Back Packs

How to Fix a Backpack Zipper That Came Off One Side – Easy Steps

Bag Showing a zip came off

When you are travelling and suddenly your Zip of back Pack came off one side, it is very very annoying situation. It will lead to you in a low mood situation. We know every one back Pack full of clothes and other necessary items. and when Zip came off, your full attention will swing to that only. You don’t want to waste time in this silly things and your tour start ruining. Today we will discuss in easy steps how to resolve it. and the necessary things you should have during the tour to save your time while travelling if some how your Zipper came off. Lest us check few easy steps – How to Fix a Zipper of your Back Pack it will came off during the travelling.

  1. Inspect your zipper and its tracks and fix underlying issues
  2. Use your plier to widen the slider
  3. Put the tracks back on the slider
  4. Tighten the sliders


Tips for fixing a backpack zipper that came off on one side

Fixing a backpack zipper that came off on one side is an easy fix and can be achieved in seconds. You don’t need to head over to the sewing store for a new zipper, or attempt to reattach the old one with time-consuming needle-and-threading techniques. Here’s how it’s done.

Many backpack zipper problems are caused by poor placement of the stitching or inadequate tension on the zipper pull itself. Perhaps the zipper pull was too short, so the wearer was manually pulling the zipper to get it to work. Then, as the pull continued to stretch out and wear away, there was a tear in one of the teeth that made it difficult for it to close properly; meanwhile, the reverse side of the zipper had been left unzipped.

The solution: Take care with your backpack zipper placement. The front of the pack is the most vulnerable, so it’s best to install a zipper pull that’s on the side or top of the pack. Or, while you’re in there, make sure that the teeth aren’t worn down and aren’t catching small branches or rocks as you walk so that they don’t snag in your backpack when you reach for something.

Finally, make sure that nothing is getting caught under your zipper sleeve — nothing except maybe a few blisters from chafing — because these can damage which may become worse over time. And take note: Some people have reported success by placing a piece of cloth between their jeans and their backpacks.

Add lubricants to your zipper’s teeth

As we age, our teeth slowly lose their ability to move. This means that when you wear your clothes, the zipper’s teeth will get caught in your skin and pull. The end result is a red, irritated mess on the inside of your shirt or jacket. This usually leads to people avoiding wearing them for a variety of reasons as well; even if it doesn’t require too much effort on their part this can make them feel uncomfortable.

To avoid this, you can use a pair of pliers to add a little bit of lubrication to the teeth. This will allow them to move much more easily, leading to fewer issues with your clothing.

Don’t use your teeth as a plier

Don’t use your teeth as a plier It’s a good idea never to use your teeth as a plier. If you do, you may be risking tooth decay and gum inflammation, gum recession that can cause the loss of part or all of the tooth structure, and even loss of teeth. There are other safer tools that can be used to tighten bolts and screws while protecting your oral health at the same time.

Just remember: always use safe tools when working with tools.

Use masking tape to help you thread your zipper from the bottom

Threading a zipper from the bottom is one of those tasks that sounds much more simple than it actually is. But it’s a skill we all have to master sooner or later, and this post is here to break down the process for you step by step. It may seem unintuitive at first, but once you get your head around the idea of catching the fabric on either side of the teeth, everything else will make sense. This effective method will save you from having to re-do your pants during an inopportune moment!

The post includes a video demonstrating how to use masking tape as threader. No matter what your skill level is, it’s a good idea to practice on some thin fabric to get used to the process. In the video below, I demonstrate how you can use various lengths of masking tape (start with the longest) to thread a zipper from the bottom.

If you already have a zipper foot and don’t need one that threads zippers from bottom, you can skip this step altogether. Just make sure to set your sewing machine in “long stitch” mode and select 3mm seam allowances.

I recommend using white masking tape for this tutorial. Two colors of masking tape will not make a good contrast, and white tape is usually thinner and more suitable for use as an under-foot.

Turn the pants inside out. Place the zipper wrong side down on top of your fabric and add masking tape to it . The long end should be left hanging on both sides of the fabric. You can add a couple of pieces of masking tape if you need to in order to get a long enough strip to span from one side of the fabric to another.

Now grab the left side of your fabric (white in this case) with your right hand and pull it out from under the teeth of the zipper. You will see that you can wrap both sides of the zipper on top of itself once you get around to the other side.

With the canvas fabric pulled out from underneath the zipper, it should look like this:
The picture above is a “backwards” picture because I’m using white masking tape which shows up clearly on camera:
When you have reached your desired length, just slowly start pulling on both sides at once until you reach about mid way through the teeth. The teeth will catch on both sides and make pulling easier. You will have to be quick to get the end around before your tape begins to unravel, but that’s easily done by pulling the end of the tape backwards , turning your fabric and then extending the thread out from underneath the teeth.

Everything should now go smoothly once you focus on making sure no one part of your masking tape is shorter than any other part. But don’t worry if it does “go wrong” – just make another piece of masking tape and keep doing it until you’ve reached the bottom of your zipper .

When you’ve reached the bottom, just slowly start pulling on both sides at once until you reach the top of the zipper teeth. The teeth will catch on both ends of your thread and make pulling easier. You will have to be quick to get the end around before your tape begins to unravel, but that’s easily done by pulling the end of the tape backwards , turning your fabric and then extending the thread out from underneath the teeth:
You’re now done! You can stop or you can continue with a seam allowance of 1/8 inch if you want. I didn’t bother because I’m using 2mm seams in my jeans, so it would be difficult to correct any mistakes after sewing.

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