I never liked replacing broken zippers, because it took me forever to take out the old one…
Then, quite a few years ago by now, I read, or saw how someone replaced a broken zipper and I have been doing it like this ever since.
I have no idea where I found it, but the kids were still small, so it was well before Pinterest. However I thought I would share it for those that have never heard of this technique. It is so supper simple!
First you start with cutting out the old zipper.
As you can see in the picture, I only cut of the teeth from the zipper, as close as I can to the fabric.
Then all you need to do is put in the new zipper!
It is hard to see, but if you look close you can see just a small edge from the old zipper, you just have to take care to snip off all the loose threads. I usually do this for older jackets, or coveralls so they can be used on the farm for a while. After all the cows don’t really care how fancy you look! And when you get a snag or stains it doesn’t matter to much.
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