape.
Tie a new string to a small object that will fit into the hole and work the
object through the string path. It takes a little patience. Women usually
have a sizable safety-pin for this purpose, but lots of small objects will
do the job.
It's out completely?
Get a safety pin and pin to one end of the draw string. Fish the pin thru
the waist band until it comes out the other end. Remove the pin.
walla! The string is now back in the pants.
Before the next washing, tie the drawstring in a double bow to prevent this
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