Zippers line just about every article of clothing we wear. They also tend to break from time to time, so it’s good to know how to fix a zipper, whatever the issue might be. Luckily, they’re much easier to fix than you might think.
The biggest issue most people face with zippers is the slider getting stuck. Usually, it’s just fabric caught in the teeth, but how can one fix it if it’s not? Rubbing the tip of a graphite pencil on the teeth under the slider can help, or another type of lubricant. What if the zipper teeth are opening up from the bottom while the zipper is at the top? A pencil can again do the trick here, too.
This helpful video from Lifehacker will teach you how to fix a zipper, whatever the issue you may be.
Taking care of a zipper isn’t nearly as hard as it might seem, and you can do it with normal, everyday household items. Now you can go out in the world with the knowledge that you don’t have to get rid of that pair of jeans or hoodie with the broken zipper.