Tuesday, January 17, 2012
tutorial - maverick zipper repair
This little jacket was a thrift find. It became clear why someone had passed it on, when little f wore it a few times, as the zipper kept separating. I measured the front from top to bottom and bought a separating zipper in the same size. So many people have asked me about replacing zippers, and I had never tried until now. This maverick technique makes it really easy.
Here's the tutorial:
Carefully cut off the old zipper as close to the jacket as possible.
Find a separating zipper that is the same size as the old one or a bit longer if that's all you can find.
Repair any areas where your scissor cut the jacket by stitching over it with a zig zag stitch.
Your zipper will cover this (hopefully!) so it doesn't have to be perfect.
Lay the zipper over the place where you cut off the original zipper and zig zag to the top. Repeat on other side. If your zipper is long, fold it over at the top and stitch it down.
The finished zipper! Maybe not so pretty, but certainly more functional than the old one!
Want to see more maverick repairs?
Let me know what you think!