The other day my son came home from school, his jacket zipped up. As I began to assist him in taking it off, I realized that towards the bottom of the zipper it had separated. I zipped and unzipped for a while until I slid the coat down his body and made him step out of it. This was not going to be as easy as I thought to fix. A little more difficult because it was a nylon zipper, and I could see the teeth pulling a bit…I was afraid of them breaking. I began to search on How to Fix a Separated Zipper!
I headed to the computer to search How To Fix A Separated Zipper without doing any damage and found this simple tip…
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There are a few ways to fix this, but this tip was easy with no damage done to the zipper! Yay…this was a new coat!
As I said, I had zipped and unzipped many times, but could not get the zipper to the bottom with both sides equal. One side was longer than the other, and it would not budge.
I applied a decent amount of liquid dish soap to the longer side of the zipper, making sure the teeth were covered well and gave the zipper a good tug downwards. It instantly slid the zipper pull to the bottom aligning both ends – a good start to saving the zipper!
Next, I turned the jacket inside out at the bottom and grabbed each side with both hands – thumbs on both sides of the zipper. I could not take a picture of that since I had a hand on the camera, but where my ring finger is was where my thumb from my right hand was placed. I gave a few good tugs with my right hand holding the left hand steady and the zipper separated at the bottom!
Then rinsed away any soap residue. I was so happy not to have to take apart the zipper and thrilled that I did not break it entirely. You learn something new every day! Hooray!