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Mend Clothing Without a Sewing Machine

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Repairing a Broken Zipper

A separated zipper might seem like the end of your favorite jacket or pair of jeans, but it’s actually not that hard to mend a zipper. If you pulled out some of the stitching, like she did in the video above, you can either machine stitch or use that back stitch to sew your zipper back into place.

>>Next: Replace a zipper.

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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3:02AM PST on Mar 7, 2015

This is really a remarkable topic close to my heart thanks. Keep up the good working!
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1:55AM PST on Jan 17, 2015

I don't have a sew machining, so I try my best

4:31AM PDT on Apr 22, 2014

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11:52PM PDT on May 1, 2012

old info but good info.thanx

9:38AM PST on Nov 20, 2011

I haven't got room for a sewing machine - and don't really understand them anyway, so I'll be keeping hold of this article. Thank you - and to Brenda for that sensible piece of advice!

12:52PM PDT on Nov 2, 2011

I've always tried to stitch things up but they always look a bit off, so thanks for the real professional stitch-up advice!

3:02PM PDT on Aug 1, 2011

I enjoy mending by hand..thanks for the info..

10:15PM PDT on Jul 20, 2011

tks.

5:32AM PDT on Jun 11, 2011

I do not have a machine and i do mend often but i hate sewing. my mother was an expert.

3:31AM PDT on May 18, 2011

thanks

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