Zipper replacement

Old 11-12-2018, 03:23 PM
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Have any of you ever cut out the teeth only on the old zipper and attached a new zipper to that old zipper tape? I'm sure I've seen it done on the Sewing with Nancy show but cannot locate that video now. Would like to try this technique on my daughter's winter coat. I'd feel better rewatching the video before I dive in. Or, hearing your experiences with that method would help too!
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Old 11-12-2018, 03:40 PM
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Another option that might work is to use the old zipper tape and make a new placket. Can you remove the old zipper?
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Hmmm you just gave me an idea!! We have a couple of much loved all-weather jackets but the zippers have gone. They have been in the mending basket for ages and I even have the replacement zippers. But I have been dreading taking out the old zippers and trying to manage putting in the new ones, what with the slippery slidey outer fabric. I am going to start searching for that video right now!!
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Oh!! Good ole Mr. Google! I think I found it! Here's the link http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog/sewi...broken-zipper/
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Old 11-12-2018, 04:40 PM
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GingerK ---You did it! Thank you, thank you, thank you! After watching Nancy do that method again, I know I can manage the job. The coat I need to fix would be a pain to open up and remove the old zipper. Down would be flying everywhere. This method will save that aggravation. Now to get the double sided basting tape and ribbon!
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In a absentminded moment, I agreed to change the zipper in a fairly expensive coat for a friend who had already bought a replacement but wanted the original one for general wear around the property vs going to town. I've been procrastinating on doing the replacement, and this will help me move on with it! Thanks for sharing the question (liking quilting) and the video (Ginger K).
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I was going to suggest the method Nancy Zeiman showed on one of her TV shows. I replaced the zipper in my son's favorite jacket that way and it was very successful... and easy!
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Don't tell anyone... I took my coat to the dry cleaners and they replaced the zipper for around $30.... it wa sooooo worth it!
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Wow! I'm the family zipper replacer, and I think that's an awesome way to do it! I don't mind the "regular" way, but this way looks to be easier, and faster!
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Thank you, thank you for this likingquilting and GingerK. I've been sewing for 55 years, but you can always learn new tricks.
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