Keeping Your Pants Zipped

March 25, 2010

Pants ZipperIf you have a pair of jeans that fit well, but has a zipper that just won't stay up, try this tip before getting rid of them.

Get a small, thin ponytail holder, like the ones used for little girls. (The wider ones for large amounts of hair are far too long.) Covered hair elastics, close to the colour of your pants, work best.


Push one loop through a hole in the zipper tab, then slip it through the loop at its opposite end. Pull it firmly to tighten it around the zipper pull. Then when you zip up your jeans, slip the open loop over the button, and do up your jeans as normal.

Unlike using a safety pin, this method is not visible, and allows you to quickly (and safely) hook and unhook your zipper.

If you find your loop is too long, just tie a knot in it to shorten it.

Leave the hairband on the zipper and launder it with your jeans. Then it is there and ready to go the next time you want to wear your jeans!

You'll love your jeans again, now that you can wear them with confidence. Keep your money in your pocket instead of buying new clothes!

Source: I saw an ad for a device to hold up a difficult zip in an online "cool new products" page (sorry, I don't know where I found that link). I thought, "That's an awful lot of money to spend on a hair elastic!"


By Janet Sigurdson from Red Deer, AB

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March 11, 2014

Do you have a pair of pants where the zipper seems to always fall down? Here is a quick solution that works really well. Use one of those small ball chain keychains to tether the zipper to your pants button. Simply string the chain through the hole in the zipper tab and attach the ends.

put keychain over the button

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March 17, 2015

If you have kids, you know their zippers are always coming down on certain pants. Hook a keychain ring on the part with the little hole on the zipper pull.


Zip it up and hook it over the button and do up the button. No more flying low.

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