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Do you have a bag or pair of jeans with a broken zipper? If you are not good at sewing, fixing the whole zipper by tearing it off can be difficult. To make it easier for you, you can go to an alteration place to get it repaired, but this might be expensive. Don’t throw them out yet, as you can still fix them easily on your own with this technique. It also works with a zipper that has both sides off the track. This “how to fix a zipper that’s come off one side of the track” guide is a wonderful life-saving hack by Guiding Bolt on Youtube. With this tutorial, you no longer need to do those complicated steps or spend a ton of money. You can finally use that bag or jeans again! Watch the video below for the full instructions.
Pull the zipper through the end as far as possible. Then take your scissors and cut in between two of the prong pieces of the comb on the side where the zipper has disconnected from. Cut down as close as possible to the zipper. You just want a little slash and not through the end.
Once you have it snipped, thread it all up to get the tracks lined back up. If your zipper doesn’t work properly and doesn’t close, it might be loose on the back end. What you need to do if this happens is to unzip it and take it back out of the track. Clamp down the back bottom end of the zipper lightly with pliers. Go ahead and rethread it.
Take your needle and thread, then create a backstop for your zipper, so it doesn’t come off that spot again. Just keep going around in a circle on that end right before the snip.