A Tailor showed me this Method! How to Fix Broken Zipper 

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Inventor 101

Inventor 101

2 ай бұрын

Tailor showed me these Methods of how we can repair zips.
In today’s video I show How to fix a zipper on jacket, bag, school bag and coats or hoodies.
If the zipper of the clothes is broken, don't dump it. They can be repaired with simple tools you can find at home no need for a zipper repair kit.
Inventor 101 #howto #fix #zipper

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Mary Ann the Nytowl
Mary Ann the Nytowl Ай бұрын
I would suggest holding these things with tweezers whenever cyanoacrylate (super glue) is being used. Also, the baking soda thing can be improved by using graphite, if you don't need the end product to be white. Additionally, the bicarbonate (baking soda) can be colored to match with things like a little mica powder, too - but do a test spot first, on a piece of scrap, to be sure of the color. The glue alters the colors a bit. Edited to add: @ about 3:25 or so, spreading open the zipper mechanism shouldn't be necessary UNLESS the end piece (like is on the bottom of a jacket) is completely unreachable. Often, on a tote bag or the like, the piece is there, but buried a bit at the end, and can be reached by snipping a few threads from the inside. Always check, because doing what is shown weakens the metal. Also, it isn't nearly as simple with a plastic zipper, so you have to hope the end piece is accessible.
TPain79lawguy Ай бұрын
Thank you for these great additional insights.
Russell Reilly
Russell Reilly Ай бұрын
Yeah, I just use graphite powder. Works a treat on tent zippers.
Russell Reilly
Russell Reilly Ай бұрын
@engineeredlifeform Yeah, been there lol. Just dissolve it with some acetone to save tearing your skin off lol 👍👍
engineeredlifeform Ай бұрын
I don't seem to be able to use cyanoacrylate without getting some on my fingers. I once glued my thumb and forefinger together, and the other three fingers to my thumb muscle, while repairing the fletch on an arrow. So yeah, gloves or tweezers!
nightmoongazer Ай бұрын
Also, make sure you line up the zipper before closing otherwise the zipper will be uneven. I never found repairing a zipper this way to be worth it. I've always just replaced the zipper.
Betty Swallocks
Betty Swallocks Ай бұрын
Zips come in different colours. To make baking soda / bicarbonate of soda + cyanoacrylate / superglue match the colour, mica powder dye can be added. Additionally, mixing powdered pencil lead (pure graphite works better) with the baking powder gives an even stronger end result.
Kiki Jewell
Kiki Jewell Ай бұрын
@GrandPaBrogan me too! I prefer a candle. Even a tea candle can be used.
GrandPaBrogan Ай бұрын
Pencil or graphite works on dark leather jackets but may stain white cotton garments with white zips. Rubbing the zipper teeth with a white candle stick does the trick. Candle wax won't stain light coloured garments - works well on metal zips too. 👍
Mary Ann the Nytowl
Mary Ann the Nytowl Ай бұрын
Or, if memory serves, you can color the baking soda with food coloring, first, and once it dries, mash it back to a powder and it works the same.
Susan Grande
Susan Grande Ай бұрын
This is wonderful!! Thank you so much for posting this! I have a zipper on a jacket where the teeth don’t zip together. I’ll have to try this, as I haven’t gotten around to replacing the zipper by taking the old one out and sewing in the new one. This is much easier! 😍
David Hall
David Hall Ай бұрын
I just tried this a favorite hoodie. Worked like a charm! So glad I didn't toss it!
B'ville Bike Lady
B'ville Bike Lady Ай бұрын
Much less expensive than replacing the zipper, as well
QmnNvrDyz 3 күн бұрын
Wow! Thank you for making this video! I have a goofy zipper, and I'm going to try your fix! Also, I never thought of using a key ring, to replace a broken tab, and it seems like such an obvious solution! All of my winter boots have broken tabs, so guess I'm off to the hardware store!
~Whitewolf Ай бұрын
Great job! I do my own sculpted acrylic nails, so many repairs I just use that. But this was very good! I's never seen the baking soda trick before 😎
Susie Floozie
Susie Floozie 2 ай бұрын
WHOA! My mind is more than boggled--it's absolutely buggered! Thank you. I've found that you can also make an eycatching zipper pull from a favorite keychain fob or necklace pendant. And I've loosened up many a balky metal zipper with wax--rubbing an old wax candle stub up and down the teeth will make the zipper pull glide along the track.
