Discover how to quickly repair a damaged zipper on your jacket, purse, or pants.

The metal handle that we grip to unzip the zipper may sometimes break or fall off due to wear and tear.

To install a thin piece of cloth in lieu of the handle, raise up the area where the handle is fastened with a screwdriver.
3. A jammed zipper

There are many reasons why a zipper might get stuck, but the most common solution is to sandwich some lip balm or Vaseline between the teeth of the zipper.

This ought should be sufficient to release a trapped hinge.
4. Lost or extracted teeth

Cutters, adhesive, and a cotton swab are required. Cut the cotton swab's plastic tube into tiny pieces.

Grab a piece, cut open one end, and press it against the area where the tooth is gone.