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« on: January 21, 2008 09:43:33 PM »

ok i dont know if its just cuz im tired...or if its not fixable....but im super bummed i made something that im totally stoked about and i cut the zipper cuz it was too long (i have never worked with zippers.....ever)  and i was going to stitch it so it would stop and not run off of the zipper but i forgot and was so happy i was done and i ran the zipper right off the zipper.......ive tried to pull it back on........is it ruined?

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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2008 10:48:34 AM »

I did this exact same thing and I just re-inserted the zipper as if I was zipping a coat, it took several tries, but I finally succeeded. This is what I did:

I inserted zipper pull into one side of teeth and slid up and down to make sure it moves, I then placed a small safety pin on that side so it would not come out again, then slide the zipper pull that is attached to teeth all the way down until the safety pin stops it, now feed the other set of teeth into it, it may take several tries. Now once you have successfully zipped the zipper again, whip stitched around the bottom so the zipper would not come out again.  The wallet sucked, but the zipper was fixed.
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2008 01:32:38 PM »

thanks Smiley i tried and tried so i just ended up ripping the zipper out and putting a new one Smiley thanks for the info though!
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