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Repairing a zipper (cheap)

In this instructable I'll try to explain how I fix a zipper.
Take a look at the picture below what do you see, yes a broken zipper. The zipper isn't attached to the fabric anymore. This happens very often (at least to me). The thread from the zipper wheres off after a while, and the zipper detaches.
You might ask why I repair it myself? Well the answer is simple, it's cheap and fast.
It's cheap because you don't need someone else to fix it for you.
It's fast because you don't need to wait weeks before your zipper is repaired. 
 
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Dandie10 months ago
Good and helpful idea. Thanks.
SkinnE2 years ago
Ahh... so those boots, packs and other things I have sat in a pile with separated zippers can be saved.  Many thanks for this helpful instructable.  I didn't realise the coils were sewn on like that.  My only criticism is the sewing instructions are not terribly clear.  I think I have the sequence though: one 'loop' to start, then under-over until the end where you finish with another 'loop'. 
diy_bloke2 years ago
the blue thing is a Seam ripper
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