How do I fix a nylon backpack zipper?
February 16, 2007 7:50 AM Subscribe
How do I fix a nylon backpack zipper? The zipper parts seem fine -- the zipper "pull" has just popped out of one side. This isn't like a jacket, where there is a way to completely separate the two sides, with a metal tab to aid in joining them.
posted by catkins to grab bag (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Daughter #1 tends to overstuff her school backpack.
Aside from the upper body strength she seems to be amassing (I think she could bench the front end of a school bus), one compartment of the backpack literally burst open, with no visible way to re-join a (nylon) zippered compartment.
The two zippered sides seem undamaged.
The pull-tab seems fine too -- it's still joined on one side of the zipper.
Both sides are sewn in with no easily removable seams -- the ends of the zipper are well-protected (probably to keep out the elements).
Is there a way to re-join it, or is the backpack trashed? I can't believe this is the only time this has happened to a schoogirl's backpack...