Fix Any Zipper Pull With a Zip Tie

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Intro: Fix Any Zipper Pull With a Zip Tie

There is no need to throw out a good suitcase , backpack or winter jacket just because the zipper broke. All you need is a zip tie and you can repair your broken zipper.

Follow these instructions .

Step 1: Broken Zipper

No need to buy a new jacket or backpack just because the zipper broke . All you need is a ziptie and you can fix that broken zipper.

Step 2: Remove the Broken Zipper

remove the zipper

Step 3: Make Sure the Hole Is Big Enough for Your Zip Tie

Step 4: Place Zip Tie Through Hole

Step 5: Close the Zip Tie Till Its Fully Around the Zipper

Step 6: Cut to Desired Length

Cut the zip tie and sand the sharp edges if needed.

Step 7: Now You Have a Makeshift Zipper

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    7 Discussions

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    HLightning11

    2 years ago

    the loopy-thingy is gone on mine, just 2 sharp nubs, and it's my fave coat! so frustersting!

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    guppygrrlHLightning11

    Reply 1 year ago

    If you still have the coat, try this Instructable instead...

    https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-fix-a-zipper-that-wont-stay-up/?ALLSTEPS

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    jyjyok

    2 years ago

    Us humans have been so blind to these simple geniuse things.

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    popsicletoes

    2 years ago

    This is a very helpful idea but may I suggest that your title implies that you are going to help us fix the actual zipper apparatus not just a broken zipper pull. Thanks

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    Yonatan24

    2 years ago

    That's a great idea, But you might want to sand the edge of the cut zip-tie, They're usually pretty sharp after being cut

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    skepticaljay

    2 years ago

    Ahhhhhhhhhh! Why didn't I think of that!