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Here is a page to teach you how to replace a zipper

How to replace a zipper
Here you can see the reason we need to replace this zipper. Missing teeth.


How to replace a zipper
Use a seam ripper to carefully cut the threads holding the zipper.


How to replace a zipper
This step gets much easier as the seam begins to open.


How to replace a zipper
If there is a snap holding in the zipper you may needto remove it.


How to replace a zipper
First seam is open and the old zipper has been removed.


How to replace a zipper
If your zipper is not located on the edge (as shown here) you may have to open this seam first (see arrow).


How to replace a zipper
Using the seam ripper as before, remove the zipper.


How to replace a zipper
Ready for reassembly.


How to replace a zipper
We use double face tape to hold the zipper during sewing.


How to replace a zipper
First side reinstalled.


How to replace a zipper
Second side taped in and ready for sewing.


How to replace a zipper
You will need to pull the liner out from underneath so you don't sew through it during this step.


How to replace a zipper
All that's left now is to sew this seam shut.


How to replace a zipper
Finished!

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