Having a zipper that continually separates is very frustrating. This is a guide about repairing a zipper that separates.
Here are questions related to Repairing a Zipper That Separates.
I want to fix my boots so bad, but I don't know how. When I zip them up it starts to come open at the bottom so please tell me how to fix them. They are my favorite.
By Lindsay B.
By Christi 10/14/2012
Similar to Molly's idea but if you can't sew it I would put a dab of glue on the inside & outside of the zipper.
How do you repair a zipper that comes apart while zipping up a sweatshirt?
By Dana from Palo Alto, CA
Thank you! Saved my blouse! Pinching the zipper worked!
The metal zipper on my leather purse has started to separate after zipping, which defeats the purpose of zipping the bag. Is there a way I can fix it myself?
By Liz from Houston, TX
My jeans zipper is separating from the bottom up after it is zippered. Help! These are my favorite pair.
By Patti N.
By freebyrdz 02/16/2012
It is pretty inexpensive to get a new one put in if you can't fix it yourself. Most dry-cleaners offer this service.
I have a back pack that I really like, but the zipper has been burst by putting too many books in it. The zipper is plastic. Is there anything to do to repair it?
By Anne from Dry Prong, LA
By Laura Brown 04/13/2010
You can do this on metal zippers, too.
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The zipper on my coat does zip, but it splits open. How can I fix this?
By Suz from NJ
If the zipper is metal, sometimes you can hand sew over the zipper above the area where teeth are missing and that will keep the zipper pull from slipping out of place and popping open the zipper. Also, this depends on where teeth are missing, like in the middle, then you'll need to replace. (12/08/2009)
By old dog