How can I fix a purse zipper?

  5 answers
  • Purse zippers are easy to fix. Remove the clip at the start of the zipper and slide the zip back on. Then replace the clip. This will require long nose pliers or similar tools.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Oct 24, 2019
    When I have followed the above directions, I run a candle down the zipper and up again. This makes the zipper slide more smoothly for several weeks or much longer. If the cloth of the zipper has begun to fray, you can often use a safety pin or two to hold it together. Then brush white glue on the fabric but not the metal parts. The white glue will stiffen the fabric and make it last longer. Jewell

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Oct 26, 2019

    If the zipper can't be fixed and you can't replace it yourself, take it to either a tailor or a shoe repair shop....most can replace it for you.

  • Marcia whitney Marcia whitney on Oct 30, 2019

    If the problem is that the zipper teeth separate after being zipped closed, the repair is simple. Open the zipper all the way and gently press together the front and back face of each side of the zipper pull with a pair of broad nose pliers. Rub teeth with a bar of soap and zip closed. (Zipper pulls are made of notoriously soft metal and can develop a gap with normal use.)

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Dec 22, 2019

    Often the zipper has something stuck in the teeth. Work it loose by moving the zipper up and down. Work the zipper to the bottom and gently realign the teeth. I've had the liner catch, and sometimes you need to tighten it up so it doesn't happen again.