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Mend Clothing Without a Sewing Machine

Replacing a Zipper

Replacing a zipper is a little bit trickier but totally doable, with or without a sewing machine. If you’re sewing by hand, you’ll want to use that extra secure back stitch. If you’re finding the video above a little tough to follow, Queen of DIY also wrote out this zipper tutorial.

Are there other clothing repairs that you guys would like to learn how to do? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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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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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

8:26AM PDT on May 7, 2011

Thanks been doing it this way for years. Never fails.

7:35AM PDT on Apr 7, 2011

Keep some threads ready on a nnedle, then you can mend things quickly!

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