Want to see a normally calm person become quickly irritated and flustered? Split their jacket zipper up from the bottom and watch the show. I think the first mistake people make when trying to fix a split zipper is attempting the repair with the clothing still on their body. True, sometimes you’re literally STUCK in your clothing and can’t do anything about it, but if you can free yourself you’ll feel a lot more in control of the situation. Sometimes you get lucky with a zipper that is open on both ends, like a jacket. But if your favorite jeans split, you have yourself quite a zipper dilemma.
This trick is one I never heard and haven’t tried yet, but it makes perfect sense! You’ve got to make a fresh cut so you can slide the zipper head back on. Here’s how to do it at Make It Or Fix It: