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Replacing a zip pull questions -

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lucysmam Fri 02-Oct-15 08:31:28

Dd2's zip pull has snapped off her coat so I want to replace it but have a couple of questions -

Do I need a certain type for a coat (apart from matching the zip)?

To do it - undo stopper at bottom, slide old pulley thing off & new one on, replace stopper?

Thank you! smile

Orangeanddemons Fri 02-Oct-15 08:34:17

I didn't think it was possible to replace them.

PandasRock Fri 02-Oct-15 08:39:56

I thought you had to replace the whole zip?

If it is just the tag bit of the zip - the bit you hold to do up/undo, could you not attach a keyring to the pulley but? I did that with one of dd1's coats when she was smaller.

Orangeanddemons Fri 02-Oct-15 08:42:14

I thought you had to replace the whole zip too. I used to design kids coats in another life, and zips were always a problem

lucysmam Fri 02-Oct-15 09:10:43

Hmmm, she's gone off to school in the coat so I can't have a proper look. It looked like the ring that the bit you pull goes through, had come off too (hope that makes sense) so I couldn't put a keyring through it.

There are pulls on ebay for a couple of quid so I guess it must be possible in some cases.

I'll have a better look later on. Really cba to undo and replace the whole blummin' thing - I have a fair few dresses to make before Christmas and am waiting on fabric for a quilted blanket for Woolly Hugs too.

RockinHippy Sun 18-Oct-15 05:22:49

Zips come in different weights or "gauge" coats tend to be a heavier gauge, so without knowing exactly what gauge your zip is, you might find the zip pull you buy isn't going to fit it, the teeth will be too big, or too small for it

This is why the posters above are right when they say you usually need replace the whole zip.

lucysmam Mon 19-Oct-15 12:34:47

Yep, the whole thing needs to come off. It's on 'the pile'.

Actually, the pile isn't too bad at the mo. Maybe I should buy the zip this weekend from the market & crack on with it!

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