The zipper was a profound invention – it’s used on so many different items and products, and it’s just so darn convenient! But when that zipper just doesn’t seem to close up properly anymore, things get a little frustrating. Ok, a lot frustrating. Hoodies that can’t close and keep you quite as warm anymore, ruined jeans that make you look as if you ate too much and had to undo them, and the contents of your bag spilling out in the street are all situations that I just do not have the patience for. Call me lazy, but I just hate having to take things in to get a zipper replaced, so I’m trying to find a way to express my extreme delight for learning how to fix this problem myself, once and for all. I guess I’ll start by sharing this miracle with all of you…
Video by Ucan Zippers.
What do you need for this simple operation? Just your troubled zipper and a pair of pliers will suffice.
Basically, all you need to do is clamp onto the slider with your pliers to make the teeth engage. Yeah, that’s it! Just make sure to line up the teeth correctly before clamping, and then give it a little up-and-down zip test to ensure that the ordeal was a success.
Another one of life’s little annoying problems, solved! If you’re in need of some more clothing hacks and tricks, we’ve got you covered!