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From: momofautumn23
Date: 01-24-2007, 09:02 PM (1 of 5)
My son has this jacket that needs to be fixed so i figure this would be my first prodgect being that its winter and he needs it lol.well his zipper when you zip it at the bottom it will open up do you think i would have to put a whole new zipper on it.what do you think.

User: momofautumn23
Member since: 01-21-2007
Total posts: 10
From: AndreaSews
Date: 01-24-2007, 09:36 PM (2 of 5)
bummer that this is your first project! I think you need a new zipper :( Do you feel like you can observe the assembly carefully as you remove the stitching to take out the old zipper- so that you can re-assemble it? If I needed to do this, I'd skip the local JoAnn and other chains and go to a *better* fabric shop where they'll have a better selection of zippers, including the right size and type for the jacket, and they'll have experienced staff who can guide you a bit in the process. Other option: (brace yourself--some might call it a cop-out, but not me) pick up the zipper and drive over to the laundromat where there's a lady who does repairs for a surprisingly low charge. One more option: If it's LLBean, Columbia, or other well-known brand jacket, the manufacturer might just do it for free, but it'll set you back several weeks, and in the middle of winter.
User: AndreaSews
Member since: 02-18-2005
Total posts: 1007
From: momofautumn23
Date: 01-24-2007, 10:03 PM (3 of 5)
I guess its a good thing he has another jacket lol.i think im going to just take it to a place to get it done.I need to do easy stuff for now.thank you.
User: momofautumn23
Member since: 01-21-2007
Total posts: 10
From: MotherInLaw
Date: 01-24-2007, 10:07 PM (4 of 5)
Doing something that tuff will turn you off to sewing. Start with something simple and then work up. And the best part is keep coming back here. If we can't help we'll find someone who usually can. gggggggggggg :up:
I'm regressing back into my youth, I just have to figure out how I'm going to convience my body to come along with me.
User: MotherInLaw
Member since: 06-25-2005
Total posts: 1118
From: bridesmom
Date: 01-25-2007, 10:22 AM (5 of 5)
I agree with these gals. I find the hardest most frustrating thing is taking something apart to remake it or fix something broken like a zipper. I agreed to take in a skirt for a friend and what a job it's going to be! I tried to take in a pair of RTW jeans and decided its cheaper to just go buy another pair, for all the time it will take! Find a project you are just really excited about, like a really cute little tote bag and go for it!
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
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