A few weeks ago, a friend gave me two of her son's jackets, for me to replace broken zippers. I have to be honest, I've always been a little intimidated by sewing zippers of any kind, although have successfully sewn a zipper into two dresses made from scratch seen here, and here.
The task of replacing zippers to my friends children's jackets was far easier than anticipated, and filled me with a sewing confidence boost. As such, I've repaired a zip on a satchel bag I bought about a year ago from Round She Goes second hand market.
Attracted to its paisley pattern, shiny beads, and useful travel size, the bag cost me $8. Unfortunately, as with some second hand purchases, the zipper lasted a week. Having a rather large stash of op shopped zippers, collected for my zipper brooches, I found a replacement zip, in navy blue, not the perfect match, but hey, it fits perfectly.
Happy to have the paisley bag back in action again.
What do you do with clothing pieces in need of replacement zippers?