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How to Repair a Broken Zipper

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Zipper Repair: Zipper Teeth Don't Line Up
Zipper Teeth Don't Line Up

Zipper Teeth Don't Line Up

Photo: JD

The most frustrating of zipper issues is when you zip the darn thing up and nothing happens. The zipper remains open, even though the zipper head moved all the way to the top. What an embarrassing moment for your zipper, but luckily, it's an easy fix.

You will need:

  • A pair of pliers
  • Scissors [recommended scissors]
  • Thick thread – This is thicker than regular sewing thread, often used for buttons.
  • Needle

Next Step: Now you’re ready to remove the metal bumper.

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