My zipper won’t stay closed 😋

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Why Your Zipper Wont Stay Up

The reason your zipper won't stay up is that there isn't a whole lot of pressure at the top of the pants, where the button is helping to keep things closed. However, the middle of the zipper is being stretched by your hips. It has to flex every time you site, stand-up, or stretch. This difference in pressure is a recipe for a lazy zipper.

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Step 1: Take a Replacement Slider From an Old Pair of Jeans

Get an old pair of jeans that you don’t want anymore. (Be sure that it has a zipper slider that works properly!)

Cut through both sides of the zipper tape, and pull the slider right off.

Step 4: Sew It Up!

Now tuck the top of the zipper tape back into the waistband, where it was.

Use a jeans needle (Size 16, or size 100 if you’re from Europe), or a hand needle and thimble if you don’t want to use a sewing machine. Sew on the original stitching line, starting a half inch or so before the stitches that you cut, and ending a half inch or so past the cut stitches. Backstitch at the beginning and end to lock your stitches.

I’m using pink thread so that it would be easy for you to see, but of course you would want to use a matching blue thread.

And now you’re done! Rock those pants, secure in the knowledge that you have thwarted their evil plan to embarrass you! 😀

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