February is halfway over, but living in Alberta means that we can still count on having at least two more months of cold weather. Murphy’s Law being very prevalent in our house means that of course it is good timing for a coat zipper to break. My second daughter, in a fit of “ME do it!”, bend the slider and pulled two teeth off the zipper near the bottom.
This coat was bought second hand, and has been worn three winters in our family, so I guess it served its time, but I am not replacing it (if I can even find another coat at this time of the year). With no energy for hours of seam ripping and careful resewing, I used a short cut to repair it that was suggested to me by a friend from church.
First, I carefully cut off the zipper teeth as close as I could to the coat.
Then I pinned (you could also hand baste) the zipper tapes the the opening, being sure the match up any horizontal seam lines.
Using a zipper foot, I stitched the zipper in place.
Tada, all fixed!
Now this is not professional looking or a thing of beauty. You can clearly see the zipper tape from the inside.
However, it is fully functional and probably will outlast the final two months of winter.