Mikko Rantalainen
Mikko Rantalainen 23 күн бұрын
Pretty good tips. However, if the zipper needs to be "fixed" with the pliers, it will fail soon again. This is because that failure model is caused by metal fatique and every time you bend that metal, it gets weaker and will bend again even easier.
Greg Breden
Greg Breden 4 сағат бұрын
Anyone doing the last one bear in mind that zipper metal is a little brittle so you will probably only get a couple of chaces to open one side and close it again. Do it too many times and it will braek open where you're prising it or more likely snap when you're trying to close it back up. By the way, discovering the uses for instant plastic made with baking soda (and/or crushed pencil graphite) and superglue has been very useful in a variety of situations for me.
Little 1
Little 1 11 күн бұрын
FYI- you can purchase zipper pull tabs without the teeth. Most problems can be solved by replacing the pull tab. You will also need to replace the zipper stop, but that is pretty easy too.
Beercan Brian
Beercan Brian Ай бұрын
Suffered all these zipper maladies. This video is gold. Saved!!
quantumac Ай бұрын
Wow. This is a truly useful video in this time of economic challenges. At least we won't have to buy new clothes because of a faulty zipper!
Nirupa Chadha
Nirupa Chadha Ай бұрын
I loved all your ideas, especially the baking powder and the paper clipped. Thank you so much for sharing.
SunnyDusty 10 күн бұрын
Thank you! you fixed my zipper within seconds!!
Sara C.
Sara C. Ай бұрын
Thank you for these - always disappointing when a zip is broken, so these all look helpful and worth a try. I already use the graphite pencil one. 😊
Arron 190
Arron 190 Ай бұрын
With metal zips, cheap metal tends to be used, so be wary of opening them too much or doing so repeatedly as they will break through metal fatigue.
lemonherb1 Ай бұрын
I've used the paper clip trick before, but I also use some heat shrink tubing to close it off. The thread and CA glue looks interesting, but takes more effort than I want to invest. The pencil trick is interesting. I'm assuming it works like graphite powder lubricant for locks.
MJFallout Ай бұрын
A non staining alternative would be to use (candle) wax instead. The standard, cheap off-white, slightly soft and brittle parafin wax that's in tea lights (and really most candles) works just fine. Don't need much, can put the candle back to where it came from right away. Can use real bees' wax, too, if you're feeling fancy; smells better, resists mold, might be more water resistant, too.
Richard Seed
Richard Seed Ай бұрын
You are quite right rhe pencil is for graphite. Use a soft pencil, 2b or softer.
Sontar Ай бұрын
That's exactly correct. A pencil also works to lube the nut on a guitar to keep the strings from binding. Les Paul 3x3 style headstocks have that issue often with the nut due to the string angle. Works great, and actually lasts a fair while, unless you do a lot of string bending.
rupe53 Ай бұрын
I would presume you need to do it again after washing.
Anthony Avella
Anthony Avella 5 күн бұрын
Thank you for showing how to fix the most common zipper problems!!!
Murky Depths
Murky Depths 2 ай бұрын
Fixing zips is nothing short of magic to me 💕👌
Zachrey Helmberger
Zachrey Helmberger Ай бұрын
Thank you for the unzipped zipper fix!! That is valuable!
Russell Slager
Russell Slager Ай бұрын
I had the problem with my zipper shown at 2:12 for the longest time. That fixed it the first time, amazing.
Sourav Bhattacharyya
Sourav Bhattacharyya 2 ай бұрын
You showed all categories and possibilities......you are a real genius 👍
Kiki Jewell
Kiki Jewell Ай бұрын
Excellent tips! I use a candle instead of a pencil - rub the candle on the teeth. Zipper will glide easily. And won't stain your clothes below.
TKMAX Ай бұрын
Been looking for a solution to that first one for a long time!!! Finally
BioT 2 ай бұрын
I've been using the paper clip & keyring idea for zipper-pull replacements for 40+ yrs because of certain difficulties I have holding onto smaller pull tabs. But I wasn't surprised to see some powder & super glue used yet again! LOL!!
Julien Cooper
Julien Cooper Ай бұрын
Hair elastics also work for extending and replacing pulls. There are these fancy hair elastics which are basically stretchy material instead of round elastic covered in brading, those can be more comfortable on the fingers and there's no metal on them. The idea is to get a thin strong thread, a strong wire or a plastic price tag tie and use that to draw the hair elastic into the holes in the pull or into the fly loop if the pull is missing. And once in, remove the threat, wire or tie and loop the elastic onto itself, one hole entry on the pull will do, but two holes can lock it in better with a nice look to it. Also, if pants fly won't lock up, the loop left on the hair elastic can be put once or more around button to keep fly up, do that before doing up button. This lessens the need to check and struggle with that small zipper pull.
