How do you repair a zipper that comes apart while zipping up a sweatshirt?
By Dana from Palo Alto, CA
Old dog is a genius. I pinched the slots on my plastic jacket zipper and it works like a charm. Thanks!
Take a close look at the zipper teeth to see if any are bent, or missing. If this is the case you need to replace the zipper. Do you have a friend who sews, if you don't? Maybe trade her skill for something you can do for her. No money changes hands and you both benefit. Good luck.
Yes, follow Old Dog's response. I went to the local cleaners and watched them replace that zipper pull with a used one and they charged me 25 dollars! Outrageous!
If it's a plastic zipper you will most likely need to replace it.
By Margaret Oren01/21/2010
Don't throw it away!
Take a pair of pliers and clamp the slots on the pull to where they are a little closer together (narrower) this aligns the teeth of the zipper more securely. This has worked for me several times on different items.
By kathleen williams01/21/2010
Replace it is the only thing to do, good luck.
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