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Help, I messed up . . .

Hansi | Posted in General Discussion on

I accidentally pulled the slider off a zipper that I just inserted into a skirt.  Such a stupid mistake!  I’ve tried and tried to get it back on and I can’t.  (Cussing doesn’t help . . . I’ve tried that.  :>)  )

Please tell me that there’s a way to get the slider back on so I won’t have to pull off the facing and take out the zipper and put a new one in. 

Thanks,

Jay

 

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  1. mimi | | #1

    I know that Dry Cleaners used to offer this service, don't know if they still do.  Worth a try?

    mimi

    1. Hansi | | #2

      Thanks, Mimi.  I'll keep that in mind for next time.  I went to the ultimate sewing tool, my husband who couldn't fix it and told me he thought he'd messed up the zipper trying.   So I went ahead and pulled it out. 

      I appreciate your post,

      Jay

       

  2. gowngirl | | #3

    Though you've already replaced the zipper, for future reference, the pull can be put back on with lots of patience and needle nose pliers. It's important to know that the pull has to be put on from the bottom, not the top. First, remove the zipper stop at the end of the zipper, put the zipper slides on to each side of the zipper from the bottom, keeping the ends even, move it up till you hit teeth. You'll have to separate the teeth just a tiny bit to get the zipper pull to move up. As soon as the teeth are well on to the slides, separate the zipper completely and move the zipper up till the teeth are together at the bottom, and apart at the top. Replace the zipper stop, or zig zag across the bottom to keep the zipper from coming off again. 

    Laura 

    1. Hansi | | #4

      Thank you Lauran!  Unfortunately, I think that it's likely that that information will come in handy.

      Happy sewing,

      Jay

       

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