How to Fix a Clamp for a Zipper on a Coat


A zipper is made up of three components: the teeth, pull and casing or clamp. The purpose of the casing is to lock the teeth into position as you pull close the zipper and unlock the teeth as you open the zipper. When the casing on a zipper breaks, there's no need to throw out the coat. Replace the casing and fix the zipper all for less than $1.

Things You'll Need

  • Pliers
  • Seam ripper
  • Replacement casing
  • Turn the part of the coat that is holding the zipper casing in place inside out.

  • Remove the bumper at the bottom of the zipper with the pliers and pull of the old zipper casing.

  • String on the new zipper casing and put the bumper back into place, tightening the end pieces with the pliers.

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