Zipper of Wallet

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Old 11-13-06, 03:42 PM
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Zipper of Wallet

Hi:
Suddenly, a zipper of my 'favorite' wallet I purchase few years ago from a local J.C Penny was broken.

I attempted to fix by pulling the zipper all way corner of wallet where zipper-seam starting. However, it's no way to fix this no matter how hard I tried it.

Is there any way to fix a zipper of wallet without a professional help, such as Cobbler(shoe-repair shop)?

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Old 11-14-06, 05:17 AM
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Generally speaking, they usually need to be replaced. Repairing them is very difficult if not impossible. This is what a shoemaker would do. How is it broken exactly? I have fixed some in the past, depending on how bad it was.
 
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Old 11-14-06, 07:13 AM
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Hi:
Thanks for the response.

The zipper is completely 'out of track/place,' ... not able to close the wallet although the zipper itself is in a perfect condition. Visibly, I can NOT see any defectiveness.

It seems to me that the zipper got out of its track, because of 'busy' opening and closing it. It's a pretty common problem as recalling one of my winter coats had the exact problem, ... not zip/close a front part of coat due to its 'out of track.' Luckily, I could figure it out, but this time, no way to do.

I know the Cobbler, ... however he charges $12.99 for this type of work, then it's not worth as knowing that I paid $20.00 for the wallet as 'Christmas Sale.' BTW, this Wallet is a discontinued items at J.C. Penny.

Any suggestions would be great.

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Old 11-14-06, 09:41 AM
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See if this will help:

http://www.ehow.com/how_113384_fix-separated-zipper.html
 
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Old 11-14-06, 11:45 AM
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Hi, I was going to suggest something similar to the link DIY posted. It's not always easy to get those stops out, so sometimes it's easier to pull one or two of the teeth out (top or bottom, whichever is easier to get the zip to). Then you can get it back on track, but you will need to hand stitch several times at that spot to act as the stop. Since you didn't pay much for it, it's worth a try.
 
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