I have no clue how to remove and replace or even repair a broken zipper. My friend, Sarah, had a pair of jeans that belonged to her youngest boy with a broken zipper.
We would add buttons in lieu of a zipper. Genius, right? I tried to match the size and color of the original button.
This is what it looked like after it was totally removed.
Then I marked my button hole placement. This was just a rough guide. I straightened it when I got it to the machine.
I found this jeans thread at Joann's and thought it would be perfect. Sorry for the blurred pic.
After the button holes were stitched, I hand sewed on the buttons. And voila! Button up jeans! I could have bought an extra pack of buttons and replaced the top button to match, but I chose not to. They will only be worn another 2/3 months tops, and they'll be covered with a shirt. No one will ever see the difference. They don't line up exactly on the vertical, because my machine will not stitch through that extra thickness on the edge of that fly. But again, it's negligible and no one will ever notice.
I hope this helps someone else who doesn't know how to replace a broken zipper. LOL
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