Laura Newbie
Laura Newbie 13 күн бұрын
Thank you so much for this video! It has helped me tremendously! 🤗
C P 5 күн бұрын
Wow! Amazing tips!!! Thanks for sharing your knowledge with the rest us
Tien V
Tien V Ай бұрын
Great tips... Very useful and wish I've seen this many years ago when my kids were growing up with their jackets zipper came off... Beautiful music too! Can you please let me know where is this soundtrack and artist name? Thank you so much in advance and keep up your awesome work.
Anthony S
Anthony S Ай бұрын
I'm getting out my old coat, this has to be the best thing I have thus seen on the net. Cheers.
Clockwork 42
Clockwork 42 Ай бұрын
None of these worked for me but it inspired me to try something different. The zipper on my carhartt jacket wouldn’t lock in and allow it to function. If I managed to get it locked in, it was difficult to remove. Took a metal file to the part that inserts into the zipper pulls and was able to free up the movement. Kept filing until I got smooth results. Had to file in different areas to determine where exactly it was catching. A little trial and error and it’s good to go!
Laszlo Zoltan
Laszlo Zoltan Ай бұрын
Super ! got a couple old favorite wearables that aged out with zipper problems- darn, sure wish I knew about this ages ago, thx
NSBarnett Ай бұрын
THANKS Inventor 101. I had been going to throw my jacket away as it wouldn't stay zipped up. One minute with some pliers and it's sorted!
Perpetua Kanyutu
Perpetua Kanyutu Ай бұрын
c'est magnifique, keep up the super awesome work 😁
Jean Marcoux
Jean Marcoux Ай бұрын
That was an AMAZING vidoe!!! You just solved every zipper problem I've ever had or will have !!!!!!!!!!! thank you !
Paulo INVENTOS TUBE 2 ай бұрын
Ótima ideia irmão 🤜🤛
andvil01 9 күн бұрын
Great! I just saved my winter sleeping bag! 1 minute with a pair of pliers.
Jayze Poudz
Jayze Poudz 2 ай бұрын
Masterpiece! Thank you!
lutz feustel
lutz feustel 2 ай бұрын
the last thing doesn`t work that easy, because left and right side now have different lengths to the zeropoint. For open zippers you may be able to open and fix it, but closed zippers like in boots won't work that easy. BUT beside of that, i really like your content.
Gabe Maldonado
Gabe Maldonado Ай бұрын
This is the solution I have been looking for to fix the zipper on my craftsman ratchet set I have had for 30 years!!
Paulythebirdman  Paul Manalatos
Paulythebirdman Paul Manalatos Ай бұрын
Nice job I knew all but the first one and the one with the paper clip and string i did either or never thought about adding string to the paper clip with glue like that is much better thank you : ) have a nice day !!
Linda N
Linda N 10 күн бұрын
What a great video. Thank you!
19babatao59 Ай бұрын
Very helpful, thank you!
Ron de Leeuw
Ron de Leeuw Ай бұрын
It's difficult to get the runner tensioned right without breaking it. I found adjustable (plumbing) pliers easier for this than normal pliers, because they don't slip, and allow much more fine control.
Tina Kerr
Tina Kerr Ай бұрын
The metal sliders can become 'work hardened' when bent this way, so this is often a one time fix.
Norm Rubin
Norm Rubin Ай бұрын
Vice Grips are the best by far because of the superior control. Also, some sliders need to be pinched from side to side as well when the teeth separate.
Memphis Raines
Memphis Raines Ай бұрын
Just repaired my zipper you are amazing guys. New subscriber here...
CARambolagen Ай бұрын
Wonderful! Just a few details, like what liquids etc you were putting on, would have been nice...
hamjudo Ай бұрын
@DiegoSynth And off camera, they used acetone to dissolve the glue that they got on their fingers.
DiegoSynth Ай бұрын
sodium bicarbonate and super glue!
