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How to Replace a Broken Jeans Zipper


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Making a zipper the correct length

Making a zipper the correct length

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