How to fix a broken zip

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People don’t take the time to appreciate the modern conveniences of things like zippers. As a matter of fact, we rarely think about such things until they break. When you have a broken zipper, you may feel like there’s nothing that can be done to save your favorite piece of clothing. It can be frustrating. But before you say your last goodbyes to that that jacket or pair of pants, try these tips to fix a broken zipper.


How to fix a broken zip

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People don’t take the time to appreciate the modern conveniences of things like zippers. As a matter of fact, we rarely think about such things until they break. When you have a broken zipper, you may feel like there’s nothing that can be done to save your favorite piece of clothing. It can be frustrating. But before you say your last goodbyes to that that jacket or pair of pants, try these tips to fix a broken zipper.


Step One

Your Fly's Open! - The zipper that constantly unzips itself can be a nuisance. For a quick fix, spray your zipper with a spritz of hairspray.


Step Two

If hairspray doesn't seem to do the trick, you can sew three Velcro dots alongside the zipper.


Step Three

If you're not a fan of Velcro dots, there is an alternative. Sew a button at the top of the zipper. Fasten an elastic hoop to the zipper. The hoop can be placed over the button, thus ensuring that your zipper will not unzip.


Step Four

Take Your Coat Off and Stay a While! - Have you ever been trapped in your own clothing because you can't get a zipper undone? Instead of asking everyone in a crowded room to unzip you, here's a tip to help treat that sticky zipper: multi-purpose lubricant. Apply multi-purpose lubricant to a cotton swab and apply it to your zipper.


Step Five

If you don't have a can of lubricant in the household, dab a cotton swab in cooking oil. Apply it to the zipper very carefully. You do not want to stain your clothing with oil!


Step Six

If that fails and you're still a hostage in your own clothing, try a bar of soap. Gently rub the bar of soap up and down the zipper. This should do the trick!


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