In the event of a zipper breakage on the jacket, an alternative arises - to walk unbuttoned or to replace the zipper on the jacket. If you choose the second option, you can try to carry out this operation yourself, or you can contact a specialized studio.
Reason to replace the zipper yourself
The cost of replacing a zipper on a jacket, as well as other services and goods, is constantly increasing. If you have enough money, no free time, you live alone or with several adults, then it is better to contact a specialized studio. If you have children, then they, as a rule, have such problems with enviable frequency. In this case, it is better to master this technology yourself.
What you need to replace the zipper
To carry out this operation, you will need a new zipper of the same length and approximately the same width as the one to be replaced. In addition, you will need threads of the same tone as the color of the jacket. It is highly desirable to have a sewing machine with a special sewing foot.
Replacing the zipper on the jacket
Remove the broken zipper, as well as all the threads that can get into the new zipper.
If there is a bar, remember its location. From the inside of the lining on the sleeve, we rip a piece of about 15 cm.
First, a bar is sewn, covering the zipper from the inside and protecting the person from the wind. We make a basting with the help of threads (in the future, when the eye is full, this operation can be abandoned). We attach the bar to its previous location and sew a line with a sewing machine.
Next, we start sewing on the zipper. If it was not possible to find a zipper of the same length that was originally on the jacket, then we replace the zipper with one of a greater length. The excess is removed with scissors from the top side.
The zipper is applied to the jacket. Sections of the zipper and the edges of the jacket are equalized. On these edges (zippers and jackets) control marks are made. As a rule, with chalk or a bar of soap to prevent warping of the elements of the jacket.
Open the zipper, apply to the jacket and combine the marks, equalize the cuts, sweep.
If you purchase a longer zipper, we bend this excess at a right angle and cut it off.
We put the jacket, sew and monitor the evenness of the line.
When using only pins, they are placed in front of the paws in order to prevent the needle from breaking.
It is better to sew on a zipper with a special foot, which ensures free movement along the teeth. If this foot is not available, you can use the regular foot and sewat a distance of 0.3-0.5 cm from the teeth.
We do the same technological operations with the second part of the lightning.
After stitching and checking the coincidence of the marks and edges of the jacket along the length, turn it inside out and combine its edges with the edges of the selection. After that, the pick-up is basted and attached to the zipper sewing line. This line will be visible from the inside. The edges of the zipper will go from above into the collar or sewn into the fabric of the jacket.
Turn the jacket right side out. Sew the ripped sleeve.
If necessary, straighten the jacket, baste and make a finishing line on top, falling into the initial seam, which is noticeable.
This is how do-it-yourself replacement of a zipper on a jacket is done in general.
What to do if the sewing machine does not sew a jacket or there is no sewing machine
When replacing a zipper on a leather jacket, the sewing machine may not be able to sew the leather. The method below is also suitable if there is no sewing machine.
In these cases, you can sew a new zipper under the old one. In this case, it is necessary to indent from the links in order to ensure free movement of the lightning slider. You can also cut the zipper links.
If this method does not suit you, you need to look for an industrial sewing machine for leather.
Changing the zipper on a leather jacket
Remove the old zipper by spreading the seams and tearing off the old zipper, which is held on by glue. Deleteleftover threads. We attach a new zipper with leather glue or double-sided tape, then we fasten the jacket and check the coincidence of the neckline, the bottom edges of the jacket and the pocket line by level. We make a connecting line on a special sewing machine.
When sewing on a zipper, make sure that the needle catches the bottom edge of the jacket, since the skin can only be pierced once.
Change the slider
In many cases, only the zipper of the jacket needs to be replaced. If the slider does not close the zipper, then as a temporary measure, it can be tucked in with pliers. In this case, only the dog is changed. Replacement of the zipper is required when its edge is turned into "shags", or if there are no teeth on the tape. The store purchases the same runner number that was for the same type of lock. If in doubt, it's best to take a jacket with you and try to button it up at the store. The slider is removed from the tape after removing the top bartack, which is placed back after inserting the slider. It cannot be put back in a plastic lock of the "tractor" type, instead they put a metal clip from the old lock.
If necessary, you can replace the zipper on the jacket yourself. You need to have a typewriter, patience and follow the instructions. For a leather jacket, such a replacement is more difficult, but possible.