At least two years ago, the zipper on my black puffy winter jacket went kaput. Since the jacket was still good, I had great intentions of replacing the zipper instead of spending money on a new winter jacket.
When the temperature is -30 Celcius ( that’s a big ol’ -22 Fahrenheit) PLUS windchill, a coat like this comes in handy!
Problem is…because of my good intentions to replace the zipper, I’ve been wearing the jacket for the last two winters without zipping it up….I just closed up the velcro tabs, tucked in a long scarf, and for trips in and out of the car, it’s been just fine.
Finally this year, I thought I would get adventurous and went to look at zippers….hmmm…the job of sewing a zipper into nylon would be more than I think I want to tackle….what now? look for a new coat??? Well if you’ve followed me at all , you know that buying a new coat sure doesn’t sit well with me….
So, I stopped off at the tailor shop and she told me it would be a mere $13.95 for the zipper and $14.00 for her time to do it, but she would give me a discount and do both for $24.
“Thank you very much” I said, and kept walking.
She said “wait” for $13.00 she could just replace the ZIPPER PULL without redoing the whole zipper. “hmmmm I thought, that’s more like it” but I suddenly had a light-bulb moment.
I stopped off at the fabric store and for 90 cents….(that’s less than a buck y’all) I bought a zipper pull, came home and in about 45 seconds, my zipper was back in operation…
The pull I bought was brown because for 90 cents I wasn’t going to worry about color on a zipper that is under a velcro tab anyway…
I’m a happy camper, I just wish I had looked into this two years ago!!