You know those little flaps of fabric that cover your jacket's zipper to stop heat loss via the zipper? Don't you hate it when they get caught in the zipper? I fattened those flaps up with thick string so that there'd be no extra fabric to get caught. I could have cut them off but then I'd have a line of cold running up my abdomen and sexy chest. Sad face :(

Step 1: Materials and Tools

String, or similar (thick enough to take up almost all the space inside the flaps, long enough to fill both flaps)
wire (thin enough to be able to pull through the flap while being wound around the string, about 4 inches longer than the flaps)
seam ripper
brilliant, I have several bags I struggle with. Genius
you're welcome
hi<br>i m from iran<br>are you sewing master??<br>can i contact u?<br>eximfxir@yahoo.com<br><br>regards<br>fereshte
Hi eximfxir, I am not a sewing master, I don't ever sew anything, this was more of a modification.<br><br>Don't want to offend you but you sound a little like a bot, could just be the language barrier though.<br><br>Peace.
Hello eximfxir, I do not know even thread a needle, or put a button correctly.<br><br>Anyway, my email is rimar2000@gmail.com.
Ha ha ha, Thanks Rimar.
come on guys and gals don't use a knot looks bad ..I just sow the end of the rope to the top and bottom with thread and needle use bout 4 or 5 threads.<br>
Hi fsgumby!<br><br>I agree with you and I also mentioned this in the instructable, sewing it up would be preferable. Problem is I don't sew very well and anyway, I took the path of least resistance (effort).<br><br>That said, it would make it much tidier and more presentable to break out the old needle 'n thread.
Thank you for a really practical Instructable - exactly what I need. Yesterday I had to climb out of my jacket as I couldn't get the flap unstuck!
Brilliant Thank you
Thanks so much for all the positive feedback<br><br>Morale Boost!
Absolutely one of the BEST &amp; Truly Useful ideas. Thank you.
Excellent! Thanks for this one. Perfect for all troublesome zips - on anything!
One could use Nylon string, and just melt a knot on the ends.
Very nice and simple. Good idea.<br><br>Just what I need for my parka. I had a new zipper put in but it still gets caught.<br><br>Thanks
That's genius. Great work. :D
BRILLIANT. Absolutely Brilliant!
Great Idea, thanks for posting it.
that's a nice, simple, EFFECTIVE, hack.

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