Ever have a zipper come full off the end of the track on a bag and think the bag is no longer useful?  Here's how you can re-seat the zipper back on the track and continue to make use of the bag!

Step 1: Materials list

You'll need the following:
Zipper pull (hopefully the original that came off the zipper in the first place)
Hot glue gun
It isn't working for me!
<p>I'm sorry to hear that - what step(s) are you running into issues?</p>
<p>Thank you so much!!! I thought I was going to have throw the whole purse out. And I love the purse. Thanks again.</p>
<p>Glad to hear it worked for you!</p>
<p>Thanks you so very much! The zip on my mattress cover had come undone and it is about 3 meters long so very expensive to replace! Now all working again smoothly!</p>
<p>Glad to hear it!</p>
Could we also hand sew the end thoroughly rather than the glue blob, like a french knot or similar? I fear that the glue would simply come off in the washing machine if it were on clothing. Useful tip though! Do you have any idea's for fixing and straightening bent \ broken teeth along the zipper? I'm sure that's the next most common thing to go wrong
Reinforcing the zipper by stitching is a fine idea, particularly if the zipper is going to be bearing any particular load. <br> <br>If the item is going in the wash, then you're right, hot glue may not bee the best option. This bag was not machine-washable, so it was not a concern. It also allowed me to make a solid stop on the zipper so it wouldn't come off again. <br> <br>A clothing item suggests that the direction of the zipper is vital, and reversing the direction of the zipper may not be suitable. YMMV. <br> <br>Bent teeth could potentially be straightened with fine pliers, but broken teeth may call for a full zipper replacement - use seam cutters to pull out the zipper altogether and stitch in a replacement zipper. Your friendly neighborhood craft/fabric store most likely has &quot;zipper tape&quot; (essentially very long zippers that you can cut to length) that may help.

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