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How to Replace a Broken Jeans Zipper


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Jeans with a broken zipper removed and new zipper

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Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
Most jeans have top stitching that is almost impossible to duplicate. It is usually best to avoid removing the top stitching.

Remove the broken zipper by removing just the stitches that are holding the zipper in place. Cut the tape of the zipper at joining seams.

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