Straightforward Steps to Repair a Split Zipper
Considering the many clothes we wear that have zippers, most of us have experienced a split in a zipper at some point or the other. Jackets, bags and jeans are some of the common items that have zippers.
A zipper is a mechanical fastener and must undergo wear and tear owing to the many times it is opened and closed.
Most people have a pile of clothes they no longer wear just because the zipper got split, but that does not have to be the case.
Repairing a zipper will take you five minutes and with just a single tool, you do not need to throw away anything you still need.
This is what you should do:
- With basic pliers, gently take out the stop which forms the head of the zipper.
- Take a look at the condition of the pull; chances are that the zipper got split because the pull is bent.
- Using the pliers, gently align the pull into position.
- Once the pull has been re-attached at the bottom, ensure it does not get stuck while sliding. If it does, work on the pull again and again. You can buy a new pull from a craft store to replace a damaged one.
- Replace the stop back at the top to cover the zipper.
If you feel that you are dealing with a complex zipper, go through a full repair guide for more insight into what you are supposed to do.