Billy Blackie
Billy Blackie Ай бұрын
I often use a key ring on my zippers and pencil led they are great ideas like the rest of your ideas
Stewart Doty
Stewart Doty Күн бұрын
Great vid. Used some of these. Have used ivory soap or a wax candle as a zipper lube
Rena 2 ай бұрын
Okay some good ideas. Pencil lead is difficult to remove from fabric, maybe a wax or wipe on vinyl repair or just plain WD-40 wiped on. Zip teeth have to be aligned or the a zip will be wavy or just plain a pain. Please be sure of what zip teeth are made of before attempting.
Jamel Ling
Jamel Ling Ай бұрын
I've used this same technique for repair laser cut RC airplanes. Fills corners to keep from collapsing during crashes.
Jack Meadows
Jack Meadows 2 ай бұрын
Brilliant! Thanks for the tips.
Brandi Ай бұрын
Thank you. I swear I ruin zippers on everything. Now I have solutions that might help. Much appreciated!
GoWest Ай бұрын
Thanks! I wonder how many piece of clothing I've gotten rid of that I wouldn't have had to especially the zippers that split.
Nick Stoic
Nick Stoic Ай бұрын
Good to know, great stuff and thank you.
Geoff G
Geoff G Ай бұрын
The baking soda one was new to me. All the others I've used before.
Wendy S
Wendy S Ай бұрын
Lovely! Thank you!
jammin023 Ай бұрын
2:50 I guess your next video will be how to unstick your fingers when you've superglued them to something... ;) Seriously though, thanks for a great video - no unnecessary fluff just straight to the point and the filming is excellent.
Wendy Ай бұрын
These are great but quick question .... how do you stop the Superglue nozzle from seizing up with dried glue?
Mitch Gawlik
Mitch Gawlik Ай бұрын
Excellent tips. Thank you.
J B Ай бұрын
Hi, do you have a suggestion for when the zip joiner falls off entirely, please? The tips here are in my opinion ingenious and practical. Thanks and Regards JB
Alan Lafond
Alan Lafond Ай бұрын
Just a guess, but I imagine the method he used for attaching the zip joiner to the zipper on one side would work for when it's completely off as well, just repeating the process for each side.
Tracy Bowling
Tracy Bowling 2 ай бұрын
Excellent, excellent, excellent video! These hacks are super helpful!!
khasmir666 Ай бұрын
Is there anything you can't fix with baking soda and CA glue? 😊
Sherry Catanese
Sherry Catanese Ай бұрын
Your music was very good to keep the focus & enjoy the great tips! Thank you 😊
bev lower
bev lower 15 күн бұрын
Thank you. That was very helpful.
Captain Murphy
Captain Murphy Ай бұрын
Love it. Thanks!
ICFUBAR Ай бұрын
Tried the needle nosed pliers on two zippers where the teeth didn't mesh properly and would part and this was a fix!
Rick Sturdevant
Rick Sturdevant Ай бұрын
horse sense
horse sense 8 күн бұрын
Fantastic...presentation, thank you. What type or brand of glue are you using that runs so freely. Thankyou
Sitearm Ай бұрын
I love the part where the hands show the problem" I can almost see them looking baffled while poignant music plays - then ta da! solution to the rescue! *humor* ty for posting !
Lockbar Ай бұрын
Finally, a useful DIY video on y.t.
John Vrabec
John Vrabec Ай бұрын
The baking soda superglue trick is also used to repair guitar nuts.
Nicholas TV
Nicholas TV 16 сағат бұрын
​@Daniel Larson hey what's up Daniel
Daniel Larson
Daniel Larson Ай бұрын
So is the graphite lube. Helps whammy bars.
Thomas Tuorto
Thomas Tuorto Күн бұрын
Replacing the pulls I’ve done before but, all the other repairs I can use right now. Thank you.
Dovos Ай бұрын
the last one is more likely to break the zipper than that it works like that. these carriers don't like it if they are opened and bend that far. it really weakens the middle connector and stuff like problem two will appear faster and faster each time you press it together or pull it apart with a screwdriver
Sarah Strong
Sarah Strong Ай бұрын
Does anyone have any remedies for when you accidently zip two items together? I was wearing a gilet with a zip under a jacket with a zip & was in a carol service with candles & I was cold & thought I was zipping up my jacket but accidentally zipped the rwo items together. Now the two zips seem totally stuck. Is there any solution other than paying a seamstress to put in new zips?
RC Crawford
RC Crawford Ай бұрын
Awesome! Thank you!
bear0907 Ай бұрын
Brilliant,Thank you!!
paul jones
paul jones 14 күн бұрын
I'd think a nail file will work better and give better results vs the sandpaper
Ray Nulod
Ray Nulod Ай бұрын
Nice... I've bought replacement zippers, and zipper pulls, now if only the video showed how to get around replacing the whole zipper when the teeth start breaking off. Of course the pliers only work on metal zippers, and of course the metal isn't that good, so if you bend your zipper too much it will break...been there, done that so I try to avoid using the pliers. And I've bent the zipper foot too snugly tight so then you can't move the zipper...the key thing is that you never damage the teeth...you can buy a replacement zipper but you have to guess what size you need and unless it's Amazon Prime, it's too expensive to buy multiple replacement sizes. . I am staring at a backpack right now that has a broken zipper, it's a laptop backpack that unzips all the way for airport scanning and I was walking away from my desk when the zipper failed and I heard everything in that compartment (papers and folders) fall to the ground, luckily I used the velcro strap that holds my laptop in place...so I suggest that if you have a similar backpack, you use a cord and toggle or bungee and toggle system as a backup to keep the two halves together if the backpack computer compartment zipper fails (I have 2 handles at the top, one attached to the computer pocket side, and the other is the regular grab handle). I normally have a soft shackle setup on my grab handle so that I can hang my backpack off the ground (good for public bathrooms and when you're on a boat in the rain) and I recently attached a toggle/bungee extension (toggle is a round dowel with a hole that acts like a button, you can buy it on Amazon) to the soft shackle so it's easier to secure my jacket when I don't need it but don't want to put it in my backpack. I managed to get the zipper foot back on both sides, and for now, I just avoid the broken teeth (I have 2 zipper feet on that compartment) and use 2 soft shackle/toggles until I transfer everything to the other backpack that's sitting right next to it...yes, I'm lazy.
354sd Ай бұрын
I never knew zips were so interesting!
hendrix01249 Ай бұрын
Thank You , a Fix that actually worked
Eric Hernández
Eric Hernández 2 ай бұрын
You read my mind bro, thanks! 👍🏼
The First
The First Ай бұрын
Wonderful and Thanks for your support.
Will Bee
Will Bee Ай бұрын
Brilliant, just brilliant.
All is good but it’s better to use this kind of glues with protection to avoid spreading!😌
dindog22 Ай бұрын
zipper slides are made of soft metal. you have to be careful with the pliers or you will break the slide
rupe53 Ай бұрын
locally, we still have a taylor shop that would replace most zippers for around $10. Guessing it's an imported part that he can buy for a $1.00.
Keith Mayhew
Keith Mayhew 13 күн бұрын
Thank you for sharing..Awesome video..
Maurice Revelle
Maurice Revelle Ай бұрын
Great..I've done the pencil trick on keys and zips. Graphite is a lubricant.
Chris Ай бұрын
What was the liquid you poured onto the Baking soda and thread? Crazy Glue? Great video! Thanks for taking the time:)
Derek from Tauranga
Derek from Tauranga Ай бұрын
@Chris 🤗
Chris Ай бұрын
Thank you
Derek from Tauranga
Derek from Tauranga Ай бұрын
Lou V
Lou V Ай бұрын
Great ideas!
caren montgomery
caren montgomery Ай бұрын
or me in home economics in the 70's... I do remember spending time planning what we were going to do with so much more leisure time that for some reason we were supposed to have in our futures..
Thor Hammer
Thor Hammer Ай бұрын
2:24 - Instead of using a paperclip use a split ring keyring.
Alexander K.
Alexander K. Ай бұрын
You can buy sets just for fixing zippers, usually tools are included with lots of spare parts. But hey, knock yourself out.
Old52Guy Ай бұрын
MURLS Ай бұрын
great video, thank you
Dan Africk
Dan Africk 2 ай бұрын
Using superglue without gloves is a ballsy move..
Hedonism Understands
Hedonism Understands 11 күн бұрын
great method, get a dropper and put any liquid you want on it... no explanation of what liquid you used, very helpful.
Mpashogram 2 ай бұрын
An inspiration for sure
Denise Denise
Denise Denise Ай бұрын
I thought I lost my zipper pull in the wash. After watching this video I looked at my jacket and and there was the pull , way up at the top of the collar.
Ara ara
Ara ara Ай бұрын
With that music it feels like Baking Soda + Super Glue will save the world
Rachel K
Rachel K Ай бұрын
ChuckE3 Ай бұрын
Moral of the story- don’t buy cheap sweaters to begin with, especially ones with PLASTIC zippers